Friday, August 23, 2013

One more sleep until the big day

My son is getting married tomorrow.  As the groom's family, we haven't been involved in ANY of the plans and will be just as surprised as all of the other guests at the wedding.

Retired guy and my son went to pick up their tuxedos last night and then the Tall Guy and I practiced our dance a few times.  My daughter and Retired guy were laughing so hard that the practice didn't go that well.  We may give it another try tonight or just muddle through tomorrow.

My husband made the wishing well for the bridal shower.  He spent a morning happily sawing, hammering, and painting.  I was delighted with the results.  The handle on the side even turns.  We saw wishing wells for rent in the party store and Retired Guy thought they were cheesy and decided to create something more realistic.
The "blue bird of happiness" is perched on the roof.  All we needed was Snow White to sing "I'm Wishing."

The bride seemed very pleased with the festivities.
Unfortunately, I was so busy serving food and drinks, I didn't get to take many pictures of the decorations.  I don't have a picture of the dining tables and the centerpieces, but I did get a shot of one of the place settings before the table was completely set.

This is the fireplace mantel and the chair of honor.  I added photos of the bride and groom on the right side after this picture was taken. The pictures on the left are of my mother's and my maternal grandmother's weddings.

I don't want to bore my followers at Home Land Security and the NSA so I'll save the rest of the photos for another post.


  1. I think we both have the same shade of blue walls.

    Best wishes to the whole family!

  2. Beautiful decorations and pictures! What a lovely couple. You are a very talented lady, Katie.

  3. Looks beautiful. Weddings are such amazing occasions. Do have a marvelous dance; I hope he doesn't dip you !~!

  4. I hope the wedding went well! Your decorations are lovely! Best wishes to the bride and groom!!


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