Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Holy Ground - Wedding Joy

Country Pavilion, L. Daniel, 9 x 12, NFS


I painted this wonderful old, rock pavilion last fall after my daughter chose it as her marriage site. Last Saturday was her wedding day and she married the love of her life. I felt as if I was on holy ground as they exchanged vows and committed the rest of their lives to one another. It was truly a magical time.


Many of you have sent me kind notes of congratulations - thank you so, so much. Here are a few pictures of the beautiful day...

Happy Bride and Groom.

Proud father takes his daughter to the altar.

Husband and wife pass under the military 
sword arch into their new life together.

My son ushers me to my seat.

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

What a magical wedding weekend for you and your lovely family, Laurel. And the weather cooperated too!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Laurel. What a wonderful day for all of you. She is just gorgeous! You and her Dad must be so proud.

p.s. I love your dress!

Kathy Cousart said...

Love that treasured painting and what a special place. Has a wonderful feeling to it and can feel the love in the photos. Beautiful bride and family! Best wishes for you all:)

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Oh my, my!! What a glorious setting for such a wonderful occasion! Your painting is spectacular and these photos capture so much. Know your heart if very full. Looks like she found a true love and an honorable man. You are all so blessed. :)

Pam Holnback said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful day. Thanks for sharing; it allows me to be a small part. What a great location.

Ann Rogers said...

Laurel, thanks for sharing such a special moment in your lives. Beautiful photos!Hope your painting will hang in the newlyweds home!

Johanne Morin said...

Congratulations! What a lovely couple. Thanks for sharing.

coral may said...

Lovely! what a gorgeous couple.

julie davis said...

Love the pics, Laurel. Was such a lovely celebration!

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you all so much - it was a wonderful day that I will hold in my heart forever. XOXO

Nancy Laliberte said...

What a wonderful painting--so full of hope when you painted it and now when you view it such treasured memories. Thank you so much for sharing the wedding pictures-what a beautiful couple. Love your dress, too!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

how beautiful! You all look wonderful and the young couple is just stunning.

Barbara M. said...

Congratulations Laurel,

What a gorgeous event. Your whole family is beautiful including the groom. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I love the painting.
Seeing you on your son's arm almost brought tears to my eyes. You look so stunning in that dress. A very moving post.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXBarbara