I was tagged by Martha to open my fifth photo folder and post the fifth photo in that folder. This photo is from my sister's wedding in 2005. My husband is escorting my dear Grandma Helen to her seat. The wedding was held outdoors, overlooking beautiful Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. This photo is bittersweet. The wedding and the weeks leading up to it were delightful and full of celebrations - the bridal shower, a small bachelorette party that involved a surprise limo ride through the Black Hills and a stop for dinner at our favorite restaurant in Hill City, an authentic British tea for the ladies in the backyard a day or two beforehand, and a rehearsal dinner at a local park with our favorite Chinese restaurant catering. One of our good friends and I shared matron of honor duties. Another good friend was the impromptu coordinator and later stayed in our cabin, snoring all night - although we were all too wound up to sleep well anyway! The bitter part is that Grandma passed away less than a month later. We four granddaughters (my sis, our cousins, and I) were all very fond of her and she is still deeply missed. But I rejoice that she was able to be there for all four of our weddings and that I was able to see her again that summer and see how excited she was about my sister's wedding.
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