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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Here Comes the Bride! And Giveaway Winners

This is my dear daughter Tara and her fiance Mike, and today at 2:00 p.m...
...they're getting married!

It has been a rough road for the two of them. They were originally scheduled to get married last December, but due to a series of unfortunate events, the wedding had to be postponed. Since last November they've survived job loss and unemployment, repossession of a car, eviction, temporary homelessness, and a change of location.

But they've landed on both feet. They've both found jobs and have been working for months, have their own apartment again, and recently were able to buy a car. I am so proud of these two kids and how hard they have worked to turn things around for themselves!

Since they are barely scraping by, the wedding will be modest. Some of you may recall that I was able to find a wedding dress for her on eBay for only $75!

We did have to pay to get it altered, but she said it now fits like a glove!

They are going to be married in Mike's aunt's yard. Guests will be bringing passing dishes and their own lawn chairs. It may not be the wedding that she dreamed of, but what she dreamed of had always been more about the man and the actual marriage than of the wedding itself.

I haven't posted about this before because even as of a couple weeks ago, things were not firmly in place. She had problems finding an officiant and a place to have the wedding. She was ready to just go to the courthouse and get married by a judge, and she would have been getting married on...wait for this...9/11! I told her there was no way in hell that this would be her anniversary!

Anyhow, all is in place now and we're ready to rumble! I'll post wedding pics as soon as I can.

Now to announce my giveaway winners:

The winner of the pink stand is LaVoice from Thoughts from Meme's Corner, a new reader to my blog. She was just thrilled to be the winner and that really warmed my heart.

And the winner of the cookbook is Melissa from Melissa's Heart and Home. She has a beautiful blog that you really must visit! Please visit both ladies.

Congrats! Your gifts will be in the mail in another week or two!

Have a great day all. I know that my baby girl is getting married today and my day will be spectacular!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations and really enjoy the wedding. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Gongrats, Tara and mike...may your life be filled with all things great...Very exciting Kady...I know you'll have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Heather said...

aww how sweet! i'm glad things are looking up for them. they sure have endured a lot. can't wait to see the pictures! we were married in our tiny little backyard. it was perfect- our closest family & friends, very small, very intimate. perfect!

Sarah said...

Congratulations to the young couple. I wish them all the best and many years of happiness together! ~ Sarah

Justine said...

Wooooooooooo hooooooooooooo! By now they're married! I hope you had the most fabulous day ever, Kady!!!! Are they taking a honeymoon, or will they do that at a later time?

I cannot wait to see pictures of all of you!

Congrats to the lucky winners!

Justine :o )

MiniMadWoman said...

Congratulations to the winners of the give-away!

Best Wishes to the Bride and Groom . . . I hope everything turned out beautifully and they are now happy newlyweds!


SmilingSally said...

Kady, I want to wish the bride and groom the very best!

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

I want to wish your bride and groom the very best and brightest future. What a triumph of spirit!!!

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Mrs. B. Silly said...

Congrats to Tara and Mike, it must be true love to endure so much disappointment and still persevere. I wish them nothing but good things for their many years of married life ahead of them.
Are you going to post a photo from the wedding? I would love to see Tara in her dress.

Helen said...

Dear Cady .... I want to add my best wishes to the special couple. Their love and commitment are what makes marriages work. I love the simplicity of this wedding because everything is being planned for all the right reasons.

Congratulations to all of you!

bj said...

Hi, Kady...congrats on the marriage. I wish them all the luck in the world...
Congrats, too, to the winners...great giveaway, girl!!
hugs, bj

Grandma Jeanne Peaches said...

Oh how I wish I could have been there!! Give my love to Tara and her guy. Let them know I wish them all the best.