Sunday, February 5, 2012

Goin' to the Chapel...

So...by now, you are probably wondering what our little family has been up to....

We actually left early Thursday morning to attend our beautiful daughter's wedding!  Here is a photo of the happy couple.

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Photo by Jon Collins

Our new son-in-law is wonderful, handsome, and very much loves our daughter.  We met his parents this weekend, and they are warm, loving, thoughtful people - exactly the kind of in-laws one hopes that their son or daughter is blessed with.  Jan, if you are reading this - thank you for your friendship.  I look forward to spending more time together!

Melissa and Nick found a special little chapel at Garden of the Gods for their ceremony.  This was actually an 'elopement', that the parents and siblings were invited to share with them - what a blessing for us.  Nick will be deployed (his 3rd) sometime in the near future, and it was important to them both to be married prior to his deployment.  The beautiful country style chapel seated about 12, with room for a few to sit in the back.  Melissa made all of the flowers and decorations, and her veil, which turned out so beautifully.  We ladies all went for manicures on Friday morning, and Melissa and I shared Saturday morning at the salon, getting her hair and make up done.  We had wonderful family meals on all three nights.  Of course, we had SNOW!!!  It was beautiful.

Okay, thanks for letting me brag and boast a bit!  We are very happy for them, and wish them all of God's blessings.

Hope that you are all enjoying the Super Bowl - the commercials have been pretty good, and half time was even fun.

Take care, and I'll be by to see what you are up to as soon as I can get there!

Hugs,
Patti J.

42 comments:

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Melissa said...

Thank you for being there with us, Mom! I love you.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a beautiful couple. Congratulations and my very best wishes to the happy couple!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh beautiful Melissa looks so happy!
I am so glad you shared a photo-wonderful couple.
I thought of you often and knew it would be beautiful.
Congrats to you and the couple sweetie

Lorie said...

Oh, what a gorgeous photo Patti! YOu look beautiful Melissa and Nick...you clean up so well! Congrats all the way around!

Rufus said...

The best of wishes to the newlyweds! Congratulations all 'round.
R/

Sue W said...

What fabulous news Patti!
Your daughter looks gorgeous that beautiful smile says it all!
I hope her husband (handsome husband) stays out of harms way and returns to her safe and sound. May they share a long and happy life together.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful couple, I wish them all the very best!

Sue from Oregon said...

OH MY goshhh...your daughter is such a beautiful bride. Congratulations to you and to the happy couple!

STAMPING SAM said...

Congratulations to you and Stan as the new in-laws and to Melissa and her new hubby! What a gorgeous couple they are and she looks so happy and beautiful. I know it was exciting for you and Stan and I can't wait to talk to you to hear more about the festivities. Bet you could share more pics too! Till later, Sally

Susie said...

Beautiful photo, Patti. Thank you for commenting on my blog this morning - it was very kind of you. This is the first time I've been to your blog. I love the name of it. Good reminder. I'm going to subscribe to your blog. Again, thank you.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Awwwww... Such a beautiful couple! How wonderful to be at the elopement! So cool!Congratulations to all!

Pam Sparks said...

so happy for all of you! Lovely!

Beate said...

Awww...thanks for sharing that with us. What a beautiful couple. Congratulations!

Glittered Paws said...

How pretty - and Melissa gets her crafty talent from her Mom. I am so glad it all turned out well despite a snag here and there!!! Can't wait to talk to you and hear all about your trip.

Netty said...

wow they make a gorgeous couple Patti. Thank you for sharing this very special picture. Annette x

*Vicki* said...

What a really gorgeous couple!! The dress is stunning!! WOW!! TFS! :)

Becky said...

That a gorgeous photo..Congratulations.

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a beautiful daughter you have...and your new son-in-law ain't so bad either. LOL. I can only imagine how beautiful the ceremony was in such a scenic location. Congratulations on your growing family.

Jani Lewis said...

Lovely couple. Congrats!

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

Betty Benton said...

Thanks for sharing the story of your daughter's wedding! They are a lovely couple and her dress is absolutely beautiful!

Donna said...

Congratulations! I so glad you posted a picture of the beautiful couple!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so happy for everyone! Your Daughter is just glowing, and your new SIL is quite the catch! Congrats! I knew this was the weekend, and had you in my thoughts.

Blessings!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful couple!!! Congratulations to the newlyweds and best wishes for a long and happy life together.

Amanda Mertz said...

Congratulations to your family! It sounds like a wonderful wedding joining the 2 families together! Best wishes to the happy couple!

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations. Your daughter is beautiful.

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful picture! Congratulations!!! What fun news!

Carole said...

Oh Patti, stunning picture. Congrats to everyone and thank you for sharing this wonderful occasion with us. Blessings to the happy couple.

Sue said...

What a stunning couple. She looks beautiful and those flowers...WOW!
So happy for all of you, like I tell my Grandkids, you can never have too many people who love you!!
God Speed to your new Son in Law, may the time pass quickly, and may he return safely home to his new bride and loving families.

Hugs
Sue

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations to the sweet couple and both families! What a beautiful bride and handsome groom.
IMHO this is what every wedding should be like. :)

Curt in Carmel said...

OMGosh what a gorgeous couple. She is stunningly beautiful in her wedding finery (she looks like a bridal model - so beautiful!) and yes, he is very handsome. I tell ya kiddo, you are going to have some gorgeous grandkids from this couple. Congratulations to them both, and Godspeed to him on his deployment. Hugs to all of you! Best, Curt

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! What a gorgeous couple, Patti...your daughter is such a beautiful bride and looks so happy!!! I wish them much happiness and a wonderful life together!!!!

Scrapaddict said...

All my blessings to the happy couple and the the proud Mother of the Bride!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Beautiful photo ... beautiful couple.

Iris said...

Congrats and they look beautiful! And she made all the flowers and that veil?! Wow, she is talented! Stunning!

Cat said...

What a lovely couple! Congrasts to you all!

Laurie Unger said...

What a beautiful couple they are! Love her dress and the chapel sounds so romantic!

Lynne in NI said...

Congratulations to your daughter and new SIL! Gorgeous photo ... her dress and flowers are stunning!

Mau xx said...

Patti how thrilled you must be, they make a beautiful couple. Gods Richest Blessings on Melissa and Nick xxxxx

Seleise said...

what a Stunning picture! They look like a beautiful couple and I love that you said your son-in-law adores your daughter. that's fantastic! Congratulations to them and best wishes for a wonderful life together!

Melissa said...

My gosh! So many comments! Than you for the kind words, and thank you even more for your thoughts and prayers. Deployments are never easy, but it's such a comfort to know that others are keeping my new husband in their thoughts while he's abroad. Thank you!

Gvendalen said...

What a beautiful couple. Congratulations and my very best wishes.