August 3, 2011

the big day

The knot is tied.

The deal is sealed.

The relationship status on two Facebook accounts has been changed.

It was beyond perfect.

While I happily played the part of mother of the groom for most of the festivities, I did manage to get my camera out here and there to capture a few moments of the big day.


The goat cart wedding altar....


The happy couple....


A beautiful wedding party....


The handsomest groom on the planet.....


All my fellas.....


The gorgeous, gorgeous bride and pretty blue flowers......

It was the wedding they dreamed about.

The weather was perfect, the food was amazing, and we even had our very own wedding crashers. Every wedding needs some crashers, right?


We met wonderful new friends and family, and every last one of them is a keeper.

Good, good people.


It was a whirlwind, and I'm pretty sure there were a good three days where I didn't speak a coherent sentence, but we all had the time of our lives.


The bride and groom say it was all they hoped for, and what can be better than that?


Nothing could possibly be better than that.

(A good percentage of these photos were hijacked over the shoulder of the wonderful wedding photographer. She was kind enough to say she didn't mind and I tried not to be too obnoxious. Her work is beautiful and we all can't wait to see how she captured the day.)

89 comments:

  1. HI there, Simply incredible!!! The couple are so happy and beautiful and the backdrop scenery was gorgeous. May this be the first of many many joy filled years for them and the entire family.

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  2. So, so beautiful. Very happy for you and yours!

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  3. How beautiful! Congratulations to the happy couple!

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  4. Breathtaking! The bride, the groom, the flowers, the location...everything! What an absolutely perfect day! Many Blessings on the new couple.
    And I perfectly understand and relate to the comment about not speaking a coherent sentence for days! :)

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  5. Beautiful Teresa! I love the casual photo of them in the chairs at the pond, with sunglasses no less! So happy the day turned out as everyone planned.

    ~Chris

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  6. Teresa,

    Congrats to your son and his bride! Everything looks beautiful and more importantly, everyone looks so happy!

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  7. Beautiful!! Looks like it was a great day!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous - everything we dreamed it would be :) I'm so glad the weather, the party, the flowers, the peeps were all perfect, just as it should be. Thanks for sharing the pics - you have 4 awesome and handsome men in your life, blessed lady.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  9. Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing pictures of the special day. My favorite picture is of all your "fellas"! It makes me so excited to see my three boys grown with their Daddy. *sniff, sniff* :)

    Kate @ Bliss & That

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  10. God's blessing to the new couple, looks like they are off to a wonderful start. Your property is amazing and perfect for weddings. May the lord bless them in their new life together.

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  11. Beautiful! Just as one would expect!

    Rebecca

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  12. Such a beautiful day with beautiful people. Gorgeous setting.

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  13. I just met you and I've been waiting for the wedding update. I loved the photos of the bride and groom on the dock. Especially the first one where they are sitting in the chairs. Really beautiful.
    Lovely day.

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  14. *sigh* I was keeping my fingers crossed for you with this weather this summer -- whew! I knew the rest of it would be beautiful and it was. :-) Everyone looks very relaxed ... it sounds like a perfect day. Thanks for sharing it with us :-)

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  15. stunning teresa, i can't wait to see more beautiful pictures. seeing photos of your 3 boys all grown up and handsome and such makes me very excited to see what my 3 boys turn in to. p.s. i would like to vacation at your place, it's breathtaking!!!

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  16. looks like a beautiful wedding, definitely a beautiful setting... love the cart of flowers =)

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  17. Gorgeous! They look very very happy and the wedding had to have been amazing with that backdrop!

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  18. The moment I saw 'the big day' on my blogroll I rushed to your site; knowing I was in for a treat! I wasn't disappointed...those are some of the sweetest wedding photos I've ever seen. It would be MY ideal wedding, so simple and elegant in a farmsy kind of way. I hope you'll share more pictures at a later time, I'd like a closer look at those adorable bridesmaid dresses. The blue bouquet is heavenly and the goat cart altar is over the moon! Having been the mother of the bride myself; my advice to you is: grab a book and a soda pop-head out to your dock...sit and read all day!

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  19. Breathtaking!!!
    What a wonderful day for you all...your pictures are gorgeous!

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  20. Congratulations! You have a new daughter! The farm looks wonderful! The future home of my dreams!
    You have inspired me to start planting from seed this next year. I've ordered seeds and have plans to make a small green house out of salvaged windows. Wish me luck!

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  21. absolutely breathtaking! a wonderful celebration....and I love all the pictures you took....especially the one of all your guys....so special!

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  22. This was such a lovely post...congratulations to the family and especially the new couple! I love the pictures. And I especially love the house in the background...I'd love for more pictures of that!

    Either way. This was just a lovely event, from the looks of it. Great job...and congrats!

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  23. Thanks for sharing the photos. Just beautiful! Love the blue flowers and bridesmaids dresses. Can't wait to see and hear more. Now, rest. ;)

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  24. Congratulations on your new daughter-in-law...what a beautiful couple :)

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  25. Incrediably beautiful.

    Congrats all around. :)

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  26. Absolutely stunning! Congrats...

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  27. stunning.

    I can't wait to see more.

    Congrats to your son and his new wife. :)

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  28. Congrats to all of you!
    It was so... lovely.
    I love that it was an outdoors wedding and so glad the weather was accomodating.
    You have some handsome fellas there!

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  29. Hi Teresa, dreams do come true! So glad it all went according to plan. It looks like a story book wedding with a beautiful couple. Your home is such a lovely setting. I am happy, happy for all of you!!
    Annette

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  30. Breathtaking! Can't wait to see more!
    xoxo
    Joni

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  31. What a gorgeous day. Simply beautiful. Congratulations!

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  32. I regularly visit your blog and now I just had to comment. These photos are so beautiful. Congratulations to the newlyweds and to all of your family.

    Greetings from Antwerp, Belgium

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  33. I know you are so happy to welcome this beautiful girl to your wonderful family. Your pictures are just absolutely stunning with the mountains in the background. I love the ones with B&G on the pier (priceless). Congratulations to you family. Debi

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  34. Absolutely Gorgeous, so glad you had a lovely day everybody looks lovely especially the bride,and of course all your fellas,have a similar photo taken at my eldest sons wedding of my husband & four sons so special. Many heartfelt Congratulations to all of you xx

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  35. Congratulations Teresa! Everyone and everything is beautiful!

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  36. Been waiting anxiously for this post and it didn't disappoint! Beautiful job, Teresa. :)

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  37. Beautiful, beautiful pictures!! So glad all went well!! Congratulations!!

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  38. WOW!!!!!!!!!! This is like a fairytale! What a wedding, what a couple, what a spot to have a wedding in! I am blown away, this is by far the prettiest thing I have seen all day, hope some magazine is covering this. Its picture perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing. I am definitely bookmarking this to include in my next "posts to ponder" post..this is too good to not share with all my readers!

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  39. What a gorgeous wedding! Love the picture of your 4 men! No wonder you have been growing all those flowers in your greenhouse! Absolutely stunning!

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  40. Beautiful pictures of what I am sure was a beautiful day. Makes me want to get remarried to my hubby in the summer. We had a winter wedding originally.

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  41. Wow did this come off beautiful. Everything is just stunningly beautiful. Congratulations on the new family member.

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  42. congratulations to the happiest mother of the groom in the world! And of course, congratulations to the happy newleyweds. Your photographs are lovely and the celebration must have been perfectly wonderful :) diane

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  43. So beautiful. Love the bride's dress; simple but gorgeous. So happy the weather was great for this awesome occasion. Congratulations to all. :)

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  44. It all looks stunning Theresa.
    Now, I have very specific instructions:

    Stay in your gown all day-
    Eat chocolate-
    Talk to a friend who was there who gets it and gets you so you can re-hash things to your heart's delight!

    I did all of those things after our oldest daughter was married.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  45. Everything looks beautiful--the weather, the scenery, the pond, the flowers, the couple...when you catch your breath, give us more pictures of the yard and flowers--especially where you put ALL THOSE ZINNIAS! As I was watering my flowers on Saturday, I was thinking of your family and hoping the weather was cooperating! Thanks for sharing. karen fr/ NE

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  46. Absolutely gorgeous. Wish them well from Australia. How beautiful to be able to have them marry at your home. My children are only young but I'm secretly planting things now with future festivities in mind.

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  47. Oh wow, I would have crashed that wedding :) The photo of the bride/girls with the goat cart is genius!! So, so happy to have been able to peek in on this special moment. No words for how beautiful it looks. Congrats to all!!

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  48. Such a beautiful day! Four awesome fellas and now a wonderful daughter-in-love. Congratulations.

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  49. Congratulations!
    Absolutely gorgeous! The bride's dress is beautiful. Love the photo of the girls pull/pushing the cart.
    May they have a happy and long marriage.

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  50. Ooo I am torn between your gorgeous son, his gorgeous wife and your gorgeous house! Everything looks just wonderful, what a fabulous day you must have all shared, and what a lovely family you have. And is that your very good looking husband on the left there?

    Congratulations all round, you must be bursting with pride with your tall dark and handsome son there. Well done.

    No photos of you?? In that fabulous dress of yours?

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  51. Hi Teresa,

    Wow! Sooo beautiful! And I love the blue theme too! And yes. Photo request of you, please?

    -Sanna

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  52. Beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful relaxing time even though it was a busy time.

    Congratulations to your son and new daughter-in-law.

    Elisabeth

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  53. sooo lovely, congrats on the great weather, great pictures, and of course your new family :)

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  54. Just dreamy (sigh) I could look at these pictures all day. So glad everything went well and that a wonderful time was had by all!

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  55. Gorgeous, gorgeous, pictures and wedding. I'm glad you got your own pictures, you've got a great point of view!

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  56. Breathtakingly beautiful- all of it!
    kim

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  57. Amazing! Gorgeous! Spectacular! I could go on and on with the adjectives T. I want to get married at your house. I can't imagine a more beautiful setting.

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  58. Congratulations as this wonderful event has now become a treasued memory.

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  59. wow! Wow! WOW!!!!

    only thing missing was YOU!

    You will show us won't you??

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  60. I super love your bouquet! most perfect wedding ever... congratulations! :))

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  61. They make a beautiful couple! Congrats to your family!

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  62. Teresa!!!!!!! I was so excited to see your post come up in my google reader today. Woohoo, you made it through! God is good. Thanks for sharing the photos. Each one is more beautiful than the next. Hugs to you!! ~Sally

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  63. GORGEOUS!!!

    LOVE...all the pictures but...
    the flower cart pulling...
    the blue flowers...
    the facebook statuses...
    the smiles

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  64. Oh Teresa it really was beautiful. So many pretty flowers and a beautiful bride and groom as well. Sounds like you were in a fairy tale day. Isn't it wonderful when that happens?! Congrats.

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  65. It looks like it was a perfect day all the way around. Congratulations on gaining a new DIL.

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  66. absolutely gorgeous! It looks like it was a perfect day!! So glad to hear that everything went so smoothly! Congrats to the happy couple! So now the big question.....How did you where your hair?...where are the pictures of the happy Mother of the groom?

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  67. Gorgeous photos! Looks like such a lovely wedding. I agree with the previous post - now let's see a picture from the wedding of the Mother of the Groom!

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  68. No one should ever say one cannot be friends with a blogger. Look at the comments above, and mine too. We all waited for your pics and not one of them has disappointed us and each of us were waiting with anticipation to catch a glimpse of the big day.

    Thank you for sharing your handsome "fellas" and beautiful DIL. What a fabulous home and setting. PERFECT!

    And how about a picture of you to make it complete?

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  69. to.die.for. I want to sit on that dock. I remembered that day around noon here that it was the wedding day and I said a prayer for you. Hope you felt it. Everything looks fantastic. Your lads and main squeeze are handsome men. You are blessed my friend :)

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  70. It looks like an absolutely perfect day that you all had! Congratulations to the beautiful bride and groom! Great pictures!!

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  71. So absolutely beautiful! Congratulations, what a lucky lady you are. I love your photography and your blog, gonna be a follower now!

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  72. Oh it all looks so absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to the happy couple - may they have many many happy and healthy years together! You have a beautiful family - and how lucky they were to have such an amazing place for the wedding to take place. Geez - I'm getting all choked up here and I don't even know the couple! lol! Congrats!!!!

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  73. Oh, Teresa-- happy, happy, happy! God was smiling down on you and yours on that beautiful day! Congratulations and thanks for sharing and brightening my day!
    Heidi @ Show some Decor

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  74. How exciting, Teresa! Congrats, your photos are just stunning. What a happy happy time for your family.

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  75. Hi Teresa, I haven’t been to visit in a long while and got to wondering about your son’t wedding today. I checked your site and sure enough, the big event just happened. These photos are amazing in every way. I don’t think there could have been a more perfect wedding location or decor. It is so gorgeous. So happy for you and your growing family :)
    I won’t be gone so long this time!
    Hugs, Amy at Verde Farm

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  76. Spectacular! Thanks for sharing the love!
    May God Bless the newlyweds with a lifetime of great health n happiness.
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  77. These are all stunning! Congratulations, and thank you for sharing this with us!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  78. She is gorgeous! He is dreamy! (Sorry, but it's true.) What a picture perfect day. Can't get enough of that photo with the green gate, Tee.

    ps - I'm missing you. I really need to brush up on my teleporting skillz.

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  79. And now you have a DAUGHTER!!! So pretty, really, really beautiful (all of it). What a special summer at your house. Can't wait to hear all about the details. You know how a girl loves her some wedding talk...

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  80. Just discovered your site over at Centsational Girl and love your photography! Wish there was a way to follow i.e. email or rss but cant find it on the site...other than as a google follower. Oh well...will just remember to visit as often as I can. Congrats on the wedding...it should be nice for you to have a bit more estrogen in the house at times!

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  81. Congratulations to everyone involved! One request though, where are the photos of the MOTHER of the groom? :)

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  82. I don't know HOW a photographer's photos could be any better than yours, but then you had a job to do that day, huh? Your "guys" are a VERY handsome group! What a beautiful young couple and perfect setting!! The day looks gorgeous as does everything. The goat cart was so pretty...it all just looks wonderful! The only pics you are missing is the food and CAKE!!
    Congrats to all!!!

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  83. What a beautiful couple. You must be very proud of your son and his new bride. Everything looks perfect!

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  84. Beautiful pictures! So glad the day turned out just as the bride and groom hoped for.

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  85. What an absolutely beautiful wedding! I agree....I think a magazine should feature it! Your place is gorgeous! Congratulations...you must be so proud!

    ~Julia

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  86. Just found you vie The Enchanted home wow what a gorgeous location pictures & family you have they were stunning you must be so proud i loved every minute of looking at the pictures :)

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  87. Such a gorgeous post! Just found you through Tina at The Enchanted Home! You are an excellent photographer, btw!! M.

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