Going to brag on my baby girl just a little.
Our daughter Victoria Claire Landry (now Oliphint) graduated Magna Cum Laude and ½ semester early from Chapman University in Orange City, CA back in May. The school postponed the graduation ceremonies until the last week of July and first week of August, Victoria’s ceremony was Aug 7th 11:00 am.
BTW she also graduated high school almost a full year early (November 8th ) with honors and has never missed a day of school in her life, we are talking K- college!
(Side note, her Eagle Scout older brother Wyatt has never missed a day of school either).
Two weeks after graduating from college she gets married on June 12th to a great young man (Grant) who she has known since Kindergarten. Grant also graduated from Chapman U with honors and his ceremony was the very next day Sunday Aug. 8th at 8:00 pm.
About the wedding, it was a beautiful event and the reception was a wonderful thing, great food, plenty of liquor and a lot of wonderful people enjoying the celebration.
For their honeymoon they stayed at Tiny’s Hurricane Hole on Long Island in the Bahamas and loved it!
Back to the graduation, we got a huge bonus when our son Wyatt who is in the Navy and was stationed in Sasebo, Japan for the last 3 ½ years got transferred to the Navy base in San Diego two weeks before the graduation ceremonies and was able to spend the weekend with all of us.
Before that we have not seen Wyatt in 2 ½ years, he was not able to attend his sisters wedding so him being there was extra special.
Wedding pictures first.
Looking to see how nervous the groom was and making sure he was not looking for a quick exit
We rented them this cool 1940 or 1941 Model A for the kids to go from the church to the reception, they loved it.
In front of the venue where the reception that is named "Venue Forty50" it was a great place located in Addison off of Beltline Rd. I think it used to be a Mexican restaurant that closed down a while back. Prior to the reception Grant, Victoria, Deb (wife) and I sampled several different types of foods to choose from, the kids decided on street tacos and chicken fingers for the meal and it was very good.
Highly recommend the place.
Deb & I supplied the beer, wine and tequila, they supplied the margarita mix (served on the rocks only) they had a bar setup at both ends.
The wedding party
One of many dances with my baby girl.
Time to go!