The Wedding Party

It rained, it poured, .....the skies opened up and you couldn't see anything the rain was so heavy.  For three days before the party....it rained.   Was I frantic?  Was the bride and groom frantic?   Oh Yeaaaaaaah!!!!    With so many events going on this past weekend, finding the huge tent was a miracle in itself.  With the kindness, muscle, generosity, and sweetness of my very special family and friends, and with a big turn around in plans, we pulled it together for one heck of a party.  And then, just one hour before the event, the sun came out and shown on all those sweet faces.  I managed to get just a few photos of the venue before the guest started to arrive.  After that I was busy meeting and greeting and dancing and just having a great time.   People photos are coming soon from the photographer and I will post those too as soon as I can. 
P.S.  Two days later after the bride and groom and family had returned home, the tent people came to take the big top down and the above photo was what I found written on the black top from the groom (my son).  It was under the tent. Ask me if this Momma didn't cry all over again.  :)  

 My new beautiful daughter-in-law and handsome son.  They were married at a private beach ceremony and then we had the party at our country home, Cedar Hill.

Side Entrance
 I forgot to take a photo of these pieces all set up but here's a before hand shot.  We used a vintage double washtub for the drink holders.  Tarnished silver champagne buckets were nestled in the ice holding wine bottles.  The vintage galvanized produce oval bucket held ice and was the container for the oysters on the half shell.  And the "Raw Bar" bucket was a new piece from Target that I painted with chalk board paint. It held the condiments for the raw bar. 

The kids wanted  Southern B.B.Q. fare to celebrate where they met and went to school.  In the background of this photo you can see the black smokers cooking the main course. 

Early, early, I mean reallllll early Saturday morning I, along with my friend Cindy,  decorated a wholllllllllle lot of cupcakes. A month ago I made the "I Love You" cupcake wrappers.  She loves fun fetti and he loves red velvet, so we had a combination of the two.  The table was laden with the cupcakes topped by a small gorgeous anniversary cake, made by my big sister.  After dinner, Miss Boo, my grand-daughter, went around to all the guest, serving the cupcakes from a silver platter. 

At dusk, the candles were all lit.  This table with the candelabra hanging from the dogwood tree was soooooooo romantic.

 "Lynn, We had so much fun Saturday night.  On the way out, I stopped and used the bathroom.  I couldn't believe how crazy I looked and how soaked my hair was.  I asked Bob why he didn't say something about how I looked and he said I was having too much fun for him to say anything.  Which was true."   ........  It was SEW fabulous!!!

Love you - D "

Blog parties I am linking to this week.  Please visit them for fabulous inspiration.  Thank you Beverly for letting me sneak red in as pink this week. mawah! :)

 Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, Potpourri Friday at  2805, White Wednesday at Faded Charm,  Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Vintage Inspiration Wednesday at A Very Merry Vintage Style, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here

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Kim, USA said...

Who wouldn't cry this note...he is so sweet. For sure he won't forget his Mama who loves him first ^_^ Have an email for you (about white marigold) ^_^

Debbi said...

absolutely gorgeous and wonderful Lynn..I have been waiting to see how the wedding turned out! Funny how it goes, all the planning, work and anticipation for the ONE DAY, and then it is over!! But so worth it, huh?

Grammy Goodwill said...

Awww, that note was so sweet. The wedding party looked like it was a special memory for everyone.

Unknown said...

Everything looked wonderful Lynn and it looks like you helped make a lot of great memories for years to come. So sweet, all of it! My time does a fly dosn't it? Hugs my friend, Marilou

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a beautiful reception in a gorgeous setting. Perfect in my mind!
I know you cried at that note....my eyes got teary, too! You raised your son well!
You all will have wonderful memories to talk about for many years to come...

Beverly said...

Lynn, I can't imagine anything more perfect than the magical memories you created for your sweet son and wonderful new daughter-in-law. Everything is just how I would have loved it, too.

I'm so proud of you and so happy for your joy.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Absolutely fabulous! I just love how it was all decorated. Roses in canning jars; perfect! Love everything and what a beautiful couple! Thank you for sharing with us, Lynn. Happy Pink Saturday weekend.


Carol at Serendipity said...


How lovely! The decorations were perfect. I love the cupcake holders - they are wonderful. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.


Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

Congratulations to the newly weds!
What a beautiful setting, love the decorations.

Hugs from Buffalo, NY.


Unknown said...

Yippeee..Marriage completed! Signed, sealed and honeymoon'ing..Now you can let out a deep breath and say the sun was heaven sent...the chalk written message was so awesome...a tear jerker for sure. A big welcome to your new Daughter in-law...and everything looked just amazing..I loved the Eat Drink were Married sign..nice touch...

Tete said...

;)- so wonderful...

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh how sweet! And I'm with you - I LOVED that sweet missive from your son in chalk. Such sweet family memories for you all :)

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Love your blog and photo! The cupcakes look so yummy!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

well, this momma of a boy, got a tear in her eye! What a gorgeous couple! Lynn, the setting, tables, decor, absolutely gorgeous!! I am taking notes for my sons wedding next year! Oh, goodness girl you worked soooo hard, but I know you would not have it any other way! I can't wit for more pictures


pinkkandy said...

Well, here we are again..Thank God for another Pink Saturday to visit and see what you have been up to..Fall is keeping her distance around here..I am longing for some cool crisp weather....check out "My Sweet Prairie Home" and see what my daughter is up to!
God Bless You....

yvette said...

Just absolutely lovely, what a wonderful scene for a romantic couples wedding. Love the roses...just all beautiful. You should be very proud of all your finishing touches it all looks perfect.#76 PS

Unknown said...

Oh what a gorgeous bride and groom, The tent looks amazing, and I love every detail. Oh don't you just wish the weddings could last a few days at least. All that planning and it is over in a whirlwind. Except for the thousands of memories that were memorized that day.

Congratulations to your son and his beautiful bride, and Congratulations to you and your husband.

Revi said...

What a lovely couple, and a party space to match! I love the casual elegant feel - so warm. Thanks for stopping by and following Revisionary Life!
Many blessings,
-Revi, a new follower, too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Congratulations!!! What a gorgeous couple and fabulous wedding with the most beautiful details--WOW!!! Many blessings to them for many years of happiness and love.

Margaret Cloud said...

Congratulation to the bride and groom, their picture describes how happy they are. I can't even put into words how fabulous a job was done on the decorations, just so pretty. Those cupcakes look yummy and I like how you served them. I think everyone had a good time and I was glad to read you and Bobby had fun. That was sweet of your Son to write that message. To think you pulled it off with all the rain, congratulation to you also. Hope you rested up this last week.

bj said...

My congrats to the beautiful bride and handsome-hunk groom...may they so so many wonderful years together.

Everything looks like it is right our of COUNTRY LIVING...just beautiful. You and all your helpers just outdid yourselves. I love everything from the RAW BAR to the adorable cupcakes. The tables...the tent...the fabulous job. THREE CHEERS !!
xo bj

Dru said...

What a beautiful, happy, and memorable day for all of you. Best wishes to the bride and groom and Happy Pink Saturday to you... Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love Saturdays, lots of Pinktastic stuff to see. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pink!

My Pink is here, hope you can come by and see. Have a great week weekend!

Birgit said...

Oh, those photos are just gorgeous! I generally love your style. :)

Greetings from Germany,

dana said...

Wow. Wow. And Wow again. You created a magical and dreamy and fun venue for that party!!! I would have loved to have seen it in person.....and to have given you a huge hug for such a tremendously well done job!!!

I know the B and G were just overjoyed with the entire event.....and how wonderful that they left you that sweet, sweet message. I would have been bawling, too!

I'm so glad the weather cleared up for the party.....what a blessing!!

HPS.....job well done!!! L, Dana

Unknown said...

What a beautiful day for your family...and such a sweet and sensitive son! Thanks for sharing your joy with us!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How wonderful!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Pinning away!

Terri said...

Awwww, what a sweet loving thing!
I would have cried too.

The wedding looks like it was a real success! You did a fabulous job. Now do you get to relax?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, The bride and groom make such a beautiful couple. You did an amazing job pulling this party together and I know they both must have been thrilled. Everything looks gorgeous and I am so happy it didn't rain that evening.

Annesphamily said...

That was a perfect wedding Lynn! Congrats to all of you because you gained a beautiful DIL and your handsome son! I love simplicity and I think this wedding was amazing! Hugs Anne

Pinkim said...

Oh, how lovely! What a wonderful surprise under the tent! What a way to end the festivities...Pinkim

Cindy Adkins said...

Thanks SO much for coming to visit and I hope that the classes are helpful!!! I +1d you too! lol


Victoria Sayer said...

Wowsers! What a beautiful wedding!! Your photos are brilliant! LOVE your detials and thought that went into everything from the venue to the cupcakes! Just so elegant and beautiful.
Your son's sweet note says a lot about YOU, and how very well you raised your handsome young man.
I wish both bride and groom every happiness...and congratulations to you on becoming a mother-in-law to such a lovely new daughter.
Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day. I loved that you did, and decided to leave a comment :)
I will be back to check out the 'professional wedding photos' when you post them!
Best wishes.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What a stunning celebration!! Love all the white. We had all white flowers too. I think it is timeless. This looked like a great time!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It all looks BEAUTIFUL...so happy for y'all that the sun came out!!! Her tablescapes are just my style!!!


very merry vintage style said...

Everything looks beautiful! LOVE that message from your son. How perfect the weather turned at just the right time. Thanks for linking to Share the Love Wednesday

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful. Love the setting, the decor, and the message for mom. I'm sure it must have been magical.

GlamfortheRestofUsInteriors said...

ooooh and ahhhhhhhh, this is one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen. This is sort of how I envisioned mine! Absolutely lovely.
Have a beautiful week.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, Just dropping by again to thank you for linking to my party. Have a great weekend and see you soon.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I knew it would be beeeyouteeful and fabyoulous ! can't wait to see more photos.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What an absolutely son you have! Looks like it was a beautiful day! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Honey at 2805 said...

The couple are gorgeous! The receptions fabulous and you son's note, just priceless. You are a lucky Mom!

I am delighted you joined Potpourri Friday and shared this beautiful post! I appreciate you and your participation! Thank you, my friend!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I cried and I'm not even the momma...sweet! The wedding celebration looked fabulous!

Ellen said...

Blessings to the beautiful couple, what a beautiful gown, I just love it. They look so happy and in love. WOW..... And what a special thank you that your baby boy left behind. It is priceless for sure. And yes it would have left me crying. I am so happy everythng worked out well. It seems like so many beach marriages as of late. There has been three this past year in my circle of friends and family. May your son and daughter-in-law be blessed.

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Oh, everything was beyond fabulous....so beautiful....so romantic...such a beautiful setting....such amazing details!!!

Congratulations to you, your son and new daughter-in-law!!!


Heart Vintage Design said...

How sweet! I love the pictures and bet you had a great time. I love the idea of your granddaughter serving the cupcakes : )

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