Monday, October 08, 2012

A New Chapter

Deep breath, baby girl. This is your special day.
 It's taken me a full week, to come down off the clouds. To stop floating above the regular world, resting my tired feet on steady ground, after daughter Lauren's wedding day.

BFFs since middle school ~ bridesmaid dresses created by a designer on Etsy.
It was ~ quite simply ~ wonderful.

Pictures keep rolling in ~ by email, and on Facebook ~ everyone who attended offers a cool perspective on this magical day. Photos filled with happy, smiling faces. Faces of folks I haven't seen in far too long.

A sunset ceremony in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
 And, now my little girl is a Missus. That might take some getting used to. But, I tip my hat to her. She is a tenacious little planner. The whole day went off without a hitch.

Dinner, outdoors, among the grapevines.
 I'll admit I had a meltdown when she dropped the bomb on me that I was walking her down the aisle. Instant wardrobe malfunction. Off to Nordstrom's to find a nicer dress. I was certain sure we'd trip on a tuft of grass and roll comically down the grassy hill.

But, that didn't happen either. Everything worked out perfectly.

Lauren's Fairy Godmothers
 A sweet beginning to a brand new life.


Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A beautiful wedding. Your daughter looked radiant and so did her momma. Congratulations. Valerie

Rose said...

Congratulations to the happy couple! What a beautiful bride and just as lovely mother of the bride! And such a lovely setting for a wedding; I love Oregon.

I'm glad everything went off without a hitch and no wardrobe malfunctions:) I know how stressful that time before the wedding can be, but the day itself is one I know you'll treasure forever.

kacky said...

Congrats! Beautiful wedding and what scenery!!! I enjoy reading your blog and your incredible photos- I don't comment nearly as often as I would like to but I love your photos. Thought after such a wonderful thing like a wedding, I would make a point to comment on the photos.

Liza said...

Congrats, Kate!

jan said...

You both look beautiful and happy! Best wishes to the bride and groom!

KC said...

Now for their "happily ever after". Congrats to all. The wedding and setting looked spectacular! Beautiful bride and Mom too.

Ramona said...

I'm so glad you got to rejoice in this happy occasion! Best wishes to the new bride and groom!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Thanks so much, dear friends. It was pretty special! And, those 'beautiful' comments. Well, that's way too kind. I haven't been beautiful in quite some time. (Though I appreciated it, just the same. :)

But, my little girl.. Man! Don't ya just love that gown??

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oh, I ADORE that gown! The bride was gorgeous, and her mama looked beautiful, too. Congratulations! :-D

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful bride, glorious day and you look
A m a z i n g......
peace n abundance,

ProfessorRoush said...

Congratulations Kate! I'm quite close to expecting that news myself!

sweetbay said...

What a beautiful setting! Looks like a fairytale wedding. Congratulations to you and the happy couple!

Carolyn ♥ said...

I've been busy busy and haven't spent much time visiting my virtual friends... catching up this morning and Oh my!... what a beautiful wedding. Bride... Mother... setting... all so perfectly perfect. Congrats, Kate!