Friday, August 26, 2011

REHEARSAL DINNER AND LAST MINUTE DETAILS

Last night was the rehearsal and dinner for the wedding. It was held at the Limestone City Grill & Lounge. I wish I had been able to get better night pictures, these aren't the best...plus, I was using my cell phone camera as I was carrying a teensie weensie little dress purse. Look at the vintage Buick we found in the parking lot. What a nice ride this must be.
You can barely make anything out in this picture taken in the garden, the name of the restaurant is in the background. I had this smile plastered on my face all night long, it was so much fun.
As the grooms parents, we hosted 45 people to dinner and drinks. It was a great crowd and everyone mingled and enjoyed themselves. The food was excellent. My part in the wedding is very minimal...I walk up the aisle escorted by The Husband or Papa and at some point I light a candle, I'll figure it out.
Preparations continued all week long. Here is Kevin trying to figure out the seating for our side of the family. It was a good method...each sheet of paper representing a table of ten. The post it's are the couples.
But of course, everyone got in on it and it started to turn into chaos. But we got it done.
Emily has been working her little bum off. The reception is being held outside under tents so signs were needed to direct guests to the restrooms in the building and where the bar and dancing, etc., will be at. She painted, stenciled and distressed like a pro.
Our house has looked like Wedding Central.
Emily and a friend also made no~sew pillows for the haystack couches that are going to be assembled tonight. Remember, this is a farmhouse theme. The crates will be used as little side tables.
Here is The Husband arriving home with the first truckload of hay. A feed store was found way out in the country, but he would have driven to Idaho just for the chance to use his nifty new truck.

So that is where we are. 24 hours from now the bride and groom will be reciting their vows. A trolley that is going to be stocked with champagne and sandwiches, will be waiting to take the bridal party to a country club where pictures will be taken.

So I am just getting the house organized as it will be just crazy here with all of us getting ready. We have to get up at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow to get our hair and make up done. I have decided on my Adele hairstyle but I'm not going to have it tied back in a ponytail, just long in the back. And I'll be fluttering around in my fake eyelashes, of course. I'll be back next week to give you a full report and hopefully some pictures...that is going to be a little difficult to do while I am hob nobbing with the friends and relatives. But I'll try. Pinky promise! :-)

59 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

That is soooo exciting Jane!!! Can't wait to see pictures:) Our Son is getting married next May so I am taking notes:) Have a wonderful time:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cherrie said...

It's going to be a beautiful wedding!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wow -it sounds so exciting- congrats- post lot's of pics...

Karen

Sarah said...

All the best for a beautiful wedding.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Ah, Jane, what a wonderful time for your family. Since my husband is a pastor and performs weddings . . . I know how fun and special each one is. He loves his time with each couple.

The little Mr. and Mrs. signs are so adorable.

Have a wonderful time, breath, enjoy each moment and we will be excited to hear all about it . . . after you recuperate.

Congrats to your son.

Fondly,
Glenda

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

Ohhh...bet you are busy as a little bee right now! Looks like the rehersal dinner was a blast...beautiful place...and I loved getting to see photos of you! You're such a pretty lady, my friend! Best wishes to your son and finace!!! I'm looking forward to wedding photos! I think that doing a farm style wedding is awesome...and sooo much fun!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Olive Cooper said...

A farm style wedding will be wonderful Jane. I know you are busy, busy. Cherish this time♥

vintch said...

those signs look so fabulous and professional! everything is coming together perfectly:)

Theresa said...

Oh how fun! I LOVE weddings, I have probably said that a million times! I know that you all are gonna have a wonderful time, the wedding couple and the parents are going to be gorgeous! I think weddings are SPECIAL and every moment should be celebrated! Enjoy and share pictures when you get time! HUGS!

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
What do you mean you play a small part in this wedding???? Looks to me as though you are playing a very big and important role!
I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to see the wedding pics.

hugs
Sissie

Honey at 2805 said...

This is getting exciting! Have a wonderful time!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Have a wonderful day tomorrow!!

Pat said...

It all sounds fabulous!

Enjoy tomorrow. I am looking forward to hearing about it!

Happy Weekend!

oldgreymare said...

I will pray for good weather, courteous guests, no snafus and a blessed couple and their families...
xx
z

Janie's World said...

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom! I can't wait to see your pictures. I loved those signed your daughter made - fantastic!

bj said...

o, how fun this all is, Blondie girl. It is all going to be sooo beautiful.
Looking forward to the photos.:))
xoxo bj

bj said...

o, how fun this all is, Blondie girl. It is all going to be sooo beautiful.
Looking forward to the photos.:))
xoxo bj

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Love seeing all of the photos Janie, and you look adorable with that smile on your face!... I hope it is an absolutely fabulous wedding and reception, I know it will be... enjoy yourself!... xoxo Julie Marie

Cindy said...

So exciting...I'm sure it is going to be wonderful! All the best to the new bride and groom and for you and your hubby sweet Jane!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh how exciting.. Like all the others I'll be anxious to see pictures.. enjoy yourself, the weather is going to be beautiful... hugs and hugs
~lynne~

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wishing you all the best and the lovely couple every happiness.

laurie said...

best wishes to the bride and groom, sounds wonderful!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yup, won't be long now and then you'll be wondering where the day went, Jane! Don't get your eye lids stuck together with that fake eyelash glue! You'll be doing a Lucy episode if you do. : ) Everything will be wonderful! Have a great time!

Marigene said...

Relax and enjoy every minute, Jane!

Shabbyfufu said...

What an exciting time for you Jane......post pics of that wedding! xo

Kathleen said...

Good luck with everything! Good thing you don't live in NY! We are getting a huge hurricane tomorrow!

xinex said...

How exciting! It's finally coming so soon. All that prep will finally come to an end too and then you can all relax. Looks like you are all organized and how nice of Emily a lot of those nifty helpful signs. I hope everything goes smoothly, Janie. Take lots of pictures! It will be a beautiful wedding for sure!...Christine

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, It is an exciting time when our children get married. It is easier when it is a boy then a girl. As you said you don't have the responsibilites that you do with a daughter. It will be such an enjoyable day with all of the family time. I will be looking forward to seeing pictures. Have lots of fun. Your Missouri Friend.

Bayside Rose said...

Jane, So excited for you. I do hope you fluttered those eyelashes :) Pam x

LV said...

Seems you have everything under control. I spotted some pink throughout your post as well.

Debby said...

Have someone else follow the photographer. You won't have time. You looked so happy and pretty in the pictures. Have fun.....wedding can be so much fun.

Low Tide High Style said...

Jane I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow! I know it will be a special day for everyone!

Kat :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You look so cute Jane!
Can't wait to hear all about it and see the pics too!
Good luck tomorrow!
Hugs,
Cindy

GardenofDaisies said...

Have a wonderful weekend! It sounds like it's going to be awesome!!! Can't wait to see pictures of the wedding! I know you are busy, but if you have time in the next few days, stop by my blog. I'm having a GIVEAWAY here at Garden of Daisies.

Pondside said...

There's no fun like it! Have a ball!

Mimi said...

HI!!
How exciting and I love that theme, cannot wait for more pics!!!I one day will be the mom of the groom, different then the mom of the bride, but still cool!!!
Hope the day is fun and all goes as planned.
much love,
jamie

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Sounds like you have a lot going on but all very exciting hope you have a wonderful time

Stacey said...

Looks like fun! I love the whole hay bale and vintage look for the wedding. Have fun. :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

So exciting! I love the idea of the farmhouse theme, can't wait to see the big event!

Helen said...

Next to being there, this has to be one of the most exciting times for your blog friends - getting to read all about it! The wedding details are unique, fresh and perfect. Can't wait for more photos, you will be the perfect mom of the groom, Jane!!!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love it all and cant wait for more pic's
congrats to all
xxoo
Pam

Kelly_Deal said...

How fun and exciting!
Kelly

classic • casual • home said...

thanks so much for keeping us in this exciting loop!!!

About Me said...

Sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see more pictures! Thanks. A farm wedding. How fun!!

Leslie said...

It is going to be amazing!! I can not wait to see the photos.
Have a great week

Desire Empire said...

Sounds very exciting. Looks like it will be a fabulous wedding. They haystack couches sound great.

Lori said...

Oh Jane ~ well since I am reading this on Sunday it is a done deal. I hope that the weather was fabulous and I cannot wait to see photo's of everything. xo

white life© said...

It sounds so exciting ... ave a wonderful time and enjoy each moment. I look forwart to see all the wedding pics!!!

Hugs
Tine

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, I love weddings and even though it's tiring getting ready for one, I know you're having a ball. The theme sounds wonderful!
Can't wait to see it.
Thanks for popping in and glad your dinner all turned out wonderfully.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joanne Kennedy said...

I can't wait to see the final wedding. I'm sure it will be beautiful. Looked like your dinner was wonderful too. Love the old car.

I had to laugh as I pictured you running around fluttering your eyes with your big lashes on :)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What an exciting time for your whole family. I remember my firstborn's wedding like it was yesterday. I hope you experience all the joy I felt 13 years ago!

Elaine said...

Looking forward to the photos. Love the farmhouse theme idea. Looks like your daughter is making it special for her brother! Enjoy!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
Looking forward to seeing the pics...if you are like me...when it's all over you will feel like you have been hit by a truck...but it was soooo worth it.

Blessings,
Linda

All That Glitters said...

You most def have your hands full! Everything looks amazing!

Betsy said...

That looks like so much fun!

Gypsy Heart said...

Everything is just wonderful!!

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Everything is just wonderful!!

xo
Pat

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jane, I've been scrolling through, catching up on your son's fab wedding. What a great looking family you have, and that wedding looked like so much fun! Loved all of the creative ideas. laurie

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

The rehearsal dinner looked like a lot of fun! And all of your preparations and signs, etc. all looked great! Your daughter really worked hard. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed seeing everything! Even thought I looked at everything backwards! ;)
Best,
Gloria