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Tuesday, October 21
Adam and Mary Lauren chose to have their wedding away from the bustle of our busy world. They said their vows in front of their family and closest friends at Welcome Valley Village on the Ocoee River at Benton, Tennessee.
Although there was a bit of chill in the air, the sky was intensely blue and the sun lit up brightly the early autumn leaves. The tree tops were golden in the afternoon sun. The Ocoee River shimmered in the breeze. The day was spectacular.
How fun it was to get to share their special day with them and their families. The food, cooked on site, was a treat. There is nothing like meat on the grill with fresh salads, sauteed vegetables, and copious fuits on long skewers to please my palate.
...And then there was the cake! Mary Lauren chose a from scratch, home made real, caramel cake made by Karen Vessels of Signal Mountain. The icing has crystalized just a bit and made the rich, savory flavor of the caramel that much more enticing. Yum!
Oh, Yeah! And there were those trolls that appeared at the wedding, demanding that all sign, or rather draw in, their guest book or be eaten. Everyone took pains to "illustrate" the wedding day in the book, although it was obvious that Adam was by far the best artist in residence at the wedding.