A Luminous Garden...Showering Love and Light

(A computer~generated sticker was used to personalize the gift box!)

Our friend LeAnna...and her
fiance' Pete are

...getting married!!!

Last Saturday Katie and I were invited to celebrate LeAnna's upcoming wedding by showering her with love...light...and lots of laughter...along with her family and friends!


(These stepping stones are from recycled concrete...we LOVE the moss!)

We followed this charming path to find...


the lovely bride~to~be...LeAnna and...friends!

(A toast to the bride~to~be!)

(The luncheon table was elegant... yet simple!)

(Part of the winning team, LaToya and Shannon! They whooped our side of the table in a game of "Wedding Taboo"!)

(Simple linen napkins in charming beaded rings...gorgeous turquoise mats...unadorned china, silver & glass.)

We enjoyed our delicious lunch...nestled beneath a Bougainvillea~draped pergola!

(We fell in love with Paula's water and lemonade carafes.)

(Our hostess, Paula, and Chef Johnny.)

(Katie stepped aside as she said "Mom, get a picture of these amazing turquoise blue doors!!!

And so...I did!)

It was a lovely day where kindred spirits and new friends met to celebrate (and feast!).

Paula's cottage and garden are so lovely...very creative. She graciously put up with us as we took an over abundance of pictures in and of it. (Thank you Paula!). We will post more of them later in the week.

I'm off now to whittle away at my ongoing quest to create "Order from Chaos"!!! More soon my kind friends.

Good thoughts and love to you!


Tracey and Family


P.S. Tomorrow we will tell who won the book giveaway and...announce a new one!


Storybook Woods said...

What a perfect afternoon. There is nothing like a outdoor lunch in CA (with no rain or moss ;-) xoxoxo Clarice

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

You are so right Clarice...the weather was perfect...although almost too sunny for my photos! It was such a fun afternoon...and so nice to gather with kindred spirits and meet new friends!
Love and hugs,
P.S. I think I wouldn't mind a little of that moss...I'm on a bit of a moss kick right now! :)

Baby registry said...

What a perfect time to take some outdoor pictures. Congratulations to your friend LeAnna. Wishing them all the best in their relationship.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you WR for the good thoughts!

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