Monday, June 29, 2009

Wedding Bells are Ringing...

This past Saturday we attended the sweetest wedding. Before I launch into the details of this particular wedding I need to preface it by saying this sweet, bride wore white once before (20+ years ago!) as one of my flower girls! Her Mother, my 1st cousin, was my Matron of Honor.

Circa: 1988









Don't they look precious together? I wonder if, in this picture, this Mama thought about the day when her sweet baby girl would put on another white dress and make her way down the aisle to meet her own groom?


Flash forward 20+ years and this little flower girl has planned her own wedding. She and her handsome groom decided on an outside venue that has much family significance, as they married outside the Clubhouse, by the lake that her Great-Grandfather/Grandmother founded (my grandparents). My parents and the Bride's Grandmother still live there.



What a pretty walk she has! I love the pomaders lining the aisle.









The Groom getting "before" instructions from the Minister?





Weren't these two Ring Bearers adorable?












A fresh faced flower girl contemplating that walk down the aisle.






Oh, my...she has really grown up since that little, tiny, three year old in a white dress, dropping flower petals down my aisle.



















Lovely.


The couple performed a Salt Covenant during the ceremony. It was a beautiful symbol.








Love....







Love....











all you need is love.






The Father of the Bride, Mother of the Bride (who was my Matron of Honor) and Grandmother of the Bride (my feisty Aunt!!!).



I love this shot of the Bride's younger sister. It had to be a bit bitter-sweet for her. She gained a brother all the while seeing her sister begin a new family of her own.





















The reception was held in the barn at the couple's new home and I loved these simple but elegant table centerpieces!










Gosh, I love weddings!!!!

For more information on the Salt Covenant see: http://www.marriagesaltcovenant.com/



6 comments:

Gracie Beth said...

What a lovely wedding!

midnight macaroons said...

What a beautiful wedding! The lake, the colors, and the beautiful bride...gorgeous wedding. I like the idea of the wedding reception in the barn and the centerpeices were really cute. It reminds me of wedding pictures I saw in Country Living magazine. Best wishes to the new bride and groom. You have a very lovely family.

Paula said...

I can't get enough of weddings. What a gorgeous wedding. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Princess Freckles said...

Looks beautiful! I love her dress and I like those centerpieces too. I would have loved an outdoor wedding like this one! October in Michigan is too risky though. It could snow!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful photos! I love that you were able to show her as a little girl and now as a bride. So special!! :)

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I am sitting here with goose bumps. Lovely...all the way around. What a pretty bride (as were you!)

I really enjoyed seeing these pictures. Oh, so sweet and beautiful.