Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My daughter's Wedding

What a way to start a blog! My daughter just got married last Sunday. The setting was beautiful, on Davis Island in Tampa, FL. Let me see if I can describe it. It is overlooking the water. The chairs were divided in 2 rows, the aisle lined with yellow rose balls. The string trio (oops did not capture the 3rd person) playing the music while the gazebo was standing in the front, dressed with yellow and white roses.

At some time, a Carnival cruise ship even sailed by. Behind the chairs is the veranda where the appetizers and cocktails were served before dinner. From the veranda, is a double door where we entered into a dining room with round tables dressed in white linens topped with black napkins and centerpieces with yellow roses. The bride picked yellow, black and gray for her wedding colors so you will see these colors repeatedly. Shown below are the place cards and through the window, the dining room is peeking.

The groom to be and his men patiently and nervously waited while the father of the bride was 15 min. late. (First glitch...LOL) My son is the only brown one (Filipino) standing in the center.
The bride with mom (that's me!), and the maids of honor (bride's sister and daughter). Am I confusing you? This is her second marriage and hopefully the last.
And so the procession began! The 2 flower girls were so cute in their yellow outfits.

The coin bearer went on high gear and sprinted in, but where is his coin pillow?

The ring bearer, my grandbaby Brendan, would not walk so his mom, my daughter Tina, had to carry him. Good thing he is so adorable that he can get away with anything. LOL!

Here are the matron of honor, maid of honor and bridesmaids. Can you believe my 10 year old granddaughter was a maid of honor? LOL! It was her request.

The newlyweds look happy!

My sweet granddaughter was having mixed emotions.

My daughter in law and 2 daughters had a great time. They look drunk too! LOL

Our 2 youngest grandkids, Zoe and Brendan were as happy as they could be. Aren't they precious?

In spite of a few glitches, which actually started at the rehearsal dinner (Ruby Tuesday forgot to cook the food but they rushed when the groom to be got there to pick it up). As a consolation, they did not charge him anything. We were hungry but 50 people got to eat for free so it turned out alright.

Everybody at the reception had fun eating and dancing. The cake was beautiful and delicious and I thought the cake topper was really cute.

My daughter had the cake topper custom made with 4 figures on it: bride, groom, her daughter and their dog, a Jack Russell.

I think my daughter did a great job in planning this wedding. Everything was so beautiful and so organized. The glitches of course, were all beyond her control. BTW, did you like her gown? She bought the gown, just a simple satin gown and I manually added all the bling and beadings. We (I and my daughters) made all the party favors. I also created the bouquets and corsages but the bridal entourage did the table setting. I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures.


ann said...

I am delighted you joined blogland dear.This wedding was so beautiful.As is your gorgeous daughter.You have so much to offer the blogworld.Welcome...Ann

rochelle.jose said...

Very nice, Mom. This is the last wedding, I promise! LOL Love you!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, WELCOME TO BLOGLAND! Your blog looks beautiful, and the wedding is a great beginning (for the blog and for the beautiful couple!). You always take such wonderful pictures, and you will be the envy of blogland when you show all of your travel pictures. I can't wait to go on this adventure with you. (Oh, and thanks for mentioning me and my blog) I am adding you to my blog list right now. laurie

Linda said...

Thanks so much for visiting my new blog site. What a beautiful wedding and a perfect day!
Blessings, Linda

marty39 said...

Christine, the wedding was just beautiful. Your family is gorgeous also. I love your grandchildren, how cute they all are. The dress and the flowers turned out just lovely. You did a wonderful job. I know your daughter is happy. Congratulations. Hugs, Marty PS. I can't wait to see more on your blog, your pictures are always so interesting.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, Welcome to the world of blogging. The wedding was beautiful. What a beautiful day they had. The children are just adorable. And the bride and mother are beautiful..:-) You'll enjoy the adventure you're about to take..the world of blogging.. hugs ~lynne~

prof en retraite said...

Wow Christine! you don't mess around when you decide to start a blog!! It's gorgeous! The wedding looks like a perfect day! Your daughter's dress is beautiful! The babies are soooo cute! You did an amazing job on your flowers. Incredible! But we would expect nothing less from our Christine! Hugs and congrats...Debbie

Kathysue said...

Christine,You just keep impressing the heck out of me.I just can't believe how you tryy so many new things and you are just good at all of them,the latest being this blog. How fun for us to share in your adventures and creativity. The wedding was beautiful I love the flower balls and the bright pop of yellow looks amazing with the grey.Great Job and another wonderful example of your talents and By the Way YOU are GORGEOUS!!!! Hugs, Kathysue

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Christine, I am so glad you are here. You're right. What a way to start a blog. The wedding was beautiful. You have a beautiful family. I can see where they get their good looks! Thanks for sharing!

Your blog is beautiful! I love your header!
Hugs, Terrie

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Christine what a beautiful family you have! You look waaayyyy too young to be a grandma. LOL What a perfect setting for a wedding. I am so happy to see you joining blogland. Have fun! Blessings, Barb

Tootsie said...

I did not know you had a blog! good for you. Thanks for the is my first day completley out of bed....thanks for the wishes and the visit!

Happy To Be said...

Christine...first let me say a BIG WELCOME to blogland...girl you are going to just love it here..the wedding was beautiful as was your daughter and the dressed turned out just wonderful with all your beading..what a fun day you all blogging is very additing girl..good luck and its so nice to have you here..sure beats RMS all to H...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Christine, I can't believe this is your first post. It looks like you have been blogging forever. You are so clever with this computer stuff and you are certainly a natural with blogging. Your daughter's wedding is the perfect start. I love her colors and the rose balls are really gorgeous, did you create those yourself? Very, very creative. The more I know you the more I am impressed. I am starting to believe that you truly can do everything! Can't wait to see what you will do next. Love, Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Christine! Welcome to blogland. I'm thrilled that you started this, you always have such gorgeous pictures and interesting stories. What a beautiful spot for a wedding, and I love her color choices. And the flowers were just lovely. You have a beautiful family, and I agree you look WAY too young to be a grandmother! Happy bloggin to you! Kathy

Glenda said...

As usual I'm late to the party, but I made it. So glad that I found the link to your blog while I was trying to catch up with what everyone was doing. Christine, you are a lady with many talents, and if this is an example of what lies ahead, I'm buckling myself in for a wonderful adventure.

This was definitely a beautiful beginning to what is destined to be a wonderful marriage. Trials and tribulations are certain to come along, but when you can share a burden or problem, it makes it so much lighter and easier to handle. Congrats to the bride and groom and to the two families that have now blended.

Picket said...

Well lookie here at you girl!!!! WELCOME TO BLOGLAND SWEETIE!!!! You will love it here! It is so go to see another familar face from RMS...oh happy day...I will add you to my list so I can find my way back here! lol Congrats to your beautiful daughter..the wedding was beautiful..loved how your daughter had to carry the ring bearer! lol That's what makes memories so special. lol Thanks so much for coming by girl and letting me know you were here..have a great day my friend and welcome again!!!

xinex said...

Thank you so much for the nice welcome, Glenda. You aren't late since I just started the blog last night and I am so glad you found me. Your congratulatory note is so much appreciated too....Christine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Yea! Christine has a blog!!! :-) Welcome to blogland!!! You are gonna like it here! Your blog looks soooo pretty! The wedding was beautiful, Christine! I love the bride's dress...she did a wonderful job adding all the bling to's beautiful, as is she! Thanks for sharing all these great pics with us. :-) Susan

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Christine, :)
Welcome dear friend! I am so happy you joined Blogland! You will find it really fun and so welcoming. Yeah!
Great job on it all so far.
It looks lovely.

I see Congrats are in order! The wedding sure looked like a dream.
I wish them all the best in life.

Come and visit me anytime. You're always welcome! ~Melissa :)

Anonymous said...

I was reading some of the chatty posts and saw you have a blog...I couldn't resist following the link! You are one busy lady
The wedding turned out amazing and your family is beautiful... Im at work so I better go.
Love ya Athella

prairiedog said...

Hi Christine,I'm excited to see that you are starting a new adventure into blogland.I can see how addicting it can be,I have made only one post but I have been having fun reading others for now.Loved looking at the wedding pics and I will be looking again.The pomanders were gorgeous,that must have took alot of roses,did you make them?Your grandchildren looked so adorable,everyone looked great.Cake topper was so unique,so meaningful.Beautiful and great setting as well. hugs,cyndi

Tomarie said...

C~~One of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen! And I just love looking at the pics of the little ones! So cute!
Congrats again for jumping into blogland! L~

Queenie~ said...

Hey Xinex!
I saw your name and your beautiful face over at Terrie's Lil' Piece of, good to see you again! That is wonderful that you have a blog now...I will be coming over again soon...Your blog is beautiful...I decided to leave my comment at the very beginning...I didn't want to miss's so nice to see your family and what a beautiful wedding...I love seeing all of the places you've traveled....what a fun blog... Hope you have a beautiful day!
big hug,

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