Saturday, November 14, 2009

HOME AT LAST & The Faerie Tale Wedding

Yes in deed LW, the two little Chihuahuas Charlie & Ruby and I are finally home where we belong!! :) We have spent the last day unpacking, laundry, putting all our new treasures away and catching up on 900+ emails!!! :( It's hard to believe that a country that boasts about it's technology being soooo advance, has large sections with little or no internet reception. We needed to get back here to our little developing nation before we had consistent internet services!!

I know this is rather egocentric and and ever so boastful but I just have to share some of the wedding pictures. So if ya don't want to see them I'll understand if you move on to someone else's Blog. Oh but if you stay you will see my oldest child and only daughter on her wedding day. A day she and Joe planned by themselves to express their love for each other, and lay the foundation of creating their own little family traditions and memories. :)

Mette with tiny little Susan one of her bride's maids (and one of Joe's sister) You can just see the hands and flowers of her other bride's maid, Jen ( Joe and Susan's sister)

This is my beautiful, loving, and so intelligent it'll scare you daughter, realizing the enormously large step of becoming a partner a soul mate and kindred spirit.

The day could not have been more beautiful for a father to escort his little girl to her new life :)

Instead of carrying a big bouquet of flowers Mette carried, 2 white roses attached to her grandfather's new testament. This was the brass jacketed new testament given to war time "GI"s when they were sent to the battle field. Along with that she also carried a small white handkerchief. When she was born her aunt created a tiny going home bonnet from the hankie, with the idea that when she grew up she would carry the hankie for her wedding . Mette's little bonnet sat patiently in her baby book for 27 years waiting for the day she would carry the hankie for her wedding :)

The groomsmen are Mette's brothers Peder and Anders The bridesmaids are Joe's sisters Susan and Jen :) How convenient is that??? Gives all new meaning to "all in the family" :)

For those of you that have been following our little Wedding saga will remember this is the wedding dress Mette decided she wanted when she was 14 years old!!! It was an old Vogue magazine. She cut out the picture for herself and made me a copy, informing me that this was what she wanted for her wedding dress!! Luckily she found a wonderful seamstress,artist to create it for her :)

The kids are both water babies of the first order. They both work in the kayak, surfing sports world. Instead of a guest book they had everyone sigh a "stand up paddle surf board"

Here again my elegant little girl opted for a three layer cake trimmed with a bit of greenery and ribbon wrapped around the base of each layer. Ohhhhh and speaking of layers. Instead of the tasteless fru fru cakes each layer was a, from scratch different flavor cake. Red velvet ribbon, carrot, and lemon. :)

Have a most audacious today or tomorrow, depending on where in the world you are p;)
PS ALL 20 beach/tote bags were finished and delivered BEFORE the wedding! <>


Miss Muggins said...

Oh Pattie, what a beautiful, perfect wedding. Your daughter looks stunning. Where is the pic of you in all your finery. Don't want to show up the bride????

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found your site tonight and what a beautiful daughter you have and a lovely wedding. I love how she carried her grandads bible and her hankie saved all of 27 years.
What a wonderful post.
Thanks for sharing

stregata said...

Pattie, so lovely, thank you for sharing! Your daughter is so beautiful, I'm sure she takes after you!!
So glad you are back - I hope you had a very wonderful time - but I did so miss you!!

Cindy said...

Welcome home! What a wonderful trip..and such an incredible wedding. Your daughter was such a beautiful bride....with a dream wedding on the beach! I love the little memorable stories - how she picked out her dress when she was just 14, her special bible and handkerchief from her Aunt (amazing that it was never lost after all of these years)...thank you so much for sharing this special day with us! Good to have you back!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Pattie, I could feel a Momma's love shining through every detail. The wedding was absolutely lovely and so special for you all. She is a gorgeous bride and you should be very very proud of her. The dress is so beautiful and the simplicity is stunning. You have a right to feel it is the right thing for them to begin their lives together. Congratulations to all but most of all to the bride and groom.
p.s. I lost all of my incoming emails and can not get the info you sent me on the pay forward info. Could you resend? I don't know what happened.


LuLu Kellogg said...

Dear BS,
First of all, WELCOME HOME! You were definitely missed! The Big C is home from Ft. Hood and safe. He was there during the shootings and I was unable to know if he was safe for over six hours :( It was a nerve wracking day but I am glad to have him home.

Second...Mette looked GORGEOUS! What a wonderful day that was. They looked so happy and what a lovely wedding. I can't wait to see more pictures :)

Time for breakfast!
Love to you, LW and the furbabies!
LS, The Big C, the furbabies and #2!

Tristan Robin said...

What a picture perfect wedding! Your daughter is just beautiful - and all her wedding choices were so elegant and graceful. You must have been crying buckets LOL.


Olde Dame Penniwig said...


I think your daughter inherited her taste from her mama!!! SO ELEGANT!!!

What a gorgeous wedding.

Wildflowerhouse said...

What a beautiful bride and such a wonderful wedding. One for the memory book. Sharon

Narrative jewelry said...

Oh Pattie, i am really happy to see you are back, i miss you too.
Your daughter's wedding was surely a beautiful day, lovely photos and a nice story about what she carried in her hand instead of the traditional bouquet. Did i say your daughter is just a beautiful and elegant woman ?


Fanciful Expressions said...

Lovely daughter- so elegant looking. and it looks like the perfect wedding.

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh Pattie...I'm just now catching up on your pictures. What a beautiful wedding and all your photos are enchanting. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. It is so fun to get to know you and your family better!

Esther said...

omg!!! what a beautiful couple!! this wedding it's a mermaid weddig is'nt it?? your daughter is just perfect and beautiful!!!!

Diane said...

Pattie! I love weddings...and this one looked like it was beautiful. Your daughter is gorgeous, and her dress was indeed spectacular!
Thank you for made my evening to see such beauty AND precious love =)

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