Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happily Wedded Bliss

Wow. It's hard to believe it's over. The wedding finally happened. My daughter is now happily married and honeymooning in Hawaii. And I'm at home, breathing slow, deep breaths, enjoying the calm and quiet, and digging out from the wedding detritus.

The wedding? It was wonderful. Our biggest fear was the weather, crucial to the success of an outdoor wedding. You'd think the end of June would be safe, but we've been having Junuary, the coldest June on record since 1894. Two weeks before the wedding we started checking 10 day forecasts. The day that we saw thundershowers predicted for her wedding date, Sarah went into her room and cried.

We had many people praying for the weather and the forecast gradually improved, to the point that we bravely told the rental company that we wouldn't have them bring the big tent to put over the chairs. The morning of the wedding it was cloudy and chilly, but we could work with that. Much better than actual showers. But when the wedding started the clouds parted and sun shone on the bride as she came down the stairs on her daddy's arm.

The ceremony was beautiful and went without a snag. Although he refused to wear his dress shoes at the last minute and wore his red crocs instead, Samuel, my 5 year old son, did a great job as ring bearer. The groom read out his vows and the bride cried. The bride read her vows and cried some more. The pastor pronounced them man and wife and everyone cheered.

Then the party started. We had a couple who dance competitively give a lesson in swing dancing as the chairs were cleared from the dance floor and food was brought out. Then people ate, chatted, danced, ate, mingled, and ate. I'll do a post another time about all the wonderful food we had.

The cake was cut, the bouquet was tossed, and then Sarah and Sam ran between the guests blowing bubbles to their getaway car, a Model A Ford.

It was an absolutely fabulous wedding, and I'm so tired! Slowly I'm trying to find the things that got cleared out of my kitchen and shoved into boxes to make way for the caterer.

No food to post today. I haven't had time to bake. Not many pics, either, as all of the wedding pics are raw, waiting for Sarah to edit them. More to come, when I catch up on sleep and my brain unscrambles. Stay tuned...

26 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh goodness Lynn. I've been thinking about you! You are right where you should be in the glow of it's happily done and done glorious!! So tired I'm sure. I'll happily be here when the story continues.
The cake looks so grand!

VeggieGirl said...

Lynn, the wedding sounds like it was absolutely lovely, and pure magic. No worries for no food post for today - you've been busy and having fun! :0)

Lisa said...

I have been waiting for the "wedding post" and was so happy to see it today! Can't wait to see and hear more! Congrats all around!

Sarah said...

So glad to hear the wedding went off perfectly! It sounds like it was a lot of fun and you deserve a few days to recover! Can't wait to see more pictures...

Eva said...

Sounds like everything was just like it should be! Congratulations to the newly-weds! And I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing more about the whole wedding affair - but don't forget to take a rest!

LyB said...

That is wonderful Lynn! I'm so happy all went well, please take the time to relax and take it all in. I cannot wait to hear more about the wedding. :)

Gigi said...

How exciting! The looked beautiful Lynn. Take it easy, relax, and enjoy.

Ilva said...

Good to hear! Relax and enjoy the quiet. That cake is the most beautiful wedding cake I ever seen-a big WOW!

Lien said...

congratulations on your daughter and brand-new son-in-law!! and that all went so perfect. It must be a sign of blessing on this marriage that the sun came through the clouds at the right time.
your rest is very well earned!!

Grace said...

happy tears, swing dancing, and bubbles--sounds like my kind of wedding! many congratulations to you and yours!

Heather said...

oh congratulations! i am sure your daughter is thrilled! beautiful cake!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding, dear Lynn! I'm so glad to hear everything worked out fine. And that is a fabulous cake!
When I got married, my sister was the ring carrier, along with Joao's nephew. Seeing her, all pretty, coming down the aisle with the rings, made me cry even more... ;)

Sean said...

The food will indeed make a worthy note in the blog. Perhaps I'll make a video exclusively containing the video clips I took in the kitchen - Strangely, there seem to be a lot of those...

diannem said...

Yeah! You did it! It was beautiful, every last bit of it!

Maria said...

I just got married on June 14th so I know how you feel! Glad everything worked out! Sounds like the perfect day. Can't wait to see photos!

Deborah said...

So glad everything was a success! I got married in November, and it rained on my wedding day. But supposedly rain means good luck, so I was ok with it (or that's how I got through it - at least I wasn't having an outdoor wedding!)

Peabody said...

So glad you got some nicer weather for the ceremony.
Now you can get back to the real world. Wedding plan just sucks so much time away.

Aimée said...

Hooray! Thanks for the recap! I actually got teary eyed, don't ask me why. I love weddings! The cake looks amazing and the whole day sounds like it was perfect. Congrats to the happy couple!

Big Boys Oven said...

Looking forward to see all those lovely wedding photos and post! pleases, please . . . :)

Melanie C. said...

Congratulation on a successful wedding! IT sounds like it was a perfectly wonderful party. I loved hearing about it and can't wait to hear more! Now put your feet up and relax--it sounds like you deserve some R&R!!

Baking Soda said...

What a gorgeous wedding cake, and a happy deep breaths you must be taking! It sounds like a wonderful wedding. Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Congratulations to your daughter. It sounds like it was beautiful. Outdoor weddings are always amazing, but I've never been on the planning end! So glad it turned out so perfectly (with a beautiful cake).

eatandbehappy said...

I'm so glad the weather held up. It sounds like it was a beautiful wedding. Congratulations!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Congrats on your daughter's wedding! It sounds like it was a wonderful affair. Hope you were able to take a little rest after it all.

Angel said...

Congratulations to your daughter, and to you for pulling off a fantastic wedding. I'm getting married next week too, and I'm so excited/nervous. Summer weddings are the best!

Tartelette said...

That cake is just Amazing!