have an outdoor wedding up north at their country place.
My daughters tastes are simple ( if not bizarre ) she is not into glitz and bling like her Mom - so the idea of a fancy schmancy hall filled her with dread - and the price of those halls actually filled me with dread - we are talking 30,000.00 to 45,000.00 dollars for 1 day - ludicrous? YEAH - I would say so........................
Anyway she asked if I would like to come up to the country place for the day to see if I had any " visions "
on what could be done.
" Don't get your hopes up Mom - it's a very simple country place - not very big at all "
So off I went with very little expectations -
BUT YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME honey - Oh what I can do with this setting -
Here are some photos -
She had me at the stairs lol - these go down to the property.
"Red carpet Lindsay - perfection - toille fabric draping the banister - fairy lights scattered here and there".
"No red carpet Mom - sorry but NO - it's tacky "
" Ok - a black carpet - and we'll do all the theme black and white and silver"
This is the first level in the back yard - beyond the hedges to the right - is the next level
and below the second level is a volley ball court - which we will be converting into a dance floor -
planks of wood will be temporarily installed for the occasion.......................can you see the fairy lights
everywhere - can you see the boat house all decorated?
There's a large deck off the house - this is where the main table will be - then there will be 2 eating area levels - and the dance floor - the invitation list is up to 250 people - so we have to arrange very carefully.
But the wedding costs will be cut in half by having it here.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU MR and MRS!!!
A couple of more vignettes
does anyone else see the potential of making this the perfect spot for " I DO " ?
Gauzy white fabric - flowers and vines intertwined? !000 lovebirds being released lol
Don't get my hopes up Lindsay? They're high in the sky apple pie hopes honey. They are
a stager's dream come true. This is just about as perfect a setting as I can imagine.
You couldn't get a more perfect setting - I absolutely positively cannot wait to start decorating :)
I promise you - this is going to be spectacular.....................hanging baskets of white
We'll have white tents - and fairy lights - and flowers - and white gauze blowing gently -
and .........................OK Mom - you're getting carried away again.
Then we went out on the boat -
|The bride to be - my precious Tom Boy!!!!|
God you're beautiful Lindsay -
I feel guilty posting these because my son wasn't there and he should be in this post!!!
My kids are really close -
How I love my kids smiles........................
Ok then they decided to go dirt bike riding - and ATV riding - this is them taking off
Ashley is in black - sorry for blurry photo but I wanted to point out that there wasn't a mark on her body when they took off. " Girls, do me a favor and just ride the ATV ok? Do not get on the dirt bike!!! "
" Ok Mom - we're not 10 years old - you can't say that anymore "
" But you're both so accident prone, PLEASE!!! "
"Thanks for the vote of confidence Mom - you would not say that to Gordie "
And if you think there's ever an age when you can finally stop worrying about your kids -
Take a look at how she came back
and her sister quickly administered 1st aid - because her mother almosts faints when she sees things like this
YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER GIRLS.
Mom - what do you think of Tony and I driving off at the end of the evening in the boat, with tin cans and just married signs
Oh I love that idea Lindsay - that's adorable -
And then I was thinking I could throw Tony off the boat into the water..........................
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