Monday, January 21, 2013

Burlap, Tulle and Wedding "Bales"!

 In December after arranging to take finals early, we were privileged to make a mad-dash trip to FL to be part in our dear friend's wedding.  Years ago we became fast friends when I "babysat" them, while their mother taught a couple classes each afternoon at the local Christian Day school there in Hobe Sound.  They were home schoolers and we quickly found we had so much in common.  They have become our life-long friends.  One's who stick with you through thick and thin.  Dearer Friends one would have a hard time finding!!

 Back to the wedding... Tiffany called to ask if we would help them decorate... telling me that she was sticking with the theme of her cowboy husband-to-be! Smile! Complete with hay bales, burlap and tulle, and her color scheme!   Fun how it all turned out and thanks for all the willing helpers who showed up to make it all happen!

 The antique oval table in the center had also been used in her parents wedding over 25 years ago!  I LOVED that idea!
 Tiffany asked if our girls would be willing to play their violins as part of the music for their wedding. They felt very honored to get to be a part! Practice Practice, Practice!!!!  (I love the bare-feet sticking out there! =)

 Shirl and Tiffany decided to open close family and friends gifts at the rehearsal dinner.  LOVED THAT IDEA!!! When I heard of her theme, I quickly asked Brittany if I could "steal" her idea and make them a set of stockings for their wedding present from us.  Too fun! (See earlier post for Brittany's creations, where I got my idea... she helped me work out some of the kinks in these too!=)

 While we were decorating and practicing... These next few pics show you what Daryl and Bryan got to do! I wasn't really jealous.... ( Stretchin the truth there?...maybe just a tad! =)

  Isn't the water gorgeous here!  Such a beautiful day!

My Sweetheart  for over 22 years!!!

 Back to Day of Wedding.  Jesus helped all decorating to go smoothly and we praise Him for His amazing help!  Fun times with close friends all working together and catching up on our visiting while we worked!

Mr and Mrs Shirl Rosengreen and the Budensiek Family!

Congratulations, Shirl and Tiffany!
                                                              (sorry this is so dark)

 This was the coolest thing at the reception.  Shirl and Tiffany were involved in the bus ministry, and these were "their" kids who came to sing to them as their gift at the reception.  Talk about rewarding!!! so precious!
 Such sweet holiness young ladies. Oh, may they always remain untainted by this ole world and all of it's flaws and continue to shine as examples~ Daughters of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!~ His Princesses!

This was the girl's 1st time to get to wear a corsage!  So pretty!

 Thanks, Shirl and Tiffany for asking us to be a part of your special day!  I loved your ideas... so easy to follow, yet beautiful too! Just seems like yesterday ya'll were playing wedding together... I had to keep pinching myself to see that this was REALLY the REAL THING!=)  Our prayers go with you as you begin your new home together!  May you always depend on the Lord Jesus! There's no battle that He can't help you to overcome!  Our Congratulations to you too, Paul and Marilyn our dear friends, on another SON!! We love you all! ~ The Hausman's 


mmsbryan said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures of the wedding. So wished that we could have been there. Daddy and I were in school with the Groom's grandparents. As far as to where the years have gone I am looking for them also; I remember the bride and maid of honor always carrying their baby dolls. Daddy and I enjoyed a visit in the Grooms home during that time and the guest room was Shirl's bunk beds! Oh the happy connections in God's big happy family.
Our girls played beautifully as we enjoyed the ceremony via technology. So thankful for God's gift to them and the disipline they have to develope it for him. Oh and I almost forgot to compliment wedding decor, you did well, my little girl with the challenge of making a "western love scene" come to South Florida. Love, Moma

Laura said...

Enjoyed your pics and catching up a bit with you dear ones!

The Dickinsons said...

Aww, that is such a cute mixture of styles! The corsage is very pretty. I really like that pic of the girls practicing...makes me want to. =) The ocean looked GREAT! Love, kimberly

The Dickinsons said...

Just now trying to catch my breath from our BUSY week with the revival with Bro. E and Bro. B preaching/teaching. Jesus did wonders and we are very THANKFUL TO HIM!!! Thank you for praying.

This morning while we were hanging up clothes Kimberly asked me if I had commented on your post yet. I told her I didn't even know you had a new post on. SOOOO enjoyed seeing these fun pics. Jesus really helped you and the wedding decor was beautiful. Loved her colors. The bridesmaids dresses were beautiful too. Loved seeing the pics of your girls and their good friends. So happy for the bride and groom.
Thanks for posting, loved seeing all of the beautiful pics.
Love and miss you bunches. Now, I must go and gather more of my things to give away to a Colombian friend tonight. =)

mmsbryan said...

I forgot to included that I loved your title including the description Wedding "Bales", good thinking. Love, Moma