Saturday, April 30, 2022

Wedding trip Part 1

 Hubby and I went on a trip to California that included our son's wedding! This post will be about the plane ride stitching, the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. I am sure you all want to see some wedding photos!  A future post will include the places we visited before and after the wedding. 

First, I started some new stitching last Wednesday on the plane to California. How do you like these bibs? Can you see the price tags on them? 

One is for 49 cents and the other is $1.69. I inherited these from my Wisconsin aunt when she passed several years ago. There are a few more of them, but these are the two that I have decided to work on for my future granddaughter. I have picked out the floss. I am using some of the floss that I also inherited from that same aunt. I am so glad that I finally have a reason to stitch them. I am not very adept at embroidery stitching, but these seem easy enough and I don't really have to use fancy stitches. It is a bib after all. 

What do you think of my start? Plane stitching is really not all that comfortable especially when you are in the middle seat.

Friday was the rehearsal dinner. I reserved a private room at an interesting restaurant called Shadowbrook. What is really fun is that you can take a tram down the mountain to the restaurant.

It was a fun little ride. We had a small rehearsal celebration in a private room. We finally got to meet the bride's family! The food was absolutely delicious also!
There is an open air patio behind the happy couple where you can also dine. The restaurant had 4 dining levels.

I know, I know, you want to see some wedding photos. The wedding took place at Hollins House in Santa Cruz, CA. My son and his wife had a "first look" before the ceremony. All of the family photos were taken at this time. I only have a few as we don't have the photos from the photographer yet. This was just after the ceremony that took place at the gazebo. They look so happy!
They had beautiful weather on their wedding day. Hubby and I were thrilled.
As I stated, the photographer has photos of our whole family, but we did manage to get one of hubby, me, our daughter and son-in-law. It is hard to believe from this photo that my daughter is halfway through her pregnancy.

Behind us is the Pasatiempo golf course as well as the Pacific Ocean. It was a beautiful view. Here is the view without the people.
Above was the patio where the cocktail hour was held. 
Dinner was on the grassy area overlooking this view.
Here are the bride and groom at their own little table.

They cut their beautiful cake and carefully fed each other. The cake was part red velvet and part carrot cake. So delicious!
Then the dancing started. 
My son and I danced to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts.
I kept singing the words so I wouldn't cry.
All in all, it was a wonderful, fun, happy celebration. 
The newlyweds were off to Hawaii the next day after spending some time with us. We headed home that night. I will share some photos of our other adventures in future posts.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I am just getting back to working on Santa again. I should have the white stitching completed today.

Thanks for stopping by!
















26 comments:

  1. it looks like it was a beautiful wedding - the bride so pretty and you all look so nice all dressed up

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  2. Beautiful photos! It looks like a fabulous wedding. I’m sure your time with them flew past.

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    1. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with all of us together, but it was definitely too short.

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  3. Such a gorgeous place in which to celebrate a wedding. Everything and everyone looked amazing. Your son and his beautiful bride look so very happy, and may I say, Cathie, your dress is amazing. How lovely you look. The photo of you and your son dancing together is so very touching.

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  4. Oh.....I forgot to say those bibs are so cute and your embroidery is fabulous. It seems such a shame that all the pretty embroidery will be spoilt with stains. =)

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  5. Congratulations! What a lovely family and welcome to the new daughter in law!

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  6. What a beautiful and happy couple. It was a wonderful wedding!
    Great you managed to embroidery during the fly. You made a pretty start, for sure.

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  7. Such a beautiful lot of venues... both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding! How fun that you got to go to California stitching a baby bib or two along the way too! Looking forward to more about what you enjoyed about California :)
    Kathi

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  8. What a wonderful time, Cathie! Thanks for sharing the photos! I'm so glad the weather and venues were beautiful and everything went well, too. Your cute embroidered bibs will be a fun keepsake for your daughter, too.

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  9. Your family is just beautiful, all dressed up for this very special occasion! Gorgeous place to get married and the rehearsal dinner venue looks great too. So happy that the weather was glorious!
    I have come to hate getting on a plane…everything is so cramped…I’m short so at least I don’t have my knees against the seat in front of me..I feel sorry for taller people! I can see why stitching on the plane was not easy! The bibs are going to be cute and a nice memory of your aunt.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am short also, but 5-6 hours on a plane is not comfortable even so, especially when we are masking also to make sure we are not sick for the celebration. The stitching on the way to CA was a distraction at least. I couldn't do it on the way home as we took an overnight flight.

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  10. First of all I love anything vintage so of course, your bib design is wonderful. How lucky to get these items. The wedding photos are wonderful-what a setting, and thank you for sharing. Handsome groom and beautiful bride. Love the photos of you and hubby and your son.

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  11. Thank you for sharing your wedding photos. Beautiful bride, and your dress is gorgeous. It's difficult, I find, to select a Mother of the Groom Dress. You look beautiful.

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  12. What great wedding pictures, looks like a great venue! Your dress and the bride's dress are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Gorgeous photos! It looked a lovely venue and you looked fabulous too!

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  14. Such a glamorous Mother of the Groom. Seems you all had a wonderful time and the wedding looked delightful.
    And those bibs will be such a treasure to work on with the family connection. You will enjoy working in them, I'm sure.
    Never mind that they will be covered in dribble and food, thsts what washing machines are for.

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  15. Such lovely wedding photos of the new and happy couple. Fabulous photo of you and your son. The bibs are so darling

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  16. Sweet vintage stitching projects. Perhaps you will do more embroidery work. Wedding photos are wonderful. Congrats to all.

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  17. congratulations to your son and your new daughter in law! You and your husband look beautiful.

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  18. Thanks for sharing your special occasion with us! That venue looks very posh! And the bride is stunning. Mother of the Groom is smart to sing to keep from crying! I'm a cryer, so I know the feeling!

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  19. Congratulations to the newly weds, she looked gorgeous. Your wedding outfit was adorable. Such a wonderful post.

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  20. Congratulations to the newly weds, she looked gorgeous. Your wedding outfit was adorable. Such a wonderful post.

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  22. Oh how beautiful! What a lovely day your family had to celebrate!

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