Aug 16, 2009

Wedding Pictures

Lots of you have asked to see the wedding pictures from June. I posted them in early July but here they are again! I'll be back tomorrow afternoon with a new post. Until then...
Thursday, June 18, the work began! My faithful crew of helpers arrived at the church to decorate for the wedding early in the day and we worked all day, finally satisfied our magic was complete by 6:00 pm.



My mother works her pew bow magic...




My sister-in-law and brother-in-law help out...





I'm beginning to work on the arbor...phew!





My sweet hubby does everything he can to help out...





The groom stops by to check it all out...





Ahhh...my work is done!







Friday evening was the wedding rehearsal and then a wonderful Italian dinner at our favorite restaurant. A fabulous time was had by all!



Daughter Julie and her oldest daughter...







The wedding day was warm and beautiful. Our granddaughter Sydney was an excited little flower girl!



The ceremony and the happy bride and groom...the ceremony was beautiful.






Under my creation after the ceremony...





My side kick and best helper in the world, my sister-in-law Jeri and I.





The reception was SO much fun! The bride chose a darling little cake with a whimsical topper and gorgeous and delicious individual cakes covered in shaved white chocolate.




The centerpieces...



The grooms cake...



The first dance...



Mother and son...



Parents of the groom...




After all the official dances and cake cutting, fun was had by all!!!



Papa and granddaughter Izzy...




The groom shows off a little!



"Mimi" and Isabelle, our second granddaughter...



Our son-in-law Mark and his youngest have a dance...



"Papa" and Sydney twirl around the dance floor...



Good friends and good times...





At the end of the day, family memories were made and the bride and groom were off on a honeymoon to Rome and Greece. My out of town family, who had traveled to Michigan from California, Tennessee, and Florida stayed until Thursday. We had a wonderful Father's Day together, especially poignant since my father is quite ill. We were blessed to be together. Our prayers are that our son and brand new daughter-in-law have a long and happy marriage. May each of you and your families be blessed with special memories and wonderful occasions!

14 comments:

Pam said...

The church looked beuatiful! Great job Mimi!
Little Isabelle stole my heart, especially the photo of her eatng chocolate cake - er WEARING chocolate cake! with the bottle of milk close by!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, you did it!!! What a beautiful day....and you were a gorgeous mother of the groom!!! What memories, and I can't believe you did that all yourself!!

Suzanne

Nicole ~ said...

Aww, these are sweet photos. You did a wonderful job decorating for the wedding ceremony. It looks like this was a lovely wedding. Thanks for sharing with us, Nicole

ceekay said...

Already seems so long ago...all the planning....now, time to relax!!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Absolutely beautiful...the love is just shining through each moment!
You were simply stunning, too!!
Precious babies in their finery, so sweet...awww!
The bride and groom look absolutely joyous..may they have a long, long and happy life together!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Kat said...

Oh.My.Word! Girlfriend, you did an amazing job and still managed to look ravishing! You seriously looked gorgeous. I hope and know that appreciate all you did to make their dream wedding a reality. I pray I can do the same for Bree. Enjoy some down time now.

Hugs!
Kat

(when you unwind a bit, I'd love to hear and learn more...especially what went wrong...I always think we can learn from that! LOL)

Charlotte said...

Beautiful pictures. The church decorations were magical.
Have a great week.
Charlotte

grey like snuffie said...

Everything is so wonderful...LOVE all the little ones in happy dresses.

Heather said...

great photos of the day! love the cakes, love the girls dresses, love the brides dress and love your dress! everyone looked gorgeous! the church looked beautiful too :)

A Hint of Home said...

You did a great job with all the decorations. You look beautiful and as does the bride.
Looks like all went off without a hitch.

Tee said...

Just beautiful. All of it. LOVE LOVE LOVE the orange touches!

xinex said...

The decor was fabulous! You did a great job! What a fun affair. You looked so beautiful and so did the bride and groom and the grandkids....Christine

Carol Kennon said...

Beautiful pictures...great job on the decorating! I just love the grooms cake.

Kat said...

Hi Girlfriend! Remember me? I've been such a bad blog friend lately. Life has been crazy/busy and my computer time has been limited. I hate it, but "ya gotta do, what ya gotta do", right?!

I enjoyed seeing the wedding photos again. I'm up to my ears in wedding "stuff" myself. BTW...where did you find your dress?

Hugs!
Kat