With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: She's All Grown Up

Monday, June 20, 2011

She's All Grown Up

We attended a most beautiful wedding this past Friday evening.
The daughter of our next-door neighbor.
Carly Michele turned from an adorable baby girl into a lovely woman in the blink of an eye.
The marriage ceremony was beautiful.  Personal and directed to this young couple with wise words as they begin a life long journey together.
Though we weren't as connected in Carly's life in her teenage years, she will always hold a special place in our hearts.  When she was just a little tyke, she came to our house each week on the days her mommy worked.
Photos of our girls with Carly when they were all small
And once a little one gets in your heart, they're always there.
After the ceremony we headed to a reception full of the most fabulous food, served in an elegant Ballroom with the nicest people.
This photo was taken from a neighbor's facebook page (Nancy on bottom right). Not sure what the mother-of-the-bride is doing here because we were all squishing together to fit in this photo!
 You see, almost 27 years ago, the homes on our street were completed and we all made settlement within about a two week period.  Of course, some families have moved and new families came but a large percent have been here from the beginning or at least many years.
Most of the people in the above photo are from the street or an adjacent street. The young adults were either little or not yet born when we all met.
John and I had so much fun reconnecting with everyone!
 Magnificent Rooms

Abundant desserts
(I guess I was too busy indulging because I didn't even think to get photos of the unbelievable appetizers or the fabulous entrees)
Love and best wishes to
Carly & Kevin

19 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

And what wonderful photos you got! (my pics posted with Blogger seem to have shrunk =(...) Wishing the new couple every happiness! They had a beautifull wedding...

Mildred said...

Such a lovely wedding and they are a handsome couple! Looks like a lot of fun and the food looks so good.

Lynne said...

Congratulations to the happy couple. What a beautiful wedding and venue. I love the photos with the text on them too, and everyone looks so happy and relaxed.
Lynne

Julie said...

What beautiful photos! Looks like such a fun time!

Susan said...

WOW, LDH. That looked like a wedding gala-extravaganza! So beautiful. Your photos are knock-outs. Were you the photographer for this wedding? Hope so! Susan

LDH said...

No Susan, I was not the photographer. But I can't go anywhere without my camera. Most of my photos were taken from my seat in the church.

Kathleen said...

Lovely! God. Bless their marriage!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful wedding. The place of reception is just gorgeous. It looks like they did it up right! What fun for you to get to see so many of your old neighbors. How many of them still live right where they started out? xo Diana

Garden Lady said...

Lovely couple, love the photos. The desserts look yummy. I would have only got pictures of the desserts too :)

no spring chicken said...

I love this time of year. Weddings are such a wonderful time of rekindling relationships... and eating great food!

Blessings, Debbie

Mary said...

Best wishes to the Bride & Groom!

Lallee said...

What a beautiful bride. Thank you for sharing the wedding with us.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Who doesn't love a beautiful wedding with fabulous food and great old friends. Best wishes to all!

Sandy said...

What a lovely bride and it
looks like everyone had a
wonderful time celebrating
the young couple's love!

Ann said...

What gorgeous photos you got. A sweet little girl turned into a beautiful bride. Sounds like it was a wonderful celebration

crochet lady said...

Wonderful pictures and such a lovely place for a wedding!

Dayle said...

What a beautiful event. We have a similar story with our neighbors, although no weddings to attend as of yet. I'm sure it was a special occasion for you. The photos are lovely.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Gorgeous . This blog is just breathtaking.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I agree with you, it was a beautiful wedding. The couple looks so happy, as do the guests. I like that you shared pictures of the elegant reception. What fun it is to reconnect with people in our past, especially in such lovely surroundings.

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