Monday, October 31, 2011

Wedding Bliss

The much anticipated day was filled with love, laughter, friends and family, as our darling daughter Elaine married Gary and Sandy's darling son Christopher.  The setting was Camarillo Ranch and its beautiful Victorian home and grounds.  We were blessed with a perfect warm and lovely fall day.

We of the wedding party waited in front of the house while the guests were seated.

Elaine and Chris loved this enormous ficus tree (Moreton Bay Fig).

The reception was held in the old barn.

While the wedding took place in front of this beautiful gazebo.

My handsome husband Grant and our son Nick.

All dressed up and feeling very happy.

Our darling girl with Chris's mom, Sandy.

Final touches in the bride's room before the wedding.

With her bridesmaids.  Our other darling girl Erica is in the center.

First dance as husband and wife.

Sweet newlyweds!

20 comments:

Stephanie said...

And now for the happily ever after part. :o)

Darlene said...

Beautiful bride and groom! Wishing them many, many happy years of wedded bliss.

Shay said...

It looks like the perfect day. Elaine's dress is gorgeous and suits her so well. She looks so elegant (and the groom looks very handsome - but does anyone ever really look at the groom?)

You , my friend, look glowing with your very swish husband. I'm so glad the day went off without a hitch and you have these beautiful memories!

Quilter Kathy said...

Everyone looks so beautiful/handsome!
The wedding gown is absolutely gorgeous!
Best wishes to the happy couple!

Mary-anne said...

What a happy collection of photographs. A beautiful bride and a beautiful family.

Kate said...

The bride looks beautiful and the rest of the family happy. Glad things went smoothly. Ihope you got a chance to pop your feed up and rest a bit afterwards.

Denise :) said...

What a sweet, sweet post! I love newly wedded bliss! And Annie, you looked marvelous, too!!! :)

Amy said...

A beautiful setting for such a cute couple! Congrats to your family.

Marg said...

Lovely photos, the bride looks stunning. I love the colour of the bridesmaids dresses, and you look fabulous, love your hair.
The Moreton Bay Fig comes from my neck of the woods, so you had a little bit of Queensland with you on the day!!!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful bride. BEAUTIFUL mother of the bride! That picture of you and your hubby should be blown up and put on your wall! You look so sassy! What a lovely family!

Julie in the Barn said...

Congratulations to you all. A beautiful day for a beautiful event.

Candace said...

Congratulations to the bride and groom! May they live happily ever after!
Cheers!

Libby said...

Sounds like the perfect day to begin a lifetime of happy memories!

Banaghaisge said...

Beautiful. And everyone else said exactly what I wanted to say (even about the Moreton Bay Fig coming from Oz!). May we have a couple more photos of you, please? Hugs, xxx

Vivian said...

Totally ditto on everybody's warm wishes. Love the photos, love the dresses, love the wonderful smiles and the locale is perfect for a memorable day.
Lookin' great in that new dress, Ms. Annie!
Best wishes for a life of happiness to the sweet couple.

The day arrived so quickly! It seems like just a couple weeks ago that you were first telling about the upcoming wedding.

Michele said...

What beautiful pictures and memories to treasure forever :-)

Stephanie D. said...

How absolutely beautiful! Glad she was blessed with a lovely day, too!

Simply Sandy said...

Beautiful! Love the locale. What a beautiful bride!

Simply Sandy said...

Beautiful! Love the locale. What a beautiful bride!

Belinda said...

OH OH OH!!!! EVERYTHING looks like it couldn't have been more PERFECT!!!
I am just crazy over her dress!! That photo of her standing at that little dressing table with her back to us...ohhhhh swoon. BEAUTIFUL dress indeed!!!

And it looks like your dress turned out pretty good too, your little black insert was perfect and I must say you were having a VERY good hair day!!