Happy one year anniversary Tara & Kelly

One year ago today Tara and Kelly got married. It was a great wedding with family and close friends.

I said that I would keep my Mother of the bride corsage for one year and then throw it out. So I did that this morning. Every time for the last year when I opened the fridge I saw the corsage and it reminded me of how happy I was to see Tara and Kelly get married.


Here’s the corsage on TnK’s wedding day.




Here’s what it looked like one year later.


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The traditional one year anniversary gift is paper so I thought that a photo collage was an appropriate gift for TnK.


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Photo meme passed on from Isla Gringo – 6th photo in 6th folder

I was just reading Isla Gringo’s Blog where he wrote:

“So the quandary of what to talk about today.Then, miraculously, last night I came across a meme that was intriguing and simple. Open up the 6th picture folder on your computer, post the 6th picture in it and tell the story of it. So….”

So I took Wayne up on the meme/tag and went in to my picture folder.
The 6th photo folder on my computer is a folder of some of my favorite photos that I collected to copy to my digital photo frame that sits on my office desk. Now what is interesting is that the 6th photo is my favorite photo of my daughter taken on her wedding day. Tara looks absolutely beautiful and very happy. With all of the photos I have taken on Isla I would have guessed that the 6th photo in the 6th folder would have been one of those.


Rene’s fabulous photos from Tara and Kelly wedding

I thought that I was finished blogging about Tara and Kelly’s wedding last Saturday but I had to share these photos. These are just a few of the proof photos taken by Rene at the wedding. Rene did an absolutely amazing job! Tara is Rene’s supervisor at the credit union. Rene is building her portfolio so that she can take on some professional photo jobs. She would not let Tara pay her so we slipped some money into her purse.

I just learned how to post photos from Flickr to my blog. There must be away to post multiple photos to the same blog post but I did them individually then saved the photos to my computer an uploaded them to one blog post. All photos originally uploaded by Just Plain Ne’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluemoods/

Tara said she thanked Rene for taking the most beautiful photo ever of her best friend Cindy.

The wedding – part 2

Cindy, Tara and I did an excellent job designing the cake. OK, the cake lady helped too. A very simple yet elegant cake. Top layer strawberry champagne, 2nd layer chocolate with chocolate cream filling, 3rd layer yellow cake with a cream cheese filling.

The bride and groom were having an excellant time at their wedding. I love this photo of Tara. She is having so much fun!

And here you can see why! Kathy and Jack causing Tara to laugh hysterically.

I really do not know what was making Tara laugh so hard here. The photographer was a woman who works for her. Rene said it was the only time she could boss her supervisor around.

The toast

Oh, oh, I see mischief brewing here.

Yep! I told you!

Tara said she had to go inside to wash her face because she had frosting up her nose.

Kelly with his man boobs,the form from Tara’s dress.

Whose are bigger?

Tara, her aunt Dee-Dee and cousin Allie who both helped so much getting ready the day of the wedding.

The wedding day was perfect. Pretty much my entire family attended and everyone got along. That’s not always the case with a big family like mine. Tara has a special place in all of my family member’s hearts after not one but two cardiac arrest and near death incidents.

The only screeching that happened was when I saw my 21 nephew Max taking a bottle of champagne to their table. It was opened and I yelled across the entire yard at him about not drinking the champagne because it was for the toast. He said ‘it was opened and it was a wedding so what the hell?” I sent one of my sisters over to take the champagne out of the ice tubs until we were ready for the toasts. I had to talk Tara into buying champagne to start with because she doesn’t like it. I told her we needed to buy a few bottles for the toast so she agreed. The only other incident was when my sister Pam who was quite toasted tried to cut through the heavy cardboard separating the cake layers. I guess she destroyed the cake and bent the heck out of my niece’s wedding cake knife. Tara’s friend Cindy told Pam to let her cut the cake. Cindy tried to cut one slice and the blade broke off from the handle. Pam blamed Cindy for breaking the knife. But we survived Tara and Kelly’s day with no major issues.

Tara told me again today how much she loved the wedding and that she had so much fun. A bride should enjoy the special day and laugh a lot.

In an email from one of my friends after she viewed the wedding photos “a couple of my favorites are 57 and 71…even though Elva was in the family photo it is great of all of you. and the other one with Tara laughing is wonderful. What shines through to me is that Tara was having a hoot at her own wedding and that doesn’t happen all the time. I’m happy for them.”

Yes, they are married!

Plenty of family members to help set up the tables and decorations

Nieces Erika and Allie working on Tara’s bouquet

Praticing the sake ceremony

The girls getting ready

Here comes the bride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TnK’s girls watching over the wedding ceremony

This is where Kim stars to cry as she is reading the vows for TnK to repeat

Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham

Tara and her girlfriends that made the day so great for her

Yes, of course I cried. Who wouldn’t when the groom is crying before he even sees his bride coming down the aisle? The waterproof mascara worked and I had plenty of Kleenex.
It was a great celebration and good times were had by all. Tara texted her cousin at midnight and told her she was so happy they got married the way they did and not as originally planned in Las Vegas.

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