Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Wedding

If you haven't already guessed, we were in Louisville, Kentucky for the wedding of a young man we've known since he was five.  We met Colin and his parents at church when we first moved here.  They have been dear friends ever since.  It was with great joy that we traveled south for Colin and Bonnie's wedding.  In addition to us, guests arrived from the shores of the Atlantic, Pacific,  Lake Michigan and points in between.

Many of us stayed at the Historic Brown Hotel in Louisville.  Started in 1924, the hotel has been host to many famous guests.  Lily Pons, Al Jolson, the Duke of Windsor, Harry Truman, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford, Gene Autry, the wedding party and us to name a few.  The "us" included our younger son and his wife who traveled from Massachusetts and were celebrating the weekend enjoying the wedding of their friend and also the second anniversary of their own wedding.  

The wedding was held at Locust Grove.  Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark on 55 lovely acres which are part of the original 694 acre farm established by William and Lucy Clark Croghan in 1790.  William was the brother-in-law of George Rogers Clark, founder of Louisville and Revolutionary War hero.  George Rogers Clark spent the last nine years of his life at Locust Grove.

The weather was as near perfect as possible.  The temperatures were in the low 70s and the sun dappled through Locust trees on the bride, groom and guests.



  

The grassy aisle.


The handsome groom and his parents.


The beautiful bride and her father.


The minister.


Dr. and Mrs. Colin B.

If you look closely, you will see that the wedding choir have kazoos hanging around their necks.  They used them in performing the lively and unique wedding music.

It was such a lovely few days that brought family and friends together in the most joyful of ways.  We were grateful to be a part of all of the festivities.

We wish the very best to the wonderful couple!!

26 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a beautiful weekend. The setting is gorgeous. Glad you had such a nice get away!
    Best,
    Susan

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  2. Looks beautiful, love the fun touch with the kazoos:@)

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  3. youe weekend was wonderful..... congratulations to the newlyweds.... an d thanks for Louiseville infos...hope to visit it ..... hugs, Flavia

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  4. What a gorgeous wedding scene! Congrats to the happy couple!

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  5. What a beautiful grassy aisle they had!! How funny about the kazoos!!! Did you get a video of it? Don't tell me they played The Wedding March with kazoos??? Phil played Here Comes The Bride with a nose flute at a reception once. You got beautiful pictures!

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  6. What a beautiful venue for a wedding and the bride and groom look so happy. I thoroughly enjoyed your post.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  7. looks like a perfect place for a wedding and that the weather was beautiful as were the wedding couple. kazoos, now i would like to hear that

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  8. What a beautiful setting for a wedding. Congrats to the bride and groom! I love the kazoos idea - the music must have been so much fun.

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  9. Kazoos at a wedding...now that is a wedding to remember! I think it might be nice to have a choir as part of a wedding ceremony.

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  10. The weekend looked absolutely beautiful but not as beautiful as the perfect couple is.

    Congratulations to the happy couple. Love the kazoos!!!

    God bless ya and have a most beautiful day! :o)

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  11. Love your photos full of love; what a perfect setting for a wedding.
    Rita

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  12. Love the thought of the kazoos. I love weddings. So much joy and fun! Bonnie

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  13. Looks like a beautiful wedding and weekend!! Kazoos sure sounds like it was a fun wedding!! Contratulations to the new couple and to your son and his wife on their anniversary! blessings ~ tanna

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  14. Looks like a simple but oh so elegant wedding and what a setting for and the day looked beautiful. Kazoos.... who would have ever thought, how neat is that.

    Blessings to the new couple and may they have a wonderful marriage.

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  15. Beautiful wedding! I want to hear more about the kazoos! :)

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  16. wow simple beautiful congrats to them love weddings

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  17. absolutely lovely pics!! gloria

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  18. A lovely post, and I love seeing wedding parties in other parts of the country. A cute couple, young love is the best.

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  19. Lovely! The weather, the setting and all the loving friends and family. Exactly how to celebrate a marriage.

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  20. Wishing all the happiness in the world to the new couple!

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  21. Oh how beautiful. It looks simply gorgeous and what a wonderful time. The weather was perfect for ya'll!

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  22. It sounds like you had a great time!

    This brought back a lot of memories as I grew up in Louisville and lived there for many years before moving here to Chicagoland. In fact, I grew up very close to Locust Grove, just off Brownsboro Road.

    I'm glad you stayed at the Brown Hotel, it has a lot of history and I hope you had a chance to enjoy a Hot Brown!

    Congrats to the happy couple!

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  23. Wishing that couple the best. Richard

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  24. What a beautiful wedding!The kazoo music sounds so unique and fun. Best wishes to the new couple!

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  25. What a beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing it with me. I love seeing happy couples on their special day.

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