Monday, July 27, 2009

The Wedding ....Part II

As the sun went down.....
on our Texas backyard....
we lit the lanterns and the lights....
and a magical kind of glow descended over all.
The party was about to begin.....
(Turn your speakers on for a little Texas dance music!)

My version of garden lights.... citronella candles in a birdcage!A Texas Wedding is not complete without Barbeque!
And it was delicious!
It was really too dark for photos
but here is the head table.
Don't ya just love the string lights on the deck?
Found them on the internet and we used yellow bulbs.
Insects don't gather around yellow like they do the white.

Another shot of tables with lake in the background.
And the new yard lights.

Here's the head table the next morning.

The food was served right behind the drink table.

Table decorations consisted of white cloths and burlap,
galvanized buckets of lirope with pink fuzzy flowers,
assorted cowboy boots,
mason jars with candles,
and slate rocks.

Found the pink fuzzy flowers at W-Mart...
(they are silk but look like wildflowers)
By using the lirope or monkey grass
and silk flowers,
we were able to set up the tables
earlier in the day and
they stood up to the scorching Texas sun and heat.
Cut flowers wouldn't have made it!
I missed getting photos of the cake cutting,
the first dance and the toasts.....
I had misplaced my camera.
Good thing I wasn't the photographer too!
Back to the party...and I do mean PARTY!
NOW turn the music up Mr. DJ....
Let the dancing begin!
Sadly, I don't have a photo of my favorite DJ
who also happens to be my hairdresser!
Yea...he rocks the salon too!
But I've got to give a shout out to Erik....
he did an awesome job and
also took all the dance photos!
Thanks Erik!
Now a Texas Dance just isn't a dance without
"Boot Scootin Boogie"!
(playing now on my playlist)
Charlie and I did a little repeat of the
Mother/Son Dance we did at his wedding!
A little two steppin'.....
and some Texas Swing!
Yes ....I'm wearing boots with my sundress!
Was going to wear my cowboy hat but my hair
looked too good that night to cover it up!
You have to have a good hair night when your hair stylist is coming over!
(Plus it was too hot!)

We had a blast!
And I tell you...that boy can dance!
(He got the rhythm gene from that blond he's dancing with!)

Soon the bride and groom made their
departure through a sea of sparklers....
missed that shot too...
I was rocking Miss Bella to sleep!

Now it's time for the RELIEF party to begin!
Crank up that music Erik...
Let's rock the neighborhood!

Somebody call 9-1-1!!!!
That was the chorus to one of the songs....
And we all jumped up and down!

Both of my boys getting their bounce on!

Charlie, Bo and Amanda and I kicking it up!
Anybody remember the "Sprinkler"?

Charlie persuading his wife to dance....

Miss Bella's Momma
Isn't she pretty!

Charlie breaking it down!
He didn't stop dancing till they pulled the plug on the music!

Mr. Hero ......taking me for a spin around the dance deck!

Cheesing for the camera about midnight!
To say I was double dog tired was putting it mildly....
but boy it had been a day!
We pulled it off!
And as I stood there on the deck looking out over the lights I couldn't help but be thankful....
Thankful that the kids did get married (that's another story!) and that they had asked us to be a part of it.
Thankful for our friends and their help over the past 3 months.
Thankful for all my kids and the amazing joy they give me.
They are truely a blessing!
(Kountry we missed you!)
Thankful for my husband who always has and always will be my hero ....
he worked tirelessly doing all those yard projects I thought up,
working 3 days a week sunup to sundown the last 3 months.
He literally worked his rear off...25 lbs!
I love you Mr. Hero!
Thankful that we are blessed.
Blessed so we can be a blessing to others.
God you are so good........
"every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father above."
Thank you.... Jesus!
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect night!
from my delighted heart to yours.....

PS. Now it's time to get to work on this next wedding.....
Can you say baseball, hot dogs and dancing?
It's going to be an out of the park home run!
And since it is another Texas Wedding you can bet there will be some "Boot Scootin"!
I can't's going to be awesome!


Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

It looks like you all had a blast!!! I wish I could have been there. Your decorating is perfect!! LOVE the lights, the boots on the table... and your boots you had on too!! Blessings, Janna

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti,
Wow what a wedding! And a fab party to boot! Your smiles sum up how much fun you all had.
Looking forward to hearing all about this next wedding!

Lisa said...

I'm loving these wedding posts! What a fun time for you and your family! I'm serious about the wedding planner thing. You've got the touch Girl!

LillySue said...

Bless your are just in the middle of family love with the new baby and two weddings all within one year!! Thank you for sharing it all with us, your yard looks amazing and so do you out on the dance floor!!

Anonymous said...

Looked like an awsome party! can't wait to see photos from the party you will be throwing for Mr. Hero's and his staff at the lake house. Have fun!!

paula said...

The wedding place is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos of the wedding. :)

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