Our friends eldest daughter, Melissa, got married on Sunday. The Alice in Wonderland theme from her bridal shower continued at the wedding and it was just wonderful. Since I am aware that not everyone likes to have their picture posted on the internet, I am trying to only post clear photos of the Facebook generation here.
We have known Melissa since she was born, now she is a scientist, a geophysicist, beautiful, brilliant, and kind.
Her sister, Mia, is our goddaughter, a studio art major at UC Riverside, a wonderful artist, and like her sister, beautiful and kind. Our friends raised their daughters to be the best they can be and they are. I believe Mia was responsible for much of the art work and design of this Wonderland wedding.
The bridegroom's parents are from Nigeria and his relatives dressed in traditional dress. They were absolutely stunning.
On the way to the fabulous Langham Huntington Hotel in South Pasadena, we saw much of the damage from the huge wind-storms that passed through there earlier in the week. Many traffic lights were also out.
This grand dame of hotels is truly magnificent.
With beautiful gardens, velvet lawns, and tall palm trees.
Inside, I found tall trees of another kind. All very beautiful and I chose this one for now.
The reception was held here, outside. I was very, very cold and my husband had to go and locate the car to retrieve my winter coat. Then it got better.
The dining tables were decorated with lavender rose petals, teacups balanced on antique books, all kinds of beauty all around. I had salmon for dinner, hubby had steak.
The bride and groom dance. And soon everyone else danced too.
While I watched and chatted with this really nice guy who also, as it turned out, is a New Orleans native.
This was a wonderful wedding. I can only hope that the bride and groom were not too tired to enjoy it. We certainly had a wonderful time in a glorious setting and we are so happy that Melissa found her soul mate.
gorgeous bride and her sister! loved the idea of the old books and tea cups as centerpieces!ReplyDelete
beautiful wedding, beautiful bride and handsome groom - tastefully done and elegant. I wish them a life time of happiness and blissReplyDelete
What beautiful people and I'm glad you posted a photo of yourself in there as I was wondering what you wore to the wedding. It was all very lovely.ReplyDelete
Beautiful wedding, fascinating post, lovely pictures & an absolutely gorgeous bride! (And you don't look so bad there yourself, pretty lady!)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this!
Beautiful photo shots of beautiful people. What a wonderful, joyous occasion.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful affair!! Looks like you had a great time.ReplyDelete
Truly an exquisite wedding Inger! Pasadena looks very tropical....flowers growing, green trees. What a nice get-a-way for you two! And, I must add you look very nice in blue!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this wedding with us--the bride so lovely, the groom so handsome, the flower girl so happy, the bride's sister so gracious.
The table decorations and settings say a lot about the couple getting married. They must love beauty and books and tea and the season we find ourselves in.
What a beautiful reception setting as well as the wedding! How beautiful THAT tree is, Inger!!!...:)JPReplyDelete
Everyone looks stunning, esp the bride. The decorations are warm yet elegant. Thank you for sharing your day with us.ReplyDelete
Very lovely and it looks like you really enjoyed yourself!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful bride! This wedding looks like a lovely getaway for all.ReplyDelete
lovely picture. beautiful bride and her sister is gorgeous. Nice to know that the bridegroom is from Nigeria, cos i am a Nigerian too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful wedding, creative decorations, great location... looks like a wonderland. I'm so glad you went... I know it was an effort but so worth it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
O my Gosh! I love her dress - she looked spectacular in it... a definite Beautiful bride!ReplyDelete
and the table settings - very very neat with the Alice theme!
What a lovely change for you Inger...the weather was perfect. So happy for you and them!ReplyDelete
Oh, they all look so beautiful. What a wonderful day it must have been!ReplyDelete
This could not have been a more stunning event. Such taste in every single way. You all must have had a grand time. The bride, groom and her sister are dressed to the nines and then some...also love the place and the table settings. WOW!!!!!!!!! A nice departure.ReplyDelete
Hi Inger .. what a great family .. such talent and beauty .. so pleased for them. What a wonderful wedding to be at - catch up with your goddaughter .. and generally show us their fabulous decor shots for their wedding fayre ...ReplyDelete
Loved it - my cousin's daughter married a Nigerian .. and they had a wedding in Nigeria, then came home and had an English service too .. both traditional. Wonderful to see and be a part of ..
Love the photos and post - thank you for sharing ... Cheers Hilary
Love the unique antique decorations. Very creative! :)ReplyDelete
Really beautiful wedding - wow - thanks for sharing the pics:)ReplyDelete