Sunday, December 02, 2012

CAN IT BE DECEMBER !

This is the gorgeous 10ft blue spruce which was delivered to the office last week.  I can see it every single day from my desk.  I am so blessed to work for such a wonderful family business.  You know Christmas is coming when the tree arrives.

I can't believe the entire month of November slipped by and I did not even make a post.  I was waiting for some photos of a very special event and they did not come so I was so bummed I just didn't have much to say.  More to come on those special photos that have just arrived.

This is Saroyan - finally finished !
 
Close up of the actual colors - in case there are any knitters out there - Malabrigo Rios in Indiecito - My first time using this worsted weight yarn and it won't be the last - I love it !

This is the BBD Remember Me piece that has been getting most of my attention.  I think I started it while on vacation in September. It is worked on R&R 36ct Cappuchino with the called for overdyed cottons. It's coming along and more is complete since I took this photo several weeks ago.   Where does the time go -

This is more gorgeous Malabrigo yarn I purchased for the Gnarled Oak Cardi - It is definitely a "mel" color - I just love it and have finally had time to cast on the cardi.  All 304 stitches of it AACCKKK !

From the same wonderful shop on St Simons Island - The Stitchery - I also purchased this Debbie Bliss book Riva and a few skeins of Riva yarn to try.  There is a great shrug in this book and also a wonderful shoulder warmer not to mention other great patterns - so I sprang for the book.  Haven't had a chance to cast anything on yet but I am looking forward to trying it.

Now for the formal announcement some of you have been waiting to hear . . . . . .

After 32 years of sharing our lives together - Jody and I were married on Sept 5th on a mountain in Tn.  With only my parents in attendance - we had a lovely ceremony in a cute little log chapel with the full wedding regalia.  A minister to do the ceremony - tuxes for the groom and best man/father of the bride and a simple gown for me.

I have to say - most of the photos from the actual wedding day were pretty horrible.  Out of 78 photos - we only purchased about 16 - this is the best one - maybe I'll show some of those some time.
Even my bouquet was not what I had hoped for in Tenn. but when you arrange everything on the internet - you just take your best shot.  We had a blast with it anyway.

This is the exquisite bouquet that was done by Kelly's Bloom Room for my reception in October.  It was exactly what I wanted - porcelain roses and hydrangeas. 

The happy couple

Just can't see enough of this bouquet -


Kelley's assistant Shanna Derby did the tablescape and also all the photos.  She did an awesome job.  We were so pleased  Our cakes were created by Elizabeth of Let them Eat Cake.  They were so wonderful - I'll show another blog post later with more photos.  Apparently I did not get a photo of Jody's grooms cake which was not only gorgeous but delicious.

 Oh here's a tiny peak at the whole tablescape and the grooms cake is peaking out behind my bouquet.Our reception was at the historic Riverdale Inn which is just a few blocks from my office. Owners Linda and Bob Waln did an absolutely fabulous job with our special day. Their son is a chef and he did the food. Again I will show photos of those things another time. I intended to devote an entire post to the announcement of our wedding but time just got away from me this fall.  Plus I was waiting for the photos of the reception.  It was worth the wait.  See in the mirror - my tiny little mom on the right and dad/Wiley in the middle and one of their friends on the left.


So cheers from you to you !  Enjoy every minute of your life - we sure have !

23 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congratulations on your wedding. The flowers and tablescape are gorgeous. Wishing you many more happy years together.

Deb said...

Oh My goodness! Congratulations to you and Jody. I haven't been in blog land much this past month, but I'm so happy I didn't miss this post. The tablescape and bouquet are gorgeous - as are the two of you!! Congratulations!!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! Congratulations to you and Jody! It looks like such a wonderful wedding -- love your bouquet! May you have many more happy years together! Love seeing your knitting finish and BBD WIP and your yummy knitting yarns too. That green is gorgeous!

Kim said...

Well a BIG CONGRATULATIONS is in order to you and yours!! How exciting! Beautiful bouquet! Congrats, Mel!

Jean in Georgia said...

Blessings to you and Jody as you continue to share your life together. Many good wishes for years and years of happiness.

Katrina said...

Huge congrats on your wedding!!!!! Wishing you many more happy years :-). Your knitting is so pretty too.

Loraine said...

Oh wow Mel! Congratulations to you and Jody. What a beautiful day, I love your photos...your flowers and wedding cake are perfect. I'm so thrilled for you both.
Love the scarf as well. You are so talented.
Hugs to you!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Mel ~
Oh my goodness. I just always assumed you were Mrs. Jody, but you know what happens when you assume...lol! Congrats to you. You are such a cute couple!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Nicola said...

Congratulations to you both, I really enjoyed seeing your photos, everything looks so beautiful.

krayolakris said...

Mel, love your winter themed blog. You & Jody make the cutest couple~all of those photos are just wonderful. Your reception was so nice. When have you had time to do all that stitching?? Thanks for sharing the beautiful tree at the office. Merry Christmas!!

Cari said...

Congratulations on your wedding Mel. This is fantastic news. You knitting and yarn pales to the beautiful wedding and pics you shared. Hugs dear friend !!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Warm and joyful congratulations on your wedding! Wishing you both a lifetime of blissful years together.
Thank you for sharing your special day Mel...all was simply gorgeous!
Love and happiness to you...
With hugs,
Judy xx

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Congratulations! Everything looked lovely. Wishing you much joy.

Jackie said...

Many congratulations to you and Jody and many more happy years together! The pictures of you and Jody came out beautifully!

Ellen said...

How wonderful, Mel, to see your wedding photos at long last! I've been anxiously waiting to see them. Everything looks so beautiful! It is really neat that your sweet mother and father are shown in the mirror in one photo.

Hope to see you the next time we're down your way.

Siobhán said...

Awww, congratulations!!! I am so excited for you guys. The pictures are lovely, everything looks like it was so special and a wonderful way to celebrate your big day.

Love your knitting, too! Great finish. I see all these knitting projects on Instagram and want to just scrunch my hands in the wool. Love the BBD, too!

Roberta said...

Oh My Goodness, Melody what a wonderful surprise to read this. I am so happy for you and wish you both the very best - or maybe an even better 32 years ahead of you.

I am so looking forward to us meeting someday - and I love the little knit shop in St. Simons.

Karoline said...

Congratulations to both of you! It looked like a fantastic day.

Susan said...

Melody, congratulations to you and Jody!! You look very happy together and the reception at Riverdale looks like it was lovely. I hope you enjoyed your "first" Christmas together! Many blessing to both of you in the coming year.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Hi Mel! You know I'd been waiting and waiting for this post and then, daggum it, I missed it! My heartiest congratulations to you and Jody - you make a beautiful couple and you were an exquisite bride! Best wishes for another 32 happy years together.

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