She did an amazing job of making decorations, planning, baking, decorating -
you name it - she did it - for her daughter's wedding.
I know she had lots of friends and family who helped out,
but she was the mastermind and orchestrator of it all -
she really did an amazing job, and paid lots of attention to detail.
Whether it was making and sending out the invitations, making pinwheels,
making the cake, frosting the cupcakes, cutting out and baking hundreds of little
sugar cookies and icing them (SO CUTE), making the "just right" Lavender Lemonade,
or punching out hundreds of little butterflies for table top confetti.
Through it all, she remained the picture of grace and happiness -
I'm sure she must have been totally stressed on the inside, but I was near her for most
of the day, and whenever anyone asked, "where does this go?" or "how should I do this?"
She stayed calm and said happily, " whatever you decide is fine - I'm not worried about it..."
How easy going is that?? It was a great lesson for me and another one of the many examples that she sets for me as a friend. I am so lucky to have her in my life.
I loved sharing the day with her and her way cute family.
Here is just a sampling of some of the food and decorations from Jacque's wedding.
There was a Lemonade Bar with Lavender Lemonade, berries and berry juice for mixing it just the way you like. There was a Chocolate Fountain with endless yummies for dipping, and a Candy Bar full of every treat imaginable - all in "lavender and lemon"
Ok, so remember the Bridal Shower that I went to last weekend? Well, yesterday was the day everyone has been waiting for - for quite a while now. My friend's daughter, the GORGEOUS Jacque, finally tied the knot. Here are some TEASER pix for the bride and groom to peek at until I get the rest of the photos off my camera and on to my computer - I litterally have HUNDREDS of photos to look through. It's been a FUN learning experience and I'm so thankful that I was able to participate and get a few shots that the Bride and Groom will have to remember and cherish this special day for the rest of their lives.
This is one of my BEST, most wonderful, BEAUTIFUL, sweet friends. Not to mention, EXTREMELY TALENTED! I LOVE HER! She is kind and funny. She is warm. She is there when you need her. See how she looks in this photo?? That is the EPITOME of SHERREE! She is a FABULOUS friend, and an AWESOME mom to her 8 beautiful children. Her oldest is about to be wed, and I was lucky enough to be invited to her bridal shower, and of course, I couldn't resist photo documenting the event. Sherree's daughter, Jacque, is GORGEOUS beyond words, (gets it from her mother!) and I LOVED photographing her. She has sweet friends who threw the shower for her, and lots of warm family members who were there to help her celebrate. I am glad I could join in the FUN, and I am looking forward to the wedding next weekend...