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--Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Daughter’s Wedding

If you read my last post you know that we’ve had a couple of very busy months. One of those things that kept us busy was my daughter’s wedding. I know you have been waiting patiently for some pictures so I’m here to oblige.

So let me bring you up to speed about how the wedding went down. First of all my daughter had to plan this with a very limited budget. My hubby didn’t know until a couple weeks before their wedding whether or not he was going to have a job so they had to plan accordingly. They bought what they could we bought what we could and my parents helped when they could. It was a group effort.

With that said, I think it came out just perfect. She found her dress on Craigslist brand new for only $200.00. To save even more money they opted for a 2:00 pm ceremony and then had a cake and punch reception. I believe there was close to 100 attendees. She had so many compliments on how beautiful everything was and how you really didn’t feel like you were missing anything. And best of all, there was no debt. Woo! Hoo!

So the pictures you are about to see are random shots that should speak for themselves unless of course I choose to speak for them, which I might. I hope you enjoy. (If the pictures seem a little blurry, it’s not you. I copied them from her FB page and you know how that goes. But I’m sure you’ll enjoy them any way.)

the ringmakeup

Yes, she wore pink Converse sneakers. *smile*

putting on her shoes

me and boys

Every picture of my hubby and our baby girl makes me tear up.

dad and kels

Giving her away. *sigh*

giving her awayprayer over their marriagebride and groom

Their wedding cake made by my bestest.

cakecake eating2

Love the look on her face here.

cake eatinghis parentsus and themthe parents

The kids from her church thought she was a real princess and wanted their picture taken with her.

with the kids

dad and kels1

Love this!

dad and bride2

mom and daughter

My beautiful children.

my kidsgroom and momgroom and mom2the momsthe parents2

Her hair was beautiful. This was after it being a little wind blown.

her hairbeautiful bridebridal party


ewww kissinggroomsmen2

boys jumping beach

bride and girlsback of dress beach 1        couple beach couple beach2 couple beach3           hand heart       on the beach close         

And they lived Happily Ever After……


  1. What a beautiful couple! And wonderful to start out NOT in debt from the wedding! Her gown was positively gorgeous!

    All these pictures are aaawwwww-inspiring, but my favourite is the one... about 7th from the bottom... of the couple walking up the beach. And the one with the kids from church.. And... ;)

    Thank you for sharing this most special day! <3 <3 <3

  2. Aw. Kim!! What wonderful pictures. Looks like it was a beautiful and blessed day! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Everything was beautiful, the bride, the church, the cake. I think it was an ideal wedding.

  4. Awesome photos! Kelsey's dress is absolutely beautiful. (So is yours, by the way.) And that cake...incredible. Does Kathy have a cake-making business? Or is she just naturally talented that way?

    Anyhow, rejoicing with your family on this wonderful, blessed event.


  5. Just Beautiful!!! Many Blessings to the new couple. I loved the pink converse shoes and everything pink! Thank you for sharing the special day.

  6. Stunning! Thanks for sharing! Your daughter is beautiful and everything looked absolutely perfect!

  7. Hi Kim, I've missed you but have also been so busy that haven't been visiting others much. What a wonderful wedding with a beautiful couple-but I have to say you look more like a sister of the bride than the mother of the bride. The best is yet to come-in a few years you could have grands.
    Hugs, Noreen

  8. You must be so proud, Kim. She is just lovely. I love the soft pink! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Oh my goodness, she is a beautiful bride! And they make an adorable couple. You can see the love there. They just radiate it. God bless them as they start their new life together! And what a start, budgeting and making sure that they didn't go into debt for their wedding and reception.

    Momma, you and your husband did a great job...

  10. Oh how beautiful! The dress, your daughter, the flowers, the cake. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into this very special day.

  11. oh how beautiful Kim!! Such precious memories..thank you for sharing them. I love her dress and the cake..oh my, the detail! And the shoes. Just perfect!

  12. Gorgeous photos, love all the smiles:))

  13. Everything is truly beautiful! Proof that weddings can be beautiful and meaningful without breaking the bank. Sounds like these kids are off to a GREAT start in life and have great heads on their shoulders. You have the right to be proud. Great job, Mamma!!!!

  14. Awww! LOVE the pictures! She is absolutely beautiful and I can't even imagine the range of emotions you have been through over the last few months, let alone the wedding day! :) I'd say you are ready for a nice long vacation. I hope you can sneak away to celebrate the successful rearing of your first little one. ...two more to go, lol!

  15. Oh my goodness....I HAVE been waiting on these pictures and they made ME cry and she's not even my daughter. This was BEAUTIFUL and the love on their faces melts my heart. The CAKE was beautiful too. every thing was. I love her hair and the DRESS!!!!! It is so nice to see that there are some people with a head on their shoulder that realizes a wedding does not have to break the bank to be WONDERFUL. I am so happy for you and FOR THEM! Congratulations.


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