Wedded Bliss…Part 2

photo credit..Jillian Bennett

As I relive this past week’s events I just have to smile (…and sometimes cry with joy!)…..the arrival of Austin & Kate, the bachelor & bachelorette parties, the set-up, the rehearsal, the wedding, the tear-down, the pancake breakfast and finally pizza Monday.  Having a full house was so much fun!  It was exciting, exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time.  The build up to the big day seemed to go on forever, but when the week finally arrived it was a whirlwind of activity.  The feeling of warmth, fun and love transcended all my expectations…and I think that of the bride and groom.  My legs and feet are still sore from all that dancing!  There’s nothing like spending an evening of love with family and friends, new and old, to know how lucky we all are to have each other.  The smile that beamed from Taylor and Dan’s faces was priceless and a memory I will cherish.

So, without further ado, check out this awesome video by my daughter-in-law, Kate, that thoroughly captures the weekend festivities!  …and here are some pics too! (Photo credits to Jillian Bennett and Kelly Hughes)


the wedding and reception across the street from each other.
No, Amy, that isn’t an either/or choice.


rehearsal dinner


bridal party antics


the new Mr. and Mrs #callmecollery


best MOH…okay, it’s not a great pic, but you can feel the joy in their faces


the calm before the partay-tay


this is love and happiness


whip and na-na


Sunday…before leaving for their mini-moon

Again, it takes a village and I can’t thank my friends, family and neighbors for making this day happen.  Love to all of you!

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!


  1. LOVE everything about this and kudos to Kate for the AMAZING video!! Jeanine YOU made everything so special just like you!

  2. Congratulations! It seemed like it was yesterday that your kids got engaged! It looked like a relaxed and wonderful day.

  3. Jeanine – love love love both videos.
    Glad NARF was represented in a pre-wedding preparation.
    I am so happy for you and your family. Nice to be “done” I get it!

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