Monday, October 31, 2011

Wedding Reception

Do you remember the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou"?
Do you remember this scene?
Well Lauren and Mark's wedding reception was held in the same place where this scene was filmed.
Neat huh?

And here they are Mr. and Mrs. Mark Different as they dance their first dance together.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Wedding was Perfect

Well the wedding is over and I am having a little trouble not feeling like I need to be busy doing something.
The rehearsal dinner was absolutely perfect.  I can't think of a thing I would change. 
Nothing.  Cedar Grove's staff did a wonderful job.  The food was great and the service was super.  I am running out of adjectives.
Geni did a great job arranging the pumpkins and the other floral touches. 
My sweet sister in law Dianne took a million pictures and my dearest friend Betzebe was my hostess until I could get to Cedar Grove.  She handled all the details.  Whew !  How lucky can a girl be?
As soon as Dianne sends me the pictures I will post some. 
Until then I have about 4 or 5 pictures I snapped here and there.

Cedar Grove as I was leaving Friday afternoon
 Paul and I before we left our house.
 I made "reserved parking signs for the family"

 And the lucky bride and groom
 Matt, the best man, making his great and funny toast.  Keep paddling mice.
 We had a few laughs and shed a few tears.  All in all a good evening.

Last moments as a single man.

 At the reception Lauren with Meme and Paul,  Mark is talking to Andrea in the background.
Getting ready to throw the garter
 Leaving the reception with cowbells ringing.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pictures from Golf Weekend

Well the guys had a super time I am told. 
No food was brought back home so that's good too.
I do think they "did their own thing" when cooking their breakfast and combined food that was meant for two separate days. LOL Here are a few pictures Paul took for me
Father of the Bride Mark P. Friday night

Best Man, Matt

Groom and Best Man
"Now wonder who he is talking too??"

Ready to hit the links

Mark teeing off

Mark, Paul and Matt

Mark, Paul and Matt
"can this family EVER get new names??" ha!
Breakfast "guy style"

Mark relaxing

Well it looks like they had a great time.  Unfortunately since my camera went to Memphis I didn't get any pictures of Lauren at her shower.  But I can assure you everything was lovely and they got so many beautiful gifts.  

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Groom's Golf Weekend

Well Paul and Matt are the Best men so they wanted to host a party for Mark.  Since they all play golf along with Lauren's dad that seemed to make the most sense.  So they headed to Memphis to spend the weekend at Matt's and play Justin Timberlake's , Mirimichi golf course.
I stayed home mainly because it's a guy's weekend and there is a shower for Lauren on  Saturday. 
BUT I did send them off with breakfast food and goodie bags.
I had the best time making the bags for the guys. 
I found MSU recyclable bags several years ago and bought a bunch of them. 

                                                      The loot!
                                         Sweet Chex Mix with maroon and white M&M's
                                         Traditional Chex Mix (maybe a little spicer that usual)
                                                    Water Bottles with DIY labels

                                         White golf towels monogramed with D and the date.
                                             MSU golf tee's
                                              Microwave popcorn in it's own wrapper

                                               Gift tags complete with a cowbell.
I heard the guys loved the bags.
I can't wait to post the pictures. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fiesta With Lauren and Mark

My dear friends Betzebe and her mother Ms Elisabeth hosted a Fiesta for Lauren and Mark.
It was at a local Bed and Breakfast Anchuca.  The food at Anchuca is always great and this night was no exception.
We had so much fun, but then when there are margaritas how can you not have fun?
See the great pictures.

They gave them the prettiest pitcher, for their own Fiesta someday.
How sweet. 
I just love these two ladies. 

Tools & Toddies and Brunch

Aunt Cookie, Uncle Andy, Andrea, Gene, Kristi and Wayne hosted a wonderful weekend getaway in Birmingham for the happy couple.  It was super, very relaxing and fun.  The weather was perfect, (thanks Irene)
all the food was delicious and everyone had a great time.
The shower was by the pool at Kristi and Wayne's home.  They have done a amazing job landscaping the outdoors.  Uncle Andy smoked chicken, ribs and tenderloin for the dinner.  MMMMM
Take a look at these pictures.  Mark's tool shed is now full and Lauren's bar is now stocked.

The next morning Andrea and Gene hosted a brunch for everyone at their home.  A great way to extend our visit over breakfast before we all hit the road for home. 

This last picture is Mark standing on the trampoline about to swing.   We'll just say the "little boy" in him definitely showed up for the weekend, but his body didn't get the memo.  : >

Monday, August 15, 2011

The First Bridal Shower

It was a lovely day in August for the shower.
Aunt Dianne Jones and Meme Different were the hostess with the mostest.  They did an excellant job.
Lauren and Mark got lots of beautiful gifts.  So many friends and family came to the shower.  Paul worked so hard to get the yard looking good (despite the lack of rain and recent high temps)
The inside was pretty too.
Betty did the food which was super!
Here are a few pictures that will show you more than I can tell you.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Engagement Party

Saturday night was wonderful.  So many friends and family came to the party.  It was really wonderful.
The food was superb.  Thank you Dr. Debbie's sister for making the caramel cakes.  MMMM
The house and pool/patio area was decorated so pretty.
I took a few pictures (until I ran out of room on my memory card)
Here are a few of my fav's

Aren't they the cutest couple ever??