The cake was a classic three tier square, also set atop a rustic wooden platform that Zach made. The top and bottom were iced smooth, and the middle had tiny cornelli lace. There were antique doilies everywhere to accent the theme, as well as burlap and twine to hang buntings and banners.
The tablecloth that the covered the cake table was exquisite. Hanging above the cake was a frame, with each of their initials suspended from the top in twine, and then the initial of their last name in the middle, was covered in moss. It was so beautiful.
The bridesmaids were wearing royal blue short dresses, each with cowboy boots. Danielle wore an ivory colored strapless gown that fit her petite frame like a glove. Her waist length hair was done up in an elegant side swept bun and braid, with soft tendrils loose around her face. For the reception, she took it down, to reveal the more natural loose waves she is used to. She too wore a gorgeous pair of cowboy boots, but I only saw them when Zach hiked her dress above her knees for the garter acquisition.
As daylight faded, the backyard was illuminated by low hanging twinkly lights, and paper lanterns. It was magical!!
The old house had a charming little cottage in the back, which I fell in love with.
And these old carriage style garage doors, are exactly what I want for our garage! LOVE!
There were antique iron tubs that held water and soda that added to the charm and vintage appeal, as well as an open bar.
Zach also made this barn wood piece and painted it brown. There were metallic pens nearby for everyone to use in signing a message to the bride and groom.
Every little thing was done with careful perfection. And all of it together, made for a truly beautiful wedding and reception.
It was perfect! So happy to have been part of it!!!
The next morning, we headed up to Big Bear. Erika and her family were already there, and it was her 31st Birthday! We planned to bring the boat up, but it was having a problem starting, so we left it until we can get it looked at. Off we went, up the hill. It was beautiful. The Sweet Broom was brilliant and blooming everywhere!
We went to visit our friends, Mike and Lee. Mike was nice enough to give all the kids a boat ride.
I enjoyed a few moments on the porch swing.
Gennifer and Jake took a canoe ride.
We enjoyed the beautiful lake from their dock.
We went back to the cabin and did some snacking.
And there may have been a nap or two taken.
We had a bbq, and birthday brownies, and Blanca's amazing pie.
And drove home. Hoping to get the boat in the water before our annual 4th of July celebration up there!
Monday/Memorial Day. we had to do our yards. And then we were invited next door for swimming and a bbq. It was a busy and fun weekend. We flew our flag, and thought of those men and women who served and are serving this great country of ours. And we gave thanks.
See you soon.