I have been talking about my son's wedding for months and the day finally arrived last Saturday.
My speech at the rehearsal dinner on Friday night focused on a quote.
The day the photographer made the 3 hour drive to our house for an engagement photo shoot,
it was pouring down rain, so these two avid readers who both hold degrees in English literature
spent most of the photo shoot in Calico Cat Book Store.
They turned the ordeal into an adventure and subsequently, a wedding theme.
Southern California is suffering from a drought, yet Saturday was the wettest July day on record in Los Angeles.
Once again, Aylin and Joshua turned an ordeal into an adventure.
Steve and I, along with Aylin's parents, were the only people to sit in the rain - we are trying to get our umbrella open.
The florist worked her magic to turn my props into lovely vignettes - the birdcage held gift cards from guests.
I was thrilled when I spotted guests filling in cards with memories and advice to the newlyweds.
The file cabinet made by Becky of My Salvaged Treasures
held the seating arrangement cards.
Rather than numbered tables, they were designated by book title - Aylin chose 3 of her favorites
and Joshua chose 3 of his.
The ladder vignette I created was greatly improved by it's location in front of a lovely garden spot and the gorgeous flowers the florist added.
I bought tons of props for the Photo Booth which was a big hit -
how do I look in my Groucho glasses?
I went technology free and did not take photos once the ceremony began.
so I have no photos of the black and white films playing on the giant screen throughout the night
or EVERYONE joining in on the Turkish dances.
Fortunately others had their phones so I do have photos of two people who did not let a little rain bother them
and they had the time of their life surrounded by family and friends.