Monday, October 17, 2011

The Wedding

The new bride and groom cutting the cake.

It was an afternoon wedding we attended of my husbands, brothers daughter Alysha who married her best friend Alon.
It was held at her Grandparents home overlooking Onetangi beach and they were married in a gazebo.
Alysha looked beautiful in her gorgeous gown as did the bridesmaids who wore black dresses.
The weather was mostly fine with just a few light showers.
We gathered on the grassy hillside to take photos, under a huge oak tree and then headed back to the marquee for the wedding breakfast and to hear the speeches from family and friends.
A live jazz band played along, which added a wonderful ambiance to the wedding.

Victoria and Marcel, were home for the weekend and it was so lovely to see them.
They remarked quite a few times of how the air was so fresh and clean and at night so quiet, after the bustle and hustle of big City life.

I do hope you have had a pleasant weekend and now wish you a happy new week.



  1. Oh, what a lovely wedding it must have been! Young love!

    You know, Carolyn, I don't think I had ever seen a photo of your handsome son! Victoria and Marcel have the same smile!

    A new week is ahead of us! I hope you have a lovely one!


  2. Alysha made such a beautiful bride in her gown Carolyn. I am sending good wishes to the them in their new life together.
    It is such a pleasure to see your beautiful children in this post too. I imagine you were in heaven having them home a few days!
    hugs from here...

  3. Hi Carolyn,
    What a beautiful wedding. The Bride looked beautiful and radiating. Your children, beautiful young adults. How wonderful to have these special family occassions!

  4. Dear Carolyn, What a lovely wedding to attend!

    Does your country have more weddings during certain months of the year? The States has wedding all year long, but so many more during June and October...Spring and Autumn. Milder temperatures.

    I had a wonderful week-end and am anticipating having a great week!

    May you have a super week.
    God bless,

  5. Thank you for visiting and the lovely comments, you are all so kind.

    Deanna, we do have weddings all year round here, but there are more over the summer months from about now until March/ April.


  6. GOOD EVENING MY PRECIOUS CAROLYN! Everyone looks wonderful! Did you enjoy yourself dearest? It has been YEARS since I have been to a wedding. It looks beautiful outside my friend, and your spring looks like it is in full swing!!!! ENJOY YOUR SEASON! Anita

  7. Congratulations to the sweet and happy couple! What a fantastic place for a wedding.
    Your children seem to have enjoyed the party. It's wonderful that you had the weekend together.
    Have a great week, Carolyn!

  8. Dear Carolyn
    Oh..... what a beautiful wedding! Very nice your pictures. Your children are so sweet!
    I wish you a good start in a happy week.
    All the best from Switzerland!
    Hugs Yvonne

  9. Dearest Carolyn,

    What a joy to see Victoria and Marcel so happy too. Always great to be together with family and for you some pride in watching your son and daughter really mature...
    Love to you,


  10. Lovely pics - enjoy this week! :-)

  11. Congrats too to the couple!

    Wishing you all a lovely week ahead,

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  12. Owww so sweet....enjoy a happy week darling !! from

  13. Owwwww so sweet...enjoy your week darling ! love from

  14. Looks like a wonderful wedding! Its always lovely to get the whole family together!

    Girl about Town XxX

  15. Hi Carolyn,

    What a lovely wedding and pretty location. The bride looked is her dress.

    You have a such a sweet family with great smiles! It must have been nice to have them home.

    Have a great week ahead!

    Sending big hugs ~ Jenn

  16. It looks like such a beautiful wedding - wonderful photos!

  17. What a beautiful wedding! I think black gowns for the bridesmaids sounds very chic.

  18. Wow, how beautiful! It seems like a perfect wedding...
    Enjoy your week!

  19. What a beautiful wedding! And a wonderful way to spend the weekend, celebrating love.

    Have a super week, Carolyn!

  20. Carolyn, your "kids" looks so good, both- wonderful for you to have them home for some dayes :)
    The sweet bride also looked lovely.
    Have a happy week dear.

  21. What a lovely family you have, Carolyn! So nice to see these photos. Glad that you had a wonderful time at the wedding :) xoxo

  22. It looks like a happy family time! The bride looked beautiful and congratulations to the happy couple!

  23. Hi Carolyn,
    Looks like a lovely wedding with a beautiful in love couple.
    And it is good luck for a bit of rain on your wedding day. It rained on mine too for only a moment.
    Beautiful to see your gorgeous children. They look so happy and I know it was a treat for you to have them home.

    Have a beautiful week my friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  24. Dear Carolyn,

    beautiful wedding pictures, and birde and groom look so happy! As everybody does on this püictures :O)
    it was nice to see your children as well, now I know them a bit more when you tell us about them :O)))
    They smile like you do :O)))

    Have a lovely week and take care,
    sending love and hugs

  25. Hello there sweet friend!

    You are the kindest and most precious one, to come to visit me, just 'cause! Thank you for your tight hugs and well-wishes for my shop. I am drawing as many as I can with this crazy teaching schedule and HOPE to open my shop as soon as I figure out some details about pricing! I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE!

    ENJOY a perfect day my dear, Anita

  26. Congratulations. Such a beautiful wedding indeed.
    Love and hugs

  27. Hi Carolyn, I see you got a picture of your boy! :) You said "wedding breakfast" -- did they have a morning wedding? I've not heard of that before. Alysha is a beautiful bride. Best wishes to the happy couple. And best wishes to you for a wonderful week. Blessings, Tammy

  28. What a beautiful setting for a wedding. Such a beautiful bride.


  29. Looks like a wonderful wedding. Her gown was so lovely.
    Great photo's of your kiddo's!
    xx shell


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