Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ringing in the New Year...

...this is more about New Year's Eve 2008...
Part II of our daughter (theLuckiestMrs.) and son-in-law's special day as a brand new couple. Today, I am not working at the dental office, so I really want to get this post takes me forever to edit and put up a post! (but I am getting better with Photo shop, etc :o)

Like I mentioned on this post, their photographer was amazing! These are some other engagement photos that he had taken.

This 3rd one is in our living room.  And when I glance at it, I always think of the frames that you buy with the sample photo of the make-believe couples for display at stores.  :o)  But of course...this cute couple is 100% real and truly 100% in-love :o)
(I know, I know...they are our I hope you permit me to be partial :o)

The following video has photos taken with my sweet sister-in-law K's, cousin B's and my cameras. A few at the beginning are some wedding ones that I did not have earlier. Most of the rest are taken at the reception.

Here are a few of our daughter's great ideas that they used at their wedding.

1. Her bouquet was made of 7 different varieties of white flowers. (And our daughter attached one of my mom's opal rings not only as a "something old...", but in memory of her).  Each of her bridesmaids and her Maid of Honor had a bouquet of one of the flowers represented in her bridal bouquet.

2. At the reception, a table was set with photos of parents', grandparents', great-grandparents' wedding photos.

3. In lieu of wedding favors, money was donated to Children's Miracle Network. (Heartbreaker was the 2007 Georgia Ambassador for CMN.)  But that didnt mean that there was not anything for those attending... There were fun hats, crowns, & noisemakers for every guest to choose from to welcome the New Year in with...
Here are two of the littlest members of the wedding party... trying to pick...

4. With such a very short break with Girly Twirly's dental school and her Mr.'s med school, they waited until their summer break (which also isnt as long as most summer breaks go, but long enough for their honeymoon cruise).  But they did get to go to New York on what they call their "Mini-moon".  They went for 3 days and 2 nights.
This is at the Rockefeller Center 2009.
They stayed at the St. Regis and also at the W.

5. For their wedding guest book, they had a beautiful book, filled with photos and interesting facts of New York.  Everyone was encouraged to sign and leave sentiments anywhere throughout the book.  (Which they took with them. They had fun finding and reading what everyone had written).
(signs made by me :o)

6. The Giant sparklers were lit and held by guests as the newlyweds left under the "tunnel of sparklers". The Sparkler tunnel started from the clubhouse door all the way to where their car was awaiting them.

This first anniversary, our son-in-law (hmmm....I'll have to think of a blogger nickname for him, rather than "theLuckiestMrs.' Mr.") surprised our daughter with a return trip to New York!  They had an amazing time and were able to eat at the Tavern on the Green, on the very last day that the Tavern was opened to serve before closing down permanently.
New Year's Day 2010
Times Square

@ the Tavern on the Green

This was when they were on their 2009 summer honeymoon cruise.
...but that's another story :o)

Well...I had meant to have posted this one right after the "Happy Anniversary" post I had done earlier, but I didnt have all my photos uploaded.  I seem to be in that perpetual "running behind" mode, when it comes to my blog posting and reading!
~~~~~~~~~ are a few past drawings that have been completed. These three were ordered by a customer to give as gifts. I really do enjoy drawing new subject matter. :o)
She sent me a picture of a ring that looks like Nedra's and then asked if I could draw a simple band for Tommy's that was interlocked.  Ordinarily, I do prefer drawing directly from a photo or image, rather than from a thought. Since what I may think of may not be exactly what the customer is thinking.  However,  I am so happy that she was happy with the end results.

This Initial was drawn from an image that was sent. The whole image is drawn using the last name WILLIAMS.

This one was also done on concept only.  The couple for which this was made for, love to fish. And grouper is one of their favorite fish to fish :o)  ...And to incorporate their wedding bands, somehow.  Fun! Here's well wishes for many, many happy fishing days ahead!, back to my drawing board :o) 
Blessings & Aloha!


LV said...

Been wondering about you. Yo have been gone too long from blog land. I enjoyed seeing the lovey pictures of your daughter and fellow. They are a very cute couple. Also,l enjoyed seeing some different sketches you have done. You have too many irons in the fire as the old saying goes.

Sonya said...

Beautiful engagement pictures! I love your drawing with the interlocking wedding bands. So pretty!

chubskulit said...

I enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures. You really are so blessed with talent Maria, I love your sketch! Thanks for the visit, I been so busy myself hehehe.

All the best with your family esp to the newly weds!

Too Many Hats said...

What an amazingly beautiful couple! They certainly look so very in love in all the pics. Love the bouquet idea - I've never seen that done.

HeatherOz said...

What an amazing wedding! Everything looked SO perfect!
I especially liked the big white lily in her bouquet! When I had Lily, my husband got me a bouquet of the same white lilies and heather.

Katie said...

I don't think you're just a proud mama, they really do look like a picture perfect couple! I was actually thinking that the second photo looked good enough to be in a frame as the "demo" photo. Too funny to read what you had to say next. It looks like a fabulous wedding and I think their mini-moon sound awesome too. I've always wanted to be in New York around the holidays.

xinex said...

They make a perfect pair, Maria. Your daughter is so pretty and your SIL so handsome. They look so happy together!...Christine

Anonymous said...

cool pictures and sketches. Hansom couple

Bearly Sane said...

They are a great looking couple!
Beautiful drawings as always...good to see you enjoying a day off!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Molly said...

what beautiful photos, they are a stunning couple. I love all the little touches like the family photos added to the surroundings!

thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Jen said...

I love NYC! And how fun that got married on New Year's!

Connie said...

Loved the picture show!!! Your daughter is beautiful and so are you! Seeing the sorority sisters sing to her brought back fond memories of my reception. Cute pictures all around and beautiful drawings!
Take care!

Anonymous said...

Loved this post and seeing all the pics. Your daughter and her hubby are such a beautiful couple!

Thanks for linking up at Friday Follow. I'm your newest blog follower. I'm also responding to your email about the blog hop code.


Simply Stacie said...

Following you from the Friday Follow.

Rita A. said...

A beautiful photo story. Happy Friday Follow - Rita @

yonca said...

What a lovely couple!Beautiful drawings as always. That bouquet looks pretty!New York is always fantastic especially during the holiday seasons.I'm living in Long Island.We love to spend some time in NYC.

MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

Everything here is gorgeous - gorgeous drawings, gorgeous couple, gorgeous wedding!

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Kristy said...

Great pictures!

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Sarah Lynne said...

Beautiful Pictures!!!!

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Following you from Friday Follow.

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures..Look like you had so much fun. I love NYC and so does my daughter she is just in awe.I am stopping by from Friday Follow. I am now your newest follower. Have a great weekend

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Joyful said...

Great pictures!

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Becca said...

What a great post. Their wedding looks like so much fun!

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HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Beautiful pictures and great post. I'm your newest follower.

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Beautiful pictures!

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Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

What a good-looking couple! Such nice special touches for the wedding & reception.

Hope you're doing well.

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Following from Friday Follow

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Stopping by from Fri Follows - I'm a new follower. Love to have you stop by:

Angela said...

WOW! Your sketches are amazing! I LOVE THEM! Thanks for checking out my blog, I am now following you!

Juliana said...

This is an amazing post and your work is just breathtaking! WOW your talents have no end!

Hello! I found your blog through the FF list. So, I am your newest follower! YAY me! Please come by and follow back. I am doing some great giveaways and I LOVE meeting new blogger friends. Hope you had a nice weekend. Juliana from A Blonde Walks Into A Blog

Melissa Lester said...

Your daughter and SIL are a beautiful couple, and they still have that newlywed glow on their first anniversary. I hope that lasts forever!

Heather said...

Wow, the photographer did a great job with the photos of your daughter and son-in-law. You are right about the framed photo- it looks like the sample picture- they are a beautiful couple!
The drawing you did of the rings is really good!

Grandma Becky said...

I found your blog when I was visiting one of my followers, Tina, which is one of your followers as well. I thought I was visiting her sight but some reason, I can't open hers. Oh well, it is a small world. When did your dad retire? I worked in supply at the mobility unit, on back of Holloman, the MOBSS, as it was called. Fun memories. Hope you have a good weekend. My daughter-in-law, is from Georgia. Her family now lives in Winder, GA. :0) If the ground hog sees his shadow it's 6 more weeks of winter.

myletterstoemily said...

what a gorgeous couple! the wedding was
just beautiful.

she will cherish the sketch of their rings
forever along with her sweet memories
of her lovely wedding day.

i haven't responded to your comment about
having lived in tulsa. isn't it a great city?


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