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Wedding Pictures!

Presenting - Mr. and Mrs. Adam and Sasha Privett! They were joined in marriage before a host of friends and family on the 6th of July, 2008 at the lakefront home of the groom's grandmother, on beautiful Lake Douglas in Dandridge, TN.


More pictures in a Picasa Web Slideshow:

This was the wedding that almost didn't happen .. the groom is an active duty Army soldier, currently deployed to Iraq. He shipped out in December 2006. His bride, Sasha, turned 18 and was able to marry in April. We learned in January that he would come back on leave the first two weeks of July. Maybe. Or thereabouts. So we went into action. Given that there was a good possibility that Adam's leave schedule could change or be cancelled at any minute, right up to the very last minute, the providers of services for the wedding would have to be flexible and understanding if the plans had to change. So it became a family affair. The planner and director was the groom's sister, Erinne. Bridesmaids were sisters of the groom, the groom's attendants were his brother and cousin. The flower girls were the bride's sister and the daughter of close family friends. The ring-bearer, wearing a kilt matching that of the groom, was Erinne's 16 month old son, Mason. Another brother, Isaac, catered the food with his employer, and good friend of the family, Stephen. The photographer was the best man's wife. The cakes were baked and decorated by the sisters and mother of the groom. The ceremony was held at the home of the groom's grandmother. The bride was given away by the groom's father. Yes ... the groom's father. Weird, yes I know. But the bride, Sasha, is practically already a member of the family, having been the best friend of Cassandra since the two were in grade school, and Sasha's actual family is a bit ... disconnected.

Almost at the last minute we learned that Adam, whom we expected to be in town by July 2, would not leave Iraq until then, and having to fly halfway around the world, arrive on the 4th. But a sandstorm in Baghdad delayed his departure for a day, he left Kuwait on the 4th, and arrived in Atlanta early on the 5th. But the next flight to Knoxville would not arrive here until after 7:00 that night ... and they still needed to get their marriage license. (Luckily, Sevier County being the county where Gatlinburg is located, has county clerk offices open on Saturdays). So, Sasha, Isaac and Adam's and Isaac's mother, Betty, left for Atlanta at 3am to pick Adam up at the Atlanta airport and drive him back up here. They finally arrived around 3:00 that afternoon.

In the end, all the blood, sweat and tears paid off and the wedding was a grand success. Adam and Sasha left for their honeymoon to Atlanta and then Savannah, GA. They should be back next Sunday, and then Adam has another 10 days before he has to ship back over to Iraq to complete his 15 month deployment. Sasha will go on to his base location in Colorado where she will attend college classes and await his return.

Me? I'm exhausted ... but it was so much fun, it would be cool to do it again real soon! 😉

Posted by LissaKay on 07/09/08 at 02:22 AM in Happy Crap
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Congratulations to the happy couple!
Posted by Venomous Kate on 07/17 at 10:17 AM
Congratulations to new couple. Wish them a very happy married life.
Posted by Schlüsselanhänger on 07/17 at 03:57 PM
Awww! Congratulations to everybody involved!!! Pulling off something like that is amazing!
Posted by catscratch on 07/29 at 04:05 PM
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