Monday, September 15, 2014

Wedding Reflections!

The reflections of a day well spent furnish us with joys
more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.
                                Thomas a’ Kempis


Having now celebrated three weddings in two weeks plus a quick trip to the big city and a move let me tell you I may be a bit burnt out. Oh yes there has been a lot of reflecting going on as I sat in a train station early in the morning for three hours only to get the best price. Arriving in Toronto then running and searching to find my youngest at her work after making my way around all the construction just to get a much needed hug, then finding my way back through a maze of signs to a GO bus to go help the newlyweds and then finally a few days later a long ride in a pickup with my brother in law for six hours including a couple of wrong turns and fighting Toronto rush hour traffic (poor guy) just to go celebrate a wedding with friends and dancing into the night. Oh yes lots of reflecting has been going on.


Melissa and her handsome Prince’s wedding day here on the farm and those special moments continue to swim in my mind. There were so many beautiful moments that I have now locked away and will keep forever. There were also a few little glitches which I am assured are a normal part of every wedding ever put on like the weather that we had known we could never have predicted nor controlled. Oh yes it did rain but luckily that was after the actual ceremony where the cows were mooing (I now have the video to prove that they do like to party, this I secretly already knew). The rain came just about the time my best friend since we were five years old BA was standing outside with her chemo jar taped tightly to her arm but soon to be removed. Standing away from the protection of that beautifully decorated and lovingly created beautiful fresh flower centerpieces tent to line up for the delicious buffet from a little restaurant named Spuds we had discovered in a town called Napanee.


A tent canopy borrowed from my (soon to be camping with and we will be having loads of fun) other best friend flapped and snapped and blew while six people held tight to the poles hoping it would not blow down the lane to follow the cows that were wisely and quickly bolting for the protection of the bush far off in the distance. Oh yes the storyline “He huffed and he puffed” came to my mind as I stood there trying to hold a pole knowing if the canopy really wanted to go it would. I stood there watching my best friend BA and many others all dressed up in there pretty outfits and nice hairdos all a flutter while the cold pounding rain pounded to the ground bouncing off us all. All I could think of at the time while holding tight to the pole and glancing over to the tray of macaroni and cheese was…. what it would be like as a macaroni cheddar soup and then wondering if everyone would be running for their cars to escape the storm then leaving for home to warm up.


As quick as that storm had come it then blew off to the east possibly to another wedding going on somewhere, those winds suddenly died down, the rain slowed to a soft trickle and the most incredibly beautiful complete rainbow filled the sky to the delight of all who were still standing and wondering what had just happened while waiting in line for the most delicious macaroni and cheese that was luckily not to become the soup of the day.


Despite the rain outside the boots that were worn by many kept dancing inside the tent all night long while everyone remained protected and surrounded by love. Yes indeed there were lots of wonderful memorable moments to be locked away forever and you know I will be sharing.

Later.


44 comments:

  1. I love your photographs - that first one looks like it could bong to a much older timeframe. Take it easy for a while, you have earned a break!

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  2. Love that first shot! Great place for a wedding!

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  3. Those great memories...I'm sure you'll remember them for years to come and it sounds like the glitches are already something to laugh about!
    And only you, have cows that like to party. I'd have loved to see them!

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  4. Wonderful first shot, Buttons! I'm so glad everything went well!

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  5. i think those dancing boots tell the entire story in a most beautiful way!!

    LOVED the first image!!!!

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  6. Love the glimpses and even more . . . your telling the stories . . . I so enjoy hearing your twists and tales about wind and best friends and boots and macaroni and cheese and Toronto traffic . . . and rain too.

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  7. Did you ever see a complete event, go off, without even a tiny hitch?

    Nahhhh....

    It's called life.

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa~

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  8. Sounds like a crazy busy but wonderful time! Love the boots photo and of course the introductory sweet photo!

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  9. So happy to hear all went off without a hitch ... hugss

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  10. Grace girl that wedding couple look beautiful even from that angle !
    I love the parasol : )
    Your narration is like being there and seeing what was happening .. wonderful!
    I too think those cows love to party as well .. and the rainbow ? how perfect could it be !
    I know you must be so exhausted .. take time to rest girl .. you know you need to so you can enjoy more of these adventures ! LOL
    Joy : )

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  11. After you've rested and recovered a bit, keep those photos of the special day coming! You're right: There's no such thing as a wedding without a hitch or two. It's just part of making the memories.

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  12. Love the pictures. And yes, that mac and cheese sounds divine.

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  13. Three weddings...that's LOTS of love to be celebrated :-)

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  14. O h I missed it all not my fault my laptop got loaded with trojan viruses and it took quite a while to get rid of them and I had to be sure that I couldn't affect anyone, everything looked so beautiful, you did it B. atta girl, I'll visit previous tomorrow .....atta gile!!!

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  15. Wow...what a busy time you have had making memories. Now then, ease off a bit...you don't want to burn out completely. That's a great shot of the couple in the buggy.

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  16. Well that rain sounds like fun to me ~ and a rainbow blessing for dessert !
    Look at those great cowgirl boots ...I'm sure a stomping good time was had by all.
    Love the photos B.

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  17. You have been one busy lady. It all sounds wonderful and I look forward to hearing more about it.

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  18. and now you can laugh at the rain and wind!

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  19. We are all protected when surrounded by love!
    I look forward to reading about more memories,

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  20. Fabulous first shot in this blog post. Great read and treasure those wonderful memories. Looking forward to reading more. Have a great day!

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  21. Wedding memories are just the very best! Thank you for sharing yours, Buttons.

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  22. Sweet memories, and sweet photos....I can tell you are exhausted, but filled with afterglow. Hugs xo Karen

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  23. aww, i love the 1st shot ... that is precious... what a great one ... hope you print it out for sure. ( :

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  24. I absolutely LOVE that first photo. You need to frame it, give it to the newlyweds. Beautiful.
    And a rainbow to end the day. Perfect.
    Cheri

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  25. I'm glad the rain shower didn't last too long and no one was deterred by it. It looks like a lot of fun was had. Our son's outdoor wedding had a couple of showers too but we all carried on and stayed dry. I love the first photo. Have a wonderful week. Pam

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  26. It sounds like a full on day with a mixture of fun, excitement and drama. Lots of memories to store away for later. Love your reflections quote.

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  27. Love those boots! Sorry about the rain, but sounds like you all just went with the flow. That can happen when there is so much joy. The first shot of the newlyweds is awesome!

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  28. Love!
    Love!
    Love that first photo :)
    What a special day!

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  29. Lovely post and photos ! I have been to a few weddings out doors that didn't fair as well but we all got through it with laughter , good food and fun ! I am soo glad all went well after all ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  30. That first shot is quite magical.

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  31. Beautiful B! Love those cowboy boots. Please keep the pictures coming.

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  32. Oh goodness! The weather almost stole the day! Glad it passed and everyone hung on! Love the city photo!

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  33. Sounds perfect. Memories forever.

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  34. Tents are a MOB's secret weapon...and the FOB's too...and uncle dios too ;P

    LOVE THE PICTURES> MORE PLEASE.

    XOXOX

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  35. B,

    There's an old saying when it rains on your wedding day. It means the marriage will be special, and forever. Blessing to you, your Hero, and your family.
    This wedding was one that will be remembered forever because it was your gorgeous daughter who married her prince.
    Sandy

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  36. So pleased the rain storm blew itself out and left you in peace to enjoy the remainder of the day.
    As usual you describe everything so well I feel I am right there with you. You have a wonderful way with words.
    You must slow down a bit and take care of yourself for a while. You do know you are very special to all of us don't you?

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  37. The mix of words and pixels mesh together like... newlyweds. Perfect in so many ways; thank you for sharing!

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  38. love it! and the girls in cowboy boots!!

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  39. So glad your back. I missed reading your blog and seeing your wonderful comments on mine :-) Looks like a wonderful time and I love the boots pic at the end!

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  40. Lovely stories from such a great story teller. I know you must be tired, bu so, so happy! Thank you so much also for your very heartfelt comment. It really touched my heart and I am so glad we are becoming good friends. Feral is too much, I don't know where she gets that Swedish Goddess from, but I will take it. It makes me feel real good, actually. Sending love and BTW, maybe someday I will learn to knit like you.

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  41. Whew 3 weddings in two weeks would wear anyone out. It sounds though like it was a wonderful time and it's great to have those happy memories. Such a pretty shot of the parasol in the buggy.

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  42. I've been to many weddings, and to be honest, eventually the details of each start to blur. This wedding, this sounds like one no one will ever forget. It sounds like it was kind of magical! Silver lining")

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  43. It sounds like such a beautiful day, full of love. :-) I'm glad the wind and rain were for just a bit. I bet those boots had a lot of fun!

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