Saturday evening ~ June 26, 2010
Location ~ The grounds of an old castle.
The wedding of the son of our lifelong friends, and the daughter of more recent friends.
It was a picture perfect day, with beautiful grounds and some very special people.
The location of the wedding ceremony. Flowers by the talented groom's mother and her gifted friend. The flowers...every arrangement in every location were exceptional. Many my friend grew in her garden. I truly admire her artistic abilities. She never went to design school, or owned a flower shop. She lived on a farm and converted a large field into flower gardens. The sign by the side of the road said, "Pick your own flowers", and everyone did. A few dollars for a dozen. You could pick as many dozen as you wished. That was many years ago. She no longer lives on the farm, but continues to have many gorgeous, thriving flower beds, and continues arranging flowers for others.
The bride and groom. Their warm, gracious and effervescent personalities added much to the day's festivities.
The bridal party including family and friends. The photography was enhanced by the quaint, old castle in the background.
It was a warm afternoon when the pictures were being taken. The little ones were dressed in their finest, and much was being required of them. Pictured above in the royal blue dress, is my dear friend...the groom's mother, her grandchildren and her helpful sister, providing small bowls of chocolate ice cream to give the children a boost. They were given supervised spoonfuls of the ice cream in case you mothers out there are thinking the inevitable. It was the sweetest gesture on this kind lady's part to offer this refreshment to these tired little ones. It is characteristic of this family, to find ways always to serve others.
Another one of the mother of the groom's sisters, carried trays of goblets and ice water for the bridal party. It warmed my heart to observe the hospitality of so many during the entire wedding celebration. This lady serving the ice water, in the beautiful green dress was also the wedding coordinator for the bride and groom.
The groom's dad catches a few moments to chat and share a drink with his granddaughter, who the happened to be the flower girl. She looked adorable in her white dress.
The groom's mother capturing a moment to stop and talk to her handsome grandson. In all of her responsibilities, with many others to talk to, I loved seeing her in this grandmothering role.
Today, the wedding remains a pleasant memory for me. It certainly was a pleasure to be included in such a special event.