Tuesday, November 23, 2010

i am thankful

For. . . beautiful autumn days, my husband's soft kiss, our family's warm embrace, little boys in bowties, magnolia leaves and yummy white cake, and the cheers of good friends as two hearts joined as one. Our first holiday together will be full of much love. From our table to yours ~ happy, happy Thanksgiving.

A little peek at our wedding (more to follow after the holiday). We're off until next week. xo

(photograph by Kate Headley)

10 comments:

Blue said...

A Happy Thanksgiving to you both and best wishes for many, many more - from one who is celebrating his first.

home before dark said...

Heart-felt good wishes to you and yours as you make your own traditions, weaving old and new, forever.

glp said...

ooooooooooooooo that is the most romantic and lovely post. happy thanksgiving to you two! hugs.

smilla4blogs said...

A heart full of love travels with you both...two for the road, toward your first Thanksgiving together. Safe journey, now and always. xo

Inkslinger said...

So lovely! Happy Thanksgiving to you both!! :)

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD said...

Looks like a perfect occasion and sounds like a perfect match as well. Enjoy the holidays together!

Anonymous said...

I was sorry to see at another blog from a different region a vigorous merchandising of vendor references for the occasion, described as having been "storyboarded" like a commercial production. I would lend a genial discouragement to this exploitation of readers' amiable sentiments; but I'm not very modern. It's certain, for all its protestations to the contrary, that that blog is not very Austenish, either, if Austenism can bear any connection whatsoever in the widespread debauch of her work, to Jane Austen.

Janet said...

Thank you all!

...and to Anonymous: I am sorry you see it that way. Our wedding was an honest expression of our personalities and love for each other. My husband and I are very proud that we were able to put together a modest wedding, using our own ingenuity, along with the help and talents of our family, friends and a group of wonderful small, independent, and/or local vendors. Singing their praises is hardly "vigorous merchandising" (indeed neither I, nor Style Court receive any profit from what we do on our blogs).

Style Court said...

It saddens me to think that my post could be misinterpreted or detract in any way from the beauty of Janet's wedding.

As Style Court deals with decorative arts, material culture, design (and, yes, sometimes crafts), the intent was to share a bit of the broad visual inspiration behind her day. Links were included to offer readers resources. Although the Austen-esque description referred mainly to visual elements, I personally found Janet's resourcefulness and hands-on projects in keeping with Austen's era.

home before dark said...

I have hesitated to write to Anon, but after reading yours and Style Court's responses, I would like to say that I think Jane Austin of today's world would say it takes a village—actual or cyber—to create a wedding from the heart. I also think Miss Austin would have great disregard for someone who would dare to cast aspersions on such a genuine occasion as the marriage of these two dear people. Worst of all is that such accusations were made from behind the protective shadows of Anon. I have great confidence in Miss Austin's inner gyroscope that she would make short work of this coward...or last sleuth out this coward's URL and make it known through the circles of her many devoted friends.