Sunday, May 6, 2012

We're Goin' To The Chapel....

NOTE:  I've disabled my regular playlist so that you can click on special links to get the full WEDDING EFFECT!

Saturday found us headin' to the weddin' at 4:00 p.m.  Click here for some special music.

On our way to the Franklin House in Tucson's Historic Downtown District...

This home is absolutely beautiful and a perfect venue for a wedding, any time of year in Tucson.

a poignant message to guests

place cards for seating

guest tables

wedding party table

bride and groom places

this was Melissa's of bride or groom with attendant designated their seat at the table
some gifts and a birdcage to receive cards

a special surprise for later in the evening....can you guess?  remember, the favors are matchboxes!

Kristen signs the Guest Book

The wedding party arrives and the groom and groomsmen gather outside....Special Note:  Chiara's dad arranged for this vintage fire truck for photo ops...Chris is an Engineer with Tucson's Rural Metro Fire Department. 

We take our seats...

I think they're ready to begin! (I don't have pix of all the attendants coming down the aisle as I somehow lost my video coverage...sorry Ashley, Barbara, Marissa, Shannon, and Gaby!)

Click off "Chapel of Love" if still playing and.....

Click here and you'll hear the processional music!
beautiful Melissa and handsome Noah

darling ring bearer!
here comes the beautiful bride!!

you're doing great, Dad!

lovely mom is on your left in the lavender gown

opening prayer

the vows...

exchanging rings

beautiful bridal attendants

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Jones at exactly 5:47 p.m.!

Click off "God Only Knows" if still playing and.....
Click here to enjoy the Recessional music...


meet Mr. and Mrs. Jones!

lovely Mandy, channeling Audrey!
fantastic cake!

Barbara and Jeff

Schotzie and Kristen

Wendy and Bill

the sweetest sisters and daughters in the world!

Kristen and Jamie
fabulous friends...Kristen, Wendy, Mandy, Michelle

God Bless you always, Chiara and Chris....thank you for inviting the Hess family to be part of your wedding preparations and of course the blessed day!

Here are some more pictures of the fantastic bridal bouquet...
Remember these pics from last week?
detaching brooches from the presentation flower pot given to the bride at her bridesmaid get together a zillion years ago!

wiring the brooches for the bouquet
I had the honor of putting the finishing touches on the bouquet to make it aisle-ready for the bride...
making sure these were all pinned down securely

and these....

and these....

and these...
and these!

beautiful vintage hanky that belonged to Chiara's great grandmother, finished with a pin Melissa had made for Chiara when we were in Germany last year.

ready for the aisle!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today ~ it's been quite a ride and a lot of photos, but I hope you've enjoyed them ~ we enjoyed being there!

Have a beautiful week and I hope to see you next Monday ~ it will be all about the Tea Party and Alice!


Fran. said...

Hi Beautiful wedding!! Looks like lot's of fun!!! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my blog I am having my very first giveaway!!! XOXO Fran.

JoAnne said...

Thanks for sharing this very special day with us Karen. It was beautiful!
My very best to the happy couple!

lynn said...

karen.. how beautiful that bride is. .and that brooch boquet is so gorgeous.. and those daughters of yours.... :) beautiful as their mom
thanks so much for sharing..
big ladybug hugs

mrsthesun said...

It was almost like being there! Music and all. Another wonderful blog post. I've missed being here for awhile but now I'm back.
Love you,

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this Karen, it was truly a beautiful wedding and thanks to you for the gorgeous music and images it was like attending the wedding ourselves
Hugs June x

Unknown said...

This is just the sweetest thing! The wedding was so beautiful and everyone looked thrilled! :)


Fran. said...

KAREN YOU ARE THE WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY!! YAY!! Can you send me your address? I'll be sending it out to you on Friday!! Thanks for entering!! XOXO LOve, Fran.

~*~Patty S said...

Goodness ME
I missed the wedding but with your lovely photos and narrative Karen...thank you for sharing such a special day

the seating chalkboard is inspired and so original!
AND that still my heart

Brightest of Blessings to All