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Monday, March 20, 2017

A Wedding!

I've had a few people say to me lately that they've been stalking checking my blog for wedding photos... and where are they??!!
To be honest the last week has flown by but also I didn't get many photos on the day so had to wait for some to come through.
Last weekend we welcomed Nick into our family when our eldest daughter Tarn and he were married. We tried not to get too worried before hand but it was a wet week — we had torrential rain on Thursday, more rain on Friday and rain all through the night on Friday night too.
It was nice and cozy in the marquee to set up the day before...
However Saturday dawned clear (enough!) —
Look - it's fine enough to put the chairs out!
And here comes the bride!
Aren't they all so pretty?
Proud parents ♥
My lovely family.
Sadly, our daughter-in-law and the wee girls weren't able to get over for the
weekend.
The gorgeous (and yummy) cake, lolly bar (and, not shown, Rum bar).
(Apparently the cake lady was ankle deep in water in her downstairs kitchen while desperately trying to finish the cake. And using heat lamps galore too!)
The first dance...followed by a party that lasted deep into the night!
The photo below shows the beautiful view from where we were, at Tutukaka, Northland. The venue was a motel complex with enough units for everybody to stay the weekend. That meant lots of family time and fun. It was a wonderful day and weekend.
We were so lucky with the weather, on Sunday morning we were sure the marquee was going to take off, kite style; it was so wet and wild. And the farm flooded while we were away too - in fact the relief milker had to borrow a tractor and drive through flood waters to get to our farm to milk the cows!
After all the excitement, life is getting back to normal and it's hard to believe it was only just over a week ago!
It feels like I"ve been out of blogland forever, but it's just been a week or so.....I'm hoping to catch up on what everyone's been up to soon!
'till next time,
happy stitches :-)


42 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what a beautiful wedding and glad it didn't rain and take the tent covering away! beautiful dress!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely photos! So glad the rain didn't ruin things, I was thinking of you that weekend.

Jenny said...

So lovely - doesn't she look gorgeous!

Leeanne said...

Oh wow! so very beautiful and the weather gods were kind to you all in the end. Everything and everyone look so beautiful!

Christine M said...

Everything looked beautiful, Raewyn. Glad to rain held off for the wedding. Your daughter looked beautiful. You looked lovely too.

The Sloan Patch said...

Beautiful...you all look gorgeous...so lucky the weather improved for the big day :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

SO glad you shared these beautiful photos - congratulations to all.

Janet O. said...

So glad the weather held off for the big day! Looks like a beautiful spot, and a lovely bride and groom.
And what a handsome family!!
Oh, the poor cake maker and relief milker. Hope the water has all subsided.

kiwikid said...

Thank you for sharing the photos Raewyn, such a wonderful place for a wedding and everyone looks beautiful, fantastic to have great family photos. How long lucky were you with the weather!!! Your daughter looks gorgeous and her Dad looks pretty proud too.

Fiona said...

what wonderful pictures of a special day. I'm so glad the weather worked around you for the nuptials.....
Hugz

Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures, the bride's dress is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Beautiful Raewyn, your pictures are stunning. I am so pleased the weather held off for you to have the service. What a gorgeous view you had. Have been thinking of you & wondered how it all went.

Cat said...

What beautiful stunning photos and I'm loving the bridesmaid dresses colour and that cake
I'm so glad the weather held off for the wedding

QuiltShopGal said...

Oh my, what an absolutely beautiful wedding. Best setting ever. Congratulations to the young couple...as well as the parents!

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Ali Honey said...

Gosh considering what the weather was doing you were incredibly lucky. It looks like a lovely lovely family time. I hope they have much happiness together.

Julie said...

What a beautiful day - so lucky with the weather when you needed it to be fine.
Congratulations to them, I bet you can well and truly relax now.

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful photos Raewyn and so pleased the rain didn't spoil the day!

Maria said...

Sew pleased it stopped raining for the beautiful wedding.. your daughter looks just like you...
The dresses were all lovely and I really liked the colour the ladies wore....

Gorgeous photos and so nice to have a whole weekend away and the miller had to worry about getting to the cows....

margaret said...

what a wonderful day and so lucky with the weather, a beautiful dress and loving the colour of the bridesmaids dresses too. How good that you could all stay overnight and carry on enjoying the weekend.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful bride, beautiful wedding and photos. What a gorgeous setting....glad the weather played nice, kind of! And glad you had a wonderful celebration. All best wishes to your beautiful girl and her handsome groom xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So very beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Barb said...

What a gorgeous wedding! Best Wishes to the beautiful couple

Patty D from NC said...

Beautiful! congratulations!

Chantal said...

Lovely pictures. I'm so glad the weather sort of cooperated for the occasion. Best wishes to the lovely couple.

Anthea said...

Just beautiful! Congratulations to the Happy Couple & all the families xx

sunny said...

The beautiful bride looks a lot like her beautiful mother! I love the cake. everything looks just perfect. Hope you're all dried out soon!

KaHolly said...

Such gorgeousness! Glad you were finally able to share the photos! Your daughter was a beautiful bride. Thank goodness the weather cooperated on that special day! XO

Lesley said...

What a beautiful wedding, and so glad the bad weather stayed away for that wonderful celebration. Your daughter is gorgeous, and so nice to see your family pic. Love your dress too...you look beautiful! We also have a wedding in our near future....son is getting married this summer. Exciting times!

Char said...

Raewyn, you have a lovely family! It looks like a wonderful wedding with a beautiful bride, who looks like her mother. So glad the rain stopped for her special day!

Sue said...

How absolutely fabulous Raewyn. Your photos and the venue are stunning. What a beautiful bride, and you look pretty good too!! Haha! :-)

Michelle said...

The bride looked stunning and the of the three of you gorgeous!! Our weather has certainly been strange!! Looked gorgeous weather aside!!

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing the happy day with us. Your pictures are beautiful.

Karen S said...

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. You daughter looked stunning. And the family photo is wonderful. What a beautiful setting. I am so pleased the weather was kind on the day.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

What a wonderful day you had, so special.. glad the weather held and the venue is just beautiful - as is the bride! Lovely family pic, you look gorgeous :) xx

Lin said...

Beautiful bride, gorgeous dress and lovely pictures. Looks like a great time was had by all. xx

Kerry said...

Beautiful photos Raewyn love the one of the Proud Parents!!
So glad for you all that the weather held off even though you did get a flood at home!
Was good rain though. Hugs xxxx

Needled Mom said...

It looks like it was a beautiful day. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy some memory making family time together too. The rains sound terrible there. Stay dry.

Linda in Calif. said...

Wow! What a beautiful wedding. I do wish them all the happiness in the world. Thank you so much for sharing with us. (PS Love the dress, love the cake.)

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos , your daughter looked gorgeous .

Lisa J. said...

Thanks for sharing these great wedding photos. How lucky that it didn't rain on the ceremony!

Shirley said...

Congratulations to your family. It all looks fabulous and happy.xxx

Sue said...

What a perfect spot for a wedding, so glad that weather came through for you all. Your daughter is gorgeous, just like her mum!!