Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Couple of Pictures (That Are Worth a Thousand Words...)

Or perhaps a few hundred, at least.  Because I still don't have time to put together a good blog post.  We just said good-bye to our oldest son and his family and finished cleaning up the house that my husband and I, our five sons, and their significant others and offspring inhabited during the wedding weekend (a home owned by my husband's second cousins, who live two doors down from the home in which he grew up).  Now we have to finish getting the old Pearl homestead prepared to be closed up until the next family gathering by the lake.

But even though I don't really have time to write, I thought you might be interested in this picture of my #4 son and his beautiful new bride (whose blog moniker, I've decided, is going to be "Braveheart"), along with their young and very good-looking bridal party--which includes my other four sons and three of my nieces.  This picture really displays the beauty of the church where they got married--which coincidentally is the very same church in which my husband and I exchanged our wedding vows 33 years ago!
I have one other picture I want to share before I sign off and get back to work.  I took this shot of Braveheart standing silhouetted against the backdrop of the frozen lake and the mountains of Vermont, as she was getting ready to put on her veil and leave for the church.  I thought it made a very dramatic and striking tableau indeed!  For the nuptial Mass, she wore an antique ivory satin wedding gown, with intricate beading on the bodice, that belonged to her grandmother.  It perfectly suited her petite frame and dark hair and eyes.
I feel like this would make a lovely oil painting--and if I ever write a novel that's a period piece, perhaps I shall use this image on the cover!

There's more wedding stuff to come soon--but probably not until after we get back home tomorrow and my poor neglected laptop and I become reacquainted.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Her dress looks gorgeous! Congratulations to all!

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    1. Thanks, Gabriela! It was gorgeous--SHE was gorgeous! When I said that to her as we were having pictures taken on the altar after the wedding ceremony, my son said, "That's the understatement of the century."

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  2. Wow! The church, the wedding party, the bride - ALL GORGEOUS!

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    1. Thanks--it truly was all so very beautiful.

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  3. The perfect moniker for her! what an fantastic wedding!

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    1. Her name actually means "brave," so I do think it's the perfect alias for her; but I also think with all the adventures she likes to take, it would fit her even if that wasn't the case.

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  4. Oh, so beautiful!! What a magnificent church, and how special that you and your sweetheart were married there as well! Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful pictures with us. I've really enjoyed following the stories and photos!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I need to write more about it all, but so far I'm just overtired and overwhelmed, and I haven't had the energy to be a good blogger. I'll have to get cracking!

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  5. I love these two pictures! I am so happy we were able to be there and really happy I was able to see you yesterday. I love you! Hope to see you soon.

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    1. Love you, too. Thanks for so many things.

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  6. Congratulations to the bride and groom and to all of you!
    What a wonderful family. God bless you all.

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    1. Thanks, Ned and Lou Ann. Going through all this wedding stuff the past few months really made me think of you two and miss you.

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  7. Stunning. And what a beautiful church!!
    ~ Country Girl's Daybook, recently posted: viking hats & light sabers http://bit.ly/1kaRYAg

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    1. The church is really something--doesn't it look like a cathedral? We were so lucky to have been married there, and then to see a son married there as well.

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