Monday, November 7, 2011

The wedding day........

was perfect.  The weather although cool was bright and sunny, so perfect for out door photos.  We are tired today as me and dh didn't get to bed until 2:30am.  Everyone seemed to be happy and had a good time.  But enough of that you want to see photos right?  I must say though I do not have one of dd and her hubby by themselves, I will post one when someone sends me some.


So here goes, this is the venue:
This is where the wedding ceremony was held:
This is a photo of the flowers that were down the aisle:
This is what the table looked like where we sat.  The brown boxes are the boxed jam.  Dd made the menu's and place cards.  My dad made the boxes for the centre pieces.  I sprayed the "twigs" in the centre pieces.  Dd dried the orchids that were applied to the twigs.  Dd make the table numbers, I will show a photo of them another day, as they were double sided.  She also made the place cards.
One thing we had at the wedding was a Caricaturist, she arrived at 9pm and stayed until 1am and was kept busy the whole time.  Infact there was a line up, but dh and I got our's done thanks to me standing in line.  Made no difference I was the bride's mother!!!!  It was a big hit and well worth the money.  Here is what we had done:


The only thing that wasn't correct was the glass in my hand, as I don't drink alcohol.


Here is the wedding cake, a very unusual design, not at all a traditional cake,but very nice. The bottom layer was red velvet, the middle layer, was lemon with a raspberry icing and that top layer was double chocolate.  The top layer is in my freezer, as dd wants to keep it until their first anniversary.  The middle layer wasn't even cut, so again it's cut up in our freezer:
They looked lovely both of them and dd was stunning from top until bottom.  I felt as though I had a birds nest on the top of my head with what the hairdresser had done!!  As soon as all the photos were taken off came my heels and I put my flats on.

I will post more tomorrow..........

28 comments:

Angela said...

Wonderful! looking forward to more hphotos. Jane [Maple Syrup] and I have been wondering together all weekend how the celebrations were going!
blessings x

Shammickite said...

What a wonderful day you had! Your daughter looks gorgeous. I'm so glad that everything went well for the Big Day.

Clippy Mat said...

Gill: These are fab photos and glad all went so well. You looked lovely as did your dd and what a great venue. It looks like being good at crafts is a family trait. Well done for everybody chipping in. Look forward to seeing more.
:-)

Niki said...

Everything looks lovely! Have a caricaturist was a great idea :)
Can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

Lovely. Glad it all went well. Great photos.

Fran

Scarlet said...

Just beautiful, and I love that there were homemade touches to make everythng all the more personal. You all look lovely - I like your hair, not birds-nesty at all!

Star said...

You all look so lovely and happy. Thank you for posting all those photos. I'm sure it was a lot of work after your busy weekend. Looking forward to seeing some more of them.
I love the cake! Great abstract design. Did the jam go down well?

Anonymous said...

Gill ..fabulous pics ..I love everything ..what good ideas and colour schemes . You look fabulous in your outfit ..as pretty as a picture ..doesnt DD look like her mum ! I have so enjoyed sharing the run up and the wedding here on your blog ...the jam was so posh in the cute boxes ..it all turned out super even the glorious weather ..what a super day you all had . Give the happy couple my congratulations and am also looking forwards to more super pics of everything . Your hair looked fab by the way ..handsome fella's you both have !

Linda Hartley in Norwood . xxxxxxxx

Kim said...

All of you look fabulous - I don't see any birdsnest! The room and decorations look stunning - so looking forward to more pics!

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful seeing those pictures. Gill you look wonderful. Hugs

Janet said...

You look fabulous Gill and so does the rest of the wedding part-loved the flowers-so glad everything went well xx

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! All of it! I love the cake, your daughter is beautiful, and your dress is fabulous -- as is the fascinator! I am so glad the weather was good and it all looks lovely

~Carla~ said...

Everything is just beautiful!!! Congratulations! :) Can't wait to see more photos!

Jake said...

Was away for the weekend but had to pop by to see if you posted any wedding photos.
You all love gorgeous!! Love the cake, love the table decorations!!

Karine said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time! I really like the centerpieces, they look lovely!

Jane and Chris said...

Oh how wonderful, I am so happy for you all!
Janex PS As Angela commented, we were clock watching!

The Witch said...

Gill,
Thanks for sharing the big day. It looks as if the day was everything they dreamed of. The cartoonist was a great idea.
You all look lovely in the pic's, can't wait to hear more about this when you have rested some.

angela said...

You all look wonderful! Im glad you had such a nice day. may they have a long and happy life together

joolzmac said...

It all looks lovely - I loved the hydrangeas and the white/green colours that flowed through. Yes, more piccies please - I am a sucker for a good wedding!

Cheers - Joolz

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Very nice Gill, thank you for sharing; looking forward to more !

Rose said...

Your daughter is beautiful....I bet you have breathed a big sigh of relief.

Stephanie D. said...

Glad there was such a beautiful day for the wedding! Love the family photo!

Canadian Saver said...

Wow, what a beautiful wedding! You looked great, loved the dress on you!!

chksnowqueen said...

How lovely! You all look very happy, and it looks to have been a wonderful day. Wishing years of happiness to the young couple : )

Christine

Denise said...

Such great photos, especially loved the one of you all. Looking forward to seeing more. I thought hiring the caricature artist was a great idea too.

flowerpower said...

Wao !!!! what a lovely looking family photo and coming from a florist and event planer the decor was absolutely divine and classy.

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous photos, Gill. The cake is amazing and your dress is gorgeous.

Hugs, kaye xoxox

houndini said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Everything loooks fantastic - and what a beautiful bride ;-)

I love your caricature picture - and what a GREAT and unique idea to have at a wedding!

So sorry to read on your other posts the array of ill health and worries of friends and family - I hope that everything works out ok for them.