Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rehearsal Day and Rehearsal Dinner

Sept 6th was our son's wedding. happy for that special day and for the family and friends that were able to attend. 

Today, I will be sharing a few photos of that Rehearsal day and Rehearsal dinner. And next week, I will share a little sewing I was able to get done for the wedding.

Love this view of our son, taken by our older daughter (Girly~Twirly), who is one of the wedding party.

It was a gorgeous day, gorgeous weather...a preview of the gorgeous wedding day at historical Locust Grove, Kentucky.

Our little granddaughter "Bunny" and Papa...

Photo by her auntie, aka our younger daughter Girly~Whirly

Bunny and me, walking through the pathway to the courtyard.

Photo by Girly~Whirly


This was taken at the Rehearsal dinner at Captain's Quarters. After a delicious dinner, a fun game our daughters facilitated to see if the bride and groom were on the same page...regarding questions like: Who is the better driver...
or Who takes the longest to get ready?

Each one held in one hand one of their own shoes and in the other hand - one of the other's shoes. And they had to raise the shoe of the one they thought was the best answer to the questions...  "...if the shoe fits..." 

And then the bride to be's family and two of her bridesmaids read aloud poems to the couple that they each created for them.

Next, the bridesmaids and both moms were each given a beautiful necklace to wear for the wedding...and the little flower girl (our grandbaby) got a little necklace too.

And the groomsmen were given each a pair of suspenders, a bow tie (I sewed these, so was happy that they all fit :o), and a pocket watch to wear with their suits.

It was a wonderful time to relax and enjoy the evening.

Sweet little flower girl found the floor vent and thought it was so fun to stand on it! Here she is striking her "little marilyn monroe pose".

 ...and my hubby watching our granddaughter laughing as her dress blows up around her. dad with his great-granddaughter.

And at the end of the night, group photos as the wedding party and family leave.
I wish we had taken them with the couples in each family photo.

Top: Our sweet daughter-in-law with her family...two brothers, two sisters, mom, dad, and grandma. She is the first of their children to be married.

Bottom: Girly~Whirly & hubby (Dr. Amazing), our son (Heart~throb), Girly~wirly & her hubby (Dr. Awesome) & their daughter Bunny, me and my handsome hubby. Our son is the last of our children to get married :o)


I am joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-thursday's "R".!

And joining in with Kim's Blog Hop Social linky!

And joining in with Tilly's Nest for her Down Home Blog Hop!


and for those new to my blog, I do share past artwork on each post... 

Here are a couple that were orders given for wedding gifts...

K drawn entirely with the groom's  first name: KEVIN
W drawn entirely with their married name: WHITE
R drawn entirely with the bride's first name: REINA

And their wedding date along the border was added in calligraphy. The lettering style is: Monterey.

This was taken from a sweet photo of this couple. I love how they are focused on each other as they look into the other's eyes.

 She was drawn entirely with her first name: STACY.
He was drawn entirely with his first name: RUSS.
The lettering style of the quote: Bickham script

This artwork was drawn from a photo that captured the fun in this couple's lives.

 He was drawn with his first name: ZACH
She was drawn with her first name: JENI
The lettering style of the quote: Mistral

Thank you so much for stopping by! I will be sure to return your lovely visit.

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Dominique Goh said...

Congrads to your son on his marriage.
Lovely photos.

Birgit said...

What wonderful photos and great sketches! I especially love the photo of you with your little daughter. :)

Congrats to your son and his wife -- I wish them all the best in life!

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today and leaving such a nice note -- so very much appreciated.

Greetings from Germany,

Cathy Kennedy said...

Beautiful wedding! Beautiful artwork!

BTW, I fixed my giveaway widget for the North Country Wind Bells, so be sure to come back to enter!

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EG CameraGirl said...

Such a happy occasion! Lovely photos.

Anonymous said...

Best Wishes to the Happy Couple ~ Wonderful and creative post for R ~ carol, xo

Pride In Photos said...

Maria, so nice to meet you. Our families have so many people the same age as each other...very nice. I have very found memories of both of our daughters rehearsal dinners. You will remember this forever! Thanks for sharing such a joyful moment with us.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Bunny makes a cute Marilyn!! I can just hear the giggles now!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Wow! Looks like you had a wonderful time with friends and family. Isn't that what it's all about?



Sue said...

Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful and happy event for the whole family. And that first picture by your daughter is my favorite. So cute!


Gattina said...

I also had a wedding ! My son got married on August 30. What fun ! not formal at all, even during the civil marriage ! I had never attended such a funny celebration !

Rose Clearfield said...

It looks like such a great day! The wedding setting is just gorgeous. How nice to get so much time with family.

Granny-Guru said...

What a beautiful reception dinner and gifts. Congratulations to your son and lovely new daughter-in-law. And, thank you for sharing some of your recent art work. It's just beautiful and so unique.

fredamans said...

Congratulations to your son and new daughter!!

LV said...

Marie, thanks for letting us share this grand occasion with you. The photos of your family are great. I love the one of your son as though he is looking over all the girls. That is a real treasure of your dad and precious granddaughter.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Oh Congrats!! Looks like everything went without a hitch♫ Thanks for visiting me♥

storybeader said...

what great photos and beautiful looking families. The weather and house look perfect. {:-D

VBR said...

wonderful photos of this happy event in your family. (i am going to be doing this next summer, so i especially enjoyed reading your post today!) I have to tell you - I cannot believe you have a son old enough to be married. You look like you should just be getting married!!Going to check out your sketches and sentiments now.

Annesphamily said...

Such a beautiful time! You have a wonderful phamily and are so truly blessed. Loved that Marilyn Monroe pose! Such a darling lil one. Always sweet to be here. Happy weekend! Hugs Anne

Becky L. said...

great post, my friend. thanks for sharing. Hope the wedding was great. My friend, Teresa, got married on Sept 7, her second marriage and pray it will be better than the first. Hope your son and his wife have a great life together! Hugs!

Leovi said...

Very nice photos! I love it, very beautiful and full of happiness ...!

Lola said...

Congrats to your son & his wife- spectacular shots!

Tracy Cook said...

how exciting, also I love the drawings you do .

Pam said...

You have a lovely family - these photos are beautiful mementos. Thank you for your visit to Textilosophy for the letter 'R'. It is lovely to see your part of the world, what is happening in your life and your artwork. Your happy events here are such a treasure to share.

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

Who doesn't love posts about wedding celebrations! Lovely post about the dinner and congrats to you all !

Beautiful artwork! :) So talented! ! :)

SarahGeorge said...

Hearty Congrats on your son's wedding dear Maria. Thanks for sharing such beautiful moments with us :). Coming to your sketches, they are JUST AWESOME!! :) I'm really in awe with your talent:). Read your "A bit about me" and it's really beautiful, the way you've written:). I enjoyed reading it:)
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and your wishes. I loved it:)

Monica said...

Congratulations to your son & new daughter in law! What beautiful pictures. I love the ones of your granddaughter standing over the vent! :)

And I ALWAYS love to see your artwork!

xinex said...

Another fun event! I cannot believe all our children are now married, Maria. Congrats to the newly weds and best wishes!...Christine

Scudds Harrison said...

Lovely photos and congratulations to your son for his wedding!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I really like your "Life Life in the Moment" sketch here.

Jenny said...

Your son's smile is absolutely radiant...

It looks like every one really enjoyed themselves on Rehearsal day...

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

It is remarkable how that artwork was created...

Thanks for linking to the letter "R"!

Ravishing post!


Veronica Lee said...

You have such a beautiful family, Maria! Love the pics!

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