Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Wedding


After much anticipation, we attend the wedding 
of our niece Ashley, to her sweetheart, Rob. 

Aren't they precious?

They met in college and had a long courtship-
8 years. 

Ashley is the beautiful daughter of my husband's brother
and wife. 


The guests await....


Daughter Heather gives us a smile. 

We traveled from Seattle to Boston
 with 3 of my 4 children and their spouses to attend. 


The groom awaits....


The lovely Mother of the Bride 
escorted by the Bride's older brother. 


One of six beautiful bride's maids. 


The adorable ring bearer streaks by! 


The beautiful Bride on the arm of a proud Father.


So hard to give her away.....

but with his blessing to a good man. 


She hands her bouquet to the maid of honor. 


She faces her groom. 


Vows are spoken...


Rings exchanged....


Sealed with a kiss. 


The Happy Couple greet their guests. 


We arrive at the reception. 


A beautiful venue. 


Sweeping views. 


A glimpse from the entry. 


Delicious nibbles while we wait. 


A lovely memorial table for those attending in spirit. 


We choose our place card from the few remaining....

Shall we take a peek at the reception room? 

I use my 'Paparazzi' credentials to get the first peek :)


A beautiful chandelier and draped ceiling
over the Bride and Groom's table. 


A place of honor...


Soft lighting. 


Windows overlooking the golf course. 


Inviting tables. 


A delectable corner. 


Plenty of room for dancing! 


My two sons and lovely wives pose in the paneled lobby. 


My daughter and husband. 


We find our seat. 


First Dance....


Best Man toast...


Preparing to cut the beautiful cake...


Father-Daughter dance. 
Teary eyes. 


I share a dance with my Ramblin' Man. 


We pose in the hilarious photo booth. 
I am the one with the heart shaped sunglasses
surrounded by family. 


We all dance the night away!


We step outside for some fresh air
 and to enjoy the beautiful architecture. 


 I see you! 


All too soon this wonderful night was over.

Daughter Heather at the Candy Favor Table. 


Ethereal offerings...

It was a beautiful wedding
and we are so glad we came. 

We wish our young couple all the best that life has to offer.  
xoxo



And as the full moon rises over Boston Harbor, 




With heavy hearts we say goodbye. 




With one last glimpse of the city of Boston, 
silhouetted against a glorious sky,
we head for home with a heart full of precious memories. 

xoxo

Thank you for joining me, Dear Friends. 

I'm so glad you could come along! 

xoxo

25 comments:

  1. A beautiful wedding I wish them a wonderful life together.
    Merle...............

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  2. i hope they have a wonderful and happy life together!

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  3. Not sure why it is, but visiting a wedding this way--without knowing anyone involved--is fun!

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  4. Ooooh! A secret wedding crasher! lol! xo

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  5. Hiya Karen!
    You tell stories so well! I can never get enough of looking at weddings. And, apparently, mushrooms! LOL!
    :) :) m & jb

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  6. A beautiful wedding. It was so nice that you and your beautiful children and their spouses could attend. The Boston skyline against the sunset is gorgeous. Hugs. Pam

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  7. What a beautiful wedding!
    Thank you for allowing us to come along with you, I enjoyed myself, especially staying at your sister in laws gorgeous home.
    Blessings, Debbie

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  8. What an absolutely beautiful wedding and you captured every moment of it. They are a lovely couple. She is just so pretty! How wonderful that so many in your family could fly out to attend the wedding. I am sure they appreciated it.

    That was a long engagement...and now they can start the rest of their lives together. Thanks for taking us along- xo Diana

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  9. Ahhh weddings are such happy, joyous occasions, Karen. Thanks for sharing the wonderful day with us.

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  10. Dear KAren,
    what a lovely couple and such a wonderful wedding!
    Thank you for sharing all those lovely pictures!
    Happy week to you,
    Love and hugs,
    ♥ Claudia ♥

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  11. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Thank you for sharing the moments of a lifetime. Hug B

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  12. Dearest Karen,
    Lovely reading and for sure you all went home with fond memories!
    Wishing the bride and groom a long and happy life together.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  13. A lovely post indeed! Thanks so much for sharing this very happy day, all the photos were lovely! Congratulation to the happy couple :)

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  14. Beautiful post & the photos are full of happy faces..the happy couple are adorable I wish them lots of happiness together in the future...Thank you so much for sharing... Hugs may x x

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  15. Those photos are beautiful- you have a beautiful family!
    Have a nice day!
    xoxo

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  16. A beautiful wedding, a very happy day indeed. I was looking with such interest as a friend of mine in work is now planning hers and talk is ONLY about weddings now!! You all look so wonderful and content. xx

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  17. Beautiful pictures. I feel like I attended the wedding... I'm a little tired with all the dancing, by the way!

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  18. It is very interesting to see the wedding customs of different peoples around the world.

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  19. I know they were thrilled that your family flew across the country to celebrate with them….What a beautiful family you have. The wedding was beautiful and I know you will carry happy memories for a long time….

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  20. What a beautiful wedding. The venue is gorgeous and everyone looks like they're having such a fun time. So happy to hear that you and your family were able to travel back east to celebrate together.

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  21. Such a lovely wedding and reception! Thanks for sharing it with us, Karen!

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  22. What a wonderful wedding! I hope that they have a long and happy married life together. xx

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  23. Such a beautiful wedding, Karen ... Looking at the bride & groom facing each other saying wows brought tears in my eyes - such a gift they have found one another!
    Seeing your family, children and in-laws, together - Thank you for sharing this special day, Karen! Blessings to them and to your family :)

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  24. Precious moments that will last a lifetime. Thanks for sharing your happy times - you have a wonderful family! xo

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