Friday, January 24, 2014

Imagine a Frigid Winter Wedding!

Humor is an affirmation of dignity,
a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.
                                 Romain Gary


I have been busy helping to plan my daughters upcoming wedding here on the farm during more than likely one of those hot days of summer and am so grateful for the distraction at this time. The combination of knitting and wedding planning seems to have come along at a time when I truly needed to fill my days and use my imagination. It is Random 5 Friday again with Nancy.


1-   I was thinking an outdoor Winter Wedding would be so beautiful but this year with those -27 degrees Celsius temperatures you would have to really come up with a warm plan. I think the photos would be well worth building a Gigantic Igloo with a gigantic south facing window, to let the incredible warmth of the sun and that equally incredible view of snow and ice in. Everyone, sharing warm conversation and eating a gigantic bowl of hot spicy soup then later dancing to hot Salsa music. Imagine.


2-   I spent half an hour outside taking photos of things that may need a little tweaking before that big day. I would have spent longer out there but my finger froze to the shutter button. There seems to be quite a lot of tweaking to get those once in a lifetime photos of the big day by that fancy photographer that has been hired. Winter snow and ice covers a lot of those may need tweaking things. Imagine.


3-   I have been knitting like crazy lately a distraction from the wedding planning and the loss my family has had to deal with and it has proved to have been a blessing. Maybe when everyone exits that Gigantic Igloo I could give fancy knitted hats as wedding favours. Oh a Winter Wedding in a Gigantic Igloo sounds beautiful to me. Imagine.


4-   I had to travel to the big city to get together with my girls so they could find me a dress to wear, if we had a Winter Wedding in that Gigantic Igloo I could wear my Coveralls and Pink Cadillac Boots, instead I now have a real pretty dress and new boots. Oh I have so many stories to share with you about this trip. Imagine.


5-   While bundled up this morning and after taking beautiful snowy photos of my imagined possible Gigantic Igloo placement or a tent (whatever) and then going back to feed the cows I did notice that they may need a little tweaking too. If I have to be tweaked for photos with a fancy dress than I think they will need to think of at the very least getting a haircut or something. Imagine.

Oh yes I still like the Gigantic Igloo idea. How about you?      Imagine!!


Later

Random 5 Friday

76 comments:

  1. Imagine....a polar dip of the wedding couple. NEVER mind...there probably wouldn't be any grandchildren if the groom jumped into the icy waters!!

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  2. A giant igloo would have to have LOTS of hot spicy soup to keep us warm. Brrr

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  3. A Polar Bear Club-themed wedding in a Giant Igloo. Imagine!

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  4. Your imagination sure is crazy, Buttons! ;))

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  5. Haha..a wedding in the igloo sounds very interesting, and would be one of a kind.

    Your knitted hat looks adorable!

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  6. The wedding planning does sound overwhelming... glad you are having fun with thinking of alternative themes. How about they just fly to Vegas? Lol. Just kidding. Have a great day my friend.

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  7. You sure have fun with your imagination! I'm sure an igloo would be never forgotten, but I think I'd settle for the summer wedding on the farm. :) Can't wait to (hopefully) see some pictures of the beautiful dresses!

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  8. beautiful knitting and yes they'd make wonderful favors! :)

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  9. Yes, I love your gigantic igloo idea, and imagine some icycyle garlands!

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  10. i love the idea of a winter snowy wedding. if you could keep warm. fire, marshmallows, hot cocoa, etc. you stay warm. it is 7 this AM. so cold. i wonder where my spring weather is. i miss you.

    big big hugs. ( :

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  11. the bride wearing a beautiful faux fur trimmed cape over her dress and carrying bright red roses or carnations.....personally I would prefer a Fall wedding!!

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  12. Wonderful photos ! I think the gigantic Igloo would be awesome it would be different . Glad that you are able to be busy this time of year , it can be quite tiresome this time of year being cooped up because of the cold . Frigid winds today and snow falling . Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  13. My parents married in February of all times...I often wondered why they chose that month. I chose June and it was a lovely lovely warm day. No thanks to the Igloo lol.

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  14. I DREAM of an outdoor winter wedding in the snow someday :)

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  15. Sounds like it will be a great wedding either way. I do like the igloo idea though. I got married in the middle of summer on one of the hottest days in a church with no air conditioning. I would have preferred a Autumn wedding I think.

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  16. We got wedded in an ice storm 15yrs ago. I like winter. But are you really sure you want to give all those cows a bath, just for a wedding? ;)

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  17. I had a great time imagining the igloo wedding! boots and a fancy dress sounds like fun!

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  18. I LOVE your imagined Wedding . . and, knitted hats as party favours??? The BEST!!!

    Stay warm, please . . .

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  19. Your winter wedding ideas should make for some stunning photos but I bet the summer wedding is going to be awesome. I can't wait to see those pictures - especially the groomed cows!

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  20. I think your winter wedding ideas would make a grand book! Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful pictures- stay warm!

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  21. Hi Buttons ~~ It is fun having a wedding isn't it? I hope to catch a picture of you in your wedding dress and boots. Being mother-of-the-bride is GREAT!!

    Did the outhouse get new paint? I grew up on a farm next county north of Nancy in Nebraska. We didn't get electricity and plumbing (indoors) until I was six.
    ..

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  22. Glad that you are having fun with all of your distractions! Looks cold there, but I will look forward to seeing all of your knitting, and definitely that igloo.

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  23. hats for party favors - that made me laugh. :)

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  24. I can imagine the igloo and the hats for favors! It would be a wedding that no one would forget. :-) Glad you're having fun with your girls and fun knitting. That hat in the photo is very pretty!

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  25. Just give those cows a pink bow for their heads!:) Imagine that!

    Making wedding plans is so exciting! I'm not so sure about the possibility of a Giant Igloo.:)

    Loved this post, Buttons.

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  26. ...with an icicle chandelier!

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  27. Oh you do have a big job in front of you. It is special that she wants to have it there.

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  28. Weddings! How fun!!
    It is so cold today I would rather imagine a wedding on the beach in the tropics :)
    Have a nice weekend.

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  29. I've always liked the thought of a winter wedding. I think and ice castle would work better than an igloo though ;)

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  30. Cute idea! However, everyone would need parkas and long johns to keep warm. The hat idea is a great idea. Looking forward to thr wedding pics.

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  31. We married in winter too with - 14°C, very unusual in Belgium ! Apparently it's a good season because our wedding was 44 years ago ! lol !

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  32. A winter wedding--sound dreamy--hypothermia maybe---I like the igloo idea too. Maybe along with the hats as party favors how about hand and foot warmers. Lala time for a wedding. MB

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  33. Well I for one can't wait to hear more stories and to plan a wedding in the snow I think would be fantastic think of the incredible pictures but only if the bride doesn't freeze.
    I like all of the photographs.

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  34. Sounds beautiful in theory, but you'd need to take out frost bite insurance for everyone. Mercy, that is cold. How fun to plan a wedding! I will be doing that with my daughter next year. Enjoy the ride. I'm glad you have happy distractions in your life right now. :)

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  35. Do you have a builder in mind for the giant igloo? It would make a perfect ballroom!

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  36. I'm thinking heavy quilts, and a ice hotel like they have done back east.

    Glasses could be made of ice, everyone gets to stay warm...and frosty at the same time due to the giant BBQ out back...

    Jen

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  37. Your idea is precious and whimsical. Doesn't get much better than this.

    :-)

    Tessa~

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  38. Could we please see a picture of your dress?

    Tessa~

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  39. It's been an interesting winter - and I love the idea of your Giant Igloo. I also love that hat. You just keep producing those lovely, warm ideas and before you know it, the winter will be gone.

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  40. Sounds like a rockin' shin-dig for sure that you have cooked up there in the tundra! Keep on knitting...and I love the cow shot. He's dolled up just fine there. Looks like he got his hair tweaked just for you! Aloha...stay warm and safe and dry!

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  41. I think that sounds like a stupendous idea! What fun that would be and never, ever forgotten!
    Thinking of you my friend.

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  42. Well, an outdoor winter wedding would allow for an ice cream wedding cake! Sounds good to me! :)

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  43. Oh I'm loving the idea of a gigantic igloo! That sounds absolutely perfect. And that is one cute cow with the messy curly hair :)

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  44. A gigantic igloo, complete with Inuit builders. I think that would be entirely wonderful! And with a new dress and boots! Awesome.

    "I had to travel to the big city to get together with my girls." I thought the girls were at the farm, and you got on the tractor with your pink wellies to feed them hay. I know; I'm a Bear and I'm easily confused.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  45. A very fun imaginary winter wedding! I think you'll be glad you're sticking to summer.

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  46. Husband # 1 and I married in January..the end of January...it was cold...snowy and truly beautiful! Remember people wouldn't be standing outside for long periods of time...:)JP

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  47. I love the craziness of it all! I shall come and help you build that igloo and prepare the spicy soup. Oh the fun we could all have...

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  48. A giant igloo sounds absolutely wonderful!!!
    Have a very imaginative weekend!
    diane @ aug's blog

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  49. Love the idea of a barn wedding, but only in the Summer! Happy planning.

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  50. I think people would trade fancy for warm; just sayin'.
    LOL

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  51. I don't care how many knitted hats you make and hand out, or how much hot and sour soup you feed me, and how much salsa music (seriously? Me? Salsa-ing? I'd poke my eye out!) I will NOT attend one cold event. I am SO TIRED of this snow and cold. Really...OVER it girl. Right now...I have plans tomorrow that might get canceled because we are expecting 2-4 more inches of snow on top of what we already have, we have 35-40 mph winds right now I say, and roads are drifting shut. Oh, did I mention the frigid temps. Dog won't even go out to poop! Ok I'm done ranting. Hey, been thinking about you. Take care....haven't read the other post yet....but getting ready to. I started to read it the other day :-( So sorry.

    Cindy Bee

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  52. I think you should knit lightweight summer bonnets for the cows - they want in on the festivities, too - I can tell. Your city visit sounds like it was fun.

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  53. I love your imagination! My daughter is getting married in 5 weeks! She's coming to town this weekend for a whirlwind time of wedding planning. Isn't this a joyful time for us moms?! I got my dress online from Nordstrom -- took 5 tries but I'm pleased with it :)

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  54. I love the idea of giving the cows a haircut. Let me know I can come help.

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  55. The gigantic igloo wedding would be awesome!

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  56. You reminded me of my friends wedding in Inuvik, years ago. They have a church up there that looks like a gigantic igloo! It was just beautiful!

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  57. I'm cold just thinking about it, but the knitted hats would help!

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  58. Arrgh!!!! you are such a tease...

    get going - come on now - write those stories about the dresses and boots and good times and...

    XOXOX

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  59. Oh it all sounds exciting and a little stressful. I like your idea of an igloo but it would take some building. Imagine.

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  60. OH the cows definitely need "in" on the wedding! Perhaps floral crowns for each of them. lol :) Best of luck with all these exciting plans.

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  61. Wow! Wonderful B. I wish that we had some winter here in the Netherlands :-)

    Warm greetings! ;-)
    Gert Jan Hermus
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  62. Lurve the hat! I would absolutely love a winter wedding...all this snow is perfect!!

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  63. Sounds as if your mind is working well in the imagination department. Hugs M xx

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  64. At least you have time to think about tweaks and new boots and maybe how to get your whole herd of cows in and out of a car wash.

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  65. A simply delightful post! Personally, I would go for a winter wedding! I don't like summer!

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  66. now that would sure be different, do it! :)

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  67. a winter wedding sounds good but I would prefer being indoor with heat.

    thanks for stopping by blog. have a great day.

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  68. I can absolutely picture a wedding inside a giant igloo..and everyone in mukluks and thick white faux fur coats. Sparkling wine in clear crystal goblets...yea...I can see that! Beautiful!

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  69. First let me just say that I was sorry to hear that you lost your brother recently. My prayers are with you as you go through the grieving process.

    I loved your Winter wedding idea, it sounds so magical but also very, very cold!

    Sounds like you are keeping really busy with the wedding plans. Weddings are always such a fun, happy event. I hope your daughters is all that and more.

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  70. I love your vision for a perfect winter wedding. Now if only could imagine away to make those pictures in you mind to come true and have everyone be warm! Brrr

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  71. winter white would prvide a beautiful background for wedding pictures!!

    keeping busy is best b, distracting the mind with happy things!!

    have a joyful sunday!!

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  72. a big igloo sounds like my kind of wedding. As long as it is heated and there is running water and real lights.

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  73. Hi from Saskatchewan! Yes, it has been very cold here this winter. I am already more than ready for Spring. I know of 2 winter weddings, and the photos were stunning. The poor brides though, what suffering they went through for those photos!
    Thank-you for dropping by my blog today, and I look forward to visiting here again soon.
    Andrea

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  74. Oh a snowy wedding - now that would be beautiful but also a tad chilly I think! :))
    I didn't know you had a wedding coming up - that's exciting. We have a wedding late 2015 and I'm excited already, lol.
    Hope you have a good Sunday!

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  75. Your photos transport there. Wonderful!

    ;-}

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  76. Now, I'm a winter girl. I do love me some good snow. But I can't imagine a wedding gown in teh snow! Unless it's made out of goretex?! But wintry wedding pictures are stunning...those I've seen.

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