Sunday, November 02, 2014

An Autumn Wedding



My nephew was married on Saturday down in Vancouver, Washington. The venue was Cape Horn Estate on the Columbia River Gorge, overlooking the river and surrounded by mountains and autumn-colored trees.

It was a lovely affair, simple and elegant. Lots of greenery and white flowers that complemented the country feel of the building.

The photos include one of the couple's first dance, and of the groom's parents, my brother and sister-in-law. My brother's hair has lightened considerably, but it was once as dark as his son's. 
  

White, green and gold. A ceremony filled with personal touches. A delicious meal. Conversations with family whom I see all too seldom. Warmth inside that belied the steady drizzle outside.

And now I'm home again, curled up by the fire with a cup of tea, reliving the moments.

Joining with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith.

32 comments:

bj said...

This must have been a very beautiful wedding...and I just finished my evening cup of tea...:)
Happy Mosaics

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

And did your brother once have a dark beard like his son? :-)
A simple but beautiful wedding by the looks of it and I always enjoy catching up with seldom seen family at these affairs too.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

happywonderer said...

Very lovely wedding. Glad it was close enough for you to enjoy!

Anneliese said...

Just beautiful! Family wedding are such a delight to be part of!
Wishing them love to last a lifetime.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations to the happy couple! Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness. Enjoy your tea!

Katherine said...

Best wishes and congratulations to the happy couple!

Wandering Wren said...

What a wonderful elegant wedding, so lovely to have such happy family days - Congratulations to all!
Wren x

Diane said...

The Gorge is only a half hour away from us, what a beautiful location for a wedding. Congratulations to the lovely couple!

cucki said...

wow so beautiful..
love and smiles x

Elizabeth said...

How lovely that looks.

Cattails said...

I love the elegant simplicity of this wedding. Nice to see your brother/sil. Thanks for sharing such a special day.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots from your nephews wedding. I like the first dance photo.. The estate sounds lovely overlooking the Columbia River.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Sara D.B. said...

Beautiful, elegant mosaics! Thank you for sharing a very special day with us. Have a lovely week!

newenglandgardenandthread said...

It looked like a wonderful family celebration of two young people about to embark on a new life together. Simple but beautiful is a good thing. :-)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a lovely couple. As well as that table and cake! :) Yum !

podso said...

IT looks like the weather outside did not deter a beautiful wedding in the least. Such a beautiful table!

ann said...

We wish the happy couple a life time of joy, love, and happiness. The wedding looks gorgeous. I like the simple beauty. Nice to see family and catch up, isn't it?

Snap said...

Love all the green and gold! Lovely, happy wedding. Look at the smiling faces!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful couple and a lovely old church. Blessings to them for many happy years ahead. Sweet hugs, Diane

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely mosaics.....and the cake looks amazing!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

This looks like a beautiful personal wedding. One that my work colleague is looking to create with natural touches. It looks like you all had the perfect day! Have a wonderful week x

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful wedding! I enjoyed seeing the photos. We got snow here - about 10 cm. in our area. It looks like early December out there!

Beth said...

What a beautiful venue, and gorgeous cake and table! The venue reminds me a bit of where my son and daughter-in-law were married, in a nontraditional setting too (there's was in a barn). Thanks for visiting me and have a delightful week!

Windlost said...

Oh it looks just lovely and what a gorgeous young couple. Remember being that young?!!! So glad you got there and hope it was a joyful day! Happy rainy season on Vancouver island. Haha. Starting to get cold and gloomy here. Xo Terri

Kathy said...

Lori, everything looked just beautiful! How fun to be able to celebrate with your family. I know your brother and sister in law...what a great photo of them. Thanks for the lovely pic of the newlyweds too.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

There's nothing like a family wedding is there Lorrie - it's such a happy time!
I love catching up with family and listening to the stories.
The white hydrangeas in the zinc container are beautiful!
Best wishes to the young couple starting their life together.

Donna said...

What a special celebration of love...you captured it perfectly.

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Lets not talk about hair lightening. :) Happy wishes to the new couple.

Madonna

Mary Cromer said...

It looks like a wonderful venue and the couple, the food, all look lovely~

Marilyn said...

I have never heard of Cape Horn Estate, but it is beautiful. What a special place to celebrate with a wedding. You were close to Portland too. The wedding looks just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

That looks like the kind of wedding that I enjoy. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

aimee said...

Beautiful wedding and reception pictures Lorrie! I LOVE country weddings:)
Blessings, Aimee
PS: Blessings and congratulations to your nephew and his bride!