The bride, our Godchild, Brittney wore her Mother's wedding dress that she had transformed. Instead of the big puffy sleeves of the 80s she had them removed and made into a cummerbund. As the wedding was outside in the snow, she wore a wool plaid bolero.
Our Godchild was three when French Husband and I were married. She doesn't remember a thing about our wedding, and yet there were similarities about her wedding and ours, that made me thing that Godparents and Godchildren share an unconscious connection.
My Mother says, "Godchildren are often like their Godparents."
To name a few of the many similarities:
Our Godchild was married at ten in the morning, so were we.
Our Godchild did not have bridesmaids nor groomsmen, either did we.
Our Godchild made her own wedding invitations, so do we...
Our Godchild married during the only moment the sun was shining. After the wedding ceremony a raging storm bloomed. She had snow, we had rain.
Snow galore, it was magical!
Cowboy boots and ruffles.
The Groom wore black jeans, boots, a beige turtleneck with a charcoal pea coat.
Our Godchild, Brittney created a souvenir necklace from an antique relic holder we gave her. The double sided glass relic holder had monograms and keys on one side, and on the other side, close to her heart, a photo of her belated Grandmother Mary.
The wedding decor table settings.
The wedding decor stayed true to the season and place. My cousin, Nicol, the mother of the bride, had pine wood cut into round slabs of various heights to use as pedestals to display the wedding cake and cupcakes. She add tree branches covered in moss, and pinecones.
The cupcakes had various colored lace wrappings
On one of the pine tree stumps Nicol's husband carved a heart with the intitals of his daughter and newlywed husband. That pine tree stump/pedestal held the wedding cake.
Nicol stuffed the large glass cynlinders with moss, pinecones, and rocks, then on top she added a chunky borwn candle that she wrapped with brown lace and twine. The glass cynlinders sat inside an iron bird nest which sat on a pine tree slab.
The wedding and reception took place at the Ritz Carlton in Tahoe.
The bride's cousin Christopher played the guitar and sang during the wedding. The minister was the bride's cousin's brother in law. The two flower girls were the groom's sisters.
A true family affair.
They found love.
Details to follow.