Monday, July 21, 2008

Get Ready for a Sweet Celebration!

For those of you wondering about the lovey-dovey ticker at the top of this page, exciting stuff happening in the Land of Pop’rs! Big Bear, Aunt Julie and Uncle Lynn’s Number One Son, is getting married in October! He and Little Red, his fiancé, are taking that stroll down the aisle October 11, in the first-ever Pop'rs Wedding!

Bear and Red met five years ago, when he was working for a dealership and sold her a new car (He is not exactly a fast mover—nor a smooth talker—like his Dad Lynn, The Pop'r King, who married Aunt Julie just five months and five days after meeting her on Valentine’s Day!). About 250 people are invited to Bear and Red’s wedding, with 50 to 60 invited over to The Pop’r Family’s house for the rehearsal dinner. What does Aunt Julie have to say about that? Only one word: “Yikes!” All three of Bear’s brothers will be in the wedding.

Fortunately, Aunt Julie, being The Pop'r Queen and all, sure does love to cook!…the dessert menu has been solid for months—homemade carrot cake cupcakes, cheesecake with strawberries that Julie Eliz picked in June, and a chocolate fountain! Dinner is still negotiable. “Sixty people is starting to sound like an awful lot,” Aunt Julie says. Let’s see: wedding party and out-of-town family and friends. Auntie J. is taking suggestions for the dinner!

The sweetest part of all is that Bear gave Red Grandma Vera’s engagement ring. “I thought they would just remove the diamond and put it in a new setting,” Aunt Julie explains, “but the bride loves it just like it is and prefers not to change a thing. So it has been separated (it was once welded to Grandma V.’s wedding band because of wear), gold added and a new head built, and cleaned—the goldsmith said it will look just like it did when Grandpa Ernie gave it to my Mom in 1947!”

Auntie J., naturally, is a sentimental gal. “When I returned from the jeweler’s, I cried. To think it had been in a drawer since Grandma Vera died. I’m thrilled that it has been taken out, restored and is once again on the finger of the girl who is about to become Vera's first grandson’s wife!”

Here’s where you come in, Faithful Readers! Watch this space tomorrow, when I’ll explain how you, too, can get involved and help The Pop’r Family prepare for The Big Day!

13 comments:

And Baby Will Make 4 said...

Sounds like the wedding will be a good time. Hopefully I'll have some suggestions to help with the big day!

lanne said...

I hope the wedding turns out great. My oldest daughter was marries 3 years ago, and although I have no problem catering large affairs for complete strangers, I needed all the suggestions I could find for hers. Good luck, I hope that maybe I can be of help :)

Hairline Fracture said...

I absolutely love the idea of the ring. I'll be back tomorrow!

wendy said...

Congrats and what a sweet story regarding the ring!

mannequin said...

Oh.... Little Red must be quite the special gal! It's so wonderful that she wants to retain the original setting.
A chocolate fountain...how very nice!

Nonna said...

awww how sweet! And they are getting married on my grandbaby's first birthday!

Genny said...

Cute story. How fun.

Givinya De Elba said...

They look like a great couple! Checking this space to see what tomorrow brings ....

All Rileyed Up said...

How sweet. Congrats to the couple -they look very happy!

auntjulie said...

Congrats Veronica and Cheryl! Let us know how you use the Poprs. Maybe we should have a POPPING chocolate fountain at the rehearsal dinner. No one would be surprised, we use the stuff on just about everything at our house!

Veggie Mom said...

Oooooohhh...A popping Chocolate Fountain? That sounds like a plan! But Aunt Julie, you can't enter your own contest, can you? Everyone: Stay tuned for giveaway news on Tuesday! :)

greedygrace said...

Oh, you're quite the tease! Can't wait until tomorrow's post!

I love a good wedding! I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Midwest Mommy said...

That is such an awesome thing about the ring.

The history, the love, everything! Great!