Sunday, September 12, 2010

Garden Party

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.

The weather was perfect.

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 best things in Life are made from moments like these.

The enchantment, love, beauty, grace, elegance, joy, warmth of this day made memories to last a lifetime.

When children find true love, parents find true joy. Here's to your joy and ours, from this day forward.


  1. Aw, what a sweet post. it looks like a wonderful garden party and wedding. And I love the orange paper lanterns, of course.

  2. It must have been a wonderful party in this fantastic garden. And you write so lovely about your "new" family. I wish them all the luck and joy of the world.
    Kind regards

  3. This looks like it was a wonderful experience for all of you. Many best times together!


  4. What a lovely yard! Its a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. Even if they do their own gardening, its no small task to get everything in order for a wedding. It looks like even the weather cooperated!

  5. Anonymous3:30 PM

    I love the potted signs directing people, so cool and creative. Congrats on the wedding and you're lucky to have friends to lend such a beautiful garden to a special day.

  6. Congratulations to your whole family!

  7. What a heartfelt post. Congratulations to the happy couple. Balisha

  8. Thank you Monica! It was a sweet wedding. I figured you'd like the lanterns. They were on the bride's must-haves list. They were perfect.

    It was really wonderful Alex - the day had an enchanted quality about it. Thank you for your kind wishes.

    It was Eileen! Thank you!

    It was a perfect setting for a wedding Debbie. They worked very hard getting everything ready. We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather.

    They were really neat MBT! So much thoughtfulness and creativity went into those signs, and all the decorations. On the day of the wedding the signs were strategically placed along the road to help the guests find their way.

    Thank you Balisha!

  9. everything looked perfect - so glad it all went so well and was such a happy-making event.

  10. Excuse me but I thought I'd landed on Martha Stewart's website :-) Is there anything more intimate and beautiful than a wedding in your own garden? I think not.

    Warmest congratulations on joining up with a wonderful family. I feel the same ab out my kids parents-in-laws.

  11. What a perfect setting for a wedding! Love the landscape! Congrats to the couple and your growing family!

  12. Linda, Beautiful words and a lovely setting~Congrats to the bride and groom and their fantastic parents. Your fiends have a lovely setting for a wedding. gail

  13. Thank you Catmint - it was perfect!

    LOL Carolyn! I agree - the garden is a perfect wedding setting.

    I feel very fortunate having such wonderful in-laws. Happy for you that your kids in-laws are great too.

    Isn't it beautiful Dave! Thank you!

    Thank you Gail! I fell in love with their place. The Lawn Man predicted I would based on his earlier visit during the early planning stage.


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