Wedding replay

by singlemomseeking on September 27, 2010

Simply put: I’m very happy. Here’s a quick glimpse of our wedding:

I’m so grateful to our friends and family who worked big time before the big day to string lanterns, make bouquets, decorate our wedding canopy (a.k.a. a chuppah), and SO much more! That’s my Dad and Aunt Marge below with me, helping out with the decorating.

After a cold and rainy week in California, the sun came out and it was such a beautiful day! I was getting dressed in the house, and so excited to see guests arrive….


My Dad and my daughter walked me down the aisle…


We read our vows — which we hadn’t shared with each other until this moment. (We were so emotional that we didn’t realize so many others were crying, too!)

We exchanged rings…

And a kiss…



As it got dark, we devoured cupcakes… adorned by a cake topper made by one of my long-time single mom friends. Even our cat made it onto the cake topper!

And the surprise performance? A family rock concert to “Don’t Stop Believing”  with my daughter singing, Chris playing the guitar, and me on the sax.

As for our surprise caterer…. you’ll just need to wait on that one. Guesses are welcome!


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janine November 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm

OH! I’m so glad everything worked out with the dress! I was on pins and needles! I feel like the process of organizing and throwing a wedding is like a dress rehearsal for marriage. The way you work together and compromise is a wealth of life lessons for your new life as a married couple.


Jenice October 13, 2010 at 9:22 am

Wow I’ve been gone a long time! Congrats! Seems the last time I’ve been to your blog you were still single!
.-= Jenice´s last blog ..Single and sober… =-.


chele October 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

It looks absolutely beautiful. May you share a lifetime of joy and happiness.
.-= chele´s last blog .. =-.


QTMama October 4, 2010 at 9:05 am

Dude. Best Boots ever.

Really really happy for you. And kind of jealous in the envious sort of way. 😉
.-= QTMama´s last blog ..Purse Texting and Brooches =-.


Sandra October 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Beautiful ceremony ! You look stunning ! Congratulations !


Sarah October 1, 2010 at 11:00 am

You’re going to make a lot of people jealous with such a nice wedding!


Swati September 30, 2010 at 8:26 am

OMG!! It’s SO beautiful!! What a lovely setting – and I am so blown away by your family concerto – I hope you have that on a long-lasting video and play it all the time :-). You look sparkly and gorgeous!

My computer isn’t letting me see the cake topper photo so I’ll be back again to see that one – but everyone looks so, so happy – you can just feel the love.

Lots of X’s and lots of O’s you all of you!

.-= Swati´s last blog ..I Have a Confession to Make =-.


Leslie September 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I’ve been out of touch with my blog world for a while, I can’t believe I’ve missed so much – so so happy to see you had a magical day Rachel. You’ve got a good one! :)


Eathan September 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Congrats to you and LG. Hope you have years of happiness.


Mike September 29, 2010 at 7:27 am

It looks like a great wedding. Much happiness being sent your way.
.-= Mike´s last blog ..I Really Like Her =-.


Nicki September 29, 2010 at 3:58 am

This was too perfect. I’m so thrilled for you. Thank you for sharing such amazing pictures.
.-= Nicki´s last blog ..The Club No One Wanted to Join… =-.


Baby September 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing your special day with us! Best wishes!!! :)
.-= Baby´s last blog ..Sticks &amp Stones =-.


Jenni September 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Between you and T, I just love love love how you did the wedding! It was just surrounded by so much imagination and FUN!

Congrats Rachel!


Jolene September 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Gorgeous!! congrats!
.-= Jolene´s last blog ..Adjusting =-.


Monique September 28, 2010 at 10:13 am

I’ve followed your story for 2 years now and you give me so much hope that as a single mother, fairytales really do come true. Maybe one I will find my love that complements me. Congrats Rachel!
.-= Monique´s last blog ..Lessons about Life =-.


singlemomseeking September 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm

@Monique: You really will…. I wish I could say it was all a fairytale. Perhaps part of finding love was truly realizing that relationships take work — and so much love. I’m just so grateful that I’ve found a man who’s right there, working with me, open and willing.


Canadian Bald Guy September 28, 2010 at 2:15 am

Rachel, this is awesome! I’m so happy for you. Congratulations.

.-= Canadian Bald Guy´s last blog ..Finding Inspiration =-.


Mommy to the Monsters September 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Congrats…so HAPPY for you!!!!


Ewokmama September 27, 2010 at 9:48 pm

It looks like a beautiful wedding! I love how we used similar elements but they turned out so differently – personal style FTW!

Congratulations!! Did you do a camping honeymoon?
.-= Ewokmama´s last blog ..Random notes on Jack =-.


singlemomseeking September 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

@Ewokmama: You know that I thought of YOU while putting those paper lanterns up. Thanks for the great idea!


GLSD September 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Simply beautiful… congratulations…and many, many years of happiness!


Martini Mom September 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Congratulations to you guys! So, so, SO happy for you!
.-= Martini Mom´s last blog ..Naming Jupiter =-.


jen September 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Congratulations. It sounds like it all went really really well.


Christina Smith September 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Rachel, I am so happy for you! Thank you for sharing a special moment in your life with us. From the decorations to the after party every detail was made and planned with love and it shows. I didn’t know you could play the sax! You go girl!

All the best and Congratulations. May you and your family live long and be prosperous-



singlemomseeking September 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Well, I used to play the sax… but with some practice, I suppose it’s one of those things you never quite forget? I look forward to making more music in the future with my new band…


Melissa Chapman September 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Mazel Tov!!! I love your chuppa and you wedding cake topper and every last detail- everything looks just beautiful!! Wishing you so much love and happiness xo


notasoccermom September 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Big Big congratulations~


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