A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Sunday, October 12, 2008

So You Wanted Pictures?

The rehearsal Friday evening.

The decorations for the reception.
My wife, other family members, and friends spent hours getting this room together. The whole church was very impressed with what we had accomplished in that room.

The cake

Wedding Wall
I painted this wall myself as a backdrop for the reception dinner - and to cover up a bunch of doors and stuff behind. I spent a lot of time putting it all together. I was kind of proud of the way it turned out.

The decorations in the sanctuary.
We had a metal pail with hydrangeas decoration theme going - thus all the hydrangeas drying out in our laundry room all summer. This was something that my daughter (the bride) dreamed up, and my wife, mother-in-law, youngest daughter, and a friend spent a long time putting together. I think that they were proud of the way things turned out.

A close up of the pew decorations

The video screen slide that my youngest daughter put together for display during the wedding ceremony.
I am proud of her computer artistic abilities. She's passed me up, and now I'm asking her questions about how to get stuff done. (Lot's of pride in these photos.)

Banner #1

Banner #2
My middle daughter's boyfriend put together these banners to cover up some bulletin boards in the church foyer. The photo of the hydrangeas was taken by my middle daughter this summer on our front porch in anticipation of getting these banners made. This was something she wanted to do for the big event.

The wedding party.

The flower girl - Alison.
Isn't she cute!?! My daughter had a close friend from college that died in a car accident named Alison. This Alison carried a Gurber Daisie, the favorite flower of the friend, in the wedding. The parents of Alison (the friend), came all the way from Michigan to attend the wedding.

The family - with the new SIL

The ladies bustling the dress before the reception - quite a task.

At the head table at the reception.

Cutting the cake.

Eating the cake.

Tossing the bridal bouquet.
Guess who caught it! My youngest daughter! I understand that her boyfriend ran and hid when he saw her catch it. He'd better! I'm not ready to even think about my youngest getting married.

First dance as husband and wife.

Dance with my daughter - the new Mrs. Warren.

A quick exit surrounded with the sparklers we bought back at the 4th of July. (The wife thinking ahead)

The Warrens

There you go! You wanted photos? Now you have them. But, seriously, thank you all for your kinds words, thoughts, and prayers for the big day. It all came together well, and I was very proud of my family and church friends, the way they all pitched in. You wouldn't believe the crew of people that stayed around to help tear down and clean up after the wedding. I was amazed.

Now life gets back to "normal" (whatever that is) for a while. I've been trying to get some doodling in all along. You should be seeing more very soon.

This is posted with love to my blogging family out there on the internet. Get away from the computer screen and go hug someone.

Now! put the butter on the bread, because this boy is toast!


noexcuses said...


What an incredible day! The pictures are great and tell the story of a wonderful event! Your wife and girls are just as creative as you are! It looks like a great time was had by all. Now, sleep.......

MaBunny said...

Wow, what wonderful pictures Rick, thank you so much for sharing them!
Everyone and everything looked absolutely gorgeious!
Congratulations to the new couple and may they have many many years of happiness ahead of them:)

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to cry, what a wonderful display of your families special day!

It looks like the ladies did an amazing job of putting together a beautiful wedding. Having a beautiful bride helps make it all gorgeous and Tarah sure was lovely!

Yes, I can relate to the blessing of those that stay to help clean up. We had tons of help at our first wedding and none at the second. Trust me, we were so beat after that! Friends and family chipping in is worth it's weight in gold.

Friends from Michigan?...and I could have hopped a ride..man! :)

Blessings being shouted out for the newly married couple and hope for rest and relaxation for the dad and mom.

VanDerHoekArt said...

WOW, Rick, the transformation of the church was beautiful! Your daughter is fortunate to have so many caring family members who pitched in to help! The wedding looked like it was a great celebration. Your daughters were both beautiful.

Congratulations to the newlyweds! I wish them health, happiness and a life together filled with love.


Proud Papa danncing with the New Mrs Warren...AMEN - PRAISE GOD!

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Rick, the decorations looked lovely! From the looks of it, you and your family have given your daughter a beautiful wedding ceremony, which she surely will never forget.

Congratulations to you and your family!

* TONYA * said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job with the decorations, the place looked amazing. What a beautiful bride.

Brenda said...

Dear Toast,

BEAUTIFUL ceremony for a beautiful family! You all are so creative.

Reddirt Woman said...

Boy howdy!! That was some shindig! Beautiful decorations, beautiful bride, lucky groom and toasted dad. What more could a mother ask for?

Did you ever wonder how moms get stuff going on and tied together, decorate and help plan and the dads are the ones wiped out afterwards?

Thanks, Rick, for sharing your beautiful family with us and bringing tears to our (at least, my) eyes... what is it with weddings, anyway?


Chris H said...

An all round awesome job done by all, everything looked FANTASTIC ... and the photos are just beautiful! Looks like it was a really lovely wedding. Congrats to the newly married couple.

Anonymous said...

Wow - what beautiful pictures. The colours used in the dresses and flowers are really pretty - and I adore the cake!

I just love wedding pictures and yours were something special.

Congratulations to the newly weds.

So do you start saving for the next one now?

Julie said...

Looks like an extraordinary day! Great job!!!

And please tell me you haven't started quizzing the bride and groom about when they'll be providing you with grandchildren...LOL

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful photos and BEAUTIFUL bride! The church looks great and what did you use to preserve the hydrangeas? what beautiful decorations they all made!
Thank you for sharing your family with us! :)
HUGS Laura

Margaret said...

What a beautiful wedding it must have been, no wonder you are so proud, its amazing what you can achieve when everyones pulls together, best of Irish luck to the happy couple and their families.

Betty Flocken said...

Wonderful photos Rick. Beautiful work on the church; you covered every base! Beautiful family. I'm really happy for you.

Vickie said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. The wedding looks like it was a joyous occasion. The decorations were wonderful. A lot of love went into it all. Best wishes to the lovely couple.

Andrea said...

The wedding looked beautiful. I love the flowers they choose, very pretty.
Congratulations, it looks like it was a great success!

Cathie said...

Such a pretty wedding!!!! you have beautiful daughters.

Nola said...

The photos are beautiful...just beautiful. What a lovely family you have. Thank you so much for sharing! I love weddings.....*sigh*

Cheffie-Mom said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. You have a beautiful family.

J.BRIDE said...

Wow, your daugheters weddings looks absolutly stunning - I hope mine turns out just as great

Cookie said...

That is just beautiful!

Aleta said...

What beautiful pictures. I love the wall that you painted as the backdrop. Congratulations to the new couple. You have a lovely family.

Blessings From Above said...

Looks like it was an incredible day. You can tell all the LOVE and thought that went into making the day just right for your daughter. She looked absolutely beautiful!!!

Peechy said...

fabby photos, looks like a wonderful time had by all. all the decor and little touches are just yummie!

congrats to your dd and her hubby!!

Angela said...

so beautiful! Now on to the next link you have shared..told you, I'm making my rounds,,lol