Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Weekend and a Wedding


Most of the time, I have no idea what I'm going to write about when I sit down with the laptop and begin a blog post.  Oh, I might have a few things I want to mention but usually I'm flying by the seat of my pants.  Today is no exception.

I'll begin with the weekend.  We went to a wedding Saturday in the Big Town.  It was a very warm day.  The bride was beautiful and the park setting was just right for the couple.  The wedding was at 3 pm and the reception started with the cocktail hour at 5 pm followed by dinner and dancing.  There must have been 200 or so at the reception which was held in a large banquet hall.   

Both of my SIL's were at the wedding and we were saying that the time we spent pressing clothes and getting ready lasted longer than the ceremony.  ☺  

Speaking of clothes, I saw everything from jeans to cocktail dresses.  I wore black pants with a royal blue silky top and black sandals plus a black shoulder bag.  Jewelry was silver hoops and a silver necklace with multi-colored jewels.  BG wore a gray shirt with black pants.  We took his tie along but hardly any of the men wore one so it (the tie) stayed in the car.     

The little ring bearer got too scared to walk down the aisle, so his father, who is the brother of the bride, picked him up and carried him.  He then handed the ring over to the pastor who passed it on to the best man.  The pastor had a cute sense of humor and made us all laugh a few times. 


The bride's dress was beautiful and the first photo is of her and her dad, the middle photo is the bride and groom and I blurred their faces as I don't like to show faces unless I have permission.  The third photo is BG and moi.  I was so aggravated that day as I couldn't do a thing with my hair.  On top of that, it was windy so I sprayed it good and that, of course, flattens it down.  Oh well.  

We had a great time and we had lots of good food to eat at the wedding dinner.  I'll confess now that I didn't think about my blood sugar levels when I was eating and even had a piece of wedding cake.

My SIL and I didn't think we were going to get wedding cake because it was a long drawn out affair with dinner and some dancing before the cutting of the cake at 8 pm.  All the while, we were watching the weather on radar on my phone.  We had a big rain complete with red cells and a tornado watch on the way to our area, but we finally got to eat cake and left for home before it got too bad. 

I talked a few minutes with the bride's mother before we left.  She was savoring every minute of her daughter's special day and enjoying seeing so many of their family and friends.  BG and I also enjoyed seeing several people that we only see these days at special occasions.  

It seems like folks don't visit anymore like they used to do.   I wonder why that is?   It's really kind of sad that people don't get together except for weddings and funerals, I think. 

Well, this post has gone on far longer than I meant for it to.  Even though I didn't have a post planned out, I still meant to write about more than a wedding.  

I have things I need to be working on in the house, but as I told a blog friend, I'd rather get out and enjoy Mother Nature's fall decor.  The house work will always be there, autumn won't.  So, a little day-tripping is in order today.  Enjoy your day, too.

Happy Wednesday to you!
xo Cheryl 

27 comments:

  1. Cheryl, Weddings and funerals...that is so right. I think when I go to a funeral and I am happy to see people I have not seen for some time...how sad. I loved the Wedding photos. Outdoor weddings are risky...because of weather. I loved the part where the bigger boy carried the little one to the altar. So funny. I pretty much blog the same way you do.LOL we are blog sisters for sure. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I love outdoor weddings but you never know if the weather is going to co-operate. They did have an alternate location reserved just in case and the guests were given a website and a phone number to check in case of inclement weather.

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  2. Outdoor weddings can be any attire I think unless they state what to wear. we do the same thing, weddings and funerals and since we are all old, not many weddings, mostly funerals. with everyone working and working different times, it is not like the old days when the women were home, the men had a time clock and week ends free to visit. now it is hard to find a time to visit, that and busy lives. also back when we visited the parents were not running the kids to all kinds of places, more time to visit. we only shopped whne we needed food and clothes

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    1. Their website said dressy casual...which sounds bit contradictory to me, but what do I know. lol I found that online after I'd decided on what to wear. But we saw about everything from casual to dressy.
      I agree that people are just too busy these days for visiting. I'm glad we have blogs to visit with blogging friends and we don't have to leave home!

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  3. I think people communicate more with their phones these days, which is sad.
    Brenda

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    1. That's right...too much so, I think. Everyone seems to have one in their hands these days.

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  4. The bride's dress looks absolutely stunning! And I LOVE seeing a picture of you and your husband! Gosh, driving through those weather alerts would have scared me so bad! No, people do not visit anymore. I think it is because way back when, there wasn't much else to do for fun. Now with technology and everyone being busy, I think it actually separates people.

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    1. Yes, the wedding gown was gorgeous. It was a nice day until 8 pm or so, but we beat the worst of the rains home. It really rained hard here. Enough to fill our pond back up.

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  5. I am so glad that you had a nice time at the wedding AND got a piece of cake before the storm hit! lol We went to a wedding a few weeks ago and the 'ceremony' was about 7 minutes long (if that) and there were 8 attendants on each side. It took them longer to walk down the aisle than it did to get married. lol

    You all look lovely- (flat hair and all---lol--it looks fine to me). AND the bride's dress is just gorgeous!

    Remember back when everyone went to 'visit' on a Sunday afternoon? I don't think anyone does that anymore.

    Have a great night, Cheryl. xo Diana

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    1. That piece of cake was a must-have...lol! Thank you, but I am going to have to find a hairspray that doesn't flatten hair. It they make such a thing.

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  6. What happened to the days when wedding food consisted of cake, punch, nuts and mints? Even finger sandwiches were really going all out! LOL...sure glad I didn't have and girls...haha! So glad you had a nice time...and you both looked great!

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    1. Thank you, Debby. Yes, I remember the good old days before the guests were fed a big meal. It sure was a lot less work and expense!

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  7. Hi Cheryl~

    I loved seeing a photo of you and your hubby - you are beautiful, and a cute couple to-boot!

    Our world just goes a hundred miles an hour these days . . . I really do only see some of my relatives at funerals and weddings... :0/ I wish that we could just turn back time, wouldn't that be wonderful?!

    The bride looked beautiful - what a gorgeous dress! I'm glad you had a good time, it's good to go and support those we love!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Thank you, Barb. We did have a great time. And, yes, I'd love to turn the clock back to a few of the old ways and to more simple times.

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  8. A nice wedding is such fun . . . and even more if you are able to linger and visit and dance and eat good food. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a weekend!

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  9. You and your husband make a cute couple! I loved seeing your picture. I can’t see a thing wrong with it. Your hair looks great!

    There’s something very special about a wedding. I love attending them, but haven’t had one to attend in forever. This one looks especially lovely.

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  10. glad the weather held out so you could attend the wedding complete with a piece of wedding cake. your blue shirt was pretty indeed.

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  11. Yes, enjoy the autumn days; there will be plenty of time to work inside as winter rolls in.
    I loved your descriptions of the wedding and all that went on. I loved seeing you and your hubby. You both looked awesome! Your outfit sounded so cute.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  12. I always enjoy weddings, Cheryl, especially the food. ~wink~ I feel folks don't visit like they used too, because they have become so involved with social media and of the busyness of life. I think we are living to fast, just might follow you and get out and enjoy the beautiful fall colors around here.
    Have a blessed day.
    Sue

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  13. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.I rarely plan my blog posts, either.I have a set of pictures and then proceed from there, as I feel like it.Have a great day.I agree, work won't run away, but the beauty of nature is ever changing, so get out there and enjoy each moment.

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  14. Loved the pic of you and your hubby. Looking good. How nice the weather held and didn't rain ruin the ceremonies though I have heard rain on a wedding day is good luck. It is sad how a lot of our get togethers now revolve around just two occasions. It has become so easy to communicate these days that face to face visits seems dinosaur-esque. Really miss those sit down visits.

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  15. A very pretty setting for a wedding. It has been many years since I've attended a wedding. I always love looking at the flower/bouquets etc. We are enjoying fall like temps finally and it is such a treat. Have a lovely evening.

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  16. Weddings are so wonderful and how great to have a beautiful day. You never know on an outdoor wedding what the weather is going to do. Before my son's reception there was sun, wind and rain but just before it actually started the wind and rain settled down, the sky cleared and it was a beautiful evening but man did it have us hopping. We were trying to get everything out of the rain and under the big tent, then back out again after it cleared up.
    Love the photo of you and your hubby, you look good in blue!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Saimi

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  17. Hi There, I love reading your blog posts. You have a special gift of being able to write interesting things....Keep it up!!!!!! Love your combination of words and photos. Perfect....

    Looked like a beautiful wedding. I think that is the first time I've seen a picture of you and hubby... I've known you for years and wouldn't really know you if I passed you on the street... NOW I DO.... Yeah!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. I agree that people don't communicate much these days, except by messages, social media and maybe a phone call. personally, I still write send cards, notes and also write long emails to folks who don't write letters, but will email. Glad to read you and BG had a wonderful time at the wedding, Cheryl.

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  19. Everything at NYC wedding venues was spot-on perfect at our wedding. And this was due in large part to their manager and the amazing staff. Very professional staff, incredible food, spectacular view and when you felt like a guest at your wedding it cannot get any better.

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