Monday, April 9, 2012

Wedding Weekend

I usually keep my posts focused on quilting things, but I just had to share a few snippets from this past Blessed Easter Weekend - not only did we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, but we celebrated the beginning of the new life together of our son, Rygh, and his beautiful bride, Lyn. It was truly a spectacular time!!

We traveled south about two hours through the Hill Country of Texas and saw a spectacular display of God's beauty with all the wonderful wildflowers! Pictures cannot capture the beauty!!

We were so blessed to be able to stay in a restored 1900 Farm House on the resort where the wedding was held. Mike and I shared the house with our two oldest daughters and their husbands and it was wonderful!

If you want to see more wonderful professional photos of this beautiful resort go here.

It was a new experience for me being the "mother of the groom", but I was so blessed this weekend. My oldest daughter and her husband were indispensable in the assistance for the rehearsal dinner! They helped make arrangements and then helped decorate. It was a wonderful evening, at a wonderful place, with a wonderful view of the river, with absolutely wonderful people!! Then all the kids made "un-decorating" a breeze!! Then our kids played chauffeur to us the rest of the weekend and drove us where ever we needed to be! Boy I was pampered!

I made my son's favorite chocolate cake for the event and since have found out that many friends and family call it their favorite now!

The beautiful Bride to be and her father!

The grandmother of the bride, my youngest daughter, Mollie, my second daughter, Mandie and her husband, Bobby!

This beautiful hankie was a gift to me from Lyn and it reads:
"Doniene, thank you for raising the man of my dreams. Lyn April 7, 2012"

You got it! The tears started rolling Friday night and pretty much went on all weekend! Now you see why I think my DIL is so very special!

The last photo for today is of Mike's boutonniere and my corsage. They are so beautiful!

I will post a few pictures of the actual wedding when I get them! Until then, Blessings to Ya'll!!!!


Janet O. said...

Oh, Doniene, what a wonderful way to spend the Easter weekend. Looks like a beautiful place for this special event. And your new DIL sounds like a keeper! Look forward to the wedding photos. : )

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful post! Loved every word. And I shared...a happy tear or two regarding the hanky that you will always cherish!

We raised two sons and we are blessed with 2 lovely daughter-in-laws. Now we have 6 grandchildren, 3boys and 3 girls all live close to us.

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Carolyn

Jeanneke said...

A sweet and lovely DIL for a sweet and wonderful Mother of The Groom!
What a fantastic Easter weekend you have had.


Aunt 'Reen said...

Everything looks so beautiful and what a truly blessed weekend indeed! Congratulations to you & your family!

Dawn said...

Fabulous!! Thank you for sharing such a heart felt and beautiful weekend with us. What a beautiful time you had. Congratualtions to the new married couple and to you gaining a new member of the family.
Really special :-)

Rhonda at Cobblestone Quilting said...

What a wonderful weekend from start to finish! I send my best wishes to the newlyweds for long and happy life together. Your pictures are wonderful!

Frances Leate said...

What a very special weekend for you and my best wishes to the happy couple. Take care.

Lori said...

What a special weekend! What a beautiful resort and it looks like it suites the event. Congrats!

Maureen said...

Sounds like a wonderful wedding. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sue said...

Congratulations to the happy couple, and the special gift from your DIL, WoW! tears of joy would have flowed from me too. The farmhouse looks like a great place to stay. Our daughter lives in Texas, and when we visit we would go to the beautiful Texas Hill country. I just loved the antique shops and the country side.
Looking forward to more pics.