Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wedding Bliss & Nostalgia

We had a wonderful dinner at a local Italian restaurant here, Biaggi's. Truly delicious food! Here's the soon-to-be couple...

At the rehearsal...

My three with their loved ones...

My DH and me...

The day dawned bright and clear and off we went for all the preparations. Hair done, make-up on, dress on...Yikes, a problem the dress, but with help, the dress was repaired and she walked down the aisle on time. We're so happy for her as she's marrying a wonderful man, whom we love. Much happiness and blessings to them both!

Bridal portrait...

My DD and me...

Three generations...

Brother and sister...

With her grandmother...

The proud dad...

The ceremony...

They're married!

The family...

The bride...

The reception...

The happy couple!

Now on to the next one... At least it's not until March and I'm the groom's mother this time. Definitely makes it easier.

I'm feeling a little nostalgic today. My oldest DD is now married, my son is engaged, and my youngest DD is nineteen for the last time today. I will have no more teenagers as of tomorrow. Feels strange as an era of my life is now over. Of course, it really changed when the last child went off to college last year. But my house seems to have changed from week to week until now. We had no children in the house except when visiting, then in May we had two again and people coming and going in and out at all times. Now, we're back to no children and this house is empty. It's not all bad, it's more adjusting to the changes in life.
On the good side, I have time to stitch once again. I'm finishing up Wedding - hope to have it in time for them when they return from their honeymoon, but I doubt the frame will be quite ready. Then I start on the Madeira Tin Project for our retreat in a month. After that, hope to get back to my mom's sadly neglected Travel Sampler, and throw in a few Christmas ornaments.
Always good to have goals.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful Bride and great looking couple!

Lou's addictions said...

she's gorgeous, i bet your so proud of her. Im dreading the day my kiddies leave home, thankfully i have a long time befroe that happens.

Rene la Frog said...

WOW...your daughter is beautiful. They make a very handsome couple.

Gabi said...

Your daughter is a most beautiful bride. Congrats to you and the handsome couple.

Irene said...

Beautiful bride and they look so happy.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful bride! Congratulations to them both.

sales said...

Your daughter is so pretty. I am glad everything went well. I also like your wedding piece.
Heidi-ILCS

Vonna said...

She is beautiful. And the happy couple look like they belong together!