I recently reconnected with my cousin David on Facebook, gotta love that huh? He told me he was getting married up in Michigan although he and his fiancee resided in Chicago. Of course I was excited to hear this news and was happy to be invited and share in his celebration! What a beautiful weekend it was too! Susan and David were married under the gazebo at Fore Lakes Golf Club in Kimball, Michigan. It was just such a beautiful setting near the pond and with hundreds of snap dragon flowers on the grounds. Now I want to go buy some bulbs and get them in my yard as I’m in love with them! I have always loved them in long and low church arrangements. Susan looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress and had the biggest smile I have ever seen from a bride and believe me I have seen a few in my day, ha ha! I could tell she was super excited to get to the end of that aisle and how could she not be with David looking as handsome as ever!
Before the ceremony started I was wondering if they would make any recognition to David’s mother who passed away suddenly a few years ago. The couple was so very thoughtful and mentioned her name in the program as well as lit a candle in remembrance of her and placed a picture nearby. I of course cried immediately when I saw this because David’s Mother, Bonnie Jean, was so very special to me to as she was my Godmother. She always had such a warm smile and was so easy to talk to. I miss her very much but I know she was looking down on all of us as we celebrated with her son and new daughter-in-law. Pastor Max also mentioned her and he did a wonderful job with the ceremony. I could not help but shed a tear during the ceremony too because it was just so beautiful. My favorite part is how he included that David and Susan are in a triangle with God being above them and watching over their marriage. That part was really special and so true!
After the ceremony we went upstairs for cocktails and appetizers while the Bridal Party took pictures. Although I was not actually working their wedding I really enjoyed being a guest I couldn’t help myself to strike up a conversation with their photographers! I can’t wait to see the professional shots from Twin Shutterbug Studios out of Port Huron. I was honored when Susan also grabbed me asking for help with her bustle because she kept getting stepped on!
I was also excited to see David’s wedding cake as he told me that the bakery that made it was a winner on one of those wedding cake shows on the TLC network. It was a very unique design and I think you will agree.
Susan is quite the wedding planner herself. I noticed all of the little details that she worked so hard on for their wedding. The first thing was when I checked into my hotel I was surprised by a special gift bag that she put together for all of her out-of-town guests. That really was a nice touch and we sure enjoyed all of the yummy candy and treats! She actually made tons of cookies and candies herself. I love details and she did a great job personalizing their wedding. Also, she had personalized water bottles for us at their day-after 4th of July BBQ. David’s Dad and wife Pam did a great job bbq’ing chicken, hamburgers and sausages. Everyone brought a dish to pass and we had quite the feast! Yum!
It was great to see family that I have not seen in a while and I wish we all had more time to get together. I’ve included a couple of pictures from the wedding of my parents who I love so much! The one by the waterfall is my Mom and the one inside at the reception is my Dad! So who in my family is going to get married next? Call me I will help you with the plans if you want! LOL xoxo