Between us, my Lawn Man and I have five adult daughters. When we met, his Oldest was away at college. During our first year together, his Youngest went away to school too. So my friendship with them has been mostly long-distance.
After the tragic passing of their beautiful mama when they were little babies, he raised his daughters on his own, with loving support from family and close friends.
Both girls are beautiful inside and out, and easy to love.
It's been a busy year for our family, with the Oldest and her College Sweetheart announcing their plans to marry.
The festivities were held in the garden of dear friends of the groom's parents. They were wonderful hosts. It was pure pleasure being in their company.
The gardener/host in this lovely place works with the groom's mother. Coincidentally, they design and maintain gardens for their living, just like me.
This was our table for the wedding feast. And I do mean feast - the food was extraordinary.
We had a wonderful time. Our garden party was a great success.
Every detail was beautifully realized.
This kind of joy is what life is all about.
What a privilege it is being part of this lovely family.
What a joy it has been getting to know the groom's family and friends.
The enchantment, love, beauty, grace, elegance, joy, warmth of this day made memories to last a lifetime.
The best things in Life are made from moments like these.
When children find true love, parents find true joy. Here's to your joy and ours, from this day forward.