She Got What She Wanted

…..I’m not just talking about the groom!! I am talking about the wedding. When my daughter and I began to work on her wedding last January, she had very specific goals in mind:

1. She wanted the wedding reception to be fun!

2. She wanted a romantic, vintage feel to both.

3. She wanted the ceremony to be reverent and meaningful.

Well, she got it all. A fabulous, romantic night on top of the world.  Now, my desire is NOT to have this blog become a FACE BOOK page with pictures of people you do not know or care about, but I hope to divide the last few days into some topics which may be of interest to you. All I really want to do today (since I am still battling fatigue) is tell you that the last three days were clothed in joy. That does not mean that all of the stress of family dynamics were avoided (of course it had to be my mother who got stuck in an elevator), but the choices we made were laughter over stress. Once again, I see how choosing joy over anything else brings successful results. So, no matter what you face today…I encourage you… CHOOSE JOY!  As I get older, I have learned that it really is a choice more than a feeling.

Bridesmaids Dresses and necklaces came
from Ann Taylor…only $80 each for
the dress.
Centerpieces such as this one added
to the romantic/vintage feel.
We found so many ideas on

I smiled and laughed a lot!

Tomorrow, I will hopefully get to a post about what I wore….I’ve given you a little tease above!!

The Chocolate moustaches were a hit and we found them
made by Julie Dekom….they tasted delicious!

The garter was made from Katie Gager.  It wa
$20 and exactly what the bride wanted.  Contact Katie at
She can tell you her Etsy site for cute headbands
as well!!

The recpetion was on the top of a 1920s building restored for
apartments and party venue.  The city skyline is on one
side and we could see the fireworks from the theme
parks at one point on the other!


  1. Very cool!
    Sounds like all of your hard work paid off, I hope your rib was not an issue
    Love seeing pictures and hearing the deets.
    Glad it was a success!

  2. Oh Pam!!!!! Wonderful!!!! Your daughter looks just like you! I've been trying to post on your blog so many times, and it just won't let me…..I don't understand. Hopefully it works this time. Love you sweet friend! Congratulations! ~Serene

  3. Pam, your daughter looks beautiful and just like you! I've been trying to post comments to your blog, but it just doesn't work. I've tried from home and work. Hopefully, you get this! Love you sweet friend! ~Serene

  4. I love the first photo–with her head thrown back in laughter, it is obvious how happy she is. Rest up…but I am eager to hear the details.

  5. This is GiGi… I was there! The wedding was amazing and the bride was the most beautiful I have ever seen in my life… Very classic beauty.. Her mother my friend, was georgeous… her suit was very sophisticated and perfect… It was the most perfect evening, I loved every moment… I loved seeing my best friend happy!!!

  6. thaks for all the teasers! the view looks spectacular, and the two of you look relaxed and happy! glad it was a success!

  7. I am soooooooooooo glad to know that everything went so well.
    The fisrt pic talks for itself.
    COngratulations to all of you.

  8. Such a proud moment. Your daughter is beautiful. I love to see personal photos on blogs, it makes you feel like you know the blogger better. I am intrigued by the thought that joy is a choice and not a feeling. Hmmm…. that could change my life if I applied it. I think I will try it out for today and let you know if it worked! So glad you had a beautiful day. xo

  9. Congrats to your daughter and to you !
    I love the suit jacket and pencil skirt you chose, and it looks like her wedding was full of memorable, personal touches!

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