So much to be THANKFUL for this month – and this past week especially! It was Wedding Week for my beautiful daughter Bethany and my wonderful new “son-in-love” Dan – an elegant and unforgettable affair upon whose cloud I’m still floating! I’ve been looking forward to this week’s teatime to show off a special teacup I’ve been saving for the occasion – center spotlight in my tea cabinet display!
I found it this past August in an antique shop when we were visiting my grand-baby in New England and just had to have it – a beautiful chintz pattern bouquet of roses aptly named after my daughter – BETHANY:
Showing it off here, complimented by the wedding invitation and photo scrapbook the joyful couple gave me at the rehearsal dinner, filled with an array of their engagement pictures with plenty of room for more!
The cup and saucer immediately catch the eye in elegant shape and design –
Looking very like my daughter’s wedding bouquet boasting jewel encrusted roses in softest pink shades . . .
The wedding colors were actually a deep plum color and seashell white with silver garnishes. Our photographer, my friend Karyn of VIOLETBROWN Photography, captured everything with great drama –
More of Karyn’s wedding shots can be seen HERE at my Pink Saturday post – including one of yours truly in my beaded midnight blue chiffon dress pinning fleurs on the groomsmen!
Plenty of cameras were clicking, catching all the beauty and fun – especially our flower girl entrance where the matron of honor’s daughter at age nine, drove the specially outfitted “jeep” down the aisle to accommodate the other flower girl of a more unpredictable bend – grandbaby Mackenzie at all of two years old.
They made it down the aisle with gasps at the unexpected entrance, then giggles of delight, and applause as the sign on the back of the jeep heralded, “Here Comes The Bride”. A decided success!
The ceremony was joyful – the reception beautiful . . .
The day ended under a crisp starry night and, once home, I melted into a cup of chamomile tea before bed looking forward to sharing a glimpse of this proud mama’s day with all my tea ladies – and this special teacup that will always have a place of honor in my tea cabinet display.
Though daughter and husband will be making their own cozy home not far from mine, it is a bit of a jumble emotionally as I begin to process the “empty nest” thing. Must admit – quite blindsided by it all. Tea, however, is always a comfort in such moments . . .
And, as my girl moves out and onto her exciting new home life with the love of her life – I have some new room to spread out into – and re-decorate! Watch for upcoming posts on the re-purposing of all this new space in the weeks ahead!
But, for now – one last sip of loveliness and memories with much THANKSGIVING before moving on with the day . . .
Sharing Wedding Day Teacup this week with:
Kathryn’s Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Bernideen’s Friends Sharing Tea