Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Special Moments From A Memorable Wedding

One of my daughter's dear friends got married this past weekend. I thought I would share a few pictures of this elegantly beautiful wedding. Above is the couple of honor. The thought and planning that they put into this special day, was obvious. His grandfather's part in the wedding ceremony was definitely a heartfelt addition. I will never forget his tender words of admonition to this sweet couple. She has been a friend to my daughter for many years. When you watch these young girls grow up, and then have the blessing of attending their wedding, it is a real joy and privilege. She was a beautiful, radiant bride and certainly married a great guy.

The bride's parents who have been friends of ours for years. They were instrumental in much of the planning and organization of this wedding. This lady's calligraphy and organizational skills were evident throughout the wedding weekend.

Our daughter and her good friend...the bride. It seems like only yesterday they were in middle school together.

The girls in the bridal party. Some are cousins of our daughter. Some are old and new friends. They all enjoyed the hours they spent together, celebrating this memorable occasion.

The groom's family are florists, resulting in many beautiful arrangements at the wedding and the reception. This picture was taken up front at the reception. The green and white was a lovely combination.

The centerpieces at the reception tables added such elegance to the room. The granny smith apples and the white flowers and green berries were beautiful!!

The wedding cake was exceptional in my mind. Simple and yet strikingly gorgeous with the tiny white dots and the green hydrangaes. Perfect combination!

The handsome son-in-law and my two nephews. What could they be up to now???

You can see by this last picture that the dessert buffet table was a real hit!!
The dessert of the evening was an array of delicious choices of dessert. Not only did you get to pick a slice of cake or cheesecake for your individuall dessert, but clear plastic containers were available so that you could choose a slice of dessert to take home with you for the next day. This generous gesture was provided by the bride's parents. They own and operate a company that bakes each delectable dessert. Their company is recognized everywhere for their outstanding desserts.
Hopefully, you enjoyed these few memories of this fun day. The pictures are compliments of my brother-in-law and my daughter's photography skills.


Kathleen said...

Weddings are such wonderful occasions! I never tire of them, or the amazing & creative expressions they often take on. And who doesn't tear-up at the sight of a bride?

Thanks for sharing.


ajwatson722 said...

Hey mom! I loved this post and the one before it. It brought back a lot of great memories from this past week! Thank you for a wonderful visit home! We had such a great time and now have so many special memories! You are the best hostess! love you!

Blessings each day said...

It's pretty nice to go to a wedding through pictures. It was so lovely.

But I do have a question...what was on top of the wedding cake? The picture wouldn't enlarge for me. Usually the bride and groom are up there.

blessings and hugs,

Landis said...

That was a gorgeous wedding! It has been so neat for me to see the connections between the groom and my friends from school and church as well as the bride's friends from school and church. It really is a small world! And I love that their wedding reunited me with your daughter after 3 years of not seeing each other!! She is simply amazing. It felt like we just picked up right where we left off...except for the introduction of my husband. :) However, there were still so many people I didn't get to connect with that I was hoping to see, including you! Great pictures!

Judy said...

Beautiful wedding pic's! How nice to be part of this special celebration with friends of the family. I like the table centrepiece...and will see if I can recall the details to try that out here one day. And take-home desserts for tomorrow...what a great idea!

Tracy said...

What a lovely wedding! So beautiful...the bride, her family, the bridal party, those centerpieces...everything! Thank you for sharing this with us. = )

Happy@Home said...

Looks like a beautiful wedding. I always enjoy seeing the creative ways that couples plan their weddings. It looks like there was a ton of talent in these families. The cake and flowers are spectacular. Like another commentor I too am curious as to what was on the top of the cake.

Just a little something from Judy said...

In answer to your question regarding what is on top of the cake? It is a "H" for their last name. I think it is done in silver, black and white although I am not sure about that. I am sure it was beautiful!

ajwatson722 said...

The "H" was silver with little rhinestone flowers on it. It was a beautiful cake topper!

Everyday Sparkles said...

Happy to have found your blog too and someone who enjoys the same things. What a beautiful wedding and your daughter is stunning. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Weddings make for great pictures and a great post. I love the flowers and the colors they choose. The mother and father of the bride a sure attractive and your daughter is beautiful. We have our first grands wedding in May next year.She is having a wonderful thing planning.

LisaShaw said...

Absolutely beautiful!

I wish them well!

Love you and thanks for sharing with us dear friend.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Lovely...all of those precise little dots...oh the patience!
It looks like you had a great time with your family making *memories*!

Anonymous said...

I just love weddings ♥ The bride was beautiful. I love the blue dresses the girls wore. Your daughter is so beautiful ♥ I liked the centerpieces and flowers. The cake looks devine. Yummy. Thank you for sharing such a lovely event with us. I truly enjoyed reading your post.

a woman who is said...

I loved the green apple arrangement. So fresh and unique. Weddings are great! I have one coming up on Labor Day.

The sunset you photographed was spectacular. What a special treat from God.

Lois Stoltzfus said...

Being the baker of the cake in the picture, I would like to thank you for the very kind words. I came out of wedding cake retirement to make this cake for a very special bride. I was quite nervous since it had been thirteen years since I made a formal wedding cake! The bride's personality certainly shone through the swiss dot design...simple but elegant! I enjoyed exploring my long lost art form once again. Maybe I'll come out of retirement... :-)



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