For the Love of Weddings

posted by Sharon April 8, 2014 28 Comments

Have you been to a wedding lately? It’s a time of love, laughter, tears of joy, lots of hugging, friends eager to help, and family gathering from across the miles. It’s the launching of a new home, a new bond between two people who promise to encourage each other in the mundane and the earth-shaking. Every guest is a well-wisher, and the bride and groom treasure every one. If you’re the mother of the bride, it’s a day that’s off-the-charts happy and emotional and fun and rich.

My daughter’s wedding day holds so many warm memories. I loved seeing her in the dress she’s dreamed of for so long, on this day she’s dreamed of since she was a little girl.

I loved hanging out in the dressing room while her close friends helped her get dressed. Lots of lively chatter and so many laughs filled that room.

I loved my son-in-law’s reaction when he first saw his bride.

I loved how they had some moments to talk together right before the ceremony when no one could hear what they were saying. There was an intimacy in the midst of all the hoopla.

I loved the setting. You may be sure the decision of where to hold the wedding took months to make. And we all agreed it was the perfect place.

And I loved the littlest lad in the wedding party. He climbed walls, jumped off benches, got his tux a tiny (!) bit dusty. Adorable.

Oh, and I loved the desserts. Especially the pudding cups. I may have eaten more than one. Yum.

Those are a few of the things I loved about this day.

How about you? Have you enjoyed the love shared at a wedding lately?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. The first photo is edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Happy Heart. The theme this week at Texture Tuesday is “For the love of _____.”

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28 Comments

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Earl April 8, 2014 at 6:24 am

Wonderful photos. Lots of joy.

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Barbara April 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

Wonderful photography, it took me on a stroll down memorie lane!.

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elizabethfstewart April 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

What a beautiful wedding!

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desiraer April 8, 2014 at 7:37 am

A daughters wedding must be such a special moment! I am photographing a wedding this weekend and I love trying to capture all those little moments.

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.:Van:. April 8, 2014 at 8:33 am

lovely… memories to be kept dearly forever…

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jeanne stone April 8, 2014 at 9:01 am

How beautifully you have captured this joyous event and your daughter just looked radiant

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Uwe / "you-wee" April 8, 2014 at 9:30 am

What a very beautiful lady!!! Is she already married??? Ohh, too late… 😉
Great wedding photo series, Sharon! My own wedding was already 27 years ago. And there was only one thing that angered me: I could not be the bridegroom and wedding photographer at the same time… 😉
Regards & congrats to you and your daughter from Germany!
Uwe.

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Donna April 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

Sharon, I enjoyed reading this post from start to finish. I have two sons and so will likely never plan a wedding. But I do enjoy weddings and your pictures captured the day in such a personal and genuine way. Your daughter looks radiant and it is a blessing to see her begin her married life with such a solid foundation of love. Congratulations!

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FlowerLady Lorraine April 8, 2014 at 11:39 am

What a lovely couple! I love the photos capturing the joy and love in the event. May they have lots of continued love and joy throughout their life together as husband and wife.

FlowerLady

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dalettre April 8, 2014 at 11:44 am

So, so beautiful, Sharon! Congrats to the blessed couple!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin April 8, 2014 at 12:16 pm

She looks gorgeous!! Congrats, congrats!!

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Catherine April 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Love how you captured these special moments… your daughter will love looking through them! The bw is my favorite, so timeless. Congratulations to the glowing bride + groom!

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abrianna April 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

The photos are beautiful. When my stepsister married, (also on the beach), my favorite moment was when the groom saw her. He ran to her his arms outstretched in a hug.

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kim at picking poppies April 8, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Oh my goodness, these all just made me smile from ear to ear, all the love, and laughter and spontaneous moments, so good. Haven’t been to a wedding in a very long time.

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Barb Brookbank April 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm

What an incredibly beautiful couple and wonderful post to celebrate their wedding!

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Sheila April 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm

So beautiful! I love weddings. Such a beautiful couple and her dress is amazing!

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Sharon Furner April 8, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Thank you Sharon for taking me back to my own memories when our three daughters and two sons got married. Our joy as mothers is universal. Best sharing of “love.” possible.

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Molly April 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Looks like a truly beautiful wedding

Mollyxxx

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prairiejill April 9, 2014 at 5:53 am

Oh, what a lovely post! Beautiful photos, especially the black & white!

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Uwe / "you-wee" April 9, 2014 at 6:32 am

Thanks again for you kind and appreciated comment on my latest post, Sharon!
Enjoy a great week – regards from sunny Germany,
Uwe.

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Ritva's ART / Ritva Sillanmäki April 9, 2014 at 7:41 am

Beautiful couple, love and joy can be felt from these photos!

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Thoughts from the Desktop April 9, 2014 at 7:48 am

A wonderful day and so full of happiness…

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Pieni Lintu April 9, 2014 at 8:38 am

Beautiful!!!

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal April 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Oh my — your daughter is gorgeous! Loved all of these captures of the special day Sharon. xo

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Salma April 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Beautiful in every way. I can imagine the “youngest” lad feeling a bit out of place…the photos say otherwise though.
And the bride…gorgeous!

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Pat April 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

BEautiful, memorable day.

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kim April 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm

I can really feel your joy! What a beautiful bride!

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a spirit of simplicity April 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

What a beautiful bride! I love the images you’ve captured of her with her girls. And such a pretty place for a wedding right on the beach like that.

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