Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tina and Scott's Wedding

Tina is the youngest among my children so she's always been the baby of the family. This was taken during her bridal shower.

It was an event so I might as well use this for my Sightseeing, events or shopping Saturday post too. But I originally thought about it when I was invited to join at for Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays . I had the photos all gathered up and ready because I intended to post them to link with Stephanie of" for her Wedding Blog Party but I did not have time because that was when the kids were over for a visit and I was extremely busy.

Tina and Scott's wedding definitely occurred before I started blogging. In fact, my very first blog in January of 2009 was about the wedding of my other daughter, Rochelle to Derek. So I am glad I got an opportunity to blog about Tina and Scott's wedding too. Someday, I will also blog about Jed and Becky's wedding.

Since the color motif of the wedding was champagne, chocolate brown and dusty rose (pink), I will also link with Beverly's Pink Saturday at

It all started with a proposal. Scott called Tina to meet him at the beach and when she got there, he kept leading her to a certain area of the beach and that's when she saw this, followed by an engagement ring. They have been classmates since elementary school and started going out in HS.

And so the busy preparation began. I still lived in Florida then and was working full time in a laboratory. But I would start working on wedding stuff before and after work. I sewed all 3 flower girl gowns from scratch. It always felt good after each project was brought to completion.
We bought a dozen black lanterns and painted them champagne. And then I embellished them with ribbons, pearls, flowers and a wedding ring. Sorry I cannot find a picture of a completed one. These were used as centerpieces alternatively with tall vases with flowers.
I found a plain birdcage at Joann Fabrics and I painted it champagne. Then, I embellished it with bows, ribbons, pearls, pink roses and doves.

I created all the corsages, bouquets, boutonnieres and flower girl baskets. Tina wanted something very simple but she wanted the handle decorated with Swavorski crystals. And her wish was my command! We ordered all the flowers from a flower shop. I think we paid about $300 and that included all the flowers for the church and reception too.

The shoes.

I also made head dresses for the flower girls. Here's AJ trying hers out. I bought plain baskets and covered them with pleated satin and added bows and flowers and strings of flowing ribbons. I found beige Battenburg lace doillies in Grand Cayman, bought them and used them to adorn the ring and coin pillows.

The little one would not wear her headdress, lol.

Here comes the bride!

I also made her veil, just aded pearls along the edges and gathered it on top and sewed the headband. She just wanted something simple.

The newlyweds with their grandmas and grandpa.

The wedding attendants!

Posing with Calvin, their late beloved dog in a bowtie.

Again, the couple with the attendants.

At the reception entrance.

Tina wanted the reception with a water view so we had it at the Rusty Pelican on Tampa Bay.

For the centerpieces, we alternated the lanterns with tall vases with flowers, mostly roses, which I also put together. And do you notice the party favors? I also created them, all 250 of them. They are champagne votive candle holders filled with shortbread cookies, the individually wrapped ones they give out in airplanes, wrapped in brown tulle and then tied with dusty rose personalized ribbons. I think I also added pink roses in the center. I cannot remember nor can tell from the pictures.

The bride with her brother and sister. I am very happy because the three of them are all very close to one another.

The couple with the bride's mom.

Note to myself: Never have my hair done again. I hated it!! LOL!

All my 7 close friends from College attended all the way from Canada, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Missouri.

the wedding cake

And here is the happy couple now with their 2 sons and 1 more coming (hopefully a daughter, but a son will be much welcomed with open arms too).

When I think about it now, I do not know how I was able to accomplish everything I did especially because I was working full time. The wedding was really beautiful and so perfect and it was worth all the hard work.

I don't work now and I cannot even finish everything I want to do at home, lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by and thanks to our hostesses!


laxsupermom said...

You are amazing! The wedding was just gorgeous as was the bride! The flower girl dresses were just darling! You did a phenomenal job with absolutely everything. You are one incredibly talented dynamo! Thanks for sharing and for linking up to my party.

Blondie's Journal said...

I agree that you are amazing, making the dresses and veil and flowers and favors...I almost thought you were going to say you made the cake!! Everything is so pretty, but no one prettier than the bride. How lovely she looked. And what a wonderful storybook wedding!!


Poppy said...

Oh my gosh, Christine! this is simply beautiful! the flower girl dresses,the bouquet and the veil everything looks so gorgeous and made so lovingly.Your daughter is so pretty and she has a beautiful family now. Thanks for sharing with us.~Poppy


I am very impressed of all the wonderful work you've done for your precious daughter's wedding, from the flower girls dresses to all the flowers and veil!! WOW, WOW, WOW!! You're very talented Christine! Your daughter and you are sooo very pretty, you looked gorgeous, only we're never happy with what we do to ourselves...but when my Alexandra gets married, I will not put my hair up!! Thank you for sharing such a fabulous wedding and congrats on the new baby to come...hope it's a girl, mama always needs a girl! Luv ya! Faby

Loretta said...

This is such a lovely wedding! The bride is sooo pretty! And I love the bouquet. What a cute little flower girl! Beautiful, beautiful!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Christine, your daughter was a beautiful bride! What lovely photos ~ I know you will treasure them forever! I don't know how you made all those beautiful dresses, flowers, etc and worked full time! You are amazing!

Traci said...

Everything was so pretty. You're incredibly talented!

Sonya said...

Cristine parabéns!
O casamento de sua filha ficou fantástico!
Você foi muito cuidadosa com cada detalhe do casamento e o resultado foi excelente.
Querida te desejo uma ótima noite.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Just gorgeous Christine. Tina looks like you a lot. I loved her dress too!

Laura Wilkerson said...

Everything is so pretty and what a perfect location! Florida!!!! I've coordinated weddings for years and now am doing my oldest daughters and it's def a challenge but gonna be well worth it and you did a beautiful job.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Christine!
You are one amazingly talented woman! Those dresses and the flowers and the headpieces, you really do good work!
I am flabberghasted, this is amazing!
And your hair looks darling in that pic and your daughter is a gorgeous bride!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Christine you constantly amaze me! Your energy levels must be through the roof! It was a beautiful wedding and such a beautiful family too. I loved the very real shot of the children sitting on the steps. That is adorable!

Janie's World said...

Wow! You are a devoted mom. That is so much to do even when you don't work full time, but I know it filled your heart with gladness. You have such a big, close and loving family, you are truly blessed.

Marie said...

Oh my goodness Christine! TIna is sooo beautiful in her wedding gown. Wow, the wedding looked like it was so amazing. Congratulations to the bride and groom and for you who did a great job planning I'm sure. Have a great weekend my friend! Time for some R&R.

Olive Cooper said...

That was a gorgeous wedding and just look at them now! Such a sweet family you have. What a treasure trove of memories you have. Wishing you a splendid weekend! ♥O

Dolores said...

Wow, everything is gorgeous, and such a handsome couple! Your daughter .....your whole family is so beautiful.... you are blessed!

It's so sweet to see the wedding pictures and the family now..... Beautiful!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your daughter is a beautiful bride. It was an amazing wedding!

Entertaining Women said...

I love weddings, too! Working with KC on her wedding in 2003 was such fun. I love all the personal touches that you added. She was a gorgeous bride. Thanks for the invitation the the marriage revisited. Cherry Kay

Mary Ellen said...

What a beautiful wedding Christine and what beautiful children you have!! You are so blessed!

Rebecca said...

How absolutely lovely. Gorgeous wedding. Beautiful family!

Happy Pink Saturday~


Debbie said...

Well, I just left a comment only to be google- bumped. I'll try again.

I think it was all absolutely beautiful from the dress to the veil to the the flowers to the cake, and that the bridal couple was (and still is) a stunning couple as well.

And I don't know why you don't like your hair like that. I think you looked wonderful!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my goodness!!! I agree- I don't know how you did all that and was working full time!!! Your daughter was a beautiful, beautiful bride and everyone looked picture perfect! What wonderful photos! (You looked great too!) ...and what a beautiful family they are now-love the current family photo.

Blessings & Aloha!
& again...Thank you for your lovely visit and sweet comment.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what a beautiful wedding, Christine! I love the bouquet and the bride is so very lovely! You looked lovely yourself! Thanks for sharing this special day with us and Happy Pink Saturday. Enjoy your weekend.


Pat said...

Beautiful bride, beautiful wedding celebration. I especially love the picture of the children all dressed up in their wedding clothes!

Mary said...

It was certainly a lovely wedding for a beautiful bride. You did a fantastic job. The veil is gorgeous and the children look very sweet. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Queenie said...

The wedding pictures are so beautiful Christine! Loved seeing all of them and all of your creative and beautiful talents at work....loved all of your ideas...everything was perfect :)
Loved your hair too :) Thanks for sharing them...
Big hugs,
P.S. My son and his fiance's wedding was supposed to be at the later part of June but it was postponed because of some unexpected changes in the wedding location they were going to have the wedding at....and now they are still trying to get a location for the wedding reserved and are still trying to get things to come together before it can actually happen. No future date is set yet, but I'm confident that it will one day come together...I'm so looking forward to that day....I know it's gonna be special :)

Marydon said...

One pink word ~ AWESOME, Xinex!!

Have a lovely PS week ~

Mimi said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!Spain was so beautiful, although we live in a desert community so it was NOT our favorite city, we prefer to see lush green mountains and lakes then a dry more Desert Mediterean look. I loved your PINK post, your daughter's wedding was beautiful.
You are a Blessed grandma!!!

baquilter said...

What lovely photos of a beautiful day and the photo of their family was wonderful!

I'm so glad to know that the Rusty Pelican is still there since we haven't been there since 1977 - but remember the food and the views!

Visiting from Pink Saturday.


Sarah said...

Christine, it's fun to see these wedding photos. What a perfect Pink Saturday post! Happy weekend. ~ sarah

bj said...

Oh, Christiney...she is the most beautiful bride and the something out of a movie.
Just stunning and I can see everyone had a wonderful time. Sooo nice.
xoxoxo bj

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful wedding! Every detail is just gorgeous -- beautiful bride and a lovely family -- wonderful memories for you all -- I know you're proud.

Marlis said...

And you are an accomplished seamstress! Beautiful dresses. OMGoodness. so beautiful. What a gorgeous family you have. We just found out that we are having granddaughter #3 - all from our eldest! Every detail was perfect, think of the warm and lovely memories you created for them. Many blessings, marlis

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I think I remember "hearing" about this in emails ~ you are absolutely amazing! What a beautiful wedding that was. The tiny, beautiful bride and the tall, handsome groom make such a beautiful couple. Those little pink dresses with the brown waistband are so gorgeous, and the reception looks amazing! I'm sure your batteries haven't run down as much as you think they have. You are still going strong. (and look how young AJ was!) laurie

LDH said...

I just love this post! Every photo is filled with love and beauty! You sure did a great job making the little dresses and so many other aspects of this special day! A joy stopping by to visit and enjoy this post!

Kindly, Lorraine

Richard Cottrell said...

Beautiful bride, mother, and wedding. You added so much to the decorations. The lanterns were a fun and good ideal. I loved the flowers the girls carried, and the little baskets. Great job. You should be proud. Richard at My Old Historic House

Sherry said...

Oh my Christine,
This was gorgeous! I love the colors, roses, lanterns, and crystals. You did such a wonderful job on all you contributed. I can't believe the flowers were so affordable! That was where all my dollars went in my wedding. How beautiful it all was. your daughter was lovely too. Thanks for showing us!

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Oh, honey, you're just amazing! I didn't realize you could sew too! The little pink dresses are darling and what a lovely wedding! Your daughter looks just like you and what a beautiful bride she made! What a beautiful family they are and I wish them the best on their new little addition coming!
I've missed visiting you!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diann said...

What a beautiful wedding Christine! And your daughter is just stunning!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Great post I really enjoyed it with happy heartily emotions... You did all that hard work because of your love to your daughter....Love is the key for everything... its beautiful... everything from bride to dress, from cake to reception... from party to bouquet ... everythinf is perfect and gorgeous .. And yes the most perfect are YOUR LITTLE DARLING GRAND SON:)...
Wish her new baby happy and healthy...
Visit me when you can

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a sweet way to propose. Those dresses are so pretty, I can't believe you made them. Tina was/is a beautiful bride. What a lovely wedding they had. Absolutely beautiful. Scott is so tall!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful day in your life.

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