Observations on life & art and the inspirations I see around me

Monday, July 11, 2011


I haven't been in the studio lately but have been busy with a different kind of creating. We spent the  post 4th of July week getting ready for a special weekend. Despite recent hail & continuing heat & drought we were outside Sat. evening to  celebrate Elliott & Celeste's marriage. It was truly a celebration of their love with their friend Brady offering beautiful words of wisdom, strength, love, and joy.We have considered them a family for 2 years but now they are officially Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Akers. I pray they have many years together of love & happiness.  

It gives me a  wonderful feeling to have both our children & friends choose our home as a place to celebrate their marriages. This was the 4th and final wedding here for us; Ashley & Frank; friends Susan & Matt Rouser &amp Shari Turner. I wish the new owners of this house much luck in making future happy memories and hope our new home will also be a place for celebrations as well. 
It is pretty amazing that you can bring a party together in a short time. Everyone was busy, busy, busy but I think we all had fun too.  Elliott & his dad were out and about all day Friday.  Celeste, Karlie Ashley, & I ran after flowers and supplies Friday morning and then Friday afternoon  Celeste watched Karlie & Patton taking a break from the heat.
Ashley, Shari & I were codesigners in flower arranging. This is always one of my favorite parts of events like this. Frank joined Ashley Sat. morning as assistant chef doing kitchen magic. Overall I was remiss in getting pictures but attendees will attest to the scrumptiousness of the  charobeans, guacamole, salsa, and Mexican Wedding cookies.  I hope some will come forward to share their pictures of the event as I want to make an album for the newlyweds.

Karlie really enjoyed herself and reminded me of her father as a child. Here she is with  Mommy welcoming the guest who traveled the farthest, Gwendolyn who came from California with her mommy Sarah. She also enjoyed showing off her dancing skills; playing with children & puppies and doing "Marilyn" in front of the fan.
Finally, the cakes were lovely & yummy.  Like the margaritas, they had to stay inside out of the heat until served but that didn't seem to lessen their enjoyment.


Gerrie said...

A really lovely celebration!

Ashley said...

Glad to see more pictures here. It really was beautiful, and so much fun!

Karen said...

congratulations! Looks beautiful and just right for the Akers.

April said...

I enjoyed looking at the pictures and I'm sure it was beautiful. You had good people there to help and you always make things more beautiful with your creativity. Love to your family - A.

Connie said...

Thanks everyone.