Sunday, August 2, 2009

a strapless dress, the shade and a wedding

Saturday evening, at 6 o'clock, I drove to the suburbs and attended the wedding of Ashley and Sam. I love weddings. And I love unique weddings. This cute couple chose to have their wedding at a little inn outside town, and even though rain threatened all day, it was a lovely evening. Hot, but lovely. Yes, VERY hot. I got there early to secure a seat in the shade. In fact, while they could, many people chose seats in the back to sit in the shade.

This is Ashley. Isn't she lovely?

They had a very simple ceremony, and Ashley washed Sam's hands as a gesture of her faith in her vows. During her vows, she broke down and cried. It was beautiful. After communion, our pastor placed his hands on them and prayed for their new family.

Here I am with my cute honey. He was HOT, and was carrying a rag with him to dab his brow. Luckily, girls can wear cute little dresses and enjoy the temperature. This dress was a last minute purchase from Marshall's, and I would normally not have even tried on a strapless dress that was marked "one size fits all." That never bodes well for a plus size woman, but I was pleasantly surprised when I went in the dressing room and liked it. It was a deal too, which always makes it fun.

You can't tell from the pic, but it was navy blue and was tea-length with white embroidered flowers all over it. The top was a little scratchy, but I hot-glued a piece of ribbon along the seam inside and then it was fine. I know, hot-glue is a little commando for wedding finery, but it worked and I was not itchy at all.

We had a wonderful evening, and the cake was delicious. Cause it's all about the cake, right?


Rona's Home Page said...

Sounds like a lovely summer evening.
Congratulations to the newlyweds.

Hunnybee said...

The lace on her dress is beautiful. I love the hand washing gesture. Looks like you had a wonderful time. And yes, it is all about the cake! *runs off to find cake*

Audriana said...

Nice pictures of wedding!! Strapless dress also looking GORGEOUS!!