Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wedding of your dreams…

Duffy Brown here and I just had two daughters get married within two months. Both destinations weddings, one in August in Colorado and the other Lake Como, Italy, just this weekend. Both were lovely and both so different. 

The Colorado wedding was in the mountains, 60 people, dinner, dancing, big dress. The October wedding was an elopement with me and the other parents tagging along. I guess that isn’t exactly an elopement but close. I always told  the kids your wedding, your way…but I want to be there!!!




Here are a few shots of my daughters’ wedding to get you in the mood but my question to you is what is your ideal wedding? What would you choose if you had it to do all over again…or for the first time around? Below are some choices…so now you can choose the wedding of your dreams. 





The dress? What style of dress do you want? Fluffy Cupcake?  Slim? Short?


The cake? White? Colors? Cupcakes?


Big wedding? Big? Small? Elope?









Wedding flowers? Big white? Colors? Simple?











Honeymoon? Mountains? Beach? Cruise?








In honor of Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks book just out I’ll give away two boxes of Cozy Chicks tea.  ***Please add you email so I can contact the winners. 
Hugs, Duffy 

36 comments:

katherine is love said...

If I was going to get married, it would be something incredibly simple. Probably a simple dress, something pretty and pink, and then heading down to the courthouse to get married by the justice of the peace. I'm just not the type to likes to be the center of attention! I would never want a traditional wedding where all eyes are on me as I walk down the isle in a white dress.

With that being said...I do LOVE attending weddings, and I always cry!
katherinedennihy at gmail.com

Sheryl Hagan-Booth said...

After really getting married, I would say do you have a small dinner with family to get married and then go off to Ireland for the honeymoon. Looking back now, I think I would've enjoyed only being with my close family and not all of those other guests that the family thought we needed to invite. Honestly, how many pieces of China does one need? We leave a minimalist life as much as possible now and would love to tell my past self that. Being with family and friends is the best part of the wedding not all of the frills and such. Of course, I would still have a cute dress. And, we would petit foursinstead of a big cake sherylhbooth@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My dream wedding would be to invite friends for a picnic potluck and when all have arrived ask them to sit - blankets, ground, chair - then have a friend, who is a minister, perform the ceremony. After sharing laughter, songs, great company and good food, leave on a honeymoon of my husband's choosing - a surprise to me. Smiling, Zena P.S. At my age this is but a dream, and, stranger dreams have become real.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Katherine. My daughter, Ann, felt the same way and why she eloped. It was lovely and simple and memorable.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Sheryl!! Both daughters felt the same way. The one daughter with the larger wedding asked for no prezzies and that just coming to the wedding was indeed present enough. It was lovely.

Duffy Brown said...

I so wish your dream to come true and that you get this wonderful wedding. It sounds amazing. Definitely my dream wedding as well. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

If I had to do my wedding all over again it would be small and I would have loved for it to have been in Rome. I would wear a beautiful vintage gown. I would have cupcakes instead of one big cake. My husband and I would travel the rest of Europe for our honeymoon. Lisa hseaside5@aim.com

Robert Giddings said...

Congratulations. Successfully raising children and sending them off on their own lives is certainly "Living the Dream". As is spoiling grandkids but no preasures.

kaisquared said...

I loved my wedding, simple, with just close friends and family, at the church I had attended my whole life. A simple reception at the church with a traditional cake and food from the neighborhood bakery and Polish deli. The real flowers, including the yellow roses that were my grandmother's favorites, were from the neighborhood florist The dress was a traditional white lace gown that, fortunately for our budget, was a steal at the local bridal sale. Everyone had a great time, and we honeymooned on a schooner off the coast of Maine (where hubby is from).

SandyG265 said...

I would just do a small wedding with just immediate family.

SandyG265 said...

Forgot to leave my email. sgiden at verizon(.)net

SueAnn said...

First wedding was big dress ,big party, big suppers, big honeymoon..big everything- tho we planned it ourselves..we were making the "parents" happy! Lasted 5 years!!
Second wedding..big big big...to make HIS family happy...he planned everything..lasted 6 weeks!
THIRD time....SMALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! Been married 30 years.
the3beersus@yahoo.com

Duffy Brown said...

That is pretty much the way my daughter did it. Rome is lovely, you should go now and call it a second honeymoon.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Robert. I have two grandsons and love spoiling them much to the horror of their parents. I say they got it coming. Hugs

Duffy Brown said...

That is fantastic!!!! Lucky girl. I wish you years of happiness and joy. Hugs, Duffy

Duffy Brown said...

That sounds perfect to me too!!

Duffy Brown said...

I looooove this story! Thanks for sharing SueAnn!! Congrats on doing the wedding your way! Hugs, Duffy

Nicole said...

Hi Duffy! We had (what I consider) a big wedding 24 years ago, to which 150 of my parents' closest friends and about 10 of mine attended - lol! It was lots of fun, with big band/swing music, great food and wonderful people but if I had to do it all over again I would elope (the beach, the top of a mountain, Europe - so many places to choose!). I think that would be more romantic, just because my wedding was so big and hectic I don't really think I was able to take it all in, I was too busy making sure everything was running smoothly. The locations (and pics) of your daughters' weddings are stunning, what wonderful memories they will have to cherish forever!

ceblain said...

My one and only wedding/marriage was almost 52 years ago and was a medium sized wedding by today's standards of big weddings, but we had 110 people and a big traditional turkey dinner at the country club and the reason for that is..... it was Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 28th, 1963. And our 50th anniversary was also on a Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 28th 2013. I had five attendants and my husband had five as well, and we did the big church wedding and everything else which for that time was a big deal with the limo and all as most people didn't do it up big in those days. I had white calla lilies in my bouquet as I just loved them. The attendants had green and gold brocade dresses, and my matron of honor (married ten days before me) had a melon and gold brocade dress. Each had matching flowers with gold ribbons. My husband was in college nights so we only had a five day honeymoon and went to NYC (from CT.) and we had a great time. Had we not have to be back for his classes and work the following Tuesday, we would have loved to go somewhere more relaxing but it was fine the way it was. I won't ever be getting married again as this was a once in a lifetime event for me and for my husband. IF I were doing this over at the same age however, I would have had a gown with shorter sleeves as my dress was also brocade and had long sleeves with the covered buttons all the way from the elbow to the wrist. And even though it snowed lightly that day when we left the reception for NYC, I wish that I had bought a less heavy weight dress with long sleeves. Our dinner tables were decorated with the fall flowers with big nut and fruit filled centerpieces which was perfect for Thanksgiving Day. I have nothing but great memories except that my Grandmother had been buried on the 22nd which was also the day that President Kennedy was shot and killed, so we had gone through a very emotional week before. Those two events made the day feel a bit sad obviously. Thank you for allowing me to ramble on my trip down Memory Lane.
Cynthia Blain (I have had problems with people contacting me when I leave my e-mail so will forego that today.).

Mary Jane Maffini said...

I love this post, Duffy! See you at the party. XO MJ

Jeannie D. said...

My husband and I had our dream wedding. We drove into the chapel in a pink cadillac and was married by Elvis (an impersonator) in Vegas with our children and family with us. It was awesome and fun. My daughter made our flowers and I had the beautiful dress I had always wanted.

Jeannie D. said...

oops my email is dr(dot)oldsmobile(at)icloud(dot)com

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Nicole. You should elope now and do it all over again. That would be fun. Major congrats on 24 years married. How lovely.
Hugs, Duffy

Duffy Brown said...

Yes, see you soooooon!!

Duffy Brown said...

Oh Jeannie!!!!!!! I just love this story. Lucky you to have such a fun wedding. Hugs, Duffy

Grandma Cootie said...

Big weddings are fine if that's what your dream is, but that was never my thing. We were married 46 years ago in the small office of the local Justice of the Peace. My groom forgot to take off his sunglasses, and the JP forgot to turn off the TV -- so far we are the only couple we know to have been married to the accompaniment of Gunsmoke! ;-)
sallycootie@gmail.com

Gram said...

If I had it to do over I would elope somewhere near an island beach (St. John, USVI) and play in the sand and water for a week.

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...
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Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

I removed the first comment I made.. I would like a small wedding in a garden, if I could do it over. American Beauty Roses, the second dress would be my choice. I had a big wedding 53 years ago and I think it was more for my parents. I have been a widow for 24 years and I seem to be happy on my own so I would never get married again.
diane37@gmail.com

Mary Steinbrink said...

I loved every bit of my wedding! Lots of family, good friends and great food. The only thing I would have changed would have been to have my Grandpa Chuck there. He died the year before and he was truly missed that day and I still miss him daily - 12 years later. masteinbrink@msn.com

AnneL said...

If I did it all over again, (35 years this year) I think we'd elope and go somewhere to Maine with all the colors. Then maybe have a party for all the family after.

AnneL said...

Forgot to include my email! annelovell12@yahoo.com

Daniele K said...

Our wedding (20 years ago this coming December) was the big church with about 300 guests to-do. I loved it at the time, but the middle aged me would like something much smaller.

Daniele K said...

I forgot my email....sorry. dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

Kathy Gonzales said...

First wedding , handmade dress, reception hall, big blow out . That marriage lasted 3 years . I decided to never marry again, yet 9 years later I did. Went to the courthouse , did the simple ceremony , walked outside to friends and family waiting on the steps , blowing bubbles at us :) Best wedding ever , and still going strong 15 years later !

Kathy Gonzales said...

I forgot my email ! kathambre@ yahoo.com