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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

(Part 1) A Wedding....

This beautiful place is Webber Lake Ranch, California... in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
This is the place that my nephew, Joe, married his beautiful wife, Jen.
Jen started coming to Webber Lake when she was five. As far back as she can remember, Jen has dreamed of finding the love of her life, and marrying him here.
On Saturday, August 22nd, 2009... the little girl dreams came true. Jen and Joe were married here, with 250 of their closest friends and family looking on...

The white chairs all lined up, waiting for the guests arrival. Sitting amongst the pine and spruce... beside the lake... on a beautiful, sunny afternoon...There were 3 pretty little flower girls... the littlest, my great-niece Jocellynn Renae ... loved spreading the petals... she practiced several times before the ceremony began... and two handsome ring bearers... This little fellow, my great-nephew Ace, (who Ricky describes as one very happy "all boy" little boy) had a little trouble keeping clean and tidy while waiting for the wedding to start... but he did his best! and then they wed...
Could it be any better than this?
What a beautiful dream Jen shared with us all... Then, the reception in the woods... they arrived in style... to the tune of "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" by Kenny Chesney...The best wedding I've ever attended... the most fun... done just like Jen dreamed, just like Jen and Joe wanted... the perfect combination of traditional and rustic charm... Jen married Joe, the love of her life... at the place where she had always dreamed it would be...Happily Ever After...

hugs from French Lique...

ps... drop by on Thursday and Friday to see the Winery and the Wharf...

36 comments:

trash talk said...

How wonderful that you got to be part of the magic...a fairy tale come true!
Debbie

KaReN EiLeeN said...

lovely. just lovely

donna baker said...

I just love this post!

Dawn said...

Wow, I can only imagine how fun that reception was. What an entrance! Cgratulations to Jen and Joe!
Dawn

bj said...

ahhh, Miss Dixie...this is wonderful. I do so love it when dreams come true. I have had so many of MY dreams come true in my loooong lifetime and I am so grateful and thankful.
What a beautiful bride...in a beautiful setting and i absolutely ADORE her in the tractor...can just hear Mr. Chesney singing it!!

Me, too...Colorado is one of my favorite places, too.

bj said...

OOPS, had to come back and say I went to Fisherman's Wharf many years ago when my aunt lived in California. We had the best time....she also took us to China Town, and some of the wineries out there. Such a fun trip for a 15 year old girl.

Michelle said...

So pretty, just love her dress. And the tractor/chariot is so cool!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have a beautiful daughter and she had a beautiful wedding. This is a great post. I glad I got to see it. Thanks for sharing.

mbkatc230 said...

Just beautiful! Love that tractor ride (natch). And the kiddos are adorable. What a wonderful setting for a celebration of their new life together. Thanks for sharing these Dixie. Kathy

Hootin' Anni said...

Like Jack Sparrow says in Pirates of the Caribbean movie "I LOVE Weddings!!!"

And that flower girl is a doll!!!!!


My O W is posted now...it's a continuation [and last entry for the week] of our tour of the Botanical Gardens.

KBeau said...

I know you were so glad to be there. Love the picture of the bride with the barn in the background. Perfect.

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful wedding with us.
Mama Bear

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Wonderful post! LOve your blog!
Beth

susan said...

Oh Dixie-What a fairy tale story! I can just see the love and joy in their eyes! Love the setting and love the "getaway" tractor and song! Thanks for sharing these special pictures with us!

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely wedding and what a beautiful spot. I have been MIA for the summer but I am trying to get back to blogging even if it is slow at first.

The Raggedy Girl

Riet said...

What a beautiful bride and wedding. Whar greater than that a dream comes true.
Have a nice day

Candy said...

SOOOO glad you're back. Looks like a grand affair, LOVE! the tractor part. What a hoot. Will catch up more later...off to band practice. We have a luau on Friday in New Braunfels. Aloha!

pk said...

Great post. It looks like it was a lovely wedding!

Arich & Syble Harrison said...

What a beautiful post, Auntie J. I cried through the whole darn thing. xoxox

Arich & Syble Harrison said...

What a beautiful post, Auntie J. I cried through the whole darn thing. xoxox

Elise said...

What a beautiful site you have here, and I thought I should leave a comment for you. Lovely interesting posts and great pictures too - thank you so much for sharing. Happy Mid week... best wishes

Regina said...

Wonderful wedding! Great outdoor post.

Simply Heather said...

This is my kind of wedding :)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Soooo unique and heart swelling.

Look at the joy in her eyes and smile. Thanks sooo for sharing -- truely lovely.

Stop by if you get a minute -- would love to have you.

TTFN~~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Carol Kennon said...

Great pictures! My favorite is the bride in the tractor with groom driving!

dana said...

Ah, Dixie, I choked up as I read your lovely text about the wedding!! Your photos were wonderful, too! What a fairytale event!! Thanks for sharing with us! L, Dana

Mary said...

What a lovely post. The wedding appears unique and wonderful. Something the family will remember for years to come. I hope you are having a great day.

xinex said...

I love dream come true stories. The bride and groom are both lovely and happy...Christine

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Dixie, I so enjoy beautiful love stories AND with pics...Awesome post.
My fav pic was the groom driving the bride on the front of the tractor. What a fun couple those two must be.

Joy said...

How fun and original. Love that tractor picture!
What a beautiful place for a wedding.
They make a lovely couple.

Joy

Olive Rue said...

Ahhh, thank you, Dixie. It's nice to be thought about. Be careful or the wedding photography bug may bite you. :-)

Outdoor barn weddings are so hot right now. Looks like you had a beautiful time.

~CC Catherine said...

Hey girl...looks like the WEDDING was a WINNER...and how much fun did you all have? TONS...I can see by those pics! Too fun...... What a great fun time, and those little kiddos are so precious. My favorite pic is where the groom has her in his bucket on the small equipment...that is something for a magazine...too cute! :) ~CC Catherine

Aimee said...

What a sweet story. And I love the tractor part! I also like your new header pic!

French-Kissed said...

We have all been waiting for you to get back with the pictures--BEAUTIFUL in every way. I know you must have had an absolutely wonderful time before~during~ and after.

~Jermaine~

SmilingSally said...

Aw, what a great setting! The bride and groom look so happy!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what a beautiful and creative wedding!! Love the tractor ride with the K. C. song and that wonderful photo of them heading across the grass in their wedding finery. laurie