A wedding across the sea!
Actually this lovely wedding took place across the ocean and the people in it are very special to me. I know I have talked about my cousin Sharon here in the past. Sharon is not only my cousin but we were best friends growing up. We did everything together! We lived approximately seven blocks apart, went to the same schools, and attended the same parish. We married the same month, of the same year, and our children are very close in age. Sharon lives up north now so we don't get to see each other as often as we would like, but we still keep in touch and talk on the phone all of the time.
Sharon's daughter Kelly happens to live in South Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom, and her daughter Nikki recently got married. Although we were unable to attend the wedding, with the aid of Face book, phone calls, and instant messages it was almost as though we were there. Some of our family members were able to watch the wedding take place via Skype. Other family members traveled to the United Kingdom to personally attend the wedding. Kelly was host to everyone, and if that were not enough, she still took the time to make Nikki's beautiful wedding cake herself! Isn't it gorgeous!
I just love weddings!.... Sigh.... They are so romantic and joyful. I enjoy seeing the thought and attention to detail that goes into them. Each bride has her own unique style. I thought Nikki's wedding choices were absolutely beautiful! Her dress was exquisite, the flowers stunning, and the cake absolutely lovely! The fact that Kelly made the wedding cake is so special and something Nikki, I'm sure, will never ever forget!
Because most of us enjoy weddings so much I thought all of you might like to see some of the wedding pictures too. Thank you Kelly, Nikki, and Ian for graciously allowing me to post some of your lovely pictures here!
Nikki's color choices were blue and orange. I thought the combination of colors was just beautiful! And don't you just love that darling little cake topper in the picture up above? I don't remember ever seeing a cake topper like that before. I like the bride's dress and the umbrella that was incorporated into the topper.
I love all of the pretty delicate white, orange, and blue flowers on the wedding cake. I like the way the flowers have been arranged. Isn't the cake just beautiful?
The bride wore orange shoes! I really liked that idea. It was a great choice for a modern bride. I love the vibrant colors of the orange and blue that Nikki chose. Everything was absolutely perfect and so pretty.
Daughter and Mother, Nikki and Kelly. Two women who are both just lovely inside and out.
The guys wore kilts! Don't they look handsome? I really like the ties and vests. The flowers on they're lapels just pop! They look very elegant indeed.
Instead of the tradional bridal veil, Niki chose to wear a single orange flower in her hair. Isn't it just stunning? I also love the bead work on her dress. What a beautiful bride she was!!!
All of the flower arrangements were absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the blue flowers as I don't see them as often in flower arrangements. Blue has always been my favorite color.
I think Nikki and Ian make such a handsome couple! They are so cute together. I get such a kick out of the comments they make to one another on Facebook. Just think.... They have they're whole life ahead of them.... Sigh.... They have been busy moving into they're new home and last week Nikki made cookies for Ian :>)
The bridal bouquets were done very simply in one solid color and yet they were so elegant and beautiful!
A picture of the guys getting ready. Do you think they were nervous :>)
I hope all of you have enjoyed seeing some of Nikki and Ian's wedding pictures. There is just something about a wedding that is so up lifting. I just love weddings don't you?
I'M THANKFUL that I live in the world of the Internet. It has allowed me to stay in touch with my family and to meet many wonderful new friends through my blogging experiences.
Many blessings to all of you ♥
With warmest regards, Carol