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Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Wedding of Warren and Jess~♥

You are invited to sit back with a glass of champagne and join me in.......a fairytale of America meets Africa.......

The setting.....Evergreen in the countryside of my beautiful city, Port Elizabeth.....

The date....30 September 2011 @ 3.00pm......

8 weeks of planning
9 hours of the beginning of a lifetime of  memories of two beautiful people.....

Thank you Warren and  Jess together with Lyndsay and Greg for allowing me to share in the planning of your wedding!  ~♥

The setting~
 8 weeks of planning~    Lyndsay and Jess, you were stars ~♥~♥

Mock table on Solomon..... 

The table names were of significant milestones in their journey together.....

The preparation~  28 ~ 30 September 2011!

The day before......... in my bath keeping cool!!
Corsages, buttonholes, posies, confetti buckets....

Boxed and ready to be delivered to 46 Healy....... 

And the bridal teardrop......

Setting up the venue.....

understated serene...

The team and a huge thank you to Greg and Kitty too!!

    A big "high 5" !  With the mother of the groom and my partner.....

The ceremony......

Awaiting the special moment..........

Quiet contemplation........

"What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate." .....

The union of an African and American family............

Finally, in their words....

Once in a while...right in the middle of an ordinary lifetime,
Love gives us a fairytale.....Anonymous.....

For Jess......Roll Tide...:)


It's been a fairytale for me...thank you!
I serve a great God!

 Linking to Rose Chintz Cottage for tea! and Tablescape Thursday
Come join me


  1. You must have been beaming with pride and joy.
    Everything is just beautiful including you:)

    I love everything.. The bride is lovely..Looks like you are great friends w/ the MOTG:)

    You worked hard and it all paid off..
    Love the bath:)

    Congratulations to all of you ~

  2. PS uncanny post is reday for tomorrow..I made it last night..and it's got the magazine cover also:)

    Imagine that.

  3. Imagine that!! I missed you...will catch up tomorrow....first getting things back in order here!
    Love Shel

  4. Hello
    beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. I wish the young couple lots of love.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  5. Everything looks fantastic. You must have the knack for planning!

  6. Oh, Shel, no wonder you have been away for a while! Absolutely stunning. The flowers with the jewel in the middle are so stunning and unique.
    I can't believe the multitude of stunning flowers. The tend and everything is drop dead gorgeous!

    She is stunning and so petite! Thanks for letting us be there with you!
    Hugs and loves!

  7. Shel,
    Your pictures are fabulous! You must be tired, happy and joyful! The flowers are all so pretty...I just love it all. I am glad you all had such a happy day. Congrats to the new couple!
    Blessings My Friend,

  8. Hello Shel,
    I am back to leave a comment about the wedding. I couldn't leave a comment the day you linked up for my tea party so I left one on my blog at the time along with some others whose blogs I also couldn't leave a comment on.

    The flowers, the bride, the tables, everything is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job and I'm sure the bride and groom were very pleased. Thank you for sharing it with Tea Time, even tho I'm a bit late commenting. Have a lovely week.