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Thursday, August 14, 2014

there was a wedding in the country




candle light at dusk


There was a wedding in the country last Saturday.
Our son, Mark, married his love, Jennifer, at an outdoor ceremony.   The sky threatened rain and it did pour a half hour before the ceremony....with the satin slip covered chairs set out for the guests....but the sun shone beautifully for the nuptials...and the chairs dried off too.   It rained again during the reception but at least we were under tents and kept dry.  The sun returned again and it was a beautiful evening with a full moon rising in the sky. 
Enjoy the photos.


A funny moment while practicing their vows on Friday evening.

relaxed at the rehearsal party

the real deal here  ;)
{photographer's photo}

The bridal party wore navy lace dresses of their choosing {great idea!} and brown cowboy boots.  Their bouquets were sunflowers and white hydrangeas.  The flower girls were adorable sisters and cousins of the bride.  They wore yellow dresses and cowboy boots.  The men all wore jeans (not new ones!), brown vests and white shirts along with their black toed work boots!  Instead of boutonnieres, they wore fishing flies attached to pins made by a friend of Mark's.  The ring bearer, nephew of the bride, was dressed the same.  The little ones did a fantastic job and were so good!  They had a lot of fun. {there were frogs to catch in the pond!!}

A beautiful couple!

Ma and Pa  :)

Yep, sunglasses on the head.  :)

And now, his ball cap.  ;)  Cutting the cake.

This cake says a lot.  A Dodge Ram truck and mud seem to go together with Mark and Jenn.   (Although he takes really good care of his truck and doesn't take it mudding like he did his old ones.}  They love the outdoors!  The cake resembles birch bark wood rounds with their initials 'carved' in a heart.  

Mother and son, father and daughter ~ special dance.  


Dancing off into their new life together.

It was a beautiful day even with the scattered rain showers and everyone had a wonderful time.  We laughed and we cried; we ate roasted pig and salads, and we met new family and friends on both sides.  Family came from near and far although we were greatly missing our daughter (39 weeks pregnant!), son-in-law and two grandsons, and my brother (who is very sick) and his wife, along with other family members who couldn't make it.   
Now, the next big event is a new grand baby arriving sometime around the 24th!  This time next week we'll be visiting our daughter and family ready to meet baby #3!!

My posting and visiting will still be scattered.  I hope you are enjoying the summer.  It sure is going by fast.  Well, there's still September, but it already feels like fall here some days, and I hope to do some entertaining on our deck before it gets too cold!   We haven't even had a bon fire since June so I guess the next one will be to warm us up.  :)

Blessings,
Pam


40 comments:

  1. really cute and relaxed feel to this wedding! lots of fun and character. congratulations to them and to you!

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  2. Oh Pam...what a wonderful way to get "hitched"!!!!
    They do make a lovely couple....you must be very pleased♥️
    Now.....let's get that new baby born....what a summer you have had...
    Enjoy your trip...let us know when he/she arrives...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  3. What a wonderful wedding!! And way too much fun!! Just love the personal touches of the wedding!

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  4. What a great day! It looked like a lot of fun! The wedding cake was very cool and, of course, the bride and groom make a handsome couple. Hope that you are using this time between events for rest!

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  5. Lovely photos and I do like their ideas for the wedding . I am glad all went well regardless of the few times it rained . Oh a new baby in the family how wonderful . Congrats to all Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  6. So wonderful to see photos of the happy event! Love the casual country feel to the outfits and decor. Just perfect! You and your husband make just as great a looking couple as the bride and groom. Best wishes as you travel westward to meet your new grandchild. Such happy times!

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  7. It looks to have been a very beautiful wedding. best wishes to Jenn and Mark.

    and the fishing fly on a pin.....what a great idea.

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  8. What a fun wedding in this country setting. I think this would be right up our son's alley! Congratulations to all!

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  9. oh, wow .. i love it ... are those fishing lures in his vest? ... that is such a great idea!! so awesome!! i love how folks take a wedding & do such great ideas for so little money. i really think that is so important. don't get me wrong i loved my wedding but when i think back on it ... i wish i had done less ... because it was such a rush time & went by so quickly ... at the time i thought (we thought) we needed it all. i love the dancing moments. so special. enjoy your time. see you in Sept. ( :

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  10. Thank-you for sharing these wonderful shots of a beautiful couple. First I thought wow, this is super casual!! until I scrolled down a little further:) Congratulations and best wishes to your family! Weddings and babies; the two most wonderful happiness's in the world! love the centerpieces too!

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  11. I never thought I'd see a wedding with a rustic theme but I love it! Well coordinated for fashion and even the cake which is awesome! Nice photo of you and hubby, all happy faces in the photos.

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  12. What a beautiful wedding, Pam! I love all the ways they made it perfect and unique just for them. You have much to be proud of. And now you get to look forward to a new baby to join your wonderful family! Very exciting.
    Mary Alice

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  13. Certainly a very different wedding style, but one they made their very own! You all look fabulous and I'm sure enjoyed very moment. Sorry you had some showers but obviously they didn't put a damper on the spirits and the smiling faces - lovely!

    Grandma again soon - that's a surprise! Perhaps a little girl this time?
    Hope all goes well - Pamela I think it will be Winter again before you get to stay home, light bonfires, entertain…and get some much needed rest!

    Take care dear - hugs, Mary

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  14. Oh Pam...what a lovely country wedding! If I had it all to do over, I would choose a wedding similar to this! Love the choice of colors and the sunflowers! Congratulations to your son and his lovely bride!

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  15. What an awesome wedding, Pamela!
    I love how you son and DIL made it just uniquely theirs.
    The cake was so cool and what a handsome couple they made.
    Wow, this has been a summer you will never forget!
    Looking forward to seeing your newest g'child soon too.

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  16. Great photos, Pamela, of a special day. I loved the country feel - and couldn't help by think that there's not a man anywhere who wouldn't envy your son's wedding outfit! I enjoyed seeing you and your husband - what a good-looking couple! Best wishes for a safe journey as you head west to welcome your third grandchild. What joy!

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  17. I had an outdoors wedding as well back in 1976! Lovely couple!

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  18. This is PERFECT look at the smiles and I love the look PERFECT. The lure pins are very special. Love every bit of this.I do hope we luck out with the weather in a couple of weeks:) New baby even next lots to smile about in your world. Keep smiling. Hug B

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  19. Congratulations to the bride and groom; may they have a very happy, healthy, life together! Wonderful photos, Pamela, of the special day, shared by family and friends! How exciting to be visiting your daughter and her family for the next new mini member!

    Poppy

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  20. All the best to your son and DIL . . . They did it up like "the real deal!"
    Good for them . . . I loved it . . .

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  21. What a great looking couple, with ready smiles that can light up a room! I adore simple weddings like that. Congratulations to the young ones as they begin a new life together, filled with love and happiness!

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  22. Beautiful Country Wedding, I so enjoyed looking at the photo's. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. How beautiful Pamela! I adore weddings like this! A very handsome groom and a lovely bride! It seemed perfect for starting their life together! And a new grandbaby....life is good in your world! Celebrate these special times and thank you for sharing!

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  24. They look so happy. I am glad that they celebrated naturally rather than all of the pomp and circumstance. Who would think to put sunflowers and hydrangeas together? Many years of happiness to them. And more grandchildren in your future.

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  25. This is my idea of a beautiful wedding, one that truly reflects the bride and groom. Kudos to them for being so creative!

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  26. Congratulations to the lovely couple! (Ma & Pa too). What a fun wedding. I love how couples nowadays are being more creative and casual with their weddings, tailoring them to their likes and interests.

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  27. The most beautiful wedding I have seen in a long time and it so obviously reflects their personalities very well indeed. Congratulations to you Mark and Jennifer I hope that you have a long, happy and joyus marriage! xx

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  28. Oh, Pamela, I just got to see the wedding photos! What a wonderful wedding!!! Your son is so handsome and his new wife is beautiful. The country wedding theme was fantastic. I love the boots for the girls and the guys! I am so glad to see a pic of you and your husband. It came out so well and it is so good of you both! Good wishes to the happy couple. Sounds like a wonderful time!

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  29. What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to your son and your daughter in law xx

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  30. Awwww...I just love it! So beautiful...their country wedding. Congrat's to them...& wishes for a lifetime of happiness together.

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  31. That's awesome! My kind of wedding! Congratulations to your son and his new bride!

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  32. Such a wonderful wedding, everyone looked happy and relaxed. I love the country theme. Congrats to the happy couple.

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  33. Looks like you had a wonderful day, Pamela. Lovely picture of Ma and Pa. : )

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  34. Oh Pamela - I have goosebumps looking at the photos - what a gorgeous couple - and I just adore that the men wore jeans - just beauitful - a true country wedding - they look so happy - as do you !
    Love the photo of Ma and Pa too - ( when I think of Ma and Pa I think of Kettle - you've shattered that image out of my mind LOL )
    Just heavenly
    xoxo

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  35. I love this! Congratulations to the bride and groom. It is obvious that they incorporated so much of their personalities into a very special day.

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  36. Hello dear Pam
    There's nothing like a family wedding is there - the photos are gorgeous, thank you for sharing them with your bloggy pals.
    A time full of emotions, especially for a mother.
    Sorry to hear about your brother, I'm thinking of you and sending prayers and hugs your way.
    By now you may have your new grandchild - what a pleasure that will be for you!

    Take care dear Pam
    Shane

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  37. I'm just catching up a bit. Such a busy summer! This was such a gorgeous and original wedding! What a beautiful occasion. Love the cake. Love seeing you old folks too! Haha! We had a back yard wedding with rain for one of ours too.! In New Mexico! It was in the spring. Pretty memorable! Alls well that ends well. Enjoy your family time with that new baby! Best wishes there!

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  38. Oh, what a charming wedding and such a lovely couple - congratulations to them and to your family! I don't know how I missed this post....I love the sunflowers, the amazing cake, the sweet little flower girls, the jeans and boots, and the beautiful bride in her gorgeous dress. I think rain on your wedding day means good luck in Ireland :) (Can you tell I'm half Irish?) You have a very handsome son - best wishes to the happy couple for a lifetime of love and happiness. Congratulations on your future new grandbaby, too. xo Karen

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  39. What can I say that everyone hasn't!! Love Love Love this relaxed wedding. The Bride was gorgeous and your son reminds me of our sons being so casual. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  40. Love the country wedding. what a cute couple.. bride, groom and the ma and pa. ;o)
    I like that kind of wedding theme. Congrats and best wishes.

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