Tuesday, January 25, 2011

i want to get remarried...




To the same man, of course...I wouldn't trade him for anything in this world!

But I have to admit, every once in a while I see photos of a wedding that get my all dreamy-eyed and make me want to have a "do-over"...does anyone else every daydream about that, or is it just me?

You know what I mean...have a day so beautiful it makes up for the wacky bridesmaids dresses you chose, the big hair you wore on top your head and the gown that you just thought was the perfect one and now shudder to look at??

*sigh*

Ok, so I never had any of those things...but I never had a big wedding either.

My husband's father passed away unexpectedly and we ended up canceling the wedding and eloping.

Every once in a while I wonder what my wedding would have been like if I had finished planning it...

The other days I found this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty...and fell in love so just had to share the photos with you!


This is the most beautiful cake table I have ever seen...makes me sad I had a little french table like that and sold it last year...



The cake. Oh....the cake...simple and gorgeous...



What a dreamy dress...so flowing and soft...


Did you see the chandi peeking out?...I think I would have to sneak that one home under my dress...


I thought I would forever hate pink bridesmaid dresses after my sister-in-law made up wear Bo-Peep style dresses that were pink with white polka dots. Oh and as if the polka-dots were not bad enough, we had to wear big white hats. I cannot forget to mention that hats. It was traumatic.


The room the wedding party had to get ready is unreal.

So relaxing and dreamy...





Even the little accessories were beauitful....




Doesn't every wedding seem to use a chalkboard for the menu these days?

It is such a good look.

Pure genius!


*sigh*

Rustic elegance.

I love this tablescape.


The kiddos have a pretty unbelievable place to sit, too!

The finish on the little table and chair is just fabulous!


Even the drinks are pretty...


*sigh*

Well, even if I can't have the do-over on the wedding, I feel a backyard party coming on this summer!

Anyone want to come over for a cocktail??



I am off taking photos...I feel an Etsy shop update coming on...maybe tonight...maybe tomorrow...so take a peek and see what goodies I found yesterday! I'll give you a few hints...hobnail milk glass, tarnished silver, chippy aqua paint, rusty metal and some really cool beakers may make their way up for sale!

Happy Tuesday, friends!






66 comments:

  1. wow - so my style too - absolutely gorgeous!

    Although, I wouldn't trade my wedding for the world - but I can see my husband and I doing it all over again in 20 or 30 years from now :)

    Pictures of our wedding is at:
    www.finewire.blogspot.com

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  2. Absolutely divine post you have here! There's absolutely no reason in the world you couldn't have a wedding now! Every women deserves a day to be a beautiful bride and you'll love having the pictures of you and your husband. You should consider it because you already have a beautiful inspiration board to start with.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  3. Oh my, that mirror...that metal door...that child's desk and chair!! What beautiful photos!

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  4. We eloped too and sometimes I just want a big party. Those pictures are amazing!

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  5. I have been married 7 years and even though I thought my wedding was beautiful it wasn't all I wanted. I was 19 and we lived in Kansas. All I ever wanted was a beach wedding with a beachy feel, Bud wanted a linen suit, I wanted a simple dress...I wanted to be barefoot.
    I can't wait until we renew our vows (after we've been married 21 years...both our parents divorced after 20 & 21 years of marriage).
    At that point I'll have the beach wedding/renewal ceremony I always wanted!
    Biz
    P.S. you should have that wedding you want one of these days...celebrate your awesome marriage!

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  6. dibs on the chippy aqua paint... I don't think I even care what it is!
    And this wedding is dreamy. I loved mine at the time and it was so "us" but yes, I would still love a do over!

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  7. I SOOOO want a wedding re-do. To my same hubby again. I want a more simple smaller wedding that I could make more meaningful and memorable. I'm with you on the wedding photos, they are dreamy!

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  8. I'm with you, I always dream of getting remarried, to my same wonderful man!!! Every time I see dreamy wedding pics!

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  9. Gorgeous!!! I'm on my way over! Why not have an anniversary party??? My 25th is coming up in May!

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  10. wow, those are some breathtaking images!!

    can't wait to see what pops in over at your etsy xo

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  11. I say you should go for it, and have a really big anniversary party or something. Every bride deserves her dream wedding, even if she has already been married for years.

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  12. I love your post and the beautiful photos! My daughter is getting married this year. One of the really special things she is doing is using my wedding dress as her going-away dress. Our seamstress is taking my wedding dress apart and re-making it for my daughter. Just thought I'd share.

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  13. Oh that looks fabulous! I would remarry Jade a thousand times if I could. I would add the wedding chapel at Disney to my list of must dos - it was really what I wanted to do, but my Dad said no - I had to get married here so my grandparents could celebrate too :( He was probably right, and we had a wonderful day. Jade's concrete face was priceless - I never knew he could hold a face of stone so he wouldn't cry for so long. Awww what a guy!

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  14. where do you live? I’m on my way to that party.. dreamy, soft photos..not a huge wedding by the looks of it either. just lovely.

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  15. Yes,yes, yes, I want to come over for cocktails. What a lovely idea. Thanks so much for sharing this wedding with us. Beautiful and dreamy.

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  16. those are amazing photos!! Cant wait to see whats new in your shop!;) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  17. Haha! I've always wanted to elope b/c it is SO romantic! But I see what you mean :) these pics are all YUM especially the child's chair...wonder where on earth they found it!

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  18. so in love with these photos...
    I wish I could have a re-do on my wedding photos, too.

    I've often thought that I'd love to try to squeeze back into my dress and have someone take my photos again with my husband using all of these new and artsy techniques.

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  19. So gorgeous, Mary!
    Subtract all the family drama surrounding my own wedding, and I'd so it all again, too!

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  20. these are breathtaking. i'm keeping them in my files. thanks!

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  21. amazing photos! I am in love with every single detail of that wedding.

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  22. Soooooo many FaBuLouS Pics!!! The Wedding dress has my name ALL Over IT!!! and love the iron door of sort - not to forget to mention the chippy white/aqua-blue side table - 2-die-4!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

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  23. I wish I would have known what my perfect wedding could be like when I got married. Swoon.

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  24. Mary, you so aren't alone. I want a do-over too. Weddings today are so different than they were when we got married. My wedding was quick and I had a lot going on so I relinquished a lot of the planning, and what's worse I didn't have the money for a good photographer and now I have very few really good wedding day photos which makes me very sad....nothing like the ones you have above. Anyhoo, I'm right there with you girl. Hugs-Carrie

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  25. Or.....you could do what we do and make big parties for your kids when they get married :) Soooo much less stressful!

    http://thegreenhousediaries.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-plan-stress-free-wedding-get.html

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  26. Oh, looks like a great party! My "first" wedding 33 yrs ago was in the 70's and very simple and well....let's just say 70's style. An eyelet wedding dress and a backyard reception. Loved it then and now, but would love to do another!

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  27. My wedding was in a church basement almost 20 years ago. We had cake and punch and no band. So yeah I'd love to redo it all. Maybe a beautiful pastoral scene.

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  28. what an absolutely stunning wedding! thanks so much for sharing the pics ... and of course for making me want to plan ANOTHER wedding! :)

    ~Lauren

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  29. My wedding wasn't what I would choose today, style-wise, but it was a great party and everyone danced the night away. We're laughing in every picture (which look like prom pictures in front of a curtain, by the way!). I would do it exactly the same all over again if it meant marrying this guy again. But Oooooooh those photos are dreamy....particularly the cake with the peony roses on it!! *swooning*

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  30. Hey W.T....if you decide to through yourself a wedding...and it's gonna look like these photos...would you mind planning it as a double wedding...cuz I want one just like that!

    Dude
    Oh...I painted my nightstand a sweet shade of pale green...love it!

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  31. What a beautiful Wedding spread. Sure... I've had Friends that renewed their vows... sometimes they had eloped like we did when they initially got married and longed for the Church Wedding or the Wedding of their dreams (whatever that happened to be). It's always a lovely ceremony and if you really long for this, especially given your story of why it could not be that way when you married... I'd say GO FOR IT! You have the Man of your Dreams and now go ahead and make the memory of the Dream Wedding in a renewal of your vows, I think it would be something you both and your Families and Friends could celebrate!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  32. Oh what a beautiful country wedding it would be.

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  33. What beauty you are sharing today! I would love to do it all again (yes, to the same guy too)!! Today I would have taken my Dad up on his offer of a backyard wedding only with the style I love today! What a great post...thanks!

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  34. My hubby and I didn't have a wedding or a honeymoon almost 7 years ago. I put on a pretty pink dress and went to the courthouse... We had 2 my kiddos and completed 2 international adoptions in the first 4 years of marriage. I always wanted a wedding to celebrate me and my man, so last September we went to Jamaica to renew our vows... I wore the white wedding dress and all. It was the best thing we've ever done for us...Wedding and honeymoon all in one. Here's the link from the blog post about it. DO IT!
    http://thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com/2010/09/jamaica-mon.html

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  35. Ok then, so why don't you have the wedding you wish you had? Why the heck not! Do it! Your friends would get it, and everyone would have fun, you could make this wedding your "inspiration piece"! And it's a great excuse to have a party... and have lots of wine, who wouldn't like that?
    Beautiful, inspirational post...

    Cindy

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  36. i sure wouldn't mind a "do-over" if my wedding could look like these photos...just absolutely gorgeous!

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  37. i have not had a wedding... so i can dream about this one and mine one day...

    what a lovely and loving post... truly special... xoxo pam

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  38. I say go for it! A beautiful country wedding! You don't have to have a zillion guests, just the important people! You'll have a blast, we loved our wedding!

    Mary

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  39. Hey Mary,

    The photos are amazing. What a wonderful, beautiful wedding.

    I want to say THANK YOU for my fantastic necklace I just got from your ETSY shop. I LOVE it. And, the blue bottle has found a home right on my mantel. Love the color...

    I am waiting for the pefect thing to come up in your shop to use my gift. I will look forward to seeing what you are fixing to show us. Chippy aqua paint...hmmmm....can't wait.

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  40. Oh i would love to get married again (same handmsome soldier) to actually eat the amazing food everyone else got, but we were too busy smiling & chatting to really eat!! Also wear a much more sensible dress. We'd like to do it for our 20th anniversary, show off how much we still love each other to our then, 4 teenage children, gulp, only 6 years away!! Love Posie

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  41. I dream of a do over too!! Ha! Sigh!!
    These photos are fabulous! What a gorgeous wedding and that cake!! Oh my!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  42. oh, this post makes me want to get married all over again. LOVE the photos! Lori

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  43. mary, i have thought this so many times just to plan the party would be so fun, they do so many great things now......love the style me pretty site i make inspiration boards over there!

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  44. I would LOVE to have another wedding!! I got married in 2006 and my wedding was just beautiful and I wouold only change a few things if I could go back in time. I just LOVE weddings and anything to do with them!! I want to do a vow renewal sometime. I want to do it in a tropical setting and I want to buy another beautiful dress, (I love my wedding dress. It was the BIG cinderella style!!), but I want to get something totally different!! I am a makeup artist/stylist and I travel to different locations to do hair and/or makeup for brides and their wedding parties. Its sooooo much fun!
    (Ps~ I am Ruthanne's daughter, Rachael. She lives in Sandwich... I think you bring her stuff and she does paintings for you..??)

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  45. I would LOVE to plan a wedding like this... just dreamy!

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  46. Very beautiful pics! I would love to get married again and get some new towels....13 years later, mine are a little worn! :-) Having another big party would be great fun!

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  47. Ohh goodness- what incredibly beautiful images! I didn't do a wedding either- just got married. Didn't think I would have a problem with it ... but now after nearly 20 years... I wish that I had done the wedding, enjoyed the moment, etc.. but renewing vows could be fun!! :) I'm going to start planning now!!!Thanks for the inspiration- Oh, and I would love to come on by for your summer party!! :)

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  48. I feel ya girl! I was just saying this when chatting with a couple girlfriends. I loved m wedding and honestly it was the very best I could have at that time. But I have noticed that my taste has changed a tad of the years and would love to re do it, with the same man ofcourse! Maybe a vow renewal in 15 years... Or maybe Ill have a little girl and help plan hers ;) Love all the photos you posted. That dress is divine

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  49. This is the perfect country outdoor wedding... sigh!! I've never seen so much chippy goodness in wedding decor before... love it! It's all so romantic... ♥
    Happy Thursday to you, Mary girl!
    ~ Jo

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  50. So lovely! My husband and I eloped too. I was pregnant- by choice not chance- and it was my second wedding. SO, I thought I wouldn't mind. Hubby is shy and the thought of standing up in a church infront of people made him break out in hives! BUT- I have found that I do mind, and I wish we'd had OUR special day. I'm thinking on our 10 year anniversary we may need to have a small wedding celebration.

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  51. I love it...My husband and i got remarried in Italy 5 years ago..Well I think we did, it was all in Italian...LOL Lovely post...
    fondly Julie
    http://lifeatfirelakecamp.blogspot.com

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  52. I'm always up for a good cocktail! :) I'd love to redo my wedding today too- same guy, all new stuff though!

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  53. What a magical wedding...The pictures tell the story perfectly! I can't get over the cake! Now I'm off to find something sweet to eat!!
    www.poshhouseoriginals.blogspot.com

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  54. It's all so gorgeous! I especially love the cake and those pale pink gowns. I'd do a few things over from my Wedding Day but I've only been married for 4. I'm sure in 10 years I'll think differently! Thanks for sharing beautiful photos. Tarnished silver you say?

    Happy Weekend,
    Jami

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  55. The whitewashed surroundings,pastel colors and the simplicity of the cake, beautiful. I know it seems weird but I like the interesting patterns tarnish leaves on silver. And rusty stuff, can't have enough.

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  56. Gorgeous Photos. You have an award on my blog.

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  57. PLEASE renew your vows and throw a beautiful party! What fun would that be!!?? Oh! PLEASE do it!
    have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  58. What wonderful photos...perfect summer backyard party if you're not up for renewing the vows. Dreamy tablescape...all so gorgeous!!

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  59. First time on your site. Love your style!

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  60. I can't believe I ran across this post. The Hubs and I were just having this conversation. Well, not really a conversation since it was actually only me talking. I wonder what I would do with a do-over, too. I could start with some of these ideas, though! Beautiful!
    Kate

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  61. We got married in 1975, and no question, I'd do it all over again. Weddings have certainly changed since that time. It would be fun to plan a 21st century wedding! Love your blog. ~ Sarah

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  62. I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking about another wedding. I'd love to do the 'renewal' thing and do it more beautifully and take more time. You never know..Rachaelxx

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  63. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
    Just dreamy Mary!
    Nothing like my Princess Diana style wedding from years gone by!
    Oh, to do it over again.

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  64. God bless you, this was a beautiful post, I remarried my husband on our 11 year anniversary and ended up getting pregnant at 42 delivering at 43, now about be 44, daughter "Hope Faith" turning 1 April 6th, 2010. It was a totally beautiful evening by candle light, so nice that we are still enjoying in over 20 months later!! Hope Faith is 22 years younger then my last my last Child. She is my Angle!! Love your Blog!!

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  65. Hi, I agree with you. It's good that you have decided to remarry. We should help our country to lessen the divorce rate. Glad to hear it from you... Good Luck!

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