Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Beautiful Day

Hello dear friends! Well....today is my first day back to the real world. I kinda feel like sanity is in the foreseeable future, but, that is really quite questionable at this point. Any way, now I can show you a little more of my oldest son's wedding. His bride knew in her mind exactly what she wanted, and it truly came together in a miraculous way. Neither the bride or groom wanted anything fancy......just the closest of friends and family. Unfortunately, the most of my family lives far distances, and with a family reunion right around the corner (as in this past wk-end) only a few could come. The bride's family was so accommodating. We really came to love them during this time. They did everything possible to make this day so special. The bride wanted a couple of things a certain way and would not budge on them. One was her dress, and the other was her photographer. Both of those choices were absolutely excellent. When you see the photos, you'll see what I mean:)

Here's the dress....and I LOVE this photo of it.
My beautiful new daughter in law. Gorgeous.
Me, trying hard to prepare myself to let my son go.....forever. It's a very bittersweet moment in a mother's life when her oldest child weds.
My Zeb. The first child to completely own my heart. Now a man, and he still has it:)
All of my boys. From left to right, my second son, Coy. Next, my nephew, Justin. My oldest son, Zeb. My third son, Benjamin, and last, but not least, my husband of 29 years Tony.
From l to r. My daughter Anna. Amanda's aunt Debbie. Amanda. Amanda's sister, Amber. An lastly, Amanda's niece Kyla.
Musicians.
Table w/fans Amanda made for the guests (it was HOT!!) and lavender cups to throw afterwards. Also cute sign made by the bride. And now just a bunch of shots I won't blab about.....I think they speak for themselves.












The end:) AND......They lived happily ever after:))
Thanks so much to the awesome photographer Alex Bee.
Blessings to you all~~Shine

8 comments:

Deborah said...

Shine this is such a beautiful and tender post!
Your son and his new bride are gorgeous! And I can see your heart for your son...precious!
Everything looks so wonderfully planned and I love all the decor and special touches.
And you're right, the photography is so beautiful! He captured this wedding day so perfectly!
Love to you and hugs from one mother to another....how blessed they are to have such a dear mother & friend as you xo

In His love,
Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

Cindy said...

All of these pictures are lovely, but I absolutely love the black and white of the dress. Very dramatic.

It's Just Dottie said...

Just so very, very lovely
Dottie

Wall-to-wall books said...

Wow! These pictures are beautiful!
And the bride and groom are adorable! You are very lucky.

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I got the orig. pattern from -
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flippant
but tweeked it to fit my needs.

Keeping it Cozy said...

Gorgeous! I love all the special details.

Sherri B. said...

Such a beautiful wedding, and the photos are very nice indeed. It looks like it was a very sweet occasion.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and following..I'll be back to visit again, as I am your newest follower. xo

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh how romantic!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Shine,
I was browsing through the wedding photos, and it made my heart sing, as Nel will be married in three weeks. I loved the color purple in these pictures, as it is my favorite color. Yes, I know a bit about your first born getting married... it is so special. Nel will have a big Catholic wedding. There is so much more details now than when I was married 32 years ago. I'm so happy for your son and his new wife. May God shine His face on the newleyweds.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley