Monday, October 8, 2012

What Makes Me Happy 8.10.12

Making me happy this week is ..... Weddings!!! And this wedding of my niece's was absolutely wonderful. I am so happy to see this gorgeous, perfect, happy couple finally marry and have the time of their lives at their wedding
 
My niece and my mother in law (her Grandmother) who made the beautiful wedding dress.
My niece and nephew looking absolutely stunning....
James blowing bubbles...
My husband who was actually at Bathurst for the weekend race... drove the 4 hour trip there in the morning and back (another 4 hours) much later that night after the wedding!!! He would have been so tired....but he wasn't going to miss the wedding.
 
Me and the boys...covering up all their injuries from the motorbike accident 2 days before....Aarrgghh!
How wonderful is this signpost? Made by the Brides step-dad..
There were so many wonderful things to take photos of... 
The tables were beautifully set with old tin teapots and kettles filled with flowers. Fireplace ablaze...amazing wedding cake with cute exact replica figurines on the top...other family wedding photos set up near a book of messages from the guests...a bucket of dancing shoes (thongs) for later that night...a wonderful framed painting of a tree - which we all added a leaf to - by printing our finger and finger painting a leaf onto it in all different colours.. I just loved that!
 
 Everyone had their photo taken with frames like this and added a written message to the couple My boys wrote "Grow old, grey and more in love"... All the photos were shown to the couple on a big screen after the speeches.
The reception was held nearby in a beautiful hall next to the cricket oval. So while the wedding party were having their photos taken, we were able to play cricket, bowls, and croquet. 
It really was a wonderful wedding... and such a happy, fun wedding too..This couple could not wait to get married ... and this photo just sums up how happy and excited they were to tie the knot....
I don't normally put up photos unless I've taken them, but this photo (I'm sorry, but I don't know who took it) just makes me smile so much... I absolutely love it... this photo captures the pure happiness and joy of the lovely couple proudly displaying their newly signed Marriage Certificate.
I'm so glad I got to be a part of their celebrations and their wonderful day. 
And what a beautiful place to go to for the ceremony as well... the gorgeous Hunter Valley.
I am still smiling, remembering the day!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend... and Happy Monday!!!

19 comments:

marina said...

looks like it was a stupendous affair. Love all those little personal touches that everyone could share.
The picture frame messages are a great idea!!

Sunnybec said...

Looks like you had a fabulous day and congrats to your sons for doing such a good job of covering up the "evidence" LOL.

Susan said...

Just as a wedding should be, happy and creative and exciting. It looks like a fabulous celebration. I love the frame photos idea too.

Noela said...

Oh Teresa, what a beautiful day for you and your family to be a part of. Just love it. As an old cake icer (not so sure this is a word) from way back, the cake is one of my favourite photos. Hugs.....

De said...

What a stunning wedding....love the idea for the tree.

Susan said...

What a fun time you all had - and perfect weather by the looks of it - fortunately for an outside wedding!!

shez said...

what a wonderful wedding and hope the boys are feeling much better.xx

Mistea said...

Oh that looks like a beautiful celebration. Lovely dress that gran made.
Enjoy the memories.

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a beautiful couple and as others have said so beautifully unique with special touches to add to their joy which I am sure included all their family. very glad to see Hubby made it safely and you looked lovely too. Bet he was glad though that he didn't miss that nail biting finish at Bathurst...

Tatkis said...

What a beautiful and happy couple!
Great event for you all :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

katrien said...

Great pics,
you all have got a wonderfull time.

Chookyblue...... said...

great pics.....gorgeous bride.........

Diann said...

What a lovely day, Teresa, and such beautiful photos. No wonder you are still smiling!

Allie said...

What a GORGEOUS wedding, and bride and groom - love the pic with the frame, brilliant idea, and that last pic is the best!!!! I also love the pic of you and the boys, hiding their injuries, yikes....so very, very glad they're ok. The one of you and hubby is great too!!!!

Val Spiers said...

What a beautiful couple. The wedding looks fabulous. I love the dress colours.

KAYLEE said...

Awwww how gorgeous Teresa. Sounds like a wonderful fun filled Wedding. I love that idea with the tree and finger painting of the leaves, this will be a wonderful treasure for the Bride and Groom to keep.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic photos....such wonderful memories...you look gorgeous, great photos of you with the boys and DH..

Lea said...

What a beautiful event! Congratulations and best wishes to the groom and bride. Your family is wonderful. I love the photos :)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Such a beautiful wedding and love all the new age wedding ideas these days :))