Sunday, September 20, 2009

Oh what a beautiful Day

Yesterday was Bryce & Al son's wedding - two very special young adults in my life. I met Bryce 3 years ago at Nowra Players during the production on the Boyfriend & Alison I know through church and her grandparents (whom she lived with) live just around the corner from us. The wedding was held in the stunning garden of her grandparents home. What a glorious setting for a wedding. We were in a secluded area of the garden with an arch to the left which had a pond behind it, this is where Alison and her brides maids appeared through. The youth pastor at Bryce's church officiated the ceremony and he did a brilliant Job. Grandad read
1 Corinthians 13 (the LOVE passage) from the message (great easy to understand translation). Bryce & Alison wrote their own vows and they were just lovely. Alison is a very quiet talker and found it hard to do that in front of over 12o people but she did great. Bryce being a performer just put on the performance of his life BUT it was so from the heart, his voice started to quaver at the end, I had to get a tissue out.

Afternoon tea was lovely and there was so much. Bryce's had 2 best men and one of them gave the most amazing, thoughtful & funny speech, reflecting on their lives together from the age of 5 (they are 19 now).

Anyway as I don't have permission as yet to put up the wedding photos I thought I would show you a few pics without them in it for now.

Starting with me. I had my hair cut that morning and am experimenting with mineral makeup so i thought I would show a close up of me.

And a few of me in my glad rags, this is my party dress.

The gift I made for them. A table runner with 1 Corinthians 13 embroidered on it. I was very excited when that was the passage used. I am also planning of making a mini book with their wedding photos once i have some more and have them printed.

A close up of the beautiful, simple & elegant bouquet that Alison carried. Her BM's carried purply black lilies.

And during the speeches we had a visitor. Apparently Kingy visits the garden at 4pm each day. But was was so amazing that he accepted over 120 people and just hung around for his feed. Playing in hanging basket and having a fab time. Sorry the pics not to good.
Anyway that's it for now - I hope to be able to share some of the gorgeous photos I have of the new Mrs & Mrs Halliday once they return from their honeymoon.


barb's creations said...

It sounds like a beautiful day was had by all.You look lovely in your dress,very swish.I can't wait to see more photo's.keep us updated if you get permission to use them from the bride and groom :) Barb.

Donna said...

You look great with your new makeup and hair style. Like your dress, pretty.

Tozz said...

You look great Gail and have enjoyed looking at your pictures :) Glad the wedding went well too :)hugs

Melanie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day Gail, you look beautiful in your party dress.

clare's craftroom said...

Woo hoo Gail you look lovely ! Glad you had such a lovely day !

Bev C said...

Hello Gail,You look stunning in your makeup and lovely outfit. You made the couple a lovely gift.Happy days.

Gloria said...

Wow Gail you look Great! Pretty dress, glad all went well. Hope My DD's wedding goes well on Sat. too.

Diane H said...

The are lovely photos Gail. I am off to a 40th Birthday tomorrow so I will my daughter to take a photo of me and my hubby!
Thanks for the comment at Remember When

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there...I'm from the South Coast too...and I like books!!! Now I'll have to come back and check out the photos...Dzintra♥x

Rose-Anne said...

you look beautiful Gail-inside and outside of you.