Monday, 18 October 2010

Some wedding pics!!!

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You may remember that we had to move the wedding ceremony from the park to the reception venue at the last moment due to rain.  Below, Michelle, sits in the limo feeling sad after hearing the news ( a few tears were shed), apprehensive at how the wedding will be now that plans had changed and, of course, happy to be soon marrying the man of her dreams.

It was such an honour for me to be walking my beautiful daughter down the aisle.
It wasn't planned for me to make the dress but, due to an unforeseen circumstance, the job landed squarely in my lap. I made the dress in just two weeks...thank heavens, Michelle's style is simple and elegant! Mind you, I had to design and draft patterns plus there were three layers to work with - the lining with black train and a Princess Satin overlaid with Chiffon. The black contrasts including the train were Princess Satin and each pearl bead was hand-sewn into place. Michelle helped with the beads.  Michelle also had a V-cut out with corset style ribbon ties lacing at the back of the dress...it was a lovely touch.

The reception venue set up a nice, little area undercover on very short notice for the ceremony.

The hand-fasting ceremony following Celtic traditions

The bridal party - Melissa (Matron of Honour), Aaron (Ring-bearer), Michelle and Alex, and Josh, Alex's younger brother and Best Man.

The happy couple

Mothers of the Bride and Groom

They took a drive down to Jacobs Well for some wedding pics while their guests remained at the reception for nibblies and drinks.




In the limo

And now we all look forward to the arrival of their baby girl due December 24th!

I'll post more pics over the coming days.

~ Love, light and peace ~

44 comments:

  1. What a lovely celebration!! you have such a beautiful family and they love you all share just shines.
    What a great job you did on the dress, too. Can't wait for baby pictures.
    {{hugs}}
    Dawn

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  2. wonderful pics!! love the dress :D everyone looks very happy :)

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  3. Serena, these photos are lovely. Everyone looks fabulous.
    Michelle looks gorgeous and you have done such a beautiful job on her dress. You are so clever and to do this in 2 weeks!!
    You look beautiful too Serena. you are beaming!
    Thanks for sharing the special day with us
    Lee:)

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  4. The bride is so BEAUTIFUL!! And you too!! Unbelievable that you were able to pull that dress off in such a short time!!! You work very well under pressure!! Yikes!! Everyone looks so happy :D

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  5. What a beautiful bride. You did a great job on the dress, everything looked lovely...

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  6. The dress is beautiful..what a job you did on this..your daughter is gorgeous as is her husband. Congratulations!

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  7. Hi Serena,

    Hope you are doing well. :)
    Thank you so much for uploading pictures of Michelle's wedding. They are beautiful. The Bride, Groom, Mother and Mother In-Law looked great! You did an amazing job on Michelle's wedding dress. Love it and the back of it is stunning with the lacing. :)
    I wish them all the happiness in the world. :)
    On another note, I just noticed you don't have my Blog on any of your lists. :(
    Hugs

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  8. oh Serena the dress is lovely, the bride and groom happy..blessings to you and your family..

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  9. Awww congratulations to you all, you must have been so proud! What a stunning bride, she really was glowing! And fantastic job on the dress too, it was lovely! Can't believe you made it in two weeks. Best wishes to the bride and groom (I follow Michelles art blog, although I"m sure she's been very busy lately:0)) so it was lovely to see her on her wedding day! :0)
    Thanks for sharing
    oxox

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  10. Serena:
    What lovely wedding pictures. Michelle looked beautiful in her gown..extra special because you made it for her. You also, looked like the georgous mother...such special memories for you and your daughter....Shelly

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  11. Yay! Congratulations to everyone. Beautiful photos.

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  12. Oh my goodness...Michelle just looked gorgeous! Every picture of her is just stunning! What a beautiful dress you made, Serena!!! You could not have asked for a more gorgeous bride!!! They look so happy together, and I pray 100 years of happiness for them!!!

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  13. Lovely photos and Michelle looks gorgeous and so do you. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Hi Mum,

    This is a great post!

    I love seeing all the photos of Michelle and Alex's wedding day! Michelle looked so pretty! You did great on the dress in such a short time!

    Love Brad!
    xoxox

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  15. Thank you all for your beautiful comments....Michelle will be quite tickled, I'm sure.

    Dear, sweet (((Norma)))...you are indeed in my Blog List. Just click on the Show All link at the bottom of the blog list you are interested in and it will expand to show ALL the blogs. I have it set up to display in order of latest posts so, when you do a new post on your blog, it will automatically move your blog to the top of my blog list. xo

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  16. Oh--all beautiful, and Oh my--do I admire your talent for completing your beautiful daughter's wedding dress. What a beautiful memory this will be!

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  17. These were definitely worth waiting for! Michelle, Alex, You, and everyone else looked wonderfully happy. If Michelle had been crying before the ceremony you couldn't tell in the car. Tell her that I've always heard rain is supposed to be good luck for a marriage.

    The dress looked beautiful! Great that the bride and groom got to kind of run away barefooted for a while, too. So glad to see all these pictures of their happy day!! Thanks for sharing them. Wishing them years filled with love and joy. :)

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  18. THE PHOTOS..THE DRESS THE WEDDING PARTY...THE EVERYTHING ELSE YOU MADE FOR THIS SPECIAL OCCASION...WELL DONE MOMMY! I ADORE YOUR TALENT..AND I'M SURE YOUR DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW ARE THRILLED TO HAVE SOMEONE SO TALENTED MAKE THEIR SPECIAL DAY JUST THAT MUCH MORE SPECIAL!

    SHE IS SO VERY PRETTY!
    AND A NEW CHILD ON THE WAY...BLESS YOUR NEW FAMILY UNION! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

    CIAO BELLA

    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  19. You made that dress??? It's so beautiful...I love the back. You and your daughter are both glowing! Thank you for sharing this day with us. xoxo

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  20. Hi Serena,
    Gosh, so you're not only a talented artist but also a talented seamstress~well done on the beautiful dress!
    Everyone looks so happy and it sounds like the day was just perfect!
    You look fabulous and what an honour to walk Michelle down the isle {you deserve to}
    My Mum also walked me down the isle nearly 21 years ago!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  21. She looks stunning!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous hair.
    You did a fantastic job on that dress, how clever of you and what a wonderful contribution to their special day you made.
    I LOVE the barefoot photos.

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  22. What a gorgeous bride! Stunning gown! Lovely handfasting! Congratulations to the newlyweds - may their journey together be blessed!

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  23. Serena, she looks beautiful....you did a fantastic job on the dress. I love all the photos but most especially the one where they're walking barefoot and looking at each other.

    You also look gorgeous and more like a sister of the bride than her mother.

    I wish Michelle and Alex all the best in the world and many, many happy years together.

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  24. Ah... I LOVE wedding pictures! Michelle is easily one of the most beautiful girls on the planet, and even more so as a bride. I wish them many happy returns of the day.

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  25. Ohhh these are wonderful photos and everyone looks great! She made a beautiful bride. Really enjoyed seeing them. Congrats to them...

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  26. What a beautiful bride she was.... love the jewel tone turquoises ... one of my fav colours...
    you would never know things had to be moved to Plan B..... it all looks pretty darn wonderful.

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  27. what a beautiful day! I love the photos!!

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  28. Serena These pictures are lovely. The bride is beautiful. Her dress is awesome....love the colors and the corset back is too cute. You are so talented....it's amazing. My favorite picture is your Son and DIL walking barefooted.Many good wishes to them.Congratulations to all.
    Yay!!!!

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  29. What a lovely wedding and Michelle looks radiant, they make a lovely couple. The dress is gorgeous, it must have made the day even more special that the dress was made by her very own mother. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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  30. oh Serena, she is beautiful. absolutely.
    and I love how her groom has his hand protectively over their little girl in one photo. just divine.
    your new bundle of pink will be a little Capricorn, just like me.. I was due 25th December.. arrived January 1st :)

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  31. Everything comes up beautiful. I see the corset and like that touch. The couple look very happy together. It must have been a very elegant event as it looks like it to me. You must be a gifted lady to be able to make such a lovely dress.

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  32. How beautiful. She looked lovely. So pretty and elegant. Great job on the dress. Best wishes to all of you.

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  33. Congratulations Serena! Michelle looks so beautiful ... what a lovely couple and everyone looked fabulous!!! What a happy time ... and now the precious addition not far away ... xmas eve ... what a perfect gift :-) You looked gorgeous too Serena ... fabulous job that you did on your daughter's beautiful gown ... just love this first picture in the car especially ... just gorgeous!!!! love
    Maria

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  34. I can't figure out how I missed this when you first posted, but I'm so glad I found it! What a beautiful bride and a handsome groom and wedding party. Everything looks gorgeous! Including that lovely gown you made! Congratulations to bride, groom and baby-to-be.

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  35. Getting to know you and your blog. The wedding looked wonderful! Reading the coments I see you made her dress!!! Wow! Stunning.

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  36. Absolutely beautiful photos! Congratulations to Michelle and she looks stunning in her dress!

    Sorry to hear about the health problems - life does seem to be full of highs and lows for you at the moment. I hope you and Brad are getting the right help and medications. It must be very worrying.

    Oh, and I'm delighted to hear you will be quilting! Can't wait to see what you do because it's sure to be gorgeous. Australia has some of the most creative quilters so if you get hooked you'll have no shortage of fab fabrics, thread etc., the shops there are fantastic!

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  37. Hi Serena,
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. And here you are, just up the road! I look forward to having a good look at your blog.

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  38. What a dreamy looking couple... right out of a fairy tale book! Congratulations on gaining a son!

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  39. I loved seeing all of these pictures. My favorite was the one of you and your daughter. I love the dress and am very impressed that you made it...WOW!!!

    It looks like it was a lovely ceremony:~)

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  40. Hi Serena , michelles dress is stunning! You are so talented( but I guess you have heard that before !!) she is just glowing beautiful too

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  41. The dress is amazing!!! You can't even tell she's pregnant from straight on. She is gorgeous. What a beautiful daughter you have. I love her dress. Her hair turned out beautiful too.

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  42. Hi Serena! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my daughter's wedding and leading me here! How beautiful your daughter looks - and you made her dress - how talented you are! What a lovely day (despite the rain) it was and now you have another exciting event coming up! Congrats to all!

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  43. I'm SO sorry I missed this post Serena!!!!!!!!!!
    I just saw your most recent pics with the dries flowers and had to come searching! What a beautiful couple and how exciting to be a grandma in a few short weeks!
    many hugs and blessings to you all!!

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