Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Wedding in the Family



Last weekend family and friends from three continents gathered at the Chicago area's Morton Arboretum to celebrate the wedding of our middle daughter.  The day dawned rainy and overcast.  And then the sun came out.


The day before the wedding was a busy one, spent playing with succulents and flowers,


making boutonnières,


a corsage,   


and the Bride's bouquet. 


Her bouquet was made with a dozen roses, 17 hand-wired and wrapped succulents, orchids, baby's breath, and statice, all hand-tied, wrapped in ribbon, finished with an ivory bow, and blessed with a mother's love.


Rain and clouds, sun and warm breezes, family and close friends - it was an entirely beautiful day - one we'll remember with great fondness and joy.


It is written, when children find true love, parents find true joy. Here's to your joy and ours from this day forward. -Unknown

24 comments:

  1. Congrats to the happy couple, and to you for making such wonderful arrangements. Love the succulents.

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    1. Thank you Monica! It was fun, and a little nerve-wracking making them, and I'm glad I did it. Never would have thought of succulents for bridal bouquets, but that's what she wanted. I found they're becoming very popular for weddings.

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  2. Congratulations. The Morton Arboretum must have been an wonderful location for the festivities. I go to the Chicago Botanic Garden and it is very popular for weddings.

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    1. Thank you, Gardeninacity! Both the arboretum and CBG are gorgeous spots for weddings.

      It's fun visiting CBG on the weekend and seeing the bridal parties out in the gardens - so many beautiful backdrops for memorable photos. One of the things I enjoyed about the arboretum was having such a lovely, more secluded, intimate spot.

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  3. How delightful~congrats to the happy couple and her parents! The flower arrangements are stunning! xogail

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    1. Thank you, Gail! It was indeed delightful, especially the warmth, genuine love and affection between our bride and groom, and everyone attending the wedding.

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  4. It is so wonderful to see your children happy, I love that quote. What an unusual bouquet and so pretty!

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    1. Very true - few things in life bring more joy than seeing your children happy. Thank you, AfricanAussie!

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  5. Love the flower arrangements! Congrats to the new couple!

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  6. wow!! very stunning bouquet arrangements.

    Outdoor Wedding Venues

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  7. Congratulations to your daughter and her husband! I love the bride bouquet, nice idea is; roses with succulents.

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  8. Huuu, what a beautiful bride! Congratulations to your daughter from over the pond too. The bouquet look gorgeous!
    Alex

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    1. Thank you, Alex! She did look very beautiful!

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  9. Congratulations to the happy couple! And to you, too, Linda; I know you must be very proud. The bouquet is beautiful, and what a lovely place for a wedding. May the sun continue to shine on them both.

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    1. Thank you, Rose! I'm very proud of them both, and so happy for them. The arboretum was wonderful.

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  10. What a great day, love the colors and textures of the flowers. They look like they compliment her beautiful dress.

    Eileen

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    1. It was a wonderful day, Eileen! I loved the dress - simple, and very elegant.

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  11. I loved the flowers.How clever to use succulents.The setting must have been beautiful.I especially love the picture of the happy couple. So happy for all of you.
    Balisha

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    1. Thank you Balisha! It was beautiful at the arboretum!

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  12. Beautiful! What fun. Congrats to all.

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