Thursday, August 11, 2016

I, Jessica, Take You, Brian

Well, I told you I'd share some pictures of the wedding, so here they are.   We will get the pictures back from the photographer in a few weeks, but until then, you can see some that were taken by me and family.

This was at the grounds of the Reception area.  I love the water fountain in front.

Jess bought gifts for all her bridesmaids, and even her mom and dad.  They were such thoughtful presents too, given to us at the rehearsal dinner.

These were the flowers that were on the guest book table when you first walked in the door.

Something sister made the ring bearer's pillow, and she used the same fabric that I had for my wedding dress.   She's such a talented seamstress.

Nel spent a couple hours creating all the signs for the reception.

These flowers were at the chocolate table.

Jess' garter and purse.

The beautiful veil.

Mother-of-the Bride and dear friends. (I'm in the middle).

The little flower girl's dress.

The maid of honor's bouquet.  Jess wanted Nel's to be all white.

The Bride and Groom.

Sisters......Jess and Brian's sisters.

The cake.   Can you believe Brian's mom made the cake?  She worked so hard on it, and it was delicious.  It was three tiers of chocolate cake with vanilla frosting and red velvet cake.

The *sparklers* were so beautiful at the end.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures of Jess' wedding.  It was a fun and wonderful day.  And now, they're off on their honeymoon for two weeks in marital bliss.

*Dear Jess, you may have a
new husband, but
I'm still the best man
love, Teddy*


roughterrain crane said...

So sweet. Congratulations!

Rozen en vlinders said...

All very lovely!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Everything looks so pretty... Including of course Jess , Nel and you all look beautiful ... What a fun day.
Congratulations on a new chapter in your lives.

Holly said...

Aw this post makes me want to have a wedding, we got married in the courthouse. Glad to hear the whole wedding was smooth sailing, and the photos express what a dreamly romantic life moment this is.

Jody and Stan said...

Sheri, What a wonderful wedding!! Just beautiful! I love all the dresses, the cake, everything was fantastic!! All the planning and preparations turned out just perfect. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful day.
Congratulations to Brian and Jess ♥
Hugs, Jody

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Carla from The River said...

You look lovely!
The creativity put into this wedding is something I will remember. I just love it! Beautiful!
Best to the Happy Couple!

Nuria Travelera said...

Wow Congrats! Everything look fabulous, Jess was stunning and I cant wait To see the proffesional pictures, the reception grounds are wonderful, great post! ❤️
Have a lovely day sweetie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, the wedding reception looks beautiful! All the attention to detail are so special. Nel did a great job on the signs! All the flowers are beautiful and so pretty in their containers. I love the use of tea cups. The happy couple look ready to enjoy a life of happiness. Teddy is so sweet in his tuxedo...I do hope he finds a special place in their home. And Sheri, you look beautiful in that gorgeous gown! The ring bearers pillow certainly has special meaning. Jess' gown is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a special day, dear one. ♥

20 North Ora said...

Sheri - How gorgeous everything was. Your daughter just loHoked beautiful. How proud you must be!! Everything just looks like it went off perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us.

Loved her dress.


Susie said...

Sheri, I knew the wedding would be awesome. All of you are so beautiful . I loved the dresses and flowers. Your dress was outstanding and you are a beauty. I had seen your sweet shoes on a previous post. I thought the cake was too pretty to eat. Aren't you amazed at how very talented people can be. I love the Teddy Bear. :):) That's what I call Ted some times. LOL. Hope you are resting from the excitement. Blessings, love you, xoxo, Susie

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Lovely to see the beautiful photos of your gorgeous wedding.
You all look beautiful and I love the dresses, flowers and the venue.
Thank you for sharing your lovely day with us.
Congratulations to Jessica and Brian and sending best wishes for a wonderful and happy life together. Ted is very sweet too and love that he is still the best man.
Hope you are managing to relax a little now

DUTA said...

Judging by the pictures,it was a dream wedding with beautiful people and arrangements. One could say the young couple has started off their marriage life on the right foot. Everything went smooth and that's a very good sign for the years to come.

Merlesworld said...

Looks like a wonderful wedding.
I really like the look of that cake bet you it tasted as good as it looks.

Susie Swanson said...

Oh what a beautiful wedding. Love all the arrangements and the glow on their faces speaks a thousand words. Here's wishing them all the happiness life has to offer. xoxo

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW the wedding and reception sounds beautiful. The pictures are amazing.

You look so much like my cousin in VA I had to look twice.
And she is beautiful too.

Thanks for sharing with us.


Dewena said...

I love your Mother of the Bride dress, gorgeous material! And the Bride's dress is simply lovely, I love the shoulders!

Everything looks so sweet and full of meaning, Sheri, from the ring bearer's pillow down to the amazing cake, made by the mother of the groom.

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. Everything is so very nice. That's a lovely picture of you with your friends.

Stephanie said...

Ooooh, I squealed with delight when I saw this post {{smiles}} What a lovely wedding, my friend. Your daughter was positively radiant and so were you, might I add. I just loved seeing your photo - you are so beautiful!

The ring pillow was delightful with the lace from your wedding dress....what a wonderful idea! And the flowers were gorgeous.

Thinking of you! Have a blessed weekend. Much love!

Patricia said...

Dear Sheri, Everything is exquisite! Jess is a radiant bride and you look fabulous in your lovely lace dress. I enjoyed this post so much, and studied every detail. The ring pillow is gorgeous, a chocolate bar is dreamy, and the wedding cake a triumph. The day must have been wonderful for you all. Thank you for sharing it all with us. Only another month or so until we have our own family wedding :)) xxoo

Mercy F said...

Wonderful pictures and you look beautiful Sheri! Teddy has its own spotlight too, such a great sense of humour :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a lovely wedding, Sheri - every detail - a stunning bride, gorgeous Mom and Sisters, cake and flowers. Everything so elegant and full of the promise and love of a beautiful new life together. Congratulations to the happy couple and always remember, you are not losing a daughter, you are gaining a son :) Hugs to you xo Karen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, that was MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her teddy bear I'm assuming, from her childhood? GOODNESS, that is making me tear up!!!!

What a beauty of a woman she is, Sheri. And the photo of her being carried off...did that make you cry? SHEESH, I don't even have children but seeing her swept off would have made me weep. She is dainty and lovely, her dress so fitting for a petite princess, and THAT CAKE! WOW!

Then there's you. The sparkling dress, and your shoes (you showed us a while back) are stunning. How are you delightful friend?

Bliss and happiness to the new couple! And Teddy will wait for her because one day as a married woman, she will take him in her arms again, to remember.

Style For Mankind said...

Lovely post. Is’s Perfect! Happy weekend.


Jeanie said...

I've been waiting for this post! (That last photo is my favorite!) What a gorgeous bride and every touch of the wedding decor is spot-on perfect! Loved the signs and flowers and that cake is magnificent! Every detail fit seamlessly with the next. And that ring pillow -- now, talk about something special!

And you, my dear -- you look like a rock star in that fabulous dress! I don't know that the photographer could get any photos that are lovelier than the ones you have here. Congratulations, my friend. I hope you are having a wonderful, long, relaxing break!

It's me said...

What a great pictures from a beautiful day...congratulations ! love her bouquet ....her dress ...wowww it all s so happy weekend Ria x❤️

Dave V said...

Enchantingly beautiful. You all look so lovely and everyone so happy. Jessica and Brian, dashing! Jessica looked stunning in her gown. Your arrangements, absolutely divine. Congratulations to you all and thank you Sheri for sharing with us this beautiful and much anticipated event.


Sherry said...

beauty through and through..
though i expected nothing less.
simple elegance taken to a high
level, infused with love.
..oh and.. you're beautiful!

Lowcarb team member said...

Simply amazing.

You, your family, your friends ...
All pictures of happiness that you shared with Jess and Brian on their most special day.
Wishing them a super honeymoon and a great life together.

I love Teddy dressed as the best man!

Good wishes to you all

ALl the best Jan

Susan said...

Oh my GOODNESS, Sheri. My GOODNESS. What a truly gorgeous wedding-----like something out of a fairy tale. How beautiful everything was, including YOU, the Mama of the lovely bride. Oh gosh, that will be a day no one will EVER forget. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing such a magnificent occasion. Love to all of you. Susan

baili said...

Felt so lucky to visit your blog which has the delicate touch of love and celebrations of life ,loved everything couple is so gogeous and flowers are from heaven, stay happy always fear

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Lucy martin said...

Dear Sheri,
I loved seeing this ..Thank you so much for sharing this memorable occasion.
Weddings are a bit like riding a roller so nice when one can look back on the photos and remember all the details involved.
Big hugs to you as you wind down. I found I was tired for months after my daughter's wedding...

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Sheri, Congratulations to the happy couple. The wedding photos are stunning. Your daughter is gorgeous and I love her dress. What a lovely couple. Every photo is dreamy. You are a stunning mother of the bride. Love your dress.
Thank you for sharing this special time. Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness.
Blessings and love. xo

LoveT. said...


lovely greetings <3

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful photos of this blessed event! Happy times for the whole family! I'm wishing this couple all of God's blessings. Sweet hugs, Diane

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Dear Sheri,
Oh my, this was indeed a beautiful day filled with beautiful and loving people! You are a stunning woman and beautiful Mother of the Bride. Each detail is exquisite and charming.
Wishing this sweet couple years of happiness, health, joy and love.
Blessings and love to all,

Shirley Wright said...

Such a beautiful wedding...thank you for the pictures.The Bride is beautiful and the Groom is handsome.Wishing them a long happy life together.I loved her wedding dress...and all the dresses.You are a beautiful lady and your daughters are too!!Blessings on all of you!

Marijana said...

Beautiful Sheri! Thanks for sharing the joy with all of us.

Barbara Lilian said...

Dear Sheri I just had to take time to see your lovely photos of such a beautiful wedding, all so perfect and a memory you will treasure forever, and such a lovely ensemble you chose as Mother of the bride.

Red Rose Alley said...

Teddy cracked me up at the end!! What a beautiful post. It made me so happy along with all the thoughtful comments from our readers. Thank you all! It was also great to see all the details again since the day inevitably flew by and I missed a lot of them during the reception.


Gypsy Heart said...

An absolutely gorgeous wedding and venue! Jess looks stunning and they make such a lovely couple. Nel is beautiful in that red! And you, my friend, look gorgeous! There are so many beautiful photos and special moments for this precious couple. Love the sparklers! :)

Thanks for sharing such a special day with all of us ~

Imagery by Kimberly said...

Oh Sheri I am so happy for you and your beautiful family! What a gorgeous daughter you have and you are absolutely breathtaking! Wedding looks like a dream .... just so perfect in every way! I know your heart was soaring! And still is!! And always will! I loved seeing these images and am still catching up but this has been a wonderful visit..... I am truly so very very happy for you all. God Bless them always. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Every detail stunning, Sheri. Love the lace and the color of your dress. Everyone looks absolutely radiant. Many blessings to the happy couple and to all. I've been here browsing your page silently. As I said to Nel before, wouldn't miss the wedding pics for the world. :)
Love and blessings.

Anonymous said...

Meant to write Jess, but had just commented to Nel. Many blessings to all.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

The wedding was all I imagined it would be and more! What beauties you all are, and your radiant smiles said it all.

May they have many, many years of wedded bliss (and Teddy is too cute!).