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Sunday, June 26, 2011

They're Wed

On Saturday, after 4 days of wet and dismal weather, the sun broke through in time to give us a wonderful gift -- a beautiful warm and sunny day for Alida and Josh's wedding.  Our daughter did not stop smiling the whole day.

A walk down the aisle with Daddy.
 A champagne toast and a kiss before climbing into the Rolls with her new husband.
Our youngest guest was just a few weeks old, but these big bruisers are twins Calvin and Luke, the bride's first-cousins-once-removed, who brought their parents all the way from Michigan for the occasion.  Dad Garrett was Master of Ceremonies, and he did a wonderful job!
Don't you love the tiny tuxedos?
At the reception, Alida and Josh are both still smiling!
What is more intriguing to little girls than a bride, a wedding cake, and an ice sculpture?
 And to bigger girls, the occasion was a chance to go all Royal Wedding with hats.
Don't these cousins look MAH-velous?
 Josh's Mom Billie and I break apart the Norwegian wedding cake, so the
new Mr & Mrs can serve it to their guests.
 And our husbands sneak off with the guys for cigars in the courtyard.
Don't Howard and Greg look sharp?  Greg is a Navy doctor.
There are loads more pictures to share!
Including some of That Old House, which hosted about 60 people after the reception,
both inside and out, under a big white tent.  I thank Mother Nature for gifting us a dry day!

And while the bride's eyes are a little bright in this picture taken by her Aunt Phyllis,
I think it's kind of cute of the new Mr & Mrs at their Sweetheart Table.
I put the Kransekake on a special cake plate; Howard bought it
for his Mom with paper route money, many years ago.

We had a blast yesterday, and on into today with brunch this morning
at That Old House for our travelers, and we're expecting our new family members
to join us soon for leftovers; there are plenty!  Yay!  No cooking for me for a couple of days.  -- Cass

P. S.  I'll do more complete posts -- today it's a fast one!
Thanks to Howard's sister Phyllis for most of these shots; Phyllis, you were the first to
send these . . . which is great, because I had forgotten my camera!!!


  1. Ooh, they look so perfectly happy !
    All of your hard work paid off, a gorgeous bride and handsome groom, family and friends spending priceless moments together.
    I bet this old house was smiling through it's freshly painted windows.
    Congratulations to the bride and groom, and a many years of happiness together.

  2. Congratulations! She is beautiful and everything looks wonderful! I love her gown...simple and pretty and wonderful detailing at the bottom. It is just perfect on her! I am so happy you had such a nice day..and it looks lik That Old House held up in good manner for the event. Enjoy...deep breath...relax...xo Diana

  3. THX for sharing.
    Big girls like to look at brides, wedding cakes and ice scuptures too! :0)
    Looks like it was a magnificent time had by all.

  4. Beautiful bride!
    It looks like everyone was having a wonderful time - all that work and it showed. Congratulations to the newly wedded pair, and the families that have each grown in love.

  5. Such a beautiful bride and the groom is so handsome. They make a lovely couple and both look so happy. Congrats to all of you. Looks like you had a fabulous day. Hugs, marty

  6. Your daughter looks beautiful. Looks like you had a fabulous day. Congratulations!

  7. What a great couple -- Howard looks like a proud FOB and if you're posting, you must be a calm MOB -- Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

  8. She is so pretty! They are a great looking couple. Thanks for sharing their special day with us.

  9. Beautiful pictures. Your daughter looks so pretty and happy. I'm glad the sun shone for you. Blessings, Pamela

  10. Congratulations!! It looks like a dream wedding for two very happy people!!

    I love the touches of the special cake...the mom's preparing it together.

    The men in the Courtyard made me smile.

    A sweet day. Can't wait to see are the best!

  11. Great to see some pics--congratulations M.O.B.--it all looks wonderful. Lots of memories made! The bride is beautiful---and those hats are amazing!

  12. Oh, Cass! Congratulations to the newly weds! Your daughter looks so beautiful! What a special day and I can't want to see more. You cut that cake? :)
    Wow, I've never seen anything like that before - it's so lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Cass, what a beautiful wedding! Alida looks SO beautiful and SO happy! Isn't it grand?! Looks like everything went as planned. How lovely, and what fantastic memories everyone will have forever of this special day.

    Congratulation to Alida & Josh, and to you and Howard for making this day so extra wonderful for your little girl! :-)


  14. What a beautiful wedding! Your daughter looked stunning and her groom handsome and you can see the love!

  15. What a lovely wedding. Glad that the weather held up for you.
    The newlyweds look very happy!
    Congratulations to all.
    Happiness for the new marrieds.

    Get some rest!


  16. Cass, I'm so happy for all of you that you had beautiful weather. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy bride and groom. I look forward to more photos. ~ Sarah

  17. What a happy little couple. Looks like your hard work was successful, and they had a beautiful wedding. Congratulations!

  18. What a beautiful day you all had ! Congratulations and may they be blessed with a lifetime of joy and good health !


  19. Cass, congratulations on making it past the Wedding Day. I know what was involved with this, and it looks like everything was beautiful ... where are the photos of you?

    Here is some unsolicited advice from one MOB to another ... in a day or two, the letdown will come. All the frenzied activity leading up to this wonderful day has not stopped, and 'empty' comes in its place. It may take a while for you to get your feet back under you. Just don't get sick like I did.

    How cool that you had Royal Wedding Princess Hats, too!

  20. She's gorgeous - can't wait to see more pics!

  21. Oh I am so happy for you, the day looked gorgeous and I am sure the old house was too, can't wait to see those pictures.

    Needless to say your daughter was beautiful and glowing...everyone looked so joyfull!!

  22. Was thinking about you on Saturday, hoping all went well, and I see that it went stupendously! Love the Royal Wedding Hat trio, and the Kransakake (sp, sorry) which you baked, assembled, frosted...then disassembled...looked beautiful and delicious! Alida and Josh look very happy. What a wonderful gift for you.

    Looking forward to more pictures :)

  23. Dear Cass: How delightful! What a spectacular wedding! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  24. During June and July I was absent..but I was so curious to see the newly weds!!! A big hug and may their life be so wonderful as this day!!! Ciao, Flavia


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