Sunday, September 25, 2011

Family Love

Tonight was a night that was full of love and a family committing to continue to love and grow together. My sister Nancy, with her husband Joe, renewed their vows in celebration of their upcoming 10 year wedding anniversary. The evening was magical. It was held at Southern Exposure, hosted by family friends Curtis and Scott. Our Great Uncle Bernie used to own the small farm. He was a well know Horticulturist and has recently passed away. Curtis and Scott were great friends of Uncle Bernie and wanted to give Nancy something special. So, they blessed us with hosting this loved filled evening. The ceremony was beautiful. The Bride walked down the isle to "Sweet Child O Mine" by Guns N Roses. It was classic! The whole family was involved. They had colored sand representing each member of the family. They combined the sand into one jar symbolizing the family bond. I even had to make a speech during the reception. I am glad I didn't mess up! Conversation was had afterwards, and the cake was amazing! I can't wait for my own 10 year anniversary.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Husband... The Best!

Sometimes its the little things in life that make your day! My Husband finally hung the shelves in our bedroom that I have been wanting. I have needed space for all of my girly things since we moved in almost a year ago! Our room is so small that it looked like a bunch of clutter everywhere, and with my Husband being a neat freak I have picked up some of his compulsions, so it was really starting to get on my nerves. But now my nerves can rest... at least for a little while! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Love in a Victorian Manor

Takens - Hepler Wedding

Almost a year ago we moved into our home. We were married in February, moved in the day before Halloween that same year. If felt almost right that I should be spending the day celebrating the marriage of some  very dear friends of ours. It was a classic wedding, yet not classic at all! It had a Victorian theme, with a family picnic appeal! The bride was beautiful! Even my best friend was the Maid of Honor! Not to mention her spouse and my other best friend, who was the Best Man! The ceremony was romantic. The day was beautiful, the sun was shinning and a cool breeze made the temperature perfect for an outdoor occasion. The bride walked down the isle to Stevie Nicks. I surely needed the handkerchief provided upon entry for my tears of happiness! The vows even included a pledge to "give her heart if he were ever a Zombie."!
After the ceremony guest were escorted to a large white tent decked to full vintage splendor! Seat assignments were arranged in old suitcases on tables. Each couple/persons table number was located on a paper doll dressed from the period. Large center pieces graced the round linen covered tables. Dinner was served on individually unique vintage plates. Pink Lemonade and Iced Tea were the beverages of choice served in mason jar glasses and paper straws. Organza pom poms hung from the ceiling and gave a hint of fabulous to the plume decorated centerpieces. Each table had a stack of antique books with lace doilies and a small bottle with your table number. Once seated you felt right at home. The celebration was joyful as guests feasted on pastries galore and a decadent buffet. Champagne was had and dancing began. People mingled while waiting in line for a portrait by an artist friend or waiting to take a photo with a Victorian backdrop and silly props!

The thank you gifts were a glass ornament made by the groom. Such personal touches as these made the whole wedding magical. Love like this is timeless...