Friday, June 10, 2011

my little royal wedding


Welcome to Stephanie's Wedding Blog party! I'm so happy to share and relive my wedding with you...24.5 years ago...I felt like a queen for a day!







~the church~






St. Mary's in North Attleboro, Mass... the same church where my parents were married and I was baptized....




one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen...the architecture is stunning!

















I wore my mom's wedding dress, and carried an exact replica of her gorgeous bouquet...to me it was perfection, how could you improve on perfection?!












from the newspaper...










our photographer captured the look on our faces after the ceremony... when they opened the church doors and we saw how much snow was falling.... priceless!







~us with Nate...Mike's nephew~

even 25 years ago I was in love with vintage.... my going away 'outfit' ... an antique Dior sequin sweater in creamy white, purchased at a thrift store near my college for $2.50, and yes I wore it at my wedding!... oh how I loved that sweater and still do!




I'm off to paint wedding signs today.... Ryan and Jena's sign is next up...their big day is fast approaching!!






Thanks to Stephanie of Angelic Accents for hosting this fabulous wedding party!!!


xo




23 comments:

The French Bear said...

Paula, you looked every bit the beautiful bride you are!!!!! I love the dress!!!!! How perfect to wear your Mom's dress.....so wonderful!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Absolutely beautiful!! What a stunning couple you made and still do!
And the church was truly magnificent. I got married in the same church that my parent's did and i was baptized in too. Love the Christmas decorations in the church!!

Thanks for sharing!!

hugs,
Debbie

Debbie said...

Oh Paula...what a beautiful wedding! My late husband and I got married in the cathedral in downtown Grand Rapids. The church in your pictures remind me of that day.
You and your hubby look fantastic!
How nice that you wore your mom's gown, and replicated her flowers.
Very nice.
Smooches.
Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

Paula...you look stunning. You and your mother shared a gorgeous gown {and I love the thrify sweater, too!}

I will be married 25 years this December...we had snow, too!!

XO,
Jane

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love your wedding dress! And the church was a gorgeous setting. That sign you are making is awesome!

Trisha said...

That church is amazing and looks just like a castle. I loved all the pictures-thank you so much for sharing!

~Trisha

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Paula, Beautiful church and a beautiful bride! I couldn't come close to getting in my mom's size 2 wedding dress.
xo,
Sherry

Honey at 2805 said...

You were a beautiful bride in your mother's wedding dress! And in your vintage sweater.

Holly said...

You are beautiful and so is your mom's wedding dress! Such a lovely post!
many blessings!

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing it all..I love weddings lod and new, wish I could go to one every week! You two are just so cute here! :D

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Awwwwww, how sweet that your wore your mom's dress. I also love your faces looking at the snow!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Judy

Marydon said...

Paula, how gorgeous you are ... & to replicate your Mother's bouquet & wear her gown ... awesome. So love the church.

TTFN ~
Marydon

LuLu Kellogg said...

You look like a little angel!

How special it was that you wore your Mother's gown!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

The perfect fairy tale wedding, breathtaking....the church.....the gown....right down to the shower of snowflakes and snowy white carpet! Congratulations on your 24.5 years together!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Paula...how beautiful!! How great you got to wear your Mom's gown!!

Victoria said...

Oh wow Paula, you truly did have a Fairytale wedding! You looked absolutely gorgeous and how wonderful that you wore your mom's gown! Lovely!!!

stefanie said...

what fabulous memories1!!!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful wedding! Happy almost 25 years! This was a lovely event...and you were definitely the Princess of the event!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Gorgeous, Paula! I adore the way the paper included the description of your dress.....like days of yore.....or was that the description of the dress when your mom wore it? Either way - awesome!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Paula, thanks so much for joining us at the Wedding Blog Party! It just wouldn't have been a party without you. I think it is amazing that you were married in the same church as your parents and where you were also baptized. And such a glorious church, too. Absolutley amazing architecture. You and hubby made such a handsome couple. And I love your wedding gown and that it was your mother's. Such a nice touch adding the piece from the newspaper describing it!! Think anyone else in your family will wear it? It is such a classic, timeless design. Wasn't it just magical that it snowed on your wedding day! Love the looks on your faces! Your new wedding sign is going to make someone very happy!

My out of town relatives are gone now, and I'm so enjoying all my friend's beautiful wedding posts!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sandy Michelle said...

I wish I was thin enough to wear my Mom's dress on my wedding day..lol! I swear she had no waist! I LOVE your latest Belle Jardiniere sign.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a great tour down memory lane.... Such a beautiful couple. So special to be able to wear your Mom's gown.... My Mum didn't have one....just a simple suit....Loved the photo of the door opening after the ceremony! Too perfect.

Spectacular! So happy so many door have opened for you. AWESOME. I'm sure you'll find the perfect path for you.

Have a wonderful weekend....

xoxo
Spencer

Janet said...

Wow, I just found your blog from a Romantic Homes magazine and guess what?? I live in Plainville ;) I was shocked to see the postcard of St Mary's church, how many times I have passed it doing my daily errands or back in my Real Estate days running up and down South Washington St to show homes.

Small world, huh?