Wednesday, November 23, 2011


On Friday, November 4th at 6:30pm
Miss Brandi Nelson
Mr. Curtis Harbaugh
we married at the Courtland Mansions in
Hagerstown, Md.
Brandi is my grandson's oldest step child
and therefore my great grand child!

They were married in the courtyard of the mansion
Mother Nature provided us with a beautiful
sunset that gave a pink glow to everything.
Just lovely

Starting down the aisle
The groomsmen and best man waiting for the bride 

Approaching the alter

Brandi's sister Lisa, the maid of honor

Saying their private vows to each other

An overall alter scene 

 First dance for the bride and groom

First dance with Richard

Tasting the cake with lots on the face!

Finding the garter

Danyel, Brandi's youngest sister, and 
her significant other.  A beautiful bridesmaid and a
handsome groomsman

Three beautiful bridesmaid's taking a break from

I have purposely saved this picture till last.
It is a very special picture.
The bride and groom are exchanging two colors
of sand so that they can never be parted.

This was the most beautiful wedding I have
ever been to.  Mother nature provided us with
the beautiful pink glow that lit up the
courtyard.  The girls were all beautiful and the
groomsman all young and handsome.
The dresses were absolutely lovely.
No candles were used in the ceremony.
They were used only to light up the aisles.
All of this beauty
the bride was the only one that could not
see it.  She is blind.

Needless to say I am very proud of
this young couple and of their mother and
step father.

I have so much to be thankful for and I realize what a lucky person I am.  My family is the most important thing in the world to me and I thank God each day for them.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and count your blessings.


Kathy (woolfind) said...

What a beautiful wedding Doris! Wishing the happy couple many Blessings as the years go by. They looked so happy :). Thanks for sharing all the pictures!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..

Joanne said...

Looks like a wonderful wedding! Wow a Great-Great! Your too young for a great-great!

weaverpat said...

That was such a lovely post that it brought tears to my eyes!
Doris, you have a wonderful family and you are so right to be proud of them.

I hope your Thanksgiving is a very happy occasion. Make sure Eloise gets a special turkey treat!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
What a beautiful wedding. Thank you so much for sharing!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Eloise and be sure Eloise gets plenty of extra treats tomorrow!
Pug hugs :)

Julia said...

Doris, this brought tears to my eyes too. It's such a blessing to meet people who have such joy on their face and in their heart that it makes me feel warm on this cold snowy day. The bride and the groom are a beautiful couple.

I love the colored sand ceremony. I'm sure that they will be very happy together. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures with us. The setting is perfect.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Eloise. I hope that you will be with family to celebrate. Hugs, JB

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, that is such a beautiful post. I had goosebumps reading at the end. I'm so pleased they had a perfect day and wish them both a perfect life.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Nettie said...

Doris what a beautiful wedding . Looks like every thing went great for the new Mr. and Mrs. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Tim said...

Thanks for your post! My wife, Lori, and I met Brandi and Curtis at a Chris Young concert last May in Hagerstown. We were both struck by how lovingly Curtis took care of Brandi. Brandi told my wife about her condition. She was very excited about the upcoming wedding. I'd just had neck surgery, so getting up the stairs to th balcony took some time. Curtis brought us drinks from the concession stand and wouldn't accept our payment. I told Lori that I wished we'd gotten their last name so we could send them a wedding present. I think they're a great couple, and am very happy to see they had such a wonderful wedding!