Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Summer Wedding - Part IV

Do you want more wedding pictures? Yes? No? Either way, here you go:

Dr. van der Stevejinck's brother (left of bride) officiated. The arbor was moved (temporarily) over to the corner of the yard by an apple tree.  I didn't mention to the bride and groom that behind the apple tree was what I call 'the island of misfit plants' - plants that were in large black plastic nursery planters - in need of being planted, but not pretty enough right now to put out for the wedding. You can't see them in this picture, so we're probably good.
We had three little girls (ages 7-11) who created a ton of tissue flowers - and then placed them around the patio.  I drew the line at using them on the tables.  I really like them in the arborvitae - I wouldn't have thought to put them there myself. The chair by the cake table was for a cake guardian - so the kids running around wouldn't tip it over.  Betty Marcy decorated the cake - with a little help from the three aforementioned girls.
Dinner was served buffet style.  Betty Sherri created the menu and made (or oversaw) most of the food. The fabulous food. I'll save the menu/food for another post.


  1. Thank you for the high definition pictures! They blow up well! (Although there is no Betty photo bomb involved.) Now we learn what happened to "Betty Keira's well-ironed curtains? tablecloths?". Look at the arbor! Your brother, son-in-law and Betty Keira did a terrific job "tarting it up". Some of the same flowers as in the bouquet, which we can see really well now. The bride and groom look so very festive in their finery. And the cake turned out beautifully. All those plants and flowers... I particularly enjoyed the sight of all those apples on your tree! There'll be many a pie come fall. And the food on your plates looks scrumptious. And the little girls did a great job with those tissue flowers. The amount of work that went into this... Staggering. Stunning. Stupendous. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  2. I love all the red -- the color of good fortune in China. Very wedding-appropriate. I am salivating in anticipation of the menu/food post!

  3. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! And so generous of you to share your glorious day with us!

  4. This is a really good idea that you have going on.