Monday, September 8, 2014

Wedding sounds and Tears!

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
                                        Voltaire


There were so many incredibly beautiful moments to be captured on camera on the Wedding Day but I the Mother of the Bride and I must add feeling quite naked without my camera did not get to use my camera very much so I relied on others for the photos especially on my niece Akira who sees this world much like I. I was truly overwhelmed with emotions I had never thought possible that day so I chose to concentrate on the sounds. Wedding sounds.

Waiting in the kitchen while peeking out the big window to the backyard where family and friends were waiting for the big moment to begin and our cows were standing in the field behind keeping them entertained, I was smiling. The Bride’s handsome Groom and Groomsmen in dark tuxedos stood outside anxiously waiting for that big moment. The Maid of Honor and all the Bridesmaid’s dressed in beautiful plum shade dresses and holding handmade bouquets of fresh roses, lilies and an assortment of beautiful fragrant flowers stood in the kitchen with me, the very anxious and emotional hoping not to cry Mother of the Bride all planning that big entrance.


There was a nervous chatter and laughter coming from all and the Bride giggled that familiar nervous giggle that I have loved hearing all her life. I was told I was to be the first to walk down the aisle which was actually the back lawn beautifully decorated with beautiful fresh flowers and memorabilia from the Brides past, things that had been stuffed away in the rusty old barn she had loved to play in with her sister when they were young. It was time.


I took a deep breath, gave the Bride a big hug and went to the door, signaling the music man to begin, and then I stepped out that door with those Red Footloose Boots, a lovely shade of blue flowing dress feeling quite pretty I have to say. With my new hairdo compliments of the Mother of the Groom and wearing real makeup and a wrist corsage made of two white roses, I walked across the lawn heading to the back yard then through the crowd lined on either side. I could not hear the music at that point only the cows mooing steadily and the crowd giggling because of the mooing, and the birds were singing this was what we had hoped for, the sounds of our world.

The sounds suddenly stopped, I am not sure if they stopped or I stopped listening, I held my head high concentrating on not tripping over my own two feet and trying not to cry. That was when I noticed my dear Mom sitting in the front row looking very frail but dressed in a stylish black hat and huge dark sunglasses and looking incredibly beautiful in my eyes; oh you know that was when I cried.


 I bent down kissed her on the cheek, hugged the Brides Oma who sat beside and then sat down in my own chair. I watched the Maid of Honor (Sister of the Bride also our youngest daughter) walk down the aisle the beautiful flower girl dropping rose petals as she went, the handsome ring bearer and the gorgeous Brides Maids one by one, I have no idea of the order I was truly hypnotized by the moment. The wedding march music became louder and the cows suddenly bolted out into the field mooing as if to say here she comes to the delight of the crowd.


I watched my little girl all dressed in white satin, a beautiful white lacy veil, and a bouquet of fresh flowers walk arm in arm with her handsome Dad (My Hero) in his dark suit heading towards me, then he left her standing beside her Groom to Be under the Black Walnut trees we had planted when she was four years old. That was when I noticed my Grandfathers then my Dad’s (her Great Grandfather and Grandfather’s) watch on her arm. Oh yes, more tears. I looked over towards the sound and sight of my Mom sniffling and handed her my Dad’s old cotton hankie that I had tucked in my wrist corsage. The Bride was glowing and her handsome prince the Groom was smiling ear to ear. My Hero then sat beside me and I grabbed tight to his arm while the wedding officiates started reading from the tablet she held in her hands. I could hear the cows mooing so loudly behind her that with her soft spoken voice she kept speaking louder and louder.


With the sound of the Bride’s familiar nervous giggle, the handsome Groom’s laughter and the laughter and giggles coming from the crowd all drowning out the sounds of my own sniffling I knew this was a day never to be forgotten. This was indeed a memorable moment and the cows also needed to say goodbye to our little girl. At this point, I sat as if in a daze shedding more tears and watched and listened to My Hero say “I do” when asked who gives this Bride to be wed, he quickly looked at me with his handsome smile and changed that to “We do”. The cows stood behind the cedar bushes out of my sight and the wedding vows were exchanged. It was truly magical.


Later


(I do have more stories but unfortunately will have to leave you with this one for a bit. Be back soon). Hug B

49 comments:

  1. B. This was beautifully written and I can just see it. What a day that must have been. Can't wait to read more.

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  2. A day to remember, and it's as if I was there. Congratulations to the Bride & Groom....Hugs M xox

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  3. Oh what a wonderful day! Sounds like many memories to treasure were made.

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  4. I'm a bit teary myself right now. Reminded me of my daughter's wedding. Looking forward to more.

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  5. I'm so glad the day turned out well! I remember how you worried. But now you have beautiful memories.

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  6. That sounds just beautiful. And what mother doesn't cry at her daughter's wedding? We all do. And this also sounds like a wonderful setting for the ceremony - surrounded by people they love.

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  7. It sounds lovely, Buttons! Is that a sewing machine table with the unity candle on it? That is such a unique, and wonderful idea! So much thought clearly went into this wedding! I have a box of tissues...come on over and tell me more stories! :)

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  8. I really love the idea of concentrating on the sounds...that's a sense we too often forget :)

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  9. Oh my gosh...I have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. What a beautiful wedding. I have goosebumps at the thought of incorporating so many special family memories into the day, and their lives. I love it. Can't wait to see more of it.

    Cindy Bee

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  10. What an amazing day for all of you! I've shed tears at the weddings for two of our daughters. We've still an unmarried one - the oldest. Sending hugs to you!

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  11. Oh how beautiful, Buttons. You put us right there at the wedding with your guests and the cows. :) It sounds like a lovely day. I love the old sewing machine as their table, the beautiful bouquets, the old milk cans and her grandfather's watch. Just beautiful. Hugs. Pam

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  12. Buttons, love your wedding sounds. Congratulations for everything going as planned. It "sounds" like it was a beautiful wedding. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  13. I must admit I got a little teary-eyed reading this. I can't wait to read more and see more photos of the special day. God's blessings to the bride and groom!

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  14. Lovely post - just filled with the emotion of the day. The flowers are so pretty too!

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  15. so very sweet. beautiful accents to the day. love the cows mooing their approval. :)

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  16. Oh my daughter got married on same date as ours only in a Church. Both of us Sept 16th.

    She will be married Sept 16th 25 years. Hubby and I will be 53 years.

    Then a month later my son had a wedding in the yard of his wife like your daughter did.

    Oh I am shedding tears as I read your blog. This sure brings back memories. I was touched when you seen your Mom sitting there and you kissed her.

    Oh what a day you had. I so loved your story.

    God bless your daughter and hubby for many,many years to be to-together. To death due them part. Meaning no divorces to be. I will certainly pray blessings for ever after for them.

    My family is still happy together so I want the same for your daughter.

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  17. I love this, B! What a beautiful day that you told us about in such a lovely way.

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  18. -happy sigh-

    So many perfect moments...

    Rest now...

    You deserve it, my Dear...

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa~

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  19. How beautiful. Congratulations to you all. xo Laura

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  20. I think you have captured it beautifully.
    I am enjoying your installments. I loved seeing the crowd of cows watching.That is such a nice shot.

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  21. "and they lived happily ever after"

    you forgot that part!!!


    xoxox

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  22. Buttons, that was a beautifully written account of your daughter's wedding day. I felt like I was there. Weddings are emotional events. Beautiful photos, glad to see and read that your cows were there too. Looking forward to read more. You are like a good book one can't put down, want more...have a great day!

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  23. I love how you concentrated on the sounds of the day, especially the cows mooing. Sounds like a super special day. Congrats to the newly married couple. May they have a happy and successful life together!

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  24. Button, I think that you had a splendid wedding and I'm glad that everything was so simple yet elegant. I bet that marriage will last a long long time.
    Mother's tears are part of the parcel...
    JB

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  25. B,

    A beautiful story, and start of a new marriage. Congratulations to you, your Hero, and the new couple.
    Farm weddings are so romantic. I bet the cows enjoyed themselves with all the company.

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  26. Congratulations to your (not so) little girl! You paint a lovely picture with this post; it makes me happy that so many items of your family's history was incorporated into the wedding. I'm sure the cows enjoyed the hubbub too!

    Hugs!!!!!
    Mandi

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  27. sounds like a beautiful day :)
    Congratulations~

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  28. just beautiful...and looking at all the pictures, this was the perfect place for a wedding!

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  29. Musta been magical! How sweet of the bride to wear the watch. And your Mom to be there. Tears of happiness, laughing about the cows! That's awesome they got to participate! :)
    Cheri

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  30. Sending big congrats to the bride and groom!!!!!

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  31. I love the pictures you posted, cows and all. I know this day will live in your memory forever and I am so happy it was everything you hoped it would be. And I am so glad your mom was there with you.

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  32. I'm getting tears in my eyes, just reading your description... How did you ever manage?

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  33. The flowers, the watch, your mom, the cows . . .
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading and listening to you.
    With tears and hugs and wanting more . . .

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  34. Oh, goodness - I'm sniffling, too. What beautiful memories - I love the personal touches (esp the cows...).

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  35. I am a total romantic at heart!! so perfect! thx 4 taking us along! big big hugs! ( :

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  36. Ahh, such a beautiful description and I am glad you had your Dad's hanky! You sound so proud xxx

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  37. Words cannot describe how happy I am for you and your family. Weddings are truly a blessing.

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  38. How lovely, you have captured the moments beautifully with your words - I am wiping away a tear....congratulations to the happy couple. You got me when you said she had on her grandfather's watch...beautiful memories of a lovely day. xo Karen

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  39. A fabulous description of the day and your feelings. It even put a tear in my eye. I hope they live happily ever after. You are not losing a daughter you are gaining a son.

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  40. awwwww buttons, what a beautiful, special day!! The images are wonderful.....looks like a farmers wedding!!

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  41. Grace it must have been such an amazing day for you all .. absolutely perfect!
    Congratulations and may they have many many happy years together !!
    Joy : )
    PS .. I love that the cows gave their blessings too !

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  42. lovely and so glad you included a photo of your other 'girls' and happy for all of you that the Big day went so well... :-)

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  43. Awwww- perfectly perfect! Congratulations to the bride and her groom!

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  44. Oh Buttons that was so beautifully told that I too had tears in my eyes,tears of happiness for all of you.
    What a wonderful setting for your girl's wedding and I am so glad the cows joined in and gave everyone a good laugh.
    A fantastically happy day and I look forward to more stores and perhaps a few pics as well.
    May the newlyweds live long and prosper. xx

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  45. wow B. You did it! the happiest wedding with all the family and the cows, of course the cows, to me all this, is a fairy tale, of Love, Family and Good Will....Bravo, Bravo, bravo B, that was the most beautiful wedding I've ever heard in all the meaning of that word, you are spectacular!!!!

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  46. I have tears in my eyes, so beautiful!

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