Monday, November 17, 2008

{ a day in the life: going to the chapel... }

Hi friends...I've been playing a bit of catch up today after attending the wedding of our dear, dear next door neighbors' daughter last evening. 


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What a true delight it was to attend...a very simple, intimate affair with close friends and family. The bride's dress was custom designed by one of her friends. Isn't it gorgeous?

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The reception was held in a wonderful restaurant, which is housed in a historical building that had a previous life as a firehouse in the late 1800s...a gorgeous backdrop with the most wonderful, ambiant lighting...we were all aglow ;).

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My favorite, favorite part of the festivities, however, actually occurred the evening before the wedding when the groom followed Italian tradition (the bride's heritage) and surprised her with a midnight serenade...in Italian. We were alerted ahead of time and invited to join the celebration.

In this first picture the groom has just started in with "That's amorĂ©!"...you can see the bride peeking out of her window to find out what was going on. 

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More singing...

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Below the bride's father sits gazing upon the scene. It kills me every time I look at this photo...I can only imagine what a bittersweet moment this was for him.

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I couldn't resist sharing these snippets from my weekend with you all. I love weddings, don't you? 

P.S. Thank you to all of my regular readers and the many new visitors who have stopped by and left such thoughtful comments over the last few days...I'm still going through all of them and discovering each of your wonderful blogs...please know that I truly love and appreciate your feedback.

12 comments:

cindy : quaint said...

oh, how romantic. the serenade in italian no less, the dress, that last photo. so sweet.

blue moss said...

sounds like a wonderful evening...

blue moss said...

oh, and her dress was gorgeous!

nichole said...

This looks like such a sweet, memorable event!

Kasey said...

those are great photos.
lovely.
k-

paula said...

how stunning!

Art Kitten said...

Wow, what wonderful pictures you captured. I especially love the one of the father. you were right, he seems to be both happy and sad at the same time.

shanon said...

Her dress IS gorgeous! How lucky to have such a wonderful few days. =)

karey m. said...

i love old-school weddings...true to traditions...

i love that dad even more.

Little House on Green said...

sounds like a precious and romantic wedding, and the photo of the father, wonderful!

AnastasiaC said...

So romantic!! sounds like a night to remember!

littlebyRD said...

It looks so wonderful! I do love a wedding.

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