Monday, July 7, 2014

What a Wonderful Weekend

Yay, it's official!  Bethany and John were married Saturday at the Red Barn in Aiken, SC.  We had a busy rehearsal day and a very full wedding day, but we were very happy with the way things turned out.

I have only received a sneak peek of photos from the professional photographer (which I shared on facebook) and assorted shots from friends who attended the wedding.   But I am going to share some of the photos with you.  Above is the pillow I had made for the antique settee at the reception.

Bethany arrived at the wedding in a Ford Model A car owned and chauffeured by the husband of a friend.  She looked stunning with the car after the wedding.

Doug walking Bethany down the aisle.  The white runner wanted to blow away due to our wind gusts on Saturday (we were good with that since the gusts kept it cooler than normal) so we finally just decided not to use it.

Bethany does not have her bouquet because the stylist misunderstood that the car would take Doug and Bethany right to the aisle.  She was waiting on the side of a smaller barn with the bouquet.  It was okay, though; Bethany found the bouquet afterwards for the photos.

Her bouquet was very pretty.  It worked so well with our vintage look.  Attached to the ribbon on the bouquet was a cameo pen she inherited from Grandma Edwards earlier this year.  It was her "something old" for her wedding.

Below the groom, groomsmen, and ring bearers pose for a dashing photo.  The two ring bearers are John's nephews, Anthony (3) and Seeley (13 months).  They are each being held by their fathers in the photo (John's brother and brother-in-law).  Also in the photo are my two sons.

The bride, bridesmaids, junior bridesmaid, and flower girl strike a lovely pose.  The younger girls are John's nieces and they had a wonderful time at the wedding.

Two photos from the professional photographer from after the wedding.  John is actually a little bit taller than Bethany, but she wore heels (blue heels) and towered over her father and John.

The first dance of Mr. and Mrs. Ross.  The silk parasols covered the dance floor ceiling.

There was lots of dancing going on under the parasols - line dances, fast dances, slow dances, crazy dances - you name it, we had it!  In the photo below my (great)nephew is dancing with a bridesmaid!

I wanted to post the photo of items I crafted for the wedding and bridal breakfast, but I am still awaiting the professional photos of those items in use at the events.  Hopefully later this week I will be able to share those.

Before I close today, I thought I would share some photos of our centerpieces, taken before they were set on the tables.


  1. Your flower arrangements are GORGEOUS!!

  2. What a beautiful wedding! Bethany looks gorgeous and Doug looks every bit the proud father as he's walking her down the aisle! I love the pillow you made and can't wait to see the other items you handcrafted for the day. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh Wow Amazing that's all I can think of to say. I'm speechless.

  4. What beautiful photos!!! Bethany looks stunning!! The pillow is awesome and those flower arrangements are fantastic. :)

  5. Wow, such a beautiful wedding!!! I love how beautiful Bethany looked, heck everyone looks beautiful!!! I think you missed your calling Susan, you need to be a wedding coordinator! Hugs, Brenda