Monday, January 16, 2012

It Is Finished - and Best Wishes!!!

Well, the wedding is over!!!  Bonnie and Matt said their "I Do's" on Saturday evening and it couldn't have been more beautiful or more special. 

I am waiting for copies of photos from the photographer.  I didn't even take our camera because we were so flustered by the time we got out the door.  But, in the back of my mind, I knew that the photographer was going to be snapping away - actually following Bonnie around all during the day as she prepared for the ceremony.  So, there will be lots and lots of photos to share before it's all said and done. 

Eddie and I prepared all the food for the reception following the ceremony at the church.  He smoked briskets and we made baked beans and potato salad to serve with those.  Let me tell you, the work is in the details!!!  So many things to remember.....salt and pepper shakers, flatware, napkins, serving tongs, even toothpicks!  I had list after list to help me remember everything.

Bonnie and I worked on her bridesmaids' bouquets together.  Then I made all the boutonierres and Bonnie's bouquet.  I spray-painted pinecones silver and bought bags of fake snow to make centerpieces.  We had yards and yards of black tulle and a multitude of tiny white votive candles.  And, somehow, we pulled it off!

It looked great!  Clean up was fast.  And Bonnie and Matt were pleased with how it all came together.  Can't ask for more than that!!!

After laying around and sleeping and being lazy yesterday, I have been digging out of the mess left behind in our house from wedding preparations.  It's slow going since I've had very little time to focus on cleaning and such the last couple of weeks.  But, I'm getting there.....trying to get reorganized with each step.  I have a feeling our trash dumpster will be full when the garbage truck comes tomorrow!

Stay tuned as I hope to have photos from the wedding up soon!

Looking forward to Life getting back to "normal".....


  1. Oh how lovely! Congratulations and I'm glad you took it a little easier on Sunday. How wonderful for Bonnie to have her reception at your home. I'm sure it was just beautiful, the wedding the reception...everything. Congratulations to the happy couple and to her wonderful Mom and Dad for doing so much to make it such a special day for her and her husband!

  2. Can't wait to see the pictures! I know it was a special time for all of you! Congratulations to the couple!

  3. I can't wait for the pictures either. I'm sure it was just gorgeous. Congrats to the happy couple and the parents too.


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