Saturday, June 30, 2007

SHE walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies,

And all that's best of dark and bright

Meets in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellow'd to that tender light

Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impair'd the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress

Or softly lightens o'er her face,

Where thoughts serenely sweet express

How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek and o'er that brow

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,—

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent.

Lord Byron wrote these tender words. But I could not think of another poem that would capture the thoughts and feelings of this day. Our oldest was married this morning and I still can't get over that when I saw her for the first time this morning she took my breathe away.

Ok..... she didn't take my breathe away at 6 am when she was crying because she thought she had pink eye, or at 7.00 am when she was puking in my kitchen garbage can.......... but at 11 am she took my breathe away. :)

Her hair and makeup took a tad longer than expected so we had a bit of a late start and a kind of nervous Groom. I think she was worth the wait. She was so happy, scared and excited all at once. Her bridesmaids were all tearing up, it was wonderful to see that part of the big event.
These are the girls that stood up with her, they really were a big support to her. When they weren't sobbing. lol I'm just proud that 3 of them are mine. :)
Of course girls just want to have fun. They sure look like they do!

I was very glad and grateful the Jenille's Grandparents could attend. Her Grandmother had been very ill recently , but she was determined to make it to the wedding. It was wonderful that they could!!!!

I will have to share the cake pictures in another post, I don't know how many pics I can add in one post. LOL The cake cutting turned into a cake throwing event, it was pretty funny! (wink,wink)


Dorinda said...

OH LISA!!!She is a vision! The Poem is perfect!! I am tearing up now and I have never met the bride! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures

Teresa said...

She is a beautiful bride!!! I'm sure you are so proud, and relieved that is is finally over!!! ;)

Sharon said...

Oh wow! She looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these with us! What a special day!

Jen said...

Oh Lisa, she's just lovely!!!!! I'm so glad that the day went well and that it's DONE!!!!

lorrietori said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations to the Newlyweds!

Caroline said...

What a beautiful bride (and I' bet you weren't so shabby either!)

thanks for the pictures -- but we want MORE, 'specially cake ones ;)