Showers of Happiness

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I was pleasantly surprised, to arrive to what I thought was a boating day with my parents, but rather a bridal celebration, with my family and bridesmaids.

My mother’s river-front backyard had been beautifully transformed into an elegant, modern day tea party with vintage flair. Crisp whites, bright pops of pink and stationary accent to spare {my favorite.} Peonies adorned each place setting, and hand packaged jars of my daddy’s strawberry jam and my mothers white chocolate scones, served as sweet take home favors. {Both childhood favorites of mine}

The food was a scrumptious assortment of family signature recipes and desserts, artfully presenting on a tuscan long table, hanging chandelier in place.

With a theme of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” the gifts were touching and extremely special; things I will look at fondly, each time, recounting the years of wondrous use, they have seen.  Family heirlooms, like antique china sets and  jewelry, “secret” recipes to build my collection and a new vintage inspired tableware set, were among the gracious selection. My mother’s bridal headpiece, served as the sophisticated and classy gift opening hat. {Oh, How Audrey!}

Each guest was asked to recount their favourite memory me; their stories stirred my memory and filled my heart. What a beautiful reminder of your journey and all those involved in “raising” you!

The day was topped off wonderfully, with a mini ladies photo shoot, in daddy’s antique wooden rowboat, with champagne and rose petals.

The day was simply sublime but best of all, were the lovely faces of those I care for dearly. All present to share in my joy, my excitement and my anticipation. 

Thank you, seems so small, compared to the love they shared with me that day.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God.” 1 Johns:7


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