Happy Is The Bride That The Sun Shines On

The date was set over a year ago. September 14, 2013: Brad and Laura’s wedding day. Motor Man and I were honored when they accepted our offer to be married in our yard.

(Brad’s mom and I met in 1978, and have been good friends since then. I wish I could say that we were just children at the time, but that would be stretching the truth quite a bit.)

The weather could not have been more perfect for a wedding.


The flower girl could not have been more adorable…

flower girl

…nor the bride more beautiful.

laura thru arbor

Right on cue, Bride and Groom swans showed up in time for the post-wedding photo op.

with swans

The ring bearer and flower girl stopped for a second in front of our 1932 Ford. I happened to be in the right place at the right time to snap a cute picture.

ring bearer flower girl

The newlyweds’ first dance.

first dance-001

And then the groom’s dance with his mom.

brad bevs dance

Bubbles as a send-off…



bye bye bride

(sigh…. ) I just love a wedding, don’t you?

26 responses to “Happy Is The Bride That The Sun Shines On

  1. Such beautiful photos you took on this happy occasion Dianna! I know they will treasure them and that perfect day they had for their wedding. I was hoping bride and groom swan would make an appearance – PERFECT!


  2. LOVE was in the air! Thank you for sharing their special day with us 🙂 MJ

  3. Thanks for sharing! Picture perfect in every way:)

  4. Can you believe that? Bride and groom swan came! How more perfect could that be? Gorgeous photo story, Dianna.

  5. The weather could not have been more perfect if they’d ordered it just for their special day. I knew those Swan moochers would attend begging for some wedding cake.
    Beautiful pictures! Bev gets younger every year, just like you!

  6. Awww. That is so lovely. It just makes you sigh.

    Romantic and bootiful, the perfect day

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  7. So very romantic and pretty. Lovely pictures! And Bride and Groom Swan did their part!!!!

  8. Looks like a perfect day for all! Did the swans send you a “bill” yet?

  9. Yes, I do love a wedding! I even love driving by a Church when the wedding is just getting out… I honk my horn like crazy, as if I were a special friend.

  10. love that flower girl!

  11. You are getting good at hosting a wedding. Who is next? LOL

  12. There wasn’t room for one more ounce of romance or beauty in this post, Dianna! Great job covering the wedding story!

  13. It looks like it was a nice ceremony! And the weather that day …. perfect .. and the swans sure do know when to show !

  14. Wow! What great pictures! Such a memorable day they will have!
    Nellie’s Mom

  15. Very beautiful, perfect wedding! Maybe one day Greg Edwards will let me have one of those LOL

  16. Sure do love weddings as you well know! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and lovely day with all of us. Wishing much happiness for the bride & groom.

  17. Beautiful wedding, beautiful setting, beautiful pictures – love the flower girl picture.

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Perfect all the way around! Know one could ask for anything any better.
    Pictures are wonderful!!

  19. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Sorry, it should no.

  20. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I must be having a bad night ?? it should be no.

  21. How lovely! An outdoor wedding came be tricky but it looks like this one was perfect! Good wishes to the bride and groom.

  22. Wow! What a grand day that must have been. I love all your photos, but especially the one of the ring bearer and flower girl. That belongs in a magazine! 🙂

  23. Looks like the perfect day for a wedding. How sweet of the swans to show up. The flower girl looks like she wilted! It made for a lovely photo. The car makes a great backdrop for the wee ones. And a getaway car, too!

  24. Beautiful!!! SO much fun (I’m sure a fair bit of work too!) I just love that those swans showed up – such a special blessing!

  25. Oh what pawesome photos! Weddings are so lovely, the bride looks beautiful, the little ones super cute and everybody looks happy! Purrrrfect! =^.^=

  26. Beautiful setting. Love the yard and your view. And of course the swans came…the perfect finishing touch! ~ Sheila

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