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{my grandma got hitched…!!!}


Just this last Saturday my grandma got married!!  My grandpa died a few years ago and i never thought that she would re-marry.  But about a year and a half ago she met David, we loved him from the beginning and knew he would fit right in with our  crazy family :)

Saturday was the big day – it was a simple wedding that was in my mom and dads backyard.  They have a sweet backyard – my dads “baby”!!  He spends so much time back there and has done everything himself – all the landscaping, the building, the designing, the weed picking (well, i am sure my mom helped a little too…)  And its well worth all the time that he spends on it, it was a perfect setting for the wedding.

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My dad built his ‘japanese tea house’ – renamed this week ‘the wedding chapel’ a couple of years ago.  Usually he has some furniture up there and is the perfect place to relax after doing all that yard work – but this weekend it was the perfect spot for grandma and David to say “I DO!!”

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This is towards the other side of their yard, back behind the walkway is the garden – i love how its kind of hidden.  One day, i will have to do a post about their backyard for all you “yardies” out there…

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So grandma, David, the flower girls and the ring boys all walked up to the tea house wedding chapel, by way of the rock stair case – the kids love playing on the rocks, and my dad is cool with that as long as you don’t walk in the gravel!!  Without fail, every time we are there someone walks in the gravel…come on people!!

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See the white pom-poms?  Yup, i made those, i did contribute a little :)  I love them and brought them all home – now i just need to figure out where to hang them in my house…

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I also made some wooden boxes for the tables.  I used old barn wood that i already had (actually got it from this same grandma).  The boxes are pretty basic and only took about a half hour to make four of them.  I didn’t stress myself – i wanted them to look very rustic.



I painted them light blue – I tried not to cover all the wood – just slopped some paint on and called it good.  My kind of project!  Then i filled them with a bunch of mason jars and flowers from costco – have i told you how much i love flowers from costco – they seriously last so long and they are super cheap – and they have a good variety.

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And just because the little flowers girls were so cute in their bare feet…

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Anyways, i had fun helping out with the wedding – and i am so happy to have David in our lives, and i couldn’t be more happy for my grandma, she totally deserves someone to have fun with and someone to go with her and do all the things that she wants to do – she is one active granny!! 

I have so many memories of my grandpa, and although David will not take his place, i am so happy that he is here and that my kids will have a new grandpa to make their own memories with :)

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Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa – we love you!!

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35 Responses to {my grandma got hitched…!!!}

  1. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys August 17, 2010 at 6:03 am #

    This a sweet post. Good for them!! Your dad's yard is amazing. You get your talent honestly. The boxes came out super cute. As far as the pom poms, I bet they look adorable in your little girls room.

  2. Gifts of Serendipity August 17, 2010 at 6:07 am #

    What a lovely wedding, filled with lots of beautiful touches [Loving your flower boxes and pom-poms] and a beautiful couple to boot!
    Your family must be so glad that your Grandmother has found someone to share her new adventures with, David surely does look like a keeper.
    PS Your Dad is a cracker-jack gardener

  3. the momma (aka Shannon) August 17, 2010 at 6:07 am #

    that just may be the sweetest thing i've read all day.
    congratulations to them. it was a beautiful wedding.
    and your parent's yard is just stunning. my dad has been talking about a japanese bath house for years…i'll have to share this with him. :)
    congrats again to the newlyweds!

  4. Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup August 17, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    That is so cute! Love the boxes!
    My grandma just got married 2 years ago to the man she's been with for about 23 years!

  5. june@craftyniche August 17, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    What a beautiful wedding! Congrats to your Grandma and Grandpa!

  6. Something Nice and Pretty August 17, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    How wonderful for you grandmother and David, a beautiful wedding in a beautiful setting! Love the pom poms and the blue boxes!


  7. Meredith August 17, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    What a nice way to celbrate and welcome him into teh family. Yep a post about he back yard would be nice! Love the flower boxes and pom poms

  8. Tiffany August 17, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    There was beauty in every ounce of that post! The yard, the set-up, the pom-poms, your boxes, the flower girls and your grandma's new love made my morning. I needed that. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper August 17, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    how awesome!!! i am so happy for the beautiful couple- they look great together and you can see how happy they are together. what a beautiful and sweet ceremony.

  10. Heather August 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Awww…that's so sweet! Congratulations Grandma! Beautiful wedding…mason jars, sloppy paint, barefoot girls, and tissue paper pom poms – My kind of wedding! :)

  11. Cozy.Cottage.Cute. August 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    I just love what you did with the barnboard boxes, mason jars, and flowers. So pretty!

  12. Robyn August 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Congratulations to your Grandma and new Grandpa! It's so great that even though she lost your grandfather that she was open to find love again.

    I'm in yard heaven! I LOOOOVE your parents backyard. Please do a post about it. Perfect place for an event.

  13. Elaine August 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    That's a nice happy story, thanks for sharing. Gorgeous yard! And as always, I love your box creations and the mason jars. Great idea, another one I might have to steal.

  14. Kim August 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    How nice. It looks like they included a lot of family, too. I love your work on the flower boxes. Thanks for the Costco tip, I must have missed it previously.

  15. * Nancy * August 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    beautiful pictures of the wedding and certainly a lovely couple too! :)

  16. Pamela Rosenberg August 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    These picture are stunning and I love everything you did. It was really beautiful. I lost my dad a couple of years ago and he can never be replaced but I was thrilled when my mom met a man and moved on with her life. The world is so much better when I see my mom happy again. Congrats to your family.

  17. The Boston Lady August 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    How wonderful! Congrats to everyone in the family as well as the newlyweds. Your dad's yard is just beautiful and all your contributions to the day were pretty and special. I am also a big fan of Costco flowers. You are absolutely right when you say they are so reasonably priced and they last so long! You showed the flowers off beautifully in the rustic boxes and mason jars. Fabulous!

  18. Jemsmom August 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    That is just lovely. They look so happy! Congrats to the newlyweds!

  19. Room to Inspire August 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    It looks like it was a beautiful wedding for a very sweet couple!


  20. Charlotte August 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    thanks for sharing this with the world. It was lovely, creative and heart felt. Can't wait to see your dad's yardwork.
    Love this blog.

  21. Robin August 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    Congratulations to your Grandma! I just have to say that I LOVE the centerpieces you constructed! You did a terrific job!
    ~Robin @keephomesimple

  22. Pamela August 18, 2010 at 3:38 am #

    How utterly and totally sweet! Congrats to your grandma and new grandpa! They looks sooo happy! Your dads "baby" is just gorgeous!

  23. Carey August 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    Oh, how wonderful! And what a beautiful wedding.

  24. Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust August 19, 2010 at 3:18 am #

    Ahhh, how adorable. Love those wooden boxes. Wish I could find some of that wood lying around!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  26. katie bush August 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    i love your idea with the old barn wood. i'm featuring it on my inspiration page at thecoppercoconut.blogspot.com!

  27. JanMary August 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    What a perfect beautiful wedding.

    And lovely garden (no way we would call that a back yard here in Ireland!). My Dad has an alpine garden with the gravel too, and has similar opinions on people walking on it!

    Loved your boxes, mason jars, the bridesmaids bare feet – all of it!

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  29. valerie August 20, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    wow! love the garden, love the boxes and the flowers you put together and the white pom poms…and it is so nice to hear that your grandma found love again….it warms my heart. You are all lucky to have eachother. They make a lovely couple!

  30. Jenny August 21, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    What a lovely post! Love the garden, the boxes and the pom, poms. How nice that your Gran has found love again to share the rest of her life with. Best wishes to all! ;-)

  31. Lisa August 29, 2010 at 2:20 am #

    I'm verclempt that your family did all this work to make a beautiful wedding for your grandmother. How special and how happy for all of you. Love what you did with the flower boxes – spectacular!!!

  32. Kristy September 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    What a beautiful wedding!! How did you make the pom pom balls?! You should show us all how!!!
    Love your blog! Thanks!
    kristylin at msn dot com

  33. Erin October 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    I LOVE this post!!!

    What a beautiful wedding!! And I love all the simple, but beautiful touches like the flowers in jars…and the pom poms! :)

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