The Bride said "YES" to the dress!
Because all the sisters of the bride and groom are college students and home for the holidays, this was the perfect time to go bridal dress shopping. McKenna's older sister Alyssa, is in medical school in Seattle, Savannah is a Junior at Trine University in Angola, Indiana, and Mary-Elizabeth is a freshman at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
So right after Christmas, we all made a trip down to Indianapolis to shop at Sophia's Bridal.
These two grandmothers could not have been more thrilled to have been part of this special time.
All I will say about McKenna's choice of the perfect dress is that it is truly perfect for her. And it was the first one she tried on. This is a girl who knows what she wants and is decisive. This was such a fun time for all of us and I can't wait to see her wear this gorgeous dress down the aisle and to see Jackson's face when he sees her.
The following week, we went to select bridesmaids dresses.
This sunshine girl found her dress immediately and brought sunshine and fun to whole day.
Each girl found her style and McKenna picked out the color. I'll save that for the wedding as well.
We had so much fun watching the girls pick out their style and I agreed with everyone on their choices. They are all so different and I admire McKenna for allowing them to make that choice.
The following Saturday after New Years, McKenna's parents hosted an engagement announcement brunch in order for us to meet some of their closest family members.
The food was both beautifully prepared and delicious.
Mark, McKenna's dad prayed the sweetest blessing over the food and couple.
Grandmother and aunts
Michelle with Savannah and Mary-Elizabeth
Both maternal and paternal grandparents
Close Johnson cousins
I love this picture of the Hummel family because it says so much about each one's personality and their closeness as a family
Hummel family plus one!
This 6'4" 300 lb gentle giant has never found a tree he didn't want to climb.
Thankfully, McKenna loves him just the way he is! And has for a very long time.
This grandmother loves him too.
Thank you McKenna and Hummel family for allowing us to be part of such a joyous and sweet time in the life of our grandchildren.