Monday, September 22, 2008

It was a perfect day


OK there were a few raindrops but nobody cared - it all went swimmingly. All the overseas visitors had mustered at our house by 7pm on the Thursday evening so 21 of us headed out for a delicious pre-wedding meal at a very nice local restaurant.
Then the bridesmaids and bride all settled down for not too late a night at our house.
Come the big day, mother and father of the bride were awake very early and chomping at the bit, the feeling was "OK we've stressed about this day BIG TIME for the last few months - nothing more to do but let the plans fall into place" and they did.
We had a lovely relaxing morning at our house, the bridesmaids, bride and mother of the bride having their hair and makeup done, a few sandwiches with father of the bride and a quick restorative beer and things got underway.
We had to call indoors or outdoors at 11am and it was decided due to the somewhat overcast and very humid day to call indoors. From that moment we could all relax about that decision.
Photos in the garden and a glass of champagne and the cars arrived to whisk all away.
The bride's brothers were in charge of whipping the inside venue into shape, laying down the aisle runner, sprinkling petals, setting up the fall planters to give the room some colour. They did a great job. Not that I think the bride would have noticed an elephant in the room, father of the bride said she was shaking like a leaf by the time he marched (no other word for it!) her up the aisle.
They made their vows in emotion filled voices but without incident and from then on I could visibly see her relax and start to enjoy herself.

With my feathers (see photo) sometimes I wasn't sure whether or not raindrops were falling but if they did, they dampened no-one's spirits and if anything added something to an already fantastic day.
The bride was stunning, the groom nervous and handsome (sometimes looking at his bride as if he couldn't believe his luck), the vineyard lush and beautiful, the reception meal spectacular - we couldn't ask for more. It was a perfect day.....

12 comments:

Maggie May said...

OOOHHHHH! Lovely to see the pictures. You all look fabulous. What a gorgeous couple & good to see you too, looking very smart and the proudest of Mums!
So glad that the weather held out. A few drops on your feathers really wouldn't matter.

travelling, but not in love said...

You all looked beautiful. Especially yourself, natch. And who new that Mr Softy was such a dish?

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Finally it's happened! Oh doesn't she look radiant? You look so alike too. Very happy pictures and great of you to share them. Now you have good memories and can put your feet up wedding wise so to speak. I love weddings, they make me blub!

aims said...

Gorgeous SITH!

But!!!!! What shoes did you wear?!

(so glad it went so well and everyone looks happy and marvelous)

Swearing Mother said...

Those photos are SO lovely, and what a great day. You all looked fantastic.

You are so glam!

J said...

Sounds like it was a really wonderful day! Thanks for sharing everything!

Also - you've been tagged. See my space...

Breezy said...

Doesn't she look like you! And you just look far too young to be the mother of the bride

(Very) Lost in France said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm returning the favour and what a lovely place to come in at! You all look radiant. What a beautiful daughter you have. On of the best weddings I ever went to was in Canada, in Keppick on Prince Edward Island. Whereabouts are you? VLiF

Carolyn said...

What a terrific day. Everybody looks beautiful. Love the bride's dress... your daughter is radiant! And of course, you look fab too. Love the feathers especially.

What a great day. You must have been so overjoyed and thrilled to have such a perfect day.

(And, strange as it my seem, in Eastern Europe it's considered good luck for it to rain on your wedding day.)

softinthehead said...

Thanks all of your for your lovely comments. It was a truly fantastic day, the happy couple have returned from their honeymoon in a treehouse in Costa Rica and everything is getting back to normal. Hard to believe it is all behind us!!

Mean Mom said...

Caught up with your last 2 posts, which were beautiful. The last but one brought a tear to my eye. I'm so glad that you all had such a brilliant day and I think that the photos are great. You and your daughter both looked beautiful. Love the feathers!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Here I am running very late, but catching up, and just have to say how lovely you all look. It was obviously a wonderful day for the whole family. M x