We flew to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on June 26th for a long weekend to attend the wedding of our younger son, Taylor, and Rachael. We've considered Rachael part of our family for a long time and it was wonderful to make it official.
These two have been together a long time and have produced two adorable children. They've weathered some storms and have come out on the sunny side. I'm so proud of them - of their attitudes and the priorities they are setting.
The ceremony took place outside at The Cooper House near the Intracoastal Waterway. The weather was HOT HOT HOT! Thank goodness the rain held off.
Rachael had gleaned ideas from different sources and put them together beautifully. Her color was the softest shade of pink and the decorations were elegantly simple. Lots of pink roses, Baby's Breath, and another flower that I can't recall the name of.
The reception was inside an old structure on the property which was decorated with the same flowers and votive candles. Again, elegantly simple. We had a buffet dinner which was yummy and danced into the night.
Mom and Daddy went with us. It was great that they were able to go and share in this event. Our older son, Brian, and his family were there, as well as, two of my cousins and their wives. It was great seeing everyone for this special occasion.
As favors for the wedding guests, I made soap in three fragrances - White Magnolia, Wasabi, and Summer Melon Spritzer. All three smelled delightfully light and fresh and I think everyone appreciated / liked them. The label said "We're bubbling over joy! Thank you for sharing our special day."
We had some time to eat a good seafood meal. It was so YUM to eat fresh shrimp and oysters! It's been a while! I even had time to find a wonderful knitting shop - Knit-N-Purl - less than 2 miles from hotel! The shop was GREAT and very very busy! There was a large variety of yarns and tons of samples everywhere.
One thing I hated is that we didn't have the opportunity to walk on the beach. I'll just have to plan another trip so I can dig my toes into the sand!
Now, to celebrate July 4th! Hope yours is save and fun!
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