Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jeff and Laurie's Wedding and some Bliss

As any of you, who have been reading for awhile know, I introduced a favorite co-worker of mine to a friend several years ago. Jeff and Laurie were married last Saturday on the most picture perfect summer day, and LM and I were honored to be among the guests. The wedding was in Falmouth at St. Barnabas Church on the Village Green.
Unfortunately, your truly is not a good photographer, nor do I own anything more than a very inexpensive camera. Here are a few shots of the very happy couple. (click on photos to enlarge)
A former co-worker was the official photographer so I am sure there will be much higher quality memories forthcoming.
After a receiving line on the church lawn under glorious old shade trees, a group photo was taken, after which, we headed a short distance to The Flying Bridge Restaurant on Falmouth harbor. It was an absolutely glorious place on that summer evening. Meanwhile, Jeff and Laurie headed for the upper end of the harbor to board their boat from which they would make a surprise arrival by water at the reception. One of the groomsman donned an official captain's hat to man the wheel.
This is the beautiful view of the harbor from the restaurant deck.

The empty spot where the boat would tie up
The grand arrival as the sky began to turn pink
The wedding party waited on the dock to greet the newlyweds.
They all walked up the dock and then the stairs to the reception and went right away into their first dance. Lighting was really bright from the back....tough to get good pictures.

Lovely flowers on the guest book table.
Each table was named after a Cape Cod beach....ours was Marconi Beach. One of my favorites in the National Seashore of Wellfleet
Taken by LM behind the church as we took a little walk after the ceremony.
The best date any girl could have....We had lots of fun......
I had given the quilt, beautifully wrapped, to Jeff, to take home about 10 days before the wedding. Not a word was said, not even on the wedding day. I was really curious to hear their reaction, still nothing at the wedding.....the suspense was building and everyone kept asking me how they liked it, etc. Yesterday, Jeff came back to work (they leave on a very elegant honeymoon cruise this Fri Aug 13th). He walked in the door yesterday morning and walked right to me and through his arms around me in the warmest hug and thanked me over and over for the quilt, saying it was their very favorite gift. So nice. After work, he followed me to my car and hugged me again! A lovely feeling.
Now I have just completed another quilt top for yet another wedding gift.....a dear friend will give it to her niece in Oct.

As for that BLISS I mentioned at the start....the day after the wedding was just for LM and moi....these not-usually-party-people slept in until 10:15 am, had a leisurely brunch of blueberry Lemon Ricotta pancakes, after which I set out to do a trip to purchase quilting fabric and some groceries. So much was accomplished but the best part was our late afternoon drive over to Sesuit Harbor (on Cape Cod Bay) in Dennis. We had the nicest lobster roll dinner outside along the harbor and watched the boats return from their day out on the water. We were bathed in lovely late afternoon light and cooled by warm breezes. PERFECT!!

In other news, Sunday evening, Ms G caught a mouse and brought it right to LM's feet! She is now the hero of the week!


judemiller1 said...

You and LM are a beautiful couple! He looks so very fit. The bridal couple didn't look too bad either, LOL. What a beautiful gift you gave them.

Linda said...

A lovely wedding indeed. Such fun seeing the pictures. You and LM make a dashing couple. Tell Ms Graysea I said "good work. better known as job security."

One Woman's Journey said...

Marcia - I do not know what kind of camera you have - but the pictures are absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for letting me stroll through all of this with you.
The pancakes - did you make? If so send me the recipe.
Everyone looked beautiful.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Thanks everyone, and Ernestine, I will post that recipe on the blog tomorrow. They are delicious, even, "Mr-don't put anything in my pancakes," aka, LM, LOVED them. The blueberries right now are heavenly so they make them even better.

Kittie Howard said...

What a fabulous wedding. And I love how they rode the boat to the reception. What a beautiful idea. A very handsome couple indeed! And, to be honest, you and LM are a very handsome couple. I mean, you're looking great, Ms G! And how did LM prepare this mouse, a culinary delight for sure!! (Thanks for your out reach. Susan's living in a nightmare, is strong, tho, and will find the path to healing.)