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Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Three Dress Wedding

It pays to plan and be organized.  Daughter Sarah's wedding on Monday the 29th went so smoothly! Now I can't believe its over and done with and I have two married daughters and two wonderful sons-in-law.

Sarah picked out a lovely wedding dress.  It was perfect for her and for the occasion.  But she didn't stop there.  Her friend Alice in China sent her a Chinese wedding dress and at the last minute after practicing dancing in a long skirt she opted to change at the brunch reception in the last hour before the toasts, cake cutting and fun dances into my wedding dress from 1974.

Which dress do you like the best?

The ivory wedding dress.  Photo courtesy of her new father-in-law.

Here she is with me and daughter Emily (older sister) prior to the wedding.  Pearls and veil have yet to be placed.  Photo courtesy of Emily's camera.

The red Chinese wedding dress with bride's maid Kelly in background. I took this photo at rehearsal.

 The blue wedding dress, mine from March 1974.  I wish it still fit me!  It was perfect to do the Lindy Hop and Salty Dog Rag.  Photo courtesy of Emily.

 Here she is with William, her new husband, cutting the cake.  It was a carrot cake. I don't have any photos yet of her in her ivory dress with William in his tux.  Photo courtesy of Emily.

 Sarah and William at the rehearsal.  Photo courtesy of Emily.

What a fun day and the weather cooperated, too.


Margaret Adamson said...

Oh she is so lovely and it certainly looks like a fun day. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.

Fun60 said...

I am so pleased it went well. She looks beautiful in all three but I would probably opt for the ivory dress. I love your pale pink suit, is it silk? What a wonderful start to 2015.

Marcia said...

Marie (Fun60) - I don't know if my suit is silk or not. I've only worn it once before and that was for Emily's wedding in 2007. Don't know what other occasion I will have to wear it again.

Margaret - the fun day included a photo scavenger hunt for guests on the grounds of the conservancy where the reception was held. I was amazed by how many people participated in that.

jean pell said...

OH MY...this was so lovely. what a warm and loving wedding this must for been.

Betsy Adams said...

Happy New Year. May 2015 bring you (and me) lots of joy, happiness and GOOD HEALTH.

Congrats on such a gorgeous wedding. Your daughter (actually both of them) is beautiful. I love ALL of the dresses...


W. Latane Barton said...

Marcia, I will need your email address so that blogger can invite you to be an administrator on Springtime In Magnolia (the book club) Send me an email at wbarton102@aol.com with your address and I will take care of getting that invite for you. Thanks.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I love this!
Her ivory dress is beautiful. So is their cake!
But I really love your blue dress! She looks fantastic in it! So special that she was able to wear all three.

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