A Lovely Day...


Well, I am back after a whirlwind week!  In an earlier post, I wrote about working hard to get ready for my oldest son and now daughter-in-law's wedding at our family lakehome.  They really didn't want the traditional white tulle, etc~ and were looking to have a more natural style afternoon wedding in the backyard.  Much of this week was spent preparing the yard for the ceremony. I thought I would share some of the set-up with you.   In the above photo you can see the chairs, which were covered with chocolate brown satin covers, and the beautiful arbor which my husband built and I stained.  We decided not to use a runner, for safety's sake, and had the flower girls toss petals in the aisle instead...



We surrounded the arbor with two large urns filled with fountain grass and ivy...it swayed beautifully in the breeze...

He also built this gangplank-style access to the beach~ the posts insured decorative safety for walking onto the dock, or stepping off onto the beach for the evening party here after the dinner reception at a nearby golf club...


There were ferns everywhere...


hydrangea...


and many flowering baskets.   White lights were strung between the trees and on the deck for the evening party.  This is the staircase where my husband and I accompanied my son, and the ring bearer and groomsmen arrived...


This stone pathway was the entryway to the backyard and was romantically lit with tiki lights at night...


The bride and her parents, as well the the bridesmaids and flower girls used the lower doorway, surrounded by ferns and flowers...


The day was hot and humid, but there was shade from the oaks above...


and this table (I hadn't finished this area when I took photos) was set up with programs done on paper fans and the tub was filled with ice and bottled water for the guests...


It was a beautiful and VERY happy day for both families~ most of the participants are pretty private about the photos, but hopefully I can find a few pics from the wedding which I can share.  But I hope you will enjoy seeing this glimpse of the setting!  I'm looking forward to relaxing a little now and stopping by to visit your blogs, and getting caught up on what's been happening in your lives, too!
Until next time...
Linda

34 comments

  1. Hi Linda,
    Your place looks wonderful! What a beautiful setting for your son's wedding! Congrats! I bet you are glad it's over and you can catch your breath:) The flowers looked amazing, lots of great touches everywhere. Now take a break!!

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  2. Wow, Linda,
    It all looks so gorgeous!! So breathtaking and I'm so happy that you all had a wonderful time...that is such a blessing and I bet you can't wait to relax!
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xox

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  3. What a lovely setting for a beautiful day. You deserve a nice rest now!

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  4. Hi Linda, I've been wondering how things were going and if we would get to see some wedding photos! It looks like it was a lovely day and ceremony!

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  5. I know you did it up beautifully for them, Linda! I'm sure it was a ton of work, but so worthwhile for the wonderful memories. I hope someone took some pictures of you. I bet you looked beautiful. Welcome back!

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  6. Dear Linda,
    such beautifull surroundings for this wedding, you made it look fantastic.
    I can see you all had a wonderfull day.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  7. beautiful touches everywhere! amazing that you had the energy to post after all the prep work involved in a wedding. i think i'd be exhausted.
    look forward to what pics you can share.
    judi ;)

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS Linda on your new daughter in law.... :o) !!

    What a BEAUTIFUL setting for a wedding....!!

    I understand if you can't post a heap of pics....I'll keep my fingers crossed you can find some non identifying ones to show us....!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah :o)

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  9. The perfect setting for a wedding! Oh my gosh, what a wonderful way to celebrate a marriage. It looks lovely.

    xo
    Claudia

    Congratulations to your son and his new wife.

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  10. A beautiful spot for a wedding. Congrats to the happy couple!

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  11. You are a super woman! To have accomplished creating such a beautiful setting for your son's wedding while being the perfect hostess! You must be breathing a huge sigh of relief! Now . . on to the next thing, right?

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  12. How special that your son and daughter-in-law started their married life by having their wedding at such a personal and beautiful location. Congratulations to everyone. Now you need to take a nap, I'm sure!

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  13. Linda, you all created such a dreamy atmosphere. What a delight! Happiness to all. ~ Angela

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  14. What a wonderful way to start off married life! Your lake house looks lovely and I'm sure the wedding was beautiful. Congratulations on a sweet success!

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  15. Everything looked just beautiful!
    What an exciting and blessed time for you. :-)

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  16. You all did such a great job creating such a beautiful setting for the wedding. All of your hard work really paid off. I'm sure the happy couple was very appreciative. Now...time to relax!
    Jane

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  17. Hi Linda, how lovely yet simple and not overdone in any way. I know it was all done with love. Thanks for sharing these images. olive♥

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  18. i love the brown satin . the flowers are wonderful, too! Lezlee

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  19. Looks like all your hard work paid off!! Everything looked wonderful and I can't wait to see more!!! SO happy for you and your family! Hugs, Julie

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  20. Wow Linda, what a labor of love. Those chair covers are making me long for a dark chocolate Godiva...delish! It all looks great!

    Jan

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  21. This is just a gorgeous setting! We'd all love to see photos, but I know some prefer the privacy. I know it was beautiful! I'm so glad that you'll be joining in for the VIF! Can't wait!
    xo,
    Debra

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  22. Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing setting for a very special wedding. Congratulations!

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  23. Oh Linda, It truly looked as thought the day could not be more perfect! I loved the set up and the black chairs looked so classy over looking the lake. Sounds like a great day, and I am happy it all went well. Can't wait to see more pics....now you can breathe easier. Debbie

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  24. What a beautiful setting. Your arbor is adorable. So fun to have the wedding in a place that means something to the bride and groom. Congratulations to the happy couple. Now it's time for you to relax and rejuvenate for a few days! Mimi

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  25. What a beautiful place for a wedding! I would far rather see people get married in nature's settings.
    Brenda

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  26. Thank you for the peek~ the perfect setting for a perfect day... so glad all went beautifully!
    Congratulations to all of you~
    Michelle

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  27. That looks so pretty. I think home weddings are that much more special and personalized. Glad you had a great day for it.

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  28. Hey Linda,
    You all did a beautiful job! What a magic moment!
    smiles, alice

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  29. Oh shoot, I posted a comment way back in an earlier post of yours, meaning to put it here!!! At any rate...SO glad you stopped by today, and now I have REfound your blog! I was missing it!!! I shall be back again soon. Loved the wedding pics....of the lake house. So personal and lovely.
    : ) Kris

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  30. Oh Linda! It looks like a wonderful wedding. The arbor is beautiful and like the natural colors they chose.
    Now sit and relax and enjoy your thoughts of how well everything went.
    KarenSue

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  31. Hi Linda,
    I'm still swooning over these pictures...they are breathtaking!! You have such flair!
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xox

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  32. Hello, Your pictures are just beautiful!
    What a wonderful place!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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