Monday, 22 February 2016

A Beach, A Wedding, New Beginnings


Last Saturday my eldest son , Zac married the love of his life , Sarah. The wedding was held by the beach at
Bicheno on the East coast of Tasmania, a place holding special meaning for them both.


The proud parents of the groom , enjoying a quiet moment together before the ceremony. As a mother you
can't help reflecting on the time that has passed to get to this moment in time and the joy of watching the small boy become the kind , caring , compassionate young man he is today.


We are so happy to welcome our beautiful and talented daughter-in-law into our family.


My outfit for the day was a Sarah Pacinni long skirt in an unusual almost olive green and a patterned sequined top from Joseph Ribkof , black patent wedges , a bronze mesh cuff and a pearl necklace.


 Callum , our other son, was over for the wedding and fulfilling the role as official photographer.
The wedding was a family affair with everyone involved in some way, Sarah's sister made and decorated the wedding cake , Sarah's brother was ring bearer and my husband John gave the speech.


I was honoured to be asked to make the bridal bouquet and to arrange the flowers for the reception. This was my first bridal bouquet and I was rather pleased how it turned out. Originally the bouquet was to be garden flowers but due to the hot, dry Summer garden flowers are in short supply , so I ordered some from
a local Rose grower. As if by a fluke of nature the week of the wedding a rose by the name of The Children's Rose flowered on cue , so some blooms came into play.


 A day of celebration shared with family and friends from all over Australia .


A wonderful day to celebrate the love between you as you embark on New Beginnings.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday
and Jess for Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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21 comments

  1. Oh how perfect! Lovely weather too.
    You my dear, totally nailed the mother of the groom look. Love the bubble skirt effect. Looking modern but also elegant.
    Beautiful!
    Xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. The weather was indeed kind , clear blue skies , a bit breezy but not really a problem.Thank you so much for your kind comments on my outfit, that was just what I was aiming for.

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  2. What a beautiful wedding! And I love the bouquet you made <3

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    1. Thank you Laurie, it was a beautiful wedding but then I am a trifle biased. I must admit to being rather pleased with the way the bouquet turned out.

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  3. The perfect day, and spot - and the whole family looks radiant! Thanks for sharing, xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. You have described the day to a tee, yes we were one happy family. Always a pleasure to join Visible Monday.

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  4. Oh, Jill, what a wonderful memorable time in your life and your family's history. Such beautiful pictures and I can't think of a more lovely setting for a wedding. I, too, have two grown sons. Some day I hope to be posting a similar story. Congratulations to all!

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    1. Thank you Marea , glad you enjoyed a small glimpse of our family's special day.

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  5. Big warmhearted congratulations to you all! What a beautiful, touching post. The bride and groom are such a handsome couple, and I can see both you and your husband in your sons' faces. It sounds like a lovely event, the one to treasure for years to come, and you all look so happy. You are a talented bouquet designer, Jill! And your outfit is just a perfect expression of you on such a festive day!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Natalia, it was a wonderful day. As a mother it bought so much joy to see your child so happy. I was very pleased with the bouquet, it represented the bride so well.

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  6. What a beautiful beach wedding! Congratulations to you all!

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    1. Thank you Tiina for your kind words.

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  7. What a lovely family. Just look at those handsome men! And you are looking quite glamorous. It seems as though you had a perfect day. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much Connie, it was a wonderful day and I was a very proud Mother of those handsome young men. I was rather pleased with how my outfit turned out after a little tweaking.

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  8. What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them, I love looking at other people's wedding photographs. You look glamorous, such a wonderful dress!

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    1. Thank you Olga , I know I am biased but my other son (the photographer) captured the feel of the wedding perfectly.

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  9. I love these pictures. Congratulations! The last photo is particulary striking with the water in the background. Beautiful, and I love you outfit, the poof at the bottom of the skirt and the lace.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday!
    jess xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jess, so happy to share with Turning Heads Tuesday. I must admit I rather like the last photo , I feel it captures the feeling of New Beginnings perfectly.

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  10. I'm just catching up and am glad I made it to this post. Oh, what a happy occasion! Everyone is glowing, especially your son and your new daughter-in-law. Absolute best wishes for a brilliant future to this young couple.
    You look fantastic in your outfit choice.

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    1. Thank you Melanie for your good wishes, it was a wonderful day to share.
      I must admit to being rather pleased with how my outfit turned out.

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  11. Congratulations to the gorgeous couple! Tomorrow I am going to attend my sister’s wedding at one of iconic and popular wedding venues Los Angeles. I am very excited as have never been to any beach wedding before.

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