Monday, August 11, 2014

MIA…

You may have noticed that I have been MIA this past week…well…we were working our way up to this important day…our daughter’s wedding day!! (Just saying THAT brings a tear to my eye!)

This is the beginning of the walk down to the arbour overlooking the mountains and ocean below…the music starts…and off we go!

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Here we are…walking our beautiful daughter down the aisle to her handsome groom!  Such an emotional day…it’s hard to smile when you are fighting off tears…but they were HAPPY TEARS! Isn’t Maggie BEAUTIFUL!!  (gosh…where did the years go…?!)

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What a special day it was!  Of course the sun shone just like we ordered (we even got a FULL moon later that evening…and we never thought to order THAT (I highly recommend it though!! haha)!  The venue was on top of Mount Washington and the reception was held at Raven Lodge which was spectacular!

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I took these pictures off of Facebook as they seemed to sum up our day nicely!  EVERYTHING was picture perfect!

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And of course I HAVE to show you pictures of our sweet Mason…who stole the show with his moves…YES he is walking!

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These next pictures were taken inside the Lodge before the wedding started.  I thought you might like to see what happened to all that JUNK that I was painting back HERE…well…Remember the old windows…they became the frame for the Seating Chart…see the lists in each pane.  AND can you see the bunting in the background?  Compliments of Missouri Stars tutorial HERE!

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The picture frames became chalkboards.

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The Sweet Table was a hit for both young and OLD!   All of the jars were filled with candies and sweets!

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Log slabs were the centre pieces and packages of cookies were tucked into each napkin as an added treat!  Chocolate Chip and Shortbread cookies were made by the two mothers…the MOB and the MOG! 

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And OF COURSE I had to slip a QUILTING TABLE into the mix!! haha  Instead of having the guests sign a Guest Book, they signed a patch of fabric which will be turned into their wedding quilt!  ‘Horizon’ fabric by Kate Spain (picked by the bride) has been pre-ordered for the quilt but the fabric isn’t available until September.

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After a lovely dinner, speeches and toasts to the bride and groom…we got down to some serious dancing! 

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Again these pictures are compliments of Facebook (got to love it!)  The band was awesome…and although we didn’t do the Chicken Dance, I did learn a crazy ROBOT dance!  Yes, I still have the moves…ohhh…the back…the back…! :o))

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So ends our happy party!!  The Bride and Groom are off on their honeymoon, touring the east coast of Canada and finishing off with a weekend in New York City!  We wish them joy and happiness and a wonderful life together!!xo OH…and HAPPY BIRTHDAY,  MAGGIE!!  (If their anniversary is ever forgotten, that person (and I’m not naming names here…:o) will be in double trouble as he will have forgotten Mag’s birthday as well…!:o)

You have a magical Monday (…my house is in total chaos but I’m going to Quilting!  Man, do I NEED a day stitching with the girls!!)  Happy stitching to YOU all!! ~P

34 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

I bet it was a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to Maggie and your new son in law!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Oh what a happy day Paulette! Congratulations to your very beautiful daughter and her husband. I just LOVE the way you decorated...everything has that special little touch. Thanks for sharing!

Lesley said...

Congratulations to Maggie, new SIL, and proud parents! Looks like a fabulous wedding...thanks for sharing your special day. Love all the craftiness you did for the wedding, and looking forward to seeing the wedding quilt!

WoolenSails said...

That is such a beautiful place for a wedding and the perfect weather. Wonderful photo with the three of you, walking her down. Love how you decorated the reception area, really fun theme and idea.

Debbie

Paula said...

A beautiful wedding. Love all your crafty ideas. Congrats on the addition to your family.

Lyn said...

Wow that took a couple of cups of coffee! Just beautiful loved all of your old finds made into such beautiful decorations. Your daughter looked beautiful as well as you in your beautiful dress. I really loved the pics of Mason too. What a cutie.
So glad it was a perfect day! You did great Mom. ;-)

Delores said...

WOW - been waiting for these pics - everything looked awesome. Maggie, beautiful! Won't see you today, as we head out for our last camping trip. See you next week at the picnic!

antique quilter said...

beautiful how lucky you were with the weather.
LOVE the pictures of Mason, OMG he is just adorable, beautiful bride…..
Kathie

Anna said...

you look so beautiful...of course your daughter would be also! What an emotional high a wedding can be :) and the little guy is adorable. relax and stitch is the prescription of the day!

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Sweet P! Good luck to all!
You did a fantastic job decorating!

pbee ... said...

We knew you were busy with the wedding, but missed you. Glad you had the perfect day! You looked as beautiful as the bride! Look forward to having you back quilting and sharing.

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks for sharing with us P, yes the time does fly but what memories were made that day. Yes, quilt away today, the rest will wait.

Heartsdesire said...

A gorgeous wedding, P, and you look "marvelous"! It certainly was a lovely day, and Mason looks so cute with his spiked up hair. Congratulations to everyone.

Christine Feldstein said...

Congratulations Paulette on the wedding of your daughter! She is a great great beauty!

Sandi said...

I thought themed dinges the cause of your absence. Lovely job of repurposing all your lovely finds. Looks like a lovely day for a cplovely douse.

Congratulations and best wishes to the lucky couple and to there wonderful family supporters.

Susie Q said...

What a lovely day and it makes it when you have the weather. Many Congratulations and to all the happy years to come to the Bride and Groom. You have certainly earned a rest Paulette!!!! Hugs Susie x

Kate Spain said...

Ohhh! What beautiful photos of your daughter's wedding. Congratulations to the newlyweds (and proud parents too)! I hope their horizons (couldn't resist!) are ever-expanding, and their life is filled with much happiness.

Just wondering if it would be possible for me to add a tiny scrap of fabric to their special wedding quilt? Please email me to chat! kate(at)katespain(dot)com

Big hugs,
Kate

Monica said...

Wow, Paulette, it all looks wonderful! What a great day. I am interested to see what you decide to do for the wedding quilt. I see the designer is getting in on it too! So fun. Enjoy your day of quilting!

Sue SA said...

The wedding looks like it was a hit. Love your decorating, especially the blackboard frames, very cute idea. I think you have now earned a rest...rest from wedding prep, which means you can go quilting!

Lori said...

Ah, what a special day!! So glad all went well.

Maggey and Jim said...

Wow. Wow, what a great wedding.. I was beginning to wonder about you? So glad it was glorious for all of you.. I loved all your touches, making it more than special..
Hugs, Maggey

Joan said...

Congratulations to Maggie and her husband! Such a beautiful wedding! Loved all the decorating and special touches. Mason is a cutie!

Jackie said...

Paulette - what a gorgeous girl your daughter is and such a beautiful bride. You and your husband are quite the handsome couple yourselves!

I would have done anything to see you do the Robot? Sure there isn't any video footage?

Darlene said...

Congratulations to Maggie and her new hubby.

Everyone looked dapper in the wedding garb however Maggie stole the show - she looked gorgeous.

OMG, Mason has gotten so big - he's a cutie-patootie.

Mary said...

Congrats to you as Mother of the Bride for keeping your tears from showing. My oldest Daughter got married on her Birthday. I'm told she cheated herself out of an extra gift giving holiday. Happy Sewing!

margaret said...

what a wonderful day, how nice that you walked down the isle too, here it is just the Dad that escorts his daughter but like it with both parents. One of my brothers married on his birthday and they have just celebrated 40 years married.

QuiltSue said...

Congratulations to the newly-weds, and to the newly-wed's parents. Everything looks just wonderful, including the weather.

Gai Butler said...

Congratulations to Maggie, Toby and both families. Everyone and everything looked so beautiful and the day so perfect. May they make many, many happy memories as they share the coming years together.

Poppyprint said...

What a perfect-looking wedding! I love all of the sweet touches - my kind of wedding for sure and Maggie looks stunning (as do you MOB!!). Congratulations!!

Bev said...

Oh how beautiful! Your daughter is gorgeous! You looked beautiful! Looked like a perfect day. So happy for you! btw, that little boy is adorable! XOXO

Kaaren said...

Paulette, you "almost" look as gorgeous as the bride!!!

What awesome pictures.

And they all lived happily ever after. I'm such a sook for stories with happy endings.

Lindah said...

Beautiful and fun wedding! Congratulations to all.

Lynda said...

Beautiful setting for a wedding! Your daughter looked so happy. Now you can breathe a sigh of relief that it is all over and get back to your sewing room. Congratulations Maggie.

GailM. said...

OMG, so nice. I looked at your pictures very carefully. So many nice things.. I'm just at the crazy stage. Seven Days to go. And I can't possibly start any more crafts. haha.... But if I had another week, I see some nice ideas you had.....Congratulations.