We went to a beautiful wedding on Saturday in San Diego. It was for my next door neighbor's daughter. I had planned on wearing a dress that I found recently, but went a whole different route. My Mom and I were shopping the other day, and this dress was half off, but too big. It was the only one. My Mom said I'll get it, and you can take it in and fix it, and then we can share it! I said deal!
It was a long strapless dress with a pretty navy blue sashing that pulled it tight under the bust line for an Empire waist. But it was way too big at the top. I took two inches out on each side to make it fit. And I had no one to take our photo! Here it is hanging next to the one I was going to wear.
The flowers at the wedding were stunning. The only photos I have are from Greg's phone. Mine didn't fit in my little evening bag.
There was a cocktail hour on the patio while the bridal party had photos. The food was fabulous!
The doors to the Grand Ball Room were kept closed until we were called to enter. As those big double doors opened up to reveal the beautifully decorated room that we were about to enter, you could hear gasps all around us. There was a stage in the back, and bride and groom's name was projected onto the drawn curtain. There was a pretty Sweethearts table decorated for the new husband and wife in front of the stage, for all to see.
The food was magnificent, and served in unison at each table. The cake, had fresh flowers trailing down both sides of it, and onto the table. The tablecloths, were sort of a ruffled chiffon. And at each place setting, was a card stock menu with a description of each of the dinner choices, and decorated with tiny gem stones. The place cards for each guest, were nestled into a gorgeous sort of trough, that had been filled with jewels of all of her colors in shades of orange, purple, blue and then some white and clear marbles were mixed in. There were more florals above this table, with the dripping jewels. It was really something to see. And nuts.... no camera!!!
The father daughter dance, left me with tears running down my face! They are huge fans of Sara Brightman. and she had chosen one of her songs that reminded her of her relationship with her Dad. The music began, and Mike approached the sweethearts table, extending his hand to his daughter. She stood, and he swept her out onto the dance floor, but before taking her in his arms, he bowed to her, and she took his hand to dance. They glided around the dance floor like royalty, as their song played. Tears in Eileen's eyes, and a proud smile on her Dad. She mouthed the words, as they both moved gracefully around the dance floor. I had chills, and had to dab at my eyes with my napkin. I couldn't help but think of my own dear Dad, and how I adored him. This was a highlight for me. The love he had for her in his eyes, and the adoration and appreciation she held for him in hers, was lovely to see. I wish you could see them better in this photo.
We left after the cake was cut, as we had a long drive home. While waiting for our car to be brought around, Greg snapped this shot of Eileen's older brother Daniel, carrying his twins, who were in the wedding as well. They had danced and danced, and were going back to the hotel with their other Grandma. I love the way he was holding them, and how they have their arms around each other!
Sunday was spent doing chores. Then we went over to watch the girls while Mom and Dad picked up a piece of furniture. We went into the pool with them, and they were so excited.
Yesterday I had a big harvest in my garden. FINALLY getting some tomatoes! YUM! And I picked my first ears of corn too.
I made a batch of homemade vanilla bean ice cream yesterday too. It is curing in the freezer and we will take with us to Big Bear. That is, if Geeps doesn't find it!
Over and Out. Noah wants to swim.