Sunday, November 16, 2008

Have a wonderful life, dear son....

Saturday it was dreary and rainy...My son and his fiance had planned a garden wedding (why, in November, I'm not sure) at a beautiful nature santuary, on the steps of a lovely old mansion, with reception in a tent....Well, it rained, and rained, and rained...so both wedding and reception were moved into the house. (No restrooms in the tent, and a fairly long, muddy hike back to the house). The best man had an emergency and couldn't come. But as these things go, it was very sweet and most beautiful.


Pensive groom

The happy couple..

Grandson Nick, with his beloved Uncle Rod.

Jack was good with the chopsticks..

The reluctant flower girl - Maddie vacillated back and forth about being the flower girl; in the end, she performed adorably. She looks a bit relieved to have it all done and over with.

18 comments:

Denise said...

Oh Helen, these are absolutely wonderful photographs. A beautiful ceremony even with all the rain. You took fantastic photographs. My love and best wishes to your darling son and his new wife for a very happy life together.

fishing guy said...

Helen: Beautiful captures by you, as I would expect, of the wedding. I love the bare feet on the flower girl, simply precious.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Helen to you and your family... Our children do grow up TOO fast, don't they???? Your pictures reminded me of ones that I have of my sons. You'll enjoy these memories for a lifetime! Thanks for sharing!!!! You have a handsome son and now a beautiful daughter-in-law.

T and S said...

That's a splendid way to portray the life with your son. WOW...its emotional too.

Our best wishes to your son and his wife.

I just added you to my blogroll so that I can follow your blog...Thomas

June said...

Looks like the day went well despite the weather...love always triumphs! Good luck & good health!

Eve said...

What fun Helen! I wish the happy couple the best!!

Jayne said...

So sorry it rained, but as we were told during the deluge on our wedding day, "it's good luck!" :c) The photos are sweet. Here's wishing them a lifetime of happiness.

Shellmo said...

Congratulations on your son's marriage! I loved the look back on your son's life - it's obvious he has 2 very loving parents!!

Roses and Lilacs said...

What great photos. I love the way you took us from baby-hood to wedding. The last pix of the barefooted flowergirl is precious.

Here's to Rod and his new bride. May they have a long and happy life.
Marnie

Marsha said...

congratulations to the happy couple and new mother-in-law! Weddings are wonderful whether they happen as planned in the garden or anywhere where the guests can gather!

Tina said...

Helen,
I so glad all went well. You captured some precious moments, I love the look on the little flower girl and the young man concentrating so hard on using those chop sticks!! Congrats to everyone!!!

jalynn01 said...

What a nice array of pictures past and present.Best wishes for a long and happy marriage to your son and new daughter in law. The flower girl just stole the show, what an adorable picture of her with her little piggies showing.

Mary said...

Wonderful and congratulations to all of you!

Willard said...

Congratulations to the happy couple and to you for posting such a wonderful photo tribute to your son.

Darla said...

Adorable from start to finish, as he begins a new chapter in his life so will you!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Love the photos. How wonderful even with the rain. My prayers that they meeting nothing but love, peace and happiness in their life together.
:-)

The Tile Lady said...

How wonderful! Best wishes to the newlywed couple!!!!
Marie

Mel said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Some people say you'll have a happy marriage if it rains on your wedding rain ;)
Best wishes to you all, hugs from Peru,
Mel