January 13, 2011

three guesses

I have news.

Big news.

Good news.

Actually, it's about the best possible news, and I'm going to let you guess what it is.

(It won't be hard, I promise.)

Here's a hint....


(photo by Suzi Q via Style Me Pretty)


Another hint....





And, one more....if you need it.




(All gorgeous inspiration boards from Magnolia Rouge)


Now, pop over here, and the story will be complete.

But hurry back, because my friends....we need to talk.


It's true. There's a wedding on the horizon.

My first born is going to be my first married!

Can I get a squeal of delight from my invisible friends?

My boy has found his girl.

She's perfect for him.

She's perfect for our family.

I can't imagine anything more fulfilling as a mom. To watch my son get ready to start his very own family with the girl of his dreams....what could possibly be better.


But wait! There's more.

The wedding is going to take place this summer, right here at the farm. A small family wedding by the pond.

(Feel free to squeal once again.)


I absolutely can't wait to see what they come up with for their special day. I can't wait to do my part to make their dream wedding become a reality. I'm ready to be their worker bee.

One thing I know for sure...the Bride has fabulous taste. I've seen The Dress and it's gorgeous. We've chatted about colors and flowers, cakes and decorations. This girl knows what she likes and it's going to be beautiful.

Oh, and all these dreamy photos? They are just the things that caught my eye whilst perusing a few of the many gorgeous wedding blogs out there. Wedding trends have certainly changed since I got married many, many years ago, and all for the better as far as I'm concerned.

My friend Jen brought this next group of photos to my attention a long time ago. My reaction when I saw them? I told her I was headed to the courthouse to divorce my husband just so we could get married again.



(Photos from the Style Me Pretty blog.)

But, the things that catch my eye? They're not important.

This day is theirs.

And boy, is it going to be fun!

108 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!!! Meadowbrook Farm is the PERFECT place for a wedding. Hope you have much joy and fun in the preparations. The inspiration boards are F A B U L O U S!

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  2. Oh how fun! Congratulations! I know you will put on one fabulous occasion! Check out the post I just did last week. It was of my niece's wedding in Sept. and I really think it could have made a magazine shoot. She had a lot of neat ideas.

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  3. Ok, normally I just lurk here, but what could be more perfect then a wedding on Meadowbrook Farm!?!?! SQUEEEEEEE!
    can't wait!

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  4. Congratulations! Meadowbrook Farm is the absolute perfect place for a wedding!

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  5. Girl - I'm up in the library, trying NOT to squeal! I am so anxious to see the fabulousity that is going to be this wedding. Wonder who the photographer will be? Hmmmm.....I have a feeling this wedding might be in Country Living. For reals.

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  6. How exciting! Congrats! And a big WHEW WHO!!! Can't wait to see the wedding on the Farm. Will be absolutely fabulous I'm sure...

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  7. So excited for you!! Having been through two son's weddings..it's so much fun!! Your pics of them are just great!! Love the one over the brook and with them sitting on the fence!! They are an adorable couple...have so much fun planning!!!

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  8. Congrats on the upcoming wedding at your farm...how special. My first born is getting married too (July 23)...also our first child to get married...we can both enjoy this ride together:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Wow! Congratulations! It will certainly be a beautiful wedding at the farm! My only hope would be that YOU would be taking the photos. But as the mother of the groom, I think you will have your hands full. I am sure you will fit in some photo ops though. I can't wait to see all the preparations through the lens of your camera. Again, Congrats!

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  10. {{squeeling}} i am so excited for your son. your family. you as a mother. how does it feel. there is a new woman in the family. having 3 boys of my own i am very nervous about the day they choose "the one" to be a part of their lives. congrats to your son and future daughter-in-law. i can't wait to see the pictures of what y'all came up with for the wedding.

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  11. How how WONDERFUL for your family :)
    Can't wait for pics on the process.

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  12. A big Congrats to the happy cute little couple!! Some how I knew this was coming. They just looked absolutely perfect together. And to have the wedding at the farm is just the absolute best! I'm so squealing for you right now!!!
    xxxx

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  13. I am squeeling for you and for them! Love is what it is all about and I am so thrilled you think so much of her. Being married on the farm will just be icing on the cake. This is just great news!!!!!!!
    Annette

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  14. Yee- ha your farm is the perfect place for nuptials!! My middle daughter got married a little chapel and then had her reception here at home. It was my fav of all 3 daughters weddings! You will have a blast planning it. You are right the marriage is the important part, though and I am sure they will be blessed!
    You know what the greatest part of married kids is... grand kids!! Good times a comin" girl!!

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  15. Oh how fun!!! Weddings are so magical..especially with a home-y feeling.

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  16. Perfect place. I love it. What a wonderful day for you. Congratulations.
    Seattle Homes For Sale

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  17. Congratulations to your son and his girl! And of course, to mom, too! It's going to be fun!!!!

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  18. Aw, yay, congratulations!! :) How exciting! I can't wait to follow along and see the beautiful day unfold at the farm. I can't think of a better place to marry... (And I haven't even been there or live there!!) I can only imagine the feeling you have as a mother of your boys.... It will give me a glimpse into my future with my three little boys. :)

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  19. Wow- this is wonderful news! Congratulations! Oh what fun you are going to have getting ready!!!

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  20. I can feel the love from here!! Congratulations!!..and I love all these images... especially the old truck with trailing cans and a declaration of JUST MARRIED.

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  21. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel!

    And if you really would like more squealers, I'd be happy to conference Silo in.

    I'm so happy for you AND I'm happy for that Lucky T - what a MIL she's landing! AND...your inspiration boards are a balm of sunshine for my cooped up, freezing cold day.

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  22. Congratulations! I have been Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom and I'm going to give you some advice someone gave me as Mother of the Groom. Your only role is to "Wear beige and Shut up"! It was actually good advice. You may be a good worker bee and the wedding may be taking place on your property but never forget that it's the bride's show. Your son is an important part but never forget, it's all about the bride. Good luck.

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  23. How exciting! There is something so special about helping to plan a wedding. I think it reminds us of the true meaning of young love and all the promise it holds for the future! Congratulations and best wishes to your son and his beautiful bride to be!

    Kat :)

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  24. Congrats!!! so exciting. I can't wait to see pictures. Dream location!!

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  25. Oh Teresa I am so excited!!! Congratulations to the bride and groom and congratulations to you and your hubby. I can’t imagine a more perfect location for a wedding than your farm. I can’t WAIT to see all the things she comes up with and you all put into place. I know the photos will be to die for too. Oh I’m excited!! :)

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  26. Awww, congats! My daughter is getting married in June so we (mostly she) have been making plans. I can't wait to see your son's wedding on your farm. Perfect spot! And isn't it so much fun looking at all the wedding and reception images/ideas!! :)

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  27. WOWSERS! What fun this is going to be, Teresa! For you and for us, as we get to watch! YEEHAW! Congratulations to the happy couple!
    XOXO
    Joni

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  28. I know I shouldn't be jealous, but oh to be able to have another wedding to my husband would be wonderful!! Even though we just got married last year! Congratulations!!!

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  29. yipee!!!! so excited for you and your future lucky daughter in law and all your family :)...can't wait to see those photos!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Congratulations! Looking forward to the pics.

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  31. Congratulations! I can't think of better news than a wedding, well except a baby I suppose!

    It's gonna be fabulous... I think we can all agree on that! With your place it will be a fairy tale wedding, I'm sure!! I can't wait to see everything, plans and results...

    ~Chris

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  32. Hooray!! How exciting for you & your family. I just love reading your posts and looking forward to the day I get to experience all these things too. I know I've said it before, but I felt it was worth repeating. There just aren't that many giddy parent blogs with children who are of the marrying age. You float my boat for many reasons, and I am sure your daughter in law feels the same way! Lucky girl

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  33. how exciting. it only took the first photo for me to know where this was headed. congrats to all of you. a wedding on your farm. perfection!!!!

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  34. Yay!! That is wonderful news! I can imagine how beautiful it's going to be! I would totally do my wedding over again way different too! Congrats to all!

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  35. Yippeeee! Congratulations! How fun! I have absolutely no doubt it's going to be a beeee-u-tiful wedding!
    You are going to be such a great mother-in-law, I'm sure of it. So sure of it that I'll be watching closely to take notes for the someday when this becomes my reality!

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  36. I can not wait to see this wedding!! I don't know what their taste is but this blog has some very cute ideas for summer weddings! I could spend hours digging through past post.
    http://www.whisperingpinescatalog.com/blogs/whispering-pines-wedding

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  37. Oh how exciting! And as soon as I saw it I said to myself - Oh, I HOPE it's at the farm!!! It will be wonderful. Congratulations and every happiness to the happy couple!!

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  38. Congrats on gaining a daughter! This will be so exciting to watch unfold. Between the bride-to-be's good taste, Meadowbrook Farm and mom-in-laws eye for beauty it should be fantastic!

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  39. Swoon and squeal at the same time! Oh, I've seen all the marvelous things they do now for weddings. Simply scrumptious things! Congratulations, MIL-To-Be!
    Brenda

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  40. CONGRATS! How awesome! I can't wait to follow along as the day gets closer! :)

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  41. Congrats! Could any news be lovlier?!

    Deborah :)

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  42. OMGOSH! Congrats to you and your family. SO AWESOME! YAHOOOO :)

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  43. Congratulations! It will be beautiful at your farm! My son too is getting married this summer! Wish we had a farm! The reception is going to be a little, quaint, old refurbished town hall which will be adorable. I'm lucky enough to be able to help my soon to be DIL with the plans! Yeah! You've probably found this sight already, but GreenWeddingShoes.com is a very inspiring sight... especially for farm, barn and backyard weddings! Can't wait to see pictures from yours!
    Laurie

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  44. Wow I am squealing and jumping for joy and only just started following you :) Oh how exciting, my son is 19 and I can't even think of him getting married yet? But when that day comes I hope he picks just the "perfect" girl for him, like your son has.
    Congrats once again.

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  45. Congratulations!!! It's always fun helping to plan a wedding especially when you love the Bride and Groom so much! I agree on the Wedding Decor changes, I only got married in 04' and I'm already asking for a 10 yr second wedding, that gives me another 4 years to plan for it.

    By the way just discovered your Blog thanks to Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality. Love it and look forward to seeing much more.

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  46. I usually don't post comments, but this is a very special occasion. I have know the bride to be for a couple few years now and When she called to tell me the news I was overwhelmed with joy for her. She told me about your blog and I haven't been able to stay away since :) Love the farm, love the pictures. And the wedding will no doubt be beautiful. Congrats! And the best of fun planning

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  47. Oh, I'm so excited for you! Those inspiration photos are amazing.

    Becca

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  48. Wonderful Bliss!
    Congratulations to you and yours!

    I'm sure the bride to be will have so much fun coming up with many beautiful ideas...and how romantic is it to be married on the homestead!

    I'm squealing with delight over your news and the presentation of this post!

    Ciao Bella!
    Creative Carmelina

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  49. Wow, I just happened upon your blog and couldn't believe this post and the pictures! My oldest son is getting married this summer at our home and I have looked at some of the same pictures. I know it is an exciting time. Congrats and I will be checking out post about the wedding plans, I will be making some on my blog too.

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  50. How fun!!!
    I can totally relate to visiting lots of wedding blogs...
    Our daughter was married last month and I think I spent more time on those sites than she did. LOL
    How wonderful to be able to host your son's wedding at the farm!!! Will look forward to hearing the plans and seeing the pictures :)

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  51. That's such great news for your family! Congrats!

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  52. Congratulations Teresa. A farm wedding sounds so perfect. Our son is getting married too, they have decided to get married next January 2012, so we are in the early planning stages. I bet it will be beautiful.

    xo
    LeAnn

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  53. Teresa, oh my! I am so excited for you and your son and his fiance! And it will be at Meadowbrook! AWESOME! The only bad part for me (and many others who will agree with me) is that we blogger friends are not personal friends who can be there to witness what will be a truly special and amazing wedding! But, I can't wait to go through this journey with you through your pictures and posts. Okay now I have to page up and see these pics cause I paged down so fast reading your words that I skipped through the pictures. Congratulations! Julie

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  54. My daughter is getting married in April... we can share squeels!

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  55. What pretty, fun pictures to pull inspiration from! What a blessing that they will have such a beautiful setting for their wedding! How exciting!! :)

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  56. Oh congrats, how fun!! A home wedding! I just know it will be beautiful. How great you get to be part of "styling" it!! ;-) I LOVE the last set of inspiration photos, too....might have to save that for my own files, LOL! I'm not giving up hope yet!!
    ~michelle~

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  57. warmest congratulations to the happy couple and your whole family. What a treat to have the celebration at your farm. So lovely.

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  58. Squeal!!! Congratulations! A summer wedding on your farm sounds gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see the pics!!!

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  59. Get the seeds and starting mix ordered! You're going to have to get that greenhouse filled with seedlings to spread gorgeous color all over that gorgeous farm! So happy for you! Have fun helping them carry out their plans!

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  60. Congratulations! And, before you said that we could squeal when you announced it will be at the farm, I said to my husband who I was reading the post to, "Sweet!", complete with a fist-pump in the air, b/c we all know what lovely pictures you will have for us!

    Congratulations to all the family!

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  61. Oh wow! So excited for all of you and I can't wait to see the photos. And yes, I think you should get a divorce just so you can get married all over again. What a great ida.

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  62. OH.... I squealed, alright.

    If it's held at your farm it will be beautiful, for sure. I can't wait to see these photos and to hear of all the details.

    Congratulations, to you and yours!

    BYW: these photo collections are beautifully breathtaking...I had to chuckle when you said about going to the courthouse to divorce only to get remarried... just for a wedding to look like "these". I can almost relate... to the sentiment. :) Very Beautiful.

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  63. First, SO happy that
    your d-i-l to be is
    a delightful addition.
    That is wonderful!
    I can only imagine how
    beautiful the day will
    be and how perfectly
    you will capture it with
    your amazing photos.
    There are so many many
    great options for couples
    getting married today to
    express themselves and to
    throw a fabulous party!
    Enjoy it all.
    xx Suzanne

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  64. Yiiiipeeeee! How exciting for you and your first born. And what a blessing she has such a creative soon to be mother-in-law who wants to be involved yet let her chose. I can't wait for you to post all about the wedding planning and the wedding as sure it will be gorgoues.

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  65. Soooo happy for you and your family, this will make winter fly by. Might I suggest a giant donut wedding cake?

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  66. YAY!!! I am squealing for you...and them...and loving the inspiration!

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  67. How exciting for all of you and congrats to the bride-&-groom to be! Your farm will be the most gorgeous backdrop imaginable. Is your head spinning with to-do lists yet? Personally, I think wedding planning is a lot of fun so hope you'll have a great time with it. Can't wait to see the details as they develop. xo T! -amy

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  68. OMG !!!! A wedding, what fun...how proud, how exciting, and on Meadowbrook Farm, what could be better !!!!!! Such an exciting moment, you will have such fun. I know it could only be BEAUTIFUL !!!! I can't wait!!!!! BIG SMILES, Linda

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  69. Teresa, what fabulous news, CONGRATULATIONS!!! And how lucky are you to be able to host and help plan the wedding. I can hardly wait to see what you and your future "DIL" come up with! Happy dreaming and planning, I know it will be amazing! xxoo Nan

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  70. What wonderful, incredible news! I am so excited for your whole family. I have three boys (8, 6 and 2), so I feel like you're living my future. :) I was just telling someone the other day that the first time a girl breaks any one of my boys' hearts, it's gonna be ugly. Ha!

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  71. Oh! How exciting - congratulations to all!
    What a perfect setting, beautiful couple and great photographer!

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  72. Congratulations! What fantastic pictures you got of them. I'm glad you made them stop "one more time." That last picture is awesome!!!

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  73. Wow - I thought you were going to tell us you were pregnant! I saw the first picture and figured it was a bouquet to hide a baby bump. Congratulations on your future mother-in-law status, and enjoy the planning!

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  74. Squealllll! How exciting, I loved those photos of your guy & his girl, they are so special. Congrats, I know you are gonna have some fun with this. We'll be watching all the details!

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  75. Squuueeeeeal! I saw the photos of your boy & his girl & so as soon as I saw this post, I knew... You're going to be a MIL! How exciting. My son, my oldest (16.5yrs.) is out on his first "real" date as I write this, and I was imagining what if this were "the one." Still a little odd for me to be thinking about it. I think I still have a few years! (gulp) Thanks for sharing the exciting news! ~Sally

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  76. Oh CONGRATULATIONS!! How exciting to not only be gaining a daughter-in-law but also to have their special day be at your home. I cannot wait to see the photos as the wedding draws near and to finally see the big day. Enjoy the planning!!

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  77. What fabulous fun! Weddings are great especially when they are your son's or daughter's! Enjoy every minute! My daughter was a planner and knew exactly what she wanted... it was an incredible day!

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  78. I'm squealing right along with you girl! I'm so happy that your boy has good taste. And that new daughter of yours is one of the luckiest people I've ever even heard of. Wish I had a mother-in-law half as awesome as you!

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  79. Ahhhh...SO exciting! And to have it right there at your beautiful home? It is going to be So pretty!

    ~ Now for those straws...I'm sure we could work something out to mail them, I will probably forget, so it is up to you to remind us :) We reopen the middle of march, so give us a call and we can work something out :) ~ Thanks for the interest!

    ~ Have a happy weekend!

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  80. You are getting a daughter in love!!! That is what my mother in law calls me. How fun to be able to have the wedding at your most wonderful home! Can't wait to see the beautiful couple as Mr. and Mrs......isn't romance soooo fun? :)

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  81. How exciting! Congratulations, those images were just breathtaking. How fun to be able to start planning a wedding for two people who you love! Can't wait to hear about the details as they unfold.
    Anyway I recieved a stylish blogger award and had to pass it on to 10 bloggers whose blogs I love...and one of them was yours! I love your blog....please take a look

    www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

    Enjoy this wonderful celebration!

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  82. Congratulations!! How exciting for all of you!

    www.thisoldshouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com

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  83. Someone please tell me why I am crying? These are happy times and I can feel how truly thrilled you are. Congratulations.. what a special time for a family.. Best Wishes, Vie

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  84. Aaaaagh!!! How exciting this is! I can't wait to see what the bride comes up with and how beautiful everything will be! Congratulations on gaining a daughter to that boy-filled house! :)

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  85. I am squealing!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see it. And you will be the most wonderful m-i-l ever! I'll bet you are going to be on a flower planting frenzy!

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  86. Yippee! What wonderful news and at a wonderful place! I am sure your garden is going to be beyond belief! Waiting patiently for the beautiful photos of the wedding! :)

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  87. Yipeeeeeeee! I will be here to help in any way! Best Wishes to All!

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  88. I knew it! As soon as I read the first line I knew (I'm squealing!) I could tell by the way you were gushing about her in your Kiss the Girl post that she was the perfect fit for your family (not that you had anything to say about it really.) I am so, so happy for you (oh, and them too!) That's great news. :)

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  89. I’m a new follower to your blog and just love it. Congratulations to being a new Mom-in-Law!!
    I’m contacting you to tell you I have an award to pass along to you. It’s the Stylish Blogger Award and I think your blog is very deserving!
    Love the vibrant, cheery colors you always use. The photos are spectacular and content always fresh and inspiring.
    I hope you will pop over to our blog (Sall’s country life.blogspot.com) to accept this award.
    Congratulations!
    Lisa Sall

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  90. A wedding at Meadowbrook Farm...how perfect is that and to have it be your first born only makes it that much more special. You are so right about the choices our children make in their mates. It is a true answer to prayer that he found THE one...his future bride will also be the mother of your future grandchildren which adds even more thanksgiving that she is so special. Congratulations. I'm sure you can't wait for the snow to melt to get started.

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  91. I'm squealing along with you! How exciting. When I saw them together in the previous post I thought she must be prettty special to be bringing home to meet the family.

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  92. Oh, lovely! Beautiful, beautiful pictures.:-) Stina

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  93. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I have linked to you in this little blog award thing. Stop by and check it out sometimes when you have time. That's on my "Dutch"ess of Deerfield blog BTW. :)

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  94. Congratulations to your whole family. You can bet that we will all be waiting impatiently for pictures of this wedding. No doubt it'll be picture perfect!

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  95. My first visit and such awesome news! I can tell that it will be perfect! I really loved planning my daughter's wedding and it was across the country. With such a lovely spot and such amazing blog inspiration the wedding will be a treasure! Relish every moment.

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  96. Thank you. I'm happy for your comment.:-) Hug Stina

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  97. My goodness, what a beautiful blog. At first I thought it was you getting married and I thought it was lovely, but when you said it was your son I almost cried... I have two boy, a long way off marriage yet at 3 and 5, but it makes me want to cry just contemplating it.

    Congratulations!

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  98. How PERFECT~ Congratulations to ALL!!!! What a wonderful family celebration on the farm. I'm eager to see more pics. Now it's time for me to say "told you so!" When I saw that special guest room all staged w/darling baby boy pics, I just *knew* she'd want to be part of your magic FOREVER. Enjoy!
    xo
    Leslie

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  99. I'm ready for the wedding~ When is it? Lol!

    Just Beautiful,

    Valerie
    www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

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  100. I know you have wedding plans buzzing around your head right now, but I've got a question JUST FOR YOU. You have a lot of planted plants (I know. Anxious for a small sign of spring.) in metal buckets. How do you avoid root rot? Do you insert a teracota pot inside? Drill holes to allow drainage (but it still seems too soggy)? Would love your expertise. Love to hear from you at angilee74@rocketmail.com and then you can get back to your plans.

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  101. Wow congratulations! It is so nice when our children's pick for a spouse is one that is so right for them.It sounds like the wedding is going to be wonderful!I am new to your blog and so enjoying reading all of the posts.

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  102. Aw, how fun. We just finished having a backyard wedding reception ourselves. The planning of it with my daughter was the most fun I've had in a long time. She wanted everything Vintage.
    Good luck...and have fun! : )

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  103. I'm so happy for you! My son's wedding last summer to his beautiful bride Amy was one of the happiest days of my life! Treasure every moment- especially the mother/son dance...

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  104. awe.some!!! I love weddings!! I love, love, love the new wedding colors and trends & styles. I told one of my friends that I want to have a 2nd wedding to hubby, lol, just so I can wear a different style of dress, get married in a different place, and make different types of decorations! LOL!

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  105. I love weddings.. especially farmhouse/country ones!! :D

    I can't wait for photos :)

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