No, Falcon and Amanda's wedding
sweet precious childhood sweethearts.
lovely intelligent responsible adults
dear funny giving friends.
I got up a little before 7:00am and checked the cake. The "wedding cake" was actually a small bundt cake iced with whipped chocolate ganache and the rest of the "cake' were okay. I had carefully baked them on Tuesday and iced them before I went to bed. The white cakes were iced with a white shiny icing that I think of as a wedding cake. The chocolate cupcakes they were also iced with the ganache. I had also made a vegetable pickled relish with mushrooms, roasted red pepper, olives, capers, onions, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum. Quick easy and delicious as a side relish for a meal, or spread on crackers. I also cut up vegetables for Crudités with a dip. This way people had snacks to munch on until the wedding and then the cover dish dinner. Everything seemed okay, so I put the top down on the toy and put a 6 foot ladder in the back seat and headed to the Woman's club. I got there early, so I left the ladder at the Woman's club and headed over to Winn Dixie for Sunflowers. I had bought flowers yesterday, but had not picked up the sunflowers, Manda's favorite. I needed flowers for the bouquet and I needed flowers for the cake and then I wanted to have some flowers for the Wedding table as well as for the food table. Plus I just love working with flowers and tend to go over board.
I picked out my flowers and drove home. I finished the bouquet. It came out beautiful. Sunflowers, gerbra daisies, yellow mums, yellow roses and baby's breath. Then I made Falcon's boutonniere out of a yellow rose, baby's breath and black silk rose leaves and black ribbon. I should have taken a photo of the bouquet, it was wrapped with black silky ribbon with gold button pins and at the top a circle of gold filigree with crystals and yellow and black ribbons hanging down from the bottom.
|The happy couple|
People starting arriving about 6:00. Falcon scurried here and there setting up the music, working on problems with the lights, greeting beloved ones who had come in for the pending nuptials. Manda was stuck inside with all the woman wanting to fuss over her and be a part of this moment with this precious young lady.
|Our sweet beautiful Manda|
On behalf of Falcon and Amanda, I would like to thank you for joining in this day to celebrate their marriage. Marriage is a celebration of two people, two hearts coming together. It is a joining of two people into a family. Falcon and Amanda come willing and by their own volition to take these vows in front of their family and friends. We ask you to support them, love them and to be there for them as they take this first step today as husband and wife.
Depends how loud you shut it.
Isn't that a beautiful ceremony? I managed to make it through the ceremony without crying. After the ceremony everyone carried their chairs inside and the party began.
|Jack and Jan decorating|
|falcon setting the lights|
|putting out the luminaries|
|view of the ceremony site|
|Aren't they beautiful?|
|Conducting the ceremony|
|Environmentally friendly lanterns being flown off after the ceremony just like in a Disney movie|
Good luck Falcon and Manda. Happy ever after. And if two people have the chance for that? It would be these two sweet precious people. I love you both dearly.