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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Q is for QUEEN

No, not Queen Elizabeth of the Commonwealth countries or Queen Margrethe of Denmark...but rather Queen for a day on May 1st, 2014.  Yes, I definitely felt like a queen on my wedding day.  Everything went off without a hitch and everyone had a wonderful time.  I'm glad it was a small wedding, albeit with all the traditions of a wedding.  I was able to visit with everyone and everyone mingled well with each other.  I must admit I was shaking a bit when walking down the aisle, but that was from excitement and not from second thoughts.  Lorne was beaming at me and later said that when he first saw me, he felt overwhelmed with emotion. 

We had two people taking photographs - my dearest friend Wendy, who not only took photos, but also coordinated the whole shindig while working at her regular job, and one of Lorne's best friend's son, whose children are Lorne's godchildren.  Also, my daughter Jaclyn (who did my makeup) took several photos when we came home for a brief rest before the evening's soiree began.  It seemed as though everyone had a camera or phone pointed our way, but that was fine.  It was all such fun. 

In a previous post, I mentioned that I thought Lorne would pick one of Van Morrison's songs for the first dance and I was wrong!  What he chose, and that he kept secret from absolutely everyone, was Etta James' version of "At Last."  I was so surprised and we had a lovely first dance on the shaded porch of the 100-year-old mansion.

So it's been a while since I did a Smilebox slideshow, but I think this occasion warrants one.  Enjoy!
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
Next week, I'll share all about the "rip-roaring" after party we had that night!
 

26 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

At Last was the song Carol and I danced to at OUR reception 15 years ago, in two weeks. Congrats.

Trubes said...

At last you've done it, I'm so happy for you both. I don't know how many times I've looked at this, it's just so lovely and touching.

Much love from Di..xx

Liz Hinds said...

And you deserved such a perfect day - at last! xxx

Reader Wil said...

You were the most beautiful Queen of the day! And you had such lovely weather. It couldn't have been better.your dress looks so lovely. All perfect! Thanks for sharing your happy day!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Carver said...

I love that song and you are a beautiful bride. You both look great for that matter. I enjoyed this photographic look at your wedding.

photowannabe said...

At Last....the perfect song for the two of you.
Congratulations and what joy I see in your eyes.
You deserve all the love and happiness.
Thanks for sharing your wedding with us.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Too bad it isn't "P" week for "perfection."

You looked ravishing - your hair, makeup, that dress...and the venue, and the flowers.

And the song...all perfect!

And then there was the happiness. May it never wear off.

Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing it with us. I look forward the to party!!!

Photo Cache said...

you were a radiant bride, totally beaming. the photos of the wedding are so sweet. and i think lorne scored big with AT LAST as the first dance. again, congratulations.

frankly my dear

jeannettestgermain said...

Oh such happy moments - and thank you for sharing them with us! Congratulations, congrats, congrats!!!

Lisa said...

Well, I did Queen too, but simply can't top this!! I loved watching your slide show. Looks like it was a super fabulous day. Congrats to both of you! xo

Norma Ruttan said...

what perfect weather you had for your day! Cathy's dress was a lovely color. Congratualtions and best wishes for many years of wedded bliss. Both of you look radiant in the photos!

Susan Moore said...

Beautiful wedding day, what a radiant bride! You both look so happy - congratulations!!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Congratulations to you and Lorne! You truly looked like a queen in that gorgeous lace tea length dress. Blessings!

Uppal said...

So beautiful video,enjoyed watching it. Made me nostalgic!

Congrats and best wishes for the future!

K V V S MURTHY said...

Great post....thanks for sharing.:)

Beloo Mehra said...

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing, the photographs are just lovely. You really do look like a queen. A very happy queen. Best wishes to both of you.

Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

Hildred said...

Happy for you both. A lovely occasion and beautifully captured. Wishing you many happy healthy years together.

Pheno Menon said...

Congratulations !!! All the best and wishing you both happiness for the years to come

PhenoMenon, ABC Wednesday Team
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SamuraiFrog said...

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your special day!

Joy said...

A wonderfully happy day, lovely dress and a perfect song. Your last photo is charming and fun one. Best Wishes to you both.

Ann said...

Oh Leslie, you look stunning in your dress. I loved everything about it--you two look dreamy.
Ann

AmitAag said...

Congratulations and best wishes to both of you!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Well, I LOVE that song and I LOVE that you and Lorne are starting off your beautiful new married life together AT Last :) What a sweet couple you make. The photos were perfect!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Congratulations Leslie, glad I came back this week. I would have missed this beautiful slideshow!

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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

your majesty the queen, the Chinese beliefs, the bride is the queen on her wedding day,

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I found this by way of Carol at bikesbirdsnbeasts. What a fantastic wedding and video! I love the music … absolutely perfect for the occasion. Congratulations and many happy years ahead to you both.