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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Beach Wedding!...otherwise known as "Sometimes your kids can surprise you with a really great idea!"


We got home from our marvelous trips to Florida
and Savannah.

It took us 4 days of butt-numbing travel by car
to get back to the U.P. of

And, a fewdays later: my daughter called and told us
that her and her fiance
wanted to
move up their wedding.

They wanted to do an
"elopement ceremony"
rather than have a big wedding.

In two or three

They wanted a small, private
beach wedding.

that meant
we had to go BACK to Florida.

This time we went by plane.

And it was gorgeous.

Just perfect.

My daughter did not want her wedding pictures
on the blog.

But, she was fine with me posting the "no people"
wedding photos...

So, here goes!!:

The wedding arch.
I loved that you can see two chairs beyond the arch in this photo!:

They had a heart in the sand
where they stepped into to do their vows.

I thought it was such a cute idea.

Oops, So I broke the rules here
and DID show you the bride and groom!:
( I sure wish I could've been barefoot for MY wedding like they got to do!)

More decorations:

The walkway into the rest of their lives together:

When the guests arrived at the wedding, they were greeted by two signs.
This one told them to take off their shoes!  Loved it!:

The wedding was wonderful
and the day was gorgeous...
In the 80's with warm, balmy sea breezes.

It ended at sunset, as planned....

Sometimes your childrens' wisdom
surprises you.
But it always delights you.

We had a wonderful time of family love and happiness
which will remain in our memories
for the rest of our lives.
I got a new son-in-law in the family to love, too!
at midnight..
for you to send me your
FREE PHOTO CONTEST photo for this month.
The May 2011theme is:
"Something that Starts with an A"
Better get crackin'....
get it in, get 'er done!!!


Grandmother Mary said...

What a good idea and what a great start to their lives together. Lovely photos, especially of the sunset!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful wedding! Great idea too. Lucky you and lucky couple.

MadSnapper said...

I am speechless with wonder. the decorations are all so beautiful and sooooo creative. what a beautiful idea, i have seen weddings on the beach but they were just ON the beach, nothing like this. beautiful shots to remember years from now. what fun

Joanie said...


We have a wedding on July 2 and I'm certain my daughter will expect me to blog about it, with pictures!

DJan said...

How wonderful! I can almost feel that sand between my toes. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

Country Gal said...

Looks lovely ! Awesome photos.

Nat said...

A beautiful setting for a wonderful day! Congrats to the happy couple :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Now that was a wedding for sure..relaxed and fun, not all stuffy and expensive..congrats to you all! :)

Brian Miller said...

sigh, this is beautiful and the little kick off your heels circle and the heart...if i ever had it to do again i would def do it this way...

Jeanette said...

What a great place to have a wedding! Beautiful!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh wow,the whole event must have been spectacular.What a perfect setting to start their lives together.Wishing this couple much happiness and love.

Unknown said...

Oh, that looks like it must have been a lovely wedding!

Debbie Lo said...

Wow! The beach decor was really gorgeous! Loved the arch, heart area, walkway and the shells, starfish, etc. What a great idea! So glad you were able to get back down to FL and enjoy this special time with family. :-)

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful, from flowers to shells to sunset! Obviously the Florida beach weather is more predictable, and warm, than our here in the PNW.
Linda Reeder

Pat said...

That was a wonderful idea and what a beautiful setting for a wedding! Your pictures are beautiful! What kind of camera do you use and do you take photos on the "auto" setting or do you use the aperture and shutter speed settings?

Tracy said...

What a beautifully decorated wedding; just lovely and I know you were so proud. I truly wished I would have done that :)
thanks so much for the lovely scenes!

Bernie said...

Congratulations, everything looks beautiful for your daughter's wedding, so inviting. Love these pictures.....:-)Hugs

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Very nice, Joan. I know you are proud of your kids. We see weddings like this one on the beach at Ocean Isle in NC when we go there. SO pretty...

BUT--I'd want my pictures shared with the world. Why won't she share them? Bummer.

SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats to the newlyweds!
Now that's my idea of the perfect wedding, what a great way to start your lives together.

Oops! I will go right now and get a photo out to you. This month has gone by way too fast.

Shelley said...

such a beautiful setting to have a wedding! I loved your non-people photos - lol! Hope you're doing well!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Perfect! Beauty, originality, comfort, wit, and love. Sun, moon, sand, water. As I said, perfect.

CrazyCris said...

FELICIDADES to the happy couple!!! Tell them they have lovely feet! ;o)

Sounds like a beautiful way to get married... and seen from this side of the Atlantic it sounds like something out of the movies! :o)

Damn!!! I forgot to send in my A picture... oh well, twasn't that great anyways... Looking forward to finding out June's theme!!! Something with fire perhaps in honour of the misdummer? :p

J.J. in L.A. said...

Gorgeous pics! Especially the sunset. I've always said I don't want to get married, but if I did, I know exactly where. A nearby arboretum that has roaming peacocks.

I completely forgot about the photo contest this month. But unless you wanna see my backside, I had no 'A'. ; )

diane b said...

How lovely and simple, a wonderful idea. It is an idyllic scene. Congrats to all involved.

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