May 08, 2018

Swag-a-licious Wedding

Returned yesterday from the wedding of my nephew Joseph and his new bride Asher, down at her family's vacation home at Frio Cañon in Leakey, TX

We stayed in the stone guest house to the right; two master suites with lofts, and a small kitchenette. Stunning!

A grand time was had by all - we were well housed (in one of the community member's guest houses) and well fed and feted (with an arrival dinner, a ladies luncheon, a rehearsal dinner, the wedding reception itself, and a farewell brunch). Joe is marrying into a wonderful, loving family - parents David and Sherry Dalgleish have five daughters, Asher is the youngest and last to marry. Joe completes the set of five son-in-laws dubbed the "brother-husbands".

Saturday found us on a short canoe / kayak trip up the Frio River
The location itself was spectacular - a valley property framed by hillsides and nestled around the Frio River, with spectacular summer homes set apart in a family friendly community. Many of the buildings have been built by the family business, the Dalgleish Construction Company and the quality and vibe of the places are along the lines of  (but amped up to 11 in terms of size, scope, and quality) Chip & Joanna Gaines' spectacular and popular "Fixer Upper" home remodeling projects. The wedding was held at (and we hung out at) the Frio Family Retreat house featured on the Dalgleigh Project page.

The wedding ceremony was held behind the main house, my sister and family stayed in the guest cottage to the left.

Having not been to a wedding in many years, I was surprised at the amount of wedding swag there was. Not sure if this has become common in recent years, is a Texas thing, or a family thing - but I walked away with bags, snacks, personal care products, a candle, and can coozies.....just a ton of remembrances.

Glad to be back home (laundry in process, catching up on work) but we sure did have a blast. Congratulations and all my love once again, Joe & Asher!

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