Wednesday, December 17, 2008

looong silence

Hello all.

I really am here despite the lapse in posting. We're busy with Christmas preparations, extra church goings-on, and school programs.
Our oldest son Adam and his fiancee Emily, who had not yet set a date, came to us recently and said that February 12 will be the big day. Ever since we've been rather awash in wedding preparations. Although they want a very small private wedding it still requires a certain amount of forethought. They've asked for my help in planning this event, which pleases me, but I'm trying to go softly and not impose my will on them. So far we've accomplished the following:
One bridal gown, to be accented with a thin red silk ribbon around the lower edge of the bodice
One tuxedo, except with this vest:
Invitations/announcements
Wedding cake.

And a partridge in a pear tree. They've obviously chosen red as their wedding color so Emily's thinking about possibly red lilies for her bouquet. Although the wedding will be just for family and close friends they will have a reception a day or two later and invite a wider group of people. I must say, small weddings and a couple who doesn't have a lot of high-falutin' ideas certainly make for a less expensive proposition. And they're getting just what they want, besides.

Hope all is well with my readers.

9 comments:

Genie said...

Happy Christmas Wishes from Devon
the wedding Clothes are looking good , alls well here in England

Aussie Jo said...

This is going to be one gorgeous wedding, and what a wonderful forward thinking couple.

Maureen said...

Good to see you back Sue, beginning to think you were languishing on a beach in Hawaii ???? - as Jean says lovley wedding clothes - and that cake , beautiful!

Cathi said...

Looks like it will be a simple and elegant wedding, beautiful!

Julie said...

No wonder you've been quiet! Your son and his bride will look wonderful and I love the cake. A small wedding is lovely, so much less pressure than a big event.

Hope you enjoy the festive season and have a very Happy Christmas.

Moogsmum said...

The wedding is going to be beautiful and so special because they are doing it their own way. Beautiful dress!!

xxx

CG said...

Sounds wonderful!! Wish I could take the photos!!

Yummers! said...

I can't imagine anything more beautiful than a red and white wedding. I'd have everything red and white if I could. My favorite color combination.

Her dress is so simple and elegant... love it!
Joni

Kate said...

Lovely. And how refreshing when the marriage is more important than the wedding, which it obviously is to the happy couple!
It was the same for Phil and I, and we have just had our 16th anniversary, so I think it's a great foundation for a marriage.
Lots of love to you all (and love the red!) xx