In this enchanting children's book by the prolific Harriet Ziefert, a brother and sister dress up and pretend that they are going to get married. But they don't know much about the ritual that unites couples and gives them a chance to declare their love in the presence of a community. Grandma takes out her wedding album and shows them pictures of her and Poppy.
They dated for a year before deciding to marry and telling her parents. They invite more than 100 guests to celebrate their big day in a boathouse near a beautiful lake. Grandma explains the functions of ring bearer, the flower girl, the vows, the party, the cake, and throwing the bouquet before departing for their honeymoon.
Grandma's Wedding Album is a delight from start to finish with the colorful illustrations by Karla Gudeon which convey the zest of love and wedding ceremonies. At the end of this picture book is a section outlining wedding traditions in 20 cultures. Best of all, the story models an important role grandparents can play in explaining some of the more important rituals in life by sharing their own stories as they take a trip down memory lane.