Friday, June 15, 2012


...of the wedding...

Here are some photos of Girly~Whirly & Dr. Amazing's wedding details. (So happy that these photos were taken by Kimberly, since I wished I took more than I did!)

Kimberly, her big sister Lauren and their mom & dad flew over from Hawaii....

We first met our dear friend, their dad, on Dec 6th, 1986, three days before Girly~Whirly was born!
...he was going through helicopter flight school...we were at an arts and crafts show with my Personalized Sketches...and he was my first customer of the day!)

These are of the back of Spindletop Hall, where the wedding ceremony took place.

Blue skies and white clouds filled the beautiful backdrop in the panoramic photo. 

I found this 52x46 inch window in our hometown during my lunch hour, the day before we left...and my handsome hubby was able to pick it up later that afternoon and carefully put in the back of his truck to bring to the wedding.

We used it as the table chart for the guests...Girly~Whirly wrote all the names on it with a white paint pen, and then Girly~Twirly helped her write all the table numbers next to each guest. 

It was placed on the beautiful bedspread that my mom had cross-stitched years ago. (So special to have something that she created with her hands).  

Also by the window, were seer sucker, blue and white pinstripe, clip on bow ties, that I sewed for the guests to pick up during cocktail hour, right after the ceremony and before wear for their hair or on their shirt...or any where....

The beautiful blue and white hydrangeas were used to decorate the sign-in table and the aisle.

The programs were printed on the fans that each guest was able to use.

Dr. Amazing's mom is an amazing wedding/event planner and she and her lovely ladies worked very hard and the details were perfect!

The groomsmen in place...
The Matron of Honor leads the way...
Sweet Bunny, the flower girl (baby), carried in by her daddy...


Dad & beautiful bride with big smiles...

"Her mother and I give our daughter's hand in marriage".


First kiss as husband and wife...

Presenting... Mr & Mrs....

The guys in their khaki colored suits and navy blue bow ties...
The girls in their seer-sucker blue and white, pin stripe dresses 
(same fabric, different cuts of dresses)...


Soooo happy that my handsome dad was able to drive down from Wisconsin to be there...

After the ceremony, guests were able to get cocktails before dinner, while waiters offered hors' devours and a blue grass band played music.

Inside Spindletop you first enter the front door...
...sweeping double staircase...with original architectural details....
I photo-shopped together, two of Kimberly's panoramic photos of the staircase.

The table on the left holds the initials and details for the gift & card table.

The center table holds wedding photos of the bride and groom's parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. ....and large book of photos on horse racing that the guests signed in, instead of a traditional guest book.

(Our other daughter, Girly~Twirly and son in law, Dr. Awesome, had done this at their beautiful wedding 3 and a half years ago...they had a large book of photos of New York City for guests to sign at their wedding, since they took their "mini-moon" in New York City...their actual honeymoon was spent later that summer after their New Year's Eve wedding).

Next to the center table, is a framed board, covered in seer-sucker, blue and white, pin-stripe fabric...guests were able to write well wishes, advice or anything they would like for the couple and then pin them on to the board.

The table on the right was the candy table, where guests could fill monogramed candy bags throughout the night...

Closer look at the center table and candy bar.

After family photos and before dinner is announced...
announcing...Mr & Mrs...

One of the three areas where the dinner tables were located...this was in the library.
If you have seen the movie "Secretariat", someone on staff said this is where the scene for the coin toss was taken.

Our daughter wanted the theme for the bow ties to be carried to the place she thought of the napkins to be folded like bow ties and our son in law's mom thought of the seersucker band to hold the napkin in place. (The napkin shown here actually has one of the "fun" bow ties that Kimberly placed on top of it).

All the place settings, menu, table centerpieces were created by his mom and her ladies, as well!
More tables in the main dining area... All the rooms were easily accessible and flowed so nicely from one area to another.
The linens and chairs were also put together by his mom's ladies.
Each table also held two or three framed, engagement photos of the two.

Wedding cake...on the table runner crossed stitched by my mom. ...all the candles and lace were set up by our son in law's mom's ladies that worked so hard.

Sweet, emotion-filled toasts by the Maid of Honor...Matron of Honor (Girly~Whirly's big sister, aka Girly~Twirly)...the best man...and father of the Bride (aka my hubby :o)

The couples first Etta James' A Sunday Kind of Love.

The Father/daughter dance...our son, Heartbreaker, did an awesome job playing the ukelele and singing the Hawaiian version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow....some thought it was a recording...(He said he shouldn't have looked at them dancing, cuz he got emotional, especially when he began...  :o)

The Mother/son sweet!

A beautiful and blessed occasion...the beginning to a beautiful and blessed life together...

I'm joining in with Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday's letter "D"....


Brandy, thank you so much for your order of this wedding monogram.

& here is the monogram that I put drew for their "Save the Date" postcard....

And the back, I designed it to look like a vintage postcard...

Thank you taking the time to stop by and for your comments!

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mub said...

Wow it looks like it was a beautiful day! I really like the bow-tie idea too, I don't think I would've been able come up with something like that!

Alicia said...

What a beautiful, classy weddding!!! Your daughter was a gorgeous bride!! I really enjoyed reading the captions, and looking at all the photos. What a blessed day!!! And I even choked up when I read about your son getting emotional!!!!!!! So sweet!!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Oh, how beautiful! Thank so much for sharing this amazing day. I'm a hopeless romantic, and love weddings. God bless their marriage.

Splendid Little Stars said...

gorgeous! all of it-=setting, decorations, bride and groom.
It must have been an amazing time.
I love the idea of the candy table.
Oh yeah--the bow ties--what fun!

Melissa Lester said...

It looks like great things are happening for your family. Congratulations! The wedding was beautiful, and I know you are over the moon with love for your new grandbaby!

LV said...

You may not do many posts, but when you do, it is a dandy. That is a wonderful presentation on the wedding. I felt like I was there as well.

Andy David said...

Wow! What a beautiful celebration. I love the color of the flowers. Everyone looks lovely. You and your husband must be so proud. My best wishes to you. Thanks for sharing.

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myletterstoemily said...

what a gorgeous bride and beautiful

our son just got married, too!

Jenny said...

Oh my!

This is one of the most gorgeous weddings I've ever seen!

That window idea is incredible!

The setting is perfect!

The bridal party beyond lovely.

Just a delightful, delightful event!


Thanks for letting us come!

Hugs and A+

PS. I'm sorry I ate two pieces of cake! ha!

Pondside said...

What a lovely day it must have been! Your daughter looks so beautiful - and every detail is perfect! Such wonderful memories!

xinex said...

Wonderful wedding photos, Maria! It looks so elegany and everyome looks so happy. Best wishes to the newlyweds! BTW, visit my classmates' Spooks' blog post when you can. I have the picture you made in it....Christine

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! What a beautiful wedding! Gorgeous couple too!

Tania said...

Looks lovely!

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