Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fabulous Fourth!

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What a great weekend for our family!  For once, we were all in one place, of one mind, and having fun.  It's a good thing!  As promised, the weather was gorgeous.  No humidity and in the low to mid 80s.  Fantastic for South Carolina! 
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This is how our weekend began:  A lakeside wedding at sunset.  Isn't this a pretty wedding scape?  This young bride planned the wedding herself, and nothing could have been more perfect.  Her grandparents have a lovely place on the lake designed to handle crowds, and everything went so smoothly. 
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Here is the pirate-themed garter on the bride, and my girl caught the bouquet -- but we are saving her wedding date for hopefully at least a good five years away, not that there are any beaus on the horizon at the moment. 
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The sweet couple.  At the top of the post is the sun setting low after the ceremony, and then the fireworks kicked off at dark. 
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And then we had a marvelous Fourth of July afternoon and evening at another family friends' spread.  Along with a big BBQ, the couple brought in a local chamber orchestra to play for us (like we were at the Boston Pops!) and then choreographed a private fantastic fireworks show!  It was just lovely! 
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Camille and I fit in blueberry picking on Friday.  The blueberries taste wonderful and have been washed, dried, frozen, and baked in two different desserts:  The crazy blueberry breakfast cake we love and a blueberry-studded lemon meringue pie.  Going back for more later this week! 
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On a cherry-berry note, a cherry-embroidered tea towel was ordered this week by a favoite blog friend.  This was my sampler towel to test out the colors in the design and is now in the shop.  Looks Scrumptious! 

6 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what an amazing weekend you had!! The couple look darling, and your daughter is such a cutie pie. Speeking of pie, love the cherry napkins!!

Finding Pam said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend with family. The wedding couple are so cute and I am sure she loved her garter.

Your daughter is beautiful.

I loved this post because of all the good things you experienced. I love blueberries as well and I love your cherry towels.

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Isn't going to weddings so much fun? Great location, just beautiful! That garter is so special.

The Blonde Duck said...

Love the towel! And that garter cracks me up!

creativedawn said...

Wow! What beautiful setting for a wedding! Beautiful garter...lol!

hugz, Pam

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I feel like I've lost touch with most of my blog friends. I'm so busy and it makes me happy to catch up sometimes and see what my pals are up to. Loved the photos. The cherry napkin is awesome!