Last Saturday my eldest son , Zac married the love of his life , Sarah. The wedding was held by the beach at
Bicheno on the East coast of Tasmania, a place holding special meaning for them both.

The proud parents of the groom , enjoying a quiet moment together before the ceremony. As a mother you
can’t help reflecting on the time that has passed to get to this moment in time and the joy of watching the small boy become the kind , caring , compassionate young man he is today.

We are so happy to welcome our beautiful and talented daughter-in-law into our family.

My outfit for the day was a Sarah Pacinni long skirt in an unusual almost olive green and a patterned sequined top from Joseph Ribkof , black patent wedges , a bronze mesh cuff and a pearl necklace.

 Callum , our other son, was over for the wedding and fulfilling the role as official photographer.
The wedding was a family affair with everyone involved in some way, Sarah’s sister made and decorated the wedding cake , Sarah’s brother was ring bearer and my husband John gave the speech.

I was honoured to be asked to make the bridal bouquet and to arrange the flowers for the reception. This was my first bridal bouquet and I was rather pleased how it turned out. Originally the bouquet was to be garden flowers but due to the hot, dry Summer garden flowers are in short supply , so I ordered some from
a local Rose grower. As if by a fluke of nature the week of the wedding a rose by the name of The Children’s Rose flowered on cue , so some blooms came into play.

 A day of celebration shared with family and friends from all over Australia .

A wonderful day to celebrate the love between you as you embark on New Beginnings.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday

and Jess for Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

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  1. Jazzy Jack
    February 23, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Oh how perfect! Lovely weather too.You my dear, totally nailed the mother of the groom look. Love the bubble skirt effect. Looking modern but also elegant.Beautiful!Xo Jazzy Jack

    • Jill James
      February 23, 2016 / 11:00 pm

      The weather was indeed kind , clear blue skies , a bit breezy but not really a problem.Thank you so much for your kind comments on my outfit, that was just what I was aiming for.

  2. Laurie Duncan
    February 23, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! And I love the bouquet you made <3

    • Jill James
      February 23, 2016 / 11:02 pm

      Thank you Laurie, it was a beautiful wedding but then I am a trifle biased. I must admit to being rather pleased with the way the bouquet turned out.

  3. Patti
    February 23, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    The perfect day, and spot – and the whole family looks radiant! Thanks for sharing, xoxPattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      February 23, 2016 / 11:04 pm

      You have described the day to a tee, yes we were one happy family. Always a pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  4. Marea Dotz
    February 23, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Oh, Jill, what a wonderful memorable time in your life and your family's history. Such beautiful pictures and I can't think of a more lovely setting for a wedding. I, too, have two grown sons. Some day I hope to be posting a similar story. Congratulations to all!

    • Jill James
      February 23, 2016 / 11:07 pm

      Thank you Marea , glad you enjoyed a small glimpse of our family's special day.

  5. Natalia Lialina
    February 23, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Big warmhearted congratulations to you all! What a beautiful, touching post. The bride and groom are such a handsome couple, and I can see both you and your husband in your sons' faces. It sounds like a lovely event, the one to treasure for years to come, and you all look so happy. You are a talented bouquet designer, Jill! And your outfit is just a perfect expression of you on such a festive day!

    • Jill James
      February 23, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      Thank you so much dear Natalia, it was a wonderful day. As a mother it bought so much joy to see your child so happy. I was very pleased with the bouquet, it represented the bride so well.

  6. Tiina L
    February 23, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    What a beautiful beach wedding! Congratulations to you all!

    • Jill James
      February 23, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      Thank you Tiina for your kind words.

  7. Connie
    February 24, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    What a lovely family. Just look at those handsome men! And you are looking quite glamorous. It seems as though you had a perfect day. Congratulations!

    • Jill James
      February 26, 2016 / 8:38 am

      Thank you so much Connie, it was a wonderful day and I was a very proud Mother of those handsome young men. I was rather pleased with how my outfit turned out after a little tweaking.

  8. Olga Rani
    February 25, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them, I love looking at other people's wedding photographs. You look glamorous, such a wonderful dress!

    • Jill James
      February 26, 2016 / 8:40 am

      Thank you Olga , I know I am biased but my other son (the photographer) captured the feel of the wedding perfectly.

  9. Jessica Jannenga
    February 25, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    I love these pictures. Congratulations! The last photo is particulary striking with the water in the background. Beautiful, and I love you outfit, the poof at the bottom of the skirt and the lace.Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday!jess xx

    • Jill James
      February 26, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Thank you so much Jess, so happy to share with Turning Heads Tuesday. I must admit I rather like the last photo , I feel it captures the feeling of New Beginnings perfectly.

  10. Melanie
    February 26, 2016 / 5:05 am

    I'm just catching up and am glad I made it to this post. Oh, what a happy occasion! Everyone is glowing, especially your son and your new daughter-in-law. Absolute best wishes for a brilliant future to this young couple. You look fantastic in your outfit choice.

    • Jill James
      February 26, 2016 / 8:48 am

      Thank you Melanie for your good wishes, it was a wonderful day to share.I must admit to being rather pleased with how my outfit turned out.

  11. curtis03 Lewis
    March 21, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Congratulations to the gorgeous couple! Tomorrow I am going to attend my sister’s wedding at one of iconic and popular wedding venues Los Angeles. I am very excited as have never been to any beach wedding before.

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