Thursday, October 11, 2012

Southern Garden Wedding

I can't believe it has been months since I have posted...sometimes life just happens and time slips away!

I recently retired from almost 20 years  as a registered nurse and  hung up my stethoscope!   I am so grateful for the ability to be full-time homemaker
however the past few months have been hectic!  We have been planning a southern garden wedding!

Garden at the Commodore Inn

Our son called us in August and told us he was getting married in October and we only had 90 days to help plan the event.  He brought his fiance here to meet us  ...they live in Georgia and we are in Oklahoma so I scurried around and re-decorated and painted the guest room for Ashley's arrival!  

My mother is also having health issues and lives in Florida so  I will leave tomorrow to spend some time with her the week before the wedding.    On top of that we also had two trips planned to Colorado and another to California before the addition of the wedding trip...whew!   We have just returned from a wonderful time in Tahoe and needless to say blogging has taken a backseat these past two months!

 I thought  I would stop in and post a few pictures of the wedding location in Georgia before I head down south for the week.

My daughter-in law " to be"  has always wanted to get married in a gazebo and this 1840's antebellum home   in Bainbridge has the perfect outdoor garden and gazebo.   The gazebo was being refurbished so I can't wait to see how it looks all decked out for fall!  The home has been converted to a bed and breakfast.
Spanish moss hangs from the ancient oak trees that canopy the garden.  

I'm off to Florida tomorrow and then on to Georgia for a true southern wedding!

Exciting times...will post more pictures when I get back!

Have a great week!


  1. First, congratulations on your retirement! I hope you have good memories from all of your hard working years, and this is a new chapter of your life! Yay!

    I can see why you haven't been around! My head would be spinning from all this travel. I know you must be excited about the wedding...the pictures where it will take place are just stunning. I LOVE Spanish moss, I saw it for the first time in Savannah and I wanted to bring it all home with me! lol!

    I look forward to the wedding post! Safe travels!

  2. :D I know you are so excited. Enjoy the wedding!

  3. Hi Sonia, Congratulations on your retirement and the upcoming wedding. The location for the wedding looks stunning. It sounds like you are doing lots of travelling - lucky you! Enjoy; you worked hard and you deserve it!

  4. Oh what a beautiful setting....what Bride wouldn't love this? Enjoy and take lots of pictues to share!

  5. Exciting new, Miss B! Life in retirement is fabulous, so enjoy!!! And the wedding sounds like it will be a beautiful event. Can't wait to see photos. Enjoy your visit with your mom.....Sarah

  6. Hi, Sonia! Wow, it sounds like you're having a busy retirement so far. What could possibly be more romantic than a wedding at an antebellum home? What a gorgeous location!

  7. That looks like such a beautiful setting! You are having so much fun and that's a good thing! It's wonderful that you have retired but I know the doctors and nurses will miss you at Lakeside!

  8. I can hardly wait to see the pictures from the wedding. Yoou all are going to have a great time. I feel like we've been invited to the wedding! Cherry Kay

  9. I took a nice, long blogging break myself! Congratulations on the upcoming wedding! I can't wait to see photos as I know it will just be gorgeous!

    Safe travels and hope your Mom is doing better!!!

  10. Happy retirement!! Congrats on the new addition to your family! I hope you find your mom in better health. I look forward to your future posts.

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