Thursday, May 9, 2013

WEDDING BELLS ARE (ALMOST) RINGING!


That's my daughter in the water
Every time she jumped I caught her
Everything she knows I taught her
Everything she owns I bought her...

And so on.  She finally went with a sad, drippy song that is going to make my mascara run.

So here is the dress and jacket I wore that I mentioned.   The jacket was entirely too big which rarely happens to me (smile).  It was funny, there were about 10 other girls that had maxi dresses on as well.   

The dinner was wonderful.  It was held at a place called Bourbon Street, nearby.  The whole place is divided up into different New Orleans themed restaurants, bars, clubs and event rooms.  Our room was reminiscent of an old 1920's speakeasy.  And the food was outstanding!  The Husband and father of the groom made funny little speeches.  The Husband, who is a bit "old school", gave a warning to the guys in the wedding party that they could not take off their jackets or ties until after dinner, then they were free to take anything off.  This was met with a lot of high fives and fist knocking.  Anyway, it was a great night.  We were home by 10:00 and I learned via Facebook that the party went on into the wee hours.  I haven't seen hide nor hair of my children yet today.

I didn't bring my camera into the restaurant, my kids freak out the minute they see me with the camera since they know they will be on my blog and that really irritates them for some reason.  I forgot my phone so I borrowed my DIL Mary Clare's phone and took a ton of pictures for her to email me for this post.  Well, I think my sweet little girl was one of those dancing the night away last night and I haven't received them yet!  I will include some in my next post.

So tomorrow is the big day.  Today is being spent totally at home, scrubbing the bathrooms and going over all the other rooms, tweaking a few things here and there and making some appetizers for the guests coming back to the house after the church.  I'm making Loaded Baked Potato Dip, a marinated Italian antipasto kabob thingy with tortellini, mozzarella cheese balls, cherry tomatoes, salami and olives, and finally, white chocolate dipped strawberries.  I will give you all of these links in the very near future.  

Tomorrow I will be up at 5:00 just to have some peace and quiet before the rush.  The guys are getting ready at Emily and Mike's house and the girls here.  Starting at 9:00 a.m.,  we have 2 hairstylists and a makeup lady and we all have a scheduled times to get prettied up.  My best friend Snow volunteered to make and bring over breakfast casseroles and fresh fruit and The Husband is going to run out to get the big box of Dunkin Donuts coffee and some donuts.  And of course we will have some mimosas!  He exclaimed,"Before mass?".  Once an alter boy, always an alter boy!

I will see you before you know it! :)

XO,
Jane

66 comments:

Debby said...

That was a gooea to have the rehearsal dinner two nights before instead of the night before. Now the fun begins. Love the dress. Have fun. A new puppy, this week, oh my. Are you the babysitter during the honeymoon. (((((HUGS))))

Debra Oliver said...

you look adorable!! enjoy and savor every moment!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOl! Hubby may need a shot of a Mimosa himself by the time he needs to leave, Jane! : ) Your appetizers sound delicious ~ yes, please share after the wedding. Have a great time and best wishes to the bride and groom. Fingers crossed you have a wonderful day for it!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh Jane, you are so cute in your pretty dress and shoes!! I love it! Your new fur grand baby is precious! I'm such an animal lover, I love to see pics of people's pets on their blogs. :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead, and be sure to take lots and lots of pics to share! I'll be thinking of y'all!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh my Jane, You look absolutely adorable in that outfit...
Can't wait to read all about the wedding...
Now don't work too hard today.. get some rest... & Have fun tomorrow!!

Susie said...

Before mass...gotta love that guy. Blonde you looked cute in your dress and jacket...nice shoes. I hope and pray all goes well. Best wishes to all. xoxo,Susie

Tricia said...

You look so cute! The puppy is adorable...oh my goodness, I can't imagine getting one right before a wedding though. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

20 North Ora said...

Jane - How exciting. And it will be over so quickly! Enjoy every minute. Congratulations on becoming a g'mommy to the puppy. Are you keeping it while they are gone? That's usually the way it happens. LOK

Have a great day!!

Judy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You look lovely! I hope everything goes perfect tomorrow! So excited for you! Look forward to hearing all about it afterwards! (after you've rested up of course)

It's me said...

You look great Jane...enjoy!!!....love from me...xxx...

Linda said...

Love your dress! Looks like it is all over but the "I Do's!!" It's great that y'all are still having FUN! Also good you don't have a Bridezilla!! I've heard of them before! Getting a puppy? Love it!!

myletterstoemily said...

everything is going to be just wonderful!
be sure to wear waterproof mascara!

Traci said...

What a fun time! I can't believe she got a puppy this close to the wedding!! All this makes me think about my wedding. We had so much fun!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love weddings and I love puppies

your grand dog is precious and I agree the timing was wrong to get a new puppy

you looked real good in your maxi dress and sandals

I hope to see lots of wedding pictures later

Julie Marie said...

How exciting Janie... and you look beautiful!... sounds like the dinner and rehearsal were a blast... I love all the "high fives" and happiness everywhere... and Emily's new puppy... oooh, I am in love!... enjoy everything and drink a mimosa for me!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Happy Mother's Day to you!... we are celebrating Mother's Day, my nephew's birthday, my brother~in~law's birthday and my own birthday all this weekend!...

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Jane,
Have the most wonderful day tomorrow .... I shall be thinking of you all and can't wait to hear all about it. Lots of love. XXXX

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
How exciting...tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!! Enjoy every minute with ya girl on her special day. Looking forward to seeing some pics. Sounds like I have a new grand fur baby too:)

Blessings,
Linda

Babs said...

You look so cute! And, how exciting to be having a wedding in the family. Hugs to all and best wishes,
Babs

Barbara F. said...

Sounds like everything is going smoothly!! I can't believe they got a puppy three days before the wedding! I guess you will be babysitting while they are on their honeymoon? xo

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

Love the outfit and I have a white denim jacket just like yours that I love! The restaurant sounds wonderful! Especially the speak easy theme.

The puppy is sooo cute!

Sending best wishes for the wedding! I know everything will go as planned and it will be wonderful! Congrats to the Bride & Groom tomorrow!

Leslie said...

Omgosh... I cant believe the big day is here! I love the jacket/dress Combo! I cant wait to see the wedding pics. The new baby is so cute!!! Boston's are great dogs. Our girl is almost 10 and she is so smart ... she lives to ride on the skateboard and surf board.. you only have to show her something once and she's a pro! : )
Have a great week!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Sounds like so much fun!!! I love weddings! Have a blast!!

sissie said...

Hi Jane!
I'm so excited for you and your family and it's obvious that you are doing a wonderful job to make their wedding a beautiful event!


You look so pretty in your maxi dress!
Hugs
Sissie

French Basketeer.com said...

You cracked me up with the song and the behind the scenes.....but I'm really glad you are so relaxed and look so fantastic, because stress has no place at a wedding! Have lots of fun and enjoy the day!

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe she got a puppy in the midst of all of that. :)

You look great! Have fun getting that pedicure and with all the other festivities too.

Congrats to the couple.

Sarah said...

A puppy! How exciting for the newlyweds! You look great. Have a fun time.

raggygirlvintage said...

Jane, you are so funny and so real and I haven't got to comment much here lately, but I am enjoying your wedding posts immensely and I hope it is a fabulous day for you all!!!
Tracey

Balisha said...

Everything sounds wonderful and the outfit is perfect. Enjoy each moment this weekend and best wishes to the happy couple.
Balisha

bj said...

OOO, I love your dress and shoes...so cute. You look like a bride yourself. ;)
Everything is going to come off without a hitch...everything will be beautiful...:)
xoxo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

What a beautiful and fun mother of the bride.

Fondly,
Glenda

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Best of luck and congratulations to bride and groom.

Helen said...

Thank you thank you for the updates. You look adorable in the jacket and maxi dress! Keep the posts coming (when you have an extra second or two)

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Happy Wedding weekend to your family! Best wishes to all and have fun :-)

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Your going to be a beautiful bride's mother, and a wonderful grandmother to that new furr grandbaby. Can't wait to see all of the wedding pics!

emily said...

Every bride needs a puppy!
That wedding song is going to have everyone in tears! I almost cried just reading the blog....... embarrassing :)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Glad you all had a good evening and all the best to your daughter and her husband to be for the big day. Will look forward to some pictures . Have a great time and enjoy yourselves.

Cozy Little House said...

It's going to go great! Relax, take a deep breath. You will cry, so don't bother with a lot of mascara. It will probably be gone by the time the ceremony is over anyway. Wishing you luck and congratulations!
Brenda

Primitive Stars said...

I agree, you look adorable Jane, love the white jacket and dress......Enjoy every second...Congrats to you all, Hugs Francine.

Sonia said...

Oh how exciting for you! Hope you are getting some rest right now and not reading blogs!!! I went through this a few months ago with my son's wedding and I will be thinking of you tomorrow on the BIG Day...most of all enjoy every minute of it...it goes so fast!
Hugs!
Miss Bloomers

Mary said...

Jane dear, sending love and sunshine for the beautiful bride on her wedding day. May you and A be the proudest parents (don't cry) as you watch your little Emily start on her new life.

A puppy now! Gosh they are brave - is he going on the honeymoon????

You're looking good girl.
Love and hugs - Mary (and Bob too)

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, The big day has arrived. I hope you have a sun shiny day for the kids. I will look forward to seeing the picture of the wedding. How is dad handling walking his little girl down the aisle. They are always their little girls no matter how old they are. I loved the outfit and glad everybody had a good time.
A new puppy are you babysitting for them. Have a great weekend and Happy Mothers Day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the jacket! I need to get a white one!
Corrie's shower is this Sat. so we have been busy with that, also I think I found a dress, not sure though because they don't match the shoes that I found on sale and love:)

Pondside said...

Jane - enjoy every, single minute....even if you have to say to yourself 'whoa' and take a minute. It will all go so quickly - have that camera at hand! I can't wait to see the photos.

Melanie said...

Jane, I had no idea the wedding was tomorrow - I thought it was Saturday!! I just wrote you a long, rambling email so of course, I don't expect you to write back tonight, lol...in fact, I hope you're in bed by now! I hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow and enjoy every moment of this most special time. Cheers and love to you all!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

A Grand puppy two days before the wedding?
Mimosa's before Mass?
I LOVE it!
I wish all of you the most beautiful, wonderful, magical, blessed day!
~withLove!



Theresa said...

A new puppy makes perfect sense:) You look gorgeous! I know that you heart is beating fast and melting all at once! Hugs to you and post pics as soon as you catch your breath of the big event:) ENJOY!

chateau chic said...

Love the picture of you!! Enjoy every single minute of this day!!!!
Mary Alice

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

You look great Jane in your maxi! Have a wonderful wedding weekend!

Deserae said...

LOVE your outfit....so cute!!!! Congratulations....have a wonderful weeekend :o)
~Des

Sue said...

Hey girlfriend- you look so happy to be the mother of the bride! It was so smart to have the rehearsal dinner early instead of the night before the wedding like most people do- less stress in a short time-frame. Anxious to see your appetizer recipes when all of this hub-bub is over. Enjoy it all!!! And have fun the new grand-dog. xo Sue

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

You look so pretty! Have a wonderful, wonderful blessed wedding!

Kelly said...

Oh today is the big day!!!! I'm so excited for you all. You are so organized. I love how you're having everything done at your house so you don't have to run to a bunch of different places to get it done. So smart! Your outfit for the rehearsal dinner was so pretty too. Btw, I'm completely smitten with the new puppy. I love Boston Terriers! You know I have one myself and only plan to ever have that breed in the future. Tell your daughter she picked a great breed! Good times are in their future. Blessings to you and your family this busy weekend!

Marigene said...

A little Boston is so much fun...we had one from the time he was a month old (mom wasn't a good one) until he was around 12½ years old. I keep thinking of getting another one...
Can't wait for you to share the wedding pictures...
Happy Mother's Day, Jane...

Kathy Moreland said...

Look at you all dressed up!! You look great!! Hope all goes wonderfully well!

Lori said...

As I look at the clock I imagine you are on the dance floor shaking your booty!! Hope everything went perfectly today Jane ~ love that new puppy as we have a Boston as well. They are smart little things ~ you are a Grandma!! xo

GardenofDaisies said...

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!! Happy happy days!!!

Claudia said...

Blessings to you and your family on this oh-so-joyous occasion! I'll be thinking of you.

That puppy is adorable - I've always wanted a Boston!

xo
Claudia

Rettabug said...

Enjoy every minute of this entire week, Jane!! It will go by soooo fast. Make lots of wonderful memories & then come here & share them.
You look great, Honey!
Happy Blessings to the Wedding Couple & Happy Mother's Day, too!!

fondly,
Rett

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I know that song! It's a goodie, they play it at the end of the movie Knocked Up! Can't wait to see pictures of the wedding, I'm sure it was amazing!!!

And now you'll need two weeks to recover! lol

Michelle

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I guess by now it's all over and I know it was beautiful and perfect and so were you! Can't wait to see more photos. Happy happy Mother's Day Jane. :) xo P.S. How is the puppy?

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Our lives are running a little parallel these days! Your schedule is a bit ahead of mine. We are having a backyard wedding. I hope you are still having a wonderful time! Happy Mother's Day!

Lori E said...

You are in such a whirlwind of activities. This is so very exciting. A puppy though? Oh my.
I think the mimosas are showing great restraint because I would be ready for tequila by now.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope and pray that it all went well, Janie!

I have been out of town all week, but I wanted to be sure and drop by to see how things went. Can't wait for the update.

Love the pics here. Your outfit... LOVE! The new puppy... LOVE.

Hope you are having a good Mother's Day!

XO,

Sheila

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane!
I have not seen so much beauty and love gathered in one house ever before!

Emily is so beautiful framed by her precious pink maids!

Yes, The Husband is handsome and you my friend are beautiful inside and out!

Your Mom is dancing as she watches from heaven!

~withLove!

Liz Hockamier said...

You look darling! Maxies are my go-to! I bet it was so fun.
~Liz

Bliss said...

The highlight for me of our oldest daughters wedding was the father daughter dance. Still chokes me up.

Bliss