Thursday, June 24, 2010

How do you fall in love? When do you say I do?
























































When is the perfect time to spend the rest of your life? Seasons may come and go and sometimes it rains and snows. There will be highs and lows so only you will know. You never know just where it will find you because it can come on you so fast. Seems like it takes forever when you want it so bad. But don't ever take it for granted because it's more than sowing some seeds. It takes sun and water so give it what it needs. And that's how you fall in love, that's when you say I do. That's when you know it's time to spend the rest of your life. (One of my favorite love songs by "Alabama")
Hello, sweet friends and welcome. I am participating in Stephanie's "Wedding Party" fun event. After all, June is the month for weddings. I am showing you some things around Bunny Cottage that I have collected over the years that remind me of love and marriage. I am a hopeless romantic so roses, hearts, pretty cakes, little kitty bride with her bridesmaids, a lovely bride pillow~all of these remind me of everlasting love. I am also featuring three of my favorite couples who love each other and take their vows quite seriously: My grandparents, G. W. and Maude May Russell on their wedding day. Don't you love the embellishments on her dress? And then my children, Jeremy and Lindy, and Aaron and Corina. Such sweet, sweet couples.
Please visit Stephanie at http://angelicaccents.blogspot.com/ to find out all of the other participants. Stephanie is a Texas gal like me, and you will love her. She always has beautiful things to share. I am also participating in Pink Saturday after being away for a few weeks. Please visit Ms. Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ to see all the fun pink participants. Thank you, Beverly, for hostessing us each week.
I am dedicating my post to all of you sweet couples who love and cherish one another. May God bless you richly. Even though I am a single gal, I am thankful for couples like my parents, and grandparents and children who still honor "the tie that binds". Blessings and love to everyone!






36 comments:

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Vicki, what a lovely post. And such a beautiful blog, My husband and I just celebrated our 32 wedding anniversary and we got remarried, I blogged about it on my blog. What a lovely family you have. Have a wonderful week. Terri

Marilyn said...

My Husband & I will be married 42 years on July 20th....WOW...When I say it like that it sounds like a lot!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Julie Harward said...

I love everything here...especially the bride pillow! I would love to have one of those! I loved the picture of the couples hands on the back of the chair together too..sweet! I think it is in the living and giving we really come to love! Come say hi :D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very sweet, Vicki! Some handsome brides and grooms there, too! :-)

Happy Pink Saturday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mari said...

HELLO SWEET VICKI...

LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC POST :)
YOUR PILLOW IS BEAUTIFUL, AND HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE YOUR TWO SONS AND THEIR WIVES :) HAVE A GREAT DAY :)

HUGS TO YOU SWEET BLOGGY FRIEND~XO~MARI

Lori said...

Vicki, your wedding post is SO sweet...and i love all of your family wedding photos...they are really beautiful...your wedding banner is really lovely too!!!

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Miss Vicki!
Absolutely gorgeous..everything you show! I never am disappointed and love my visits so much...I think we may be kindred spirits...I also love your graphics too! Me and my hubs will be celebrating 24 years +5 years of dating. He's my best bud!

I was also wondering if it would be okay if I take a copy of that graphics of the bride/groom. I have a friends wedding coming up and I want to do up a box for wedding keepsakes/momentos and that's one of the best ones I have seen. If not that's okay too.

You have a blessed evening!
Lorena

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely pictures. Everything is so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... such a beautiful post... I love the photos of your family... so much in love, and I too love that Alabama song... your china heart is gorgeous, and I am in love with that precious little kitty with her tongue sticking out! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Vicki,
What a sweet post! I love all your photos and wedding things. Love the mosaic heart! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Maria said...

Oh I love along with all the rest the amazing bride pillow, Vicki! How lovely it is!
More importantly... how lovely and wonderful the couples that you have featured. It is one of the strongest bonds between two people...
So very dear, so very important!

The month of June makes us think of brides... of marriage...
Your tribute to special couples in your life is great for all to see. Marriages that make it are important for young people to see!
Take Care, Vicki ... enjoy your weekend!
~Maria

Queenie said...

What a beautiful post! ...thanks for sharing :) I love that darling little kitty cat bride picture...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Duchess of Tea said...

Vicki darling thank you for bringing back such loving and tender memories for me with your romantically and eloquently written post.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dearest Vicki, what a beautiful and well thought-out wedding post! Such a treasure you have in that wonderful wedding photo of your grandparents! Do you happen to know how old your grandmother was at the time of the wedding? She looks so young and her dress looks quite elegant, very detailed. Your children are lovely and I wish for them all very long happy years together.

Your bride's pillow is gorgeous. And dearie, you'd better hide the kitty picture if I ever come visit! :0) Love the vintage graphic that you used in your blog header, too.

Thanks so much for joining in the WEDDING BLOG PARTY! You are such a sweet Texas friend!

Love,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Terri said...

So beautiful! I love the photo of your grandparents. The dress is breathtaking!

The bride's pillow is so unique!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
What a wonderful post filled with the inspiration for a beautiful wedding. Love all your pics. How special the one of your grandparents and dear are your children. Love all your gorgeous creations too. The cake is divine and the rose heartbox is so pretty.

Did I tell you I'm in Texas too? Love your header graphic.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart dear one.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Vicki, your post is lovely. Your pictures are just wonderful and the cake is totally out of this world. Lovely!!

Barb ♥

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi Vicki, so sweet and romantic, so happy and lovely couples!

Hugs
Charo

Connie said...

Well, aren't you a doll, sweetpea! Very lovely and romantic.
xoxo,
Connie

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet friend! What a beautiful post! Love the children's picture, and your dear grandparents. She looks so tiny, and like about 14! I love her dress. I collect vintage wedding pictures. There is just something about them. Maybe I will do a quick post on my blog. Love the mosaic heart and the little box too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Bunny Hugs,
Debbie

Victoria said...

That was such a lovely post:) I adore that pillow, so pretty! It took me the 2nd time around to find my dream man but he's amazing and I cherish him so much:)

Saucy said...

I adore that mauve faux cake! What a nice post... thanks for sharing it with us at this party. I had a false start too like Victoria but it worked out the second time.

xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Vicki,
What a beautiful post filled with gorgeous bridal and wedding images!!

Debbie

Ana said...

Vicki, what a sweet post dedicated to love and marriage...Ahhhh! I too am a hopeless romantic. ♥Very sweet looking couples♥ Oh and I just love, love, love, your bride pillow. Wishing you a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

Much love to you,
♥Ana

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the mosaic.

The Paint Splash said...

Wonderful post Vicki. I'm glad you shared in this party.Hope you can get the time to drop by and visit. Debbie

Dawn said...

Now I am all teary what a romantic post and such lovely photographs too

Love Dawn xx

vickie said...

This is a wonderful post, your grandmother's dress is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all your
wedding couples and pretties.
Vickie

Sherry from Alabama said...

I just fell in love....with your kitty plate!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Nancy said...

Beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Vicki,
Everything so pretty and romantic....
Jil
xo

Fun With This and That said...

I like the cake and heart. I'm going to try and make a cake. Your post is so pretty .Nice to meet you Laura Q

someplace in thyme said...

Oh sweet Vicki, everything is beautiful in your post. I think it's all so romantic and soft. You can almost feel the love. What a perfect tribute, Char

Maggie said...

What a nice nice post!

Happy PS!
Maggie
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

June said...

Vicki your post is so lovely. I think I'm in love with your pillow! I have always loved old wedding photos. Therre's something about the dresses in the black and white eras.
hugs

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Vicki ~
This post is lovely in every way! The words you chose, the photos, the romantic feel of every part of it! Your blog is so heavenly and I just love it! Blessings to you sweet gal!
~ katie