What perfect way to celebrate Fashion Friday than with a perfect “garden party” wedding.
The evening of the wedding could not have been more perfect…and the weather was shocking to all of us…cool and low humidity.
This post does not contain the quality of images I typically like, because I was so busy and also being respectful of the hired professional photographer.
But, I still have many wonderful moments to share.
I opened today with a picture of me and my friend Karen…who often appears on the blog.
The wedding was a formal evening garden-party wedding.
My KAY UNGER COCO GOWN is available again at Nordstrom. I did not lose as much weight as I wanted to, but I believe I pulled it off and it is a beautiful dress…a garden party gown.
You cannot see the bow on Karen’s shoulder…but it is a lovely addition to this gown and this is her color.
Now, let’s dive into a perfect garden party wedding.
A PERFECT GARDEN PARTY WEDDING: VISION REALIZED
I shared the bride’s vision board for her wedding with you early on as I used it for shopping.
But, when I first saw it, I thought…this is a garden party wedding. The reception needed to be outdoors and that is why it is important the weather cooperated.
And the bride and her creative father cooperated together to bring this to fruition. He was amazing with creating the garden party atmosphere.
Each table featured unique pottery and fresh plants with vintage touches…I was taken with the decor.
This last table was the sign in table and include polaroid cameras to take pictures and leave messages for my son and his bride.
The talented bride designed a logo for her new family and it appeared on napkins, matches, programs…and I love the idea of doing this…I now want to do it for Mr. B and me.
This picture was sent to me. Sadly I did not lay eyes on this incredible cake until after it was being cut. (Oh yes, I did taste it and it was delicious: almond cake, strawberry filling, buttercream icing)
The flowers are edible and you can see how closely it matches up to her vision board.
Her garden party wedding reception was visualized in so many lovely ways.
A PERFECT GARDEN PARTY WEDDING: PREPARATIONS
The wedding party ladies all prepared together with some receiving assistance from make up and hair professionals.
But, my granddaughter received extra special treatment as her new aunt, the bride, did her French braids for her.
She followed the bride every where she went throughout the garden party.
My daughter and DIL were stunning in their wedding attire. I am so proud of all my girls…and guys too!
They both looked lovely all evening long.
I was on Gigi-duty while mom got ready.
I am wearing my new linen from Talbots.
I so wish I had a better picture of the Mother-of-the-bride dress.
This was the best one to see the entire dress….gorgeous, I would wear it in a heartbeat. It was lovely for this garden party wedding.
She found it at a trunk show early on at Julian Gold, and the seamstress added the sleeves. She looked incredible.
When I looked back over photos…I wondered where my mind was…but it did hop all over the place.
I also do not have a great shot right now of the beautiful nine bridesmaids.
Each one selected their own garden party wedding dress in the colors selected by the bride.
With each one being unique, floral and colorful, they enhanced the garden party theme.
My granddaughter could not get enough of being around these women. Now, she is desiring to dress like this every day!
I need to hit the children’s consignment shops soon.
You can also see that the bride on the right changed into a fun white jumpsuit for the reception!
A PERFECT GARDEN PARTY WEDDING: MOTHER-OF-THE-GROOM
I wasn’t sure how our dance would go, but my son made it fun.
All of the little grandchildren came up to the dance floor, and sat on the grass to watch us dance.
That is who I am pointing to…our dance’s end was the invitation for all to dance.
You can see that I changed into sandals for the reception.
I had wonderful shiny sneakers I planned to wear, but the hem was dragging more than I anticipated.
So, my gold Fit Flops gave come height, comfort and for the most part were hidden.
The band was incredible and we danced for hours…”all night long.”
They had wonderful Tina Turner and Selena tributes which were favorites of the night….as well as lots of boy band songs for the bridal party to sing to.
My grandchildren are into Taylor Swift so sang and danced loud to that round.
I was so proud of my son…and of course, had off and on tears.
A PERFECT GARDEN PARTY WEDDING: THE CEREMONY
The ceremony was wonderful…reverent, personal and meaningful.
Her veil was found in Mexico City…perhaps her favorite place to shop.
The happy couple is off on a whirlwind honeymoon.
I know there is lots of family fun ahead.
This was a garden party wedding that I did not want to end…so many memories made and enjoyed.
Thank you to those of you who have been here from the beginning of my Mother-of-the-Groom journey…and encouraged me to share the event with you…I appreciate all the help you gave.
I will be here tomorrow with Jennifer and until then………………………………
By Pamela Lutrell
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