Groom and Bride
Pretty girls Magda and Jackie
Notes From My Residency Journal
The wedding was incredibly gentle and sweet. It was nostalgic, country and wonderful. It was the best wedding I've been to in years. The bride was just stunning, her dress, gorgeous on her beautiful figure. The groom tall and handsome with a fresh haircut, so proud of his lovely wife. We sat on fruit crates under the fine old Live Oak in the back yard at Fair Oaks. What a wonderful setting for this new beginning. Mark and Anna have nurtured and loved Fair Oaks for some time. There were tall wild flowers along the isle in jars, perfection! The youngest flower girl rode in a wagon full of wild flowers, so very sweet.
I saw many friends of Fair Oaks among the guests, including former employees who now have professions after their college years, artists who paint its beauty and friends of the host of Fair Oaks. A wonderful mix of all who are devoted to this wonderful and magical land.
The reception was held up the hill at the Ashley and Saranett Wood farm. The tables were set with China and crystal on white linen. There were pine limb coasters holding glass jars filled with flowers and other interesting candles and objects.
There was a sign on the table listing the local food sources for the wedding, a nice touch. We enjoyed a tomato, mozzerella, basil bruschetta appetizer, beef brisket, green beans,roast chicken, squash, cucumber tomato salad, corn bread, all from local farmers and Mark and Anna's garden. That made the food taste extra special.
There was a nice classic music style through dinner with tunes from Tony Bennett. After dinner and the toasts, the band cranked up with songs for the young crowd. The lights from the band reflected in the glass jars on tables, making them beautiful. I cut the cake before I headed for home after a lovely day in paradise.
I'll get back to my other job as a painter tomorrow.