Friday, May 17, 2019

The Wedding: Part 3

Don't worry, Y'all! There's just one more after this one (maybe 2 because there are so many photos) and I'll be all finished with the wedding posts. Well, until the professional photos come back and then there will be one more with some of her amazing photos.

Raise your hand if you've ever had a happiness hangover because I've got one and it hasn't let up one bit since Saturday. No, Friday. Oh heck, I've had one since we arrived in Nashville on May 5.

Today's post is all about getting ready and friends. Friends who are more than friends because they are more like family. Chosen family. And my daughter has chosen well. There were friends who flew in from DC and from California and various points in between and those who live right there in Nashville.

"...but in the richness of their soul & the vibes they give off" pretty much sums up several of the bride and groom's closest friends and it was such a joy to experience these good humans up close and in person. My life is richer just from being around them briefly.

Regardless of where they hailed, their intent was the same- to show love and support for the bride and groom. And show love and support they did. To overflowing. And they extended all that love and support to all of us. It was heartwarming, to say the least.

We had more of a whole lot of heart explosions to be more accurate.

Ok, here we go with the photos---

The bridal party got ready for the ceremony in a quaint little white country cottage surround by roses and ivy.

All the girls arrived at the venue early to have their hair and make-up done. The young lady at the bottom right is the bride's bestie and is not only a most wonderful friend but she'll blow you away with her singing voice. Holy cow! What a gal! That's DrummerBoy's mom beside her and then the bride.

Lula Mae got her hair done as well. And check out her little kimono! The bride gave all her bridesmaids a kimono to wear while getting ready and she found one for our sweet flower girl, too. I can't even.

The bride and flower girl.

All my girls!

Lest we forget she's not even three yet.

 Prettiest flower girl ever!

Just a few more adjustments...

That lace!

She's ready!


Of course, this is what I saw in my mind's eye---

Do y'all do that? See your all grown up daughters (or sons) and see them as they were when they were little and still needed you for nearly everything? The silver lining is when we realize what a great job we did raising them because how else could they be so amazing? And yes, I do take credit for some of it but mostly because I allowed them to become who they were meant to be instead of molding them into mini-mes. I'm happy to report they all did develop into their own, unique, individual selves and each one is a delightful work of art.

We are getting close to the ceremony and reception, I promise!

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  1. So lovely to see all these gorgeous photos - thank you for sharing them with us. What beautiful daughters you have - every one of them. Not to mention Marcy, the beautiful flower girl. It all looks just perfect!

    1. It was quite a day for sure! I hope to be finished with all wedding posts soon. It's just so many pictures and I already tend to overload. LOL Thank you, Diane!

  2. That wedding dress is one of the prettiest I've seen in a long time. Can't wait for tomorrow!

  3. Thanks for the laugh by including your mind's eye photo.

  4. Can your granddaughter be anymore precious. She looks adorable! The bride is gorgeous along with her sisters. ((Hugs))


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