Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wedding Wednesday and a Giveaway

One of the most popular posts in Buttercupland during the April A to Z Blog Challenge was this post featuring a very happy bride and groom. I decided to be on the lookout for other bridal moments that I could share. The weeks went by and no brides and grooms. But a few weeks ago I was passing the LDS (Mormon) Temple across the street from Lincoln Center and saw this happy couple. Since June is the month of weddings I am delighted to begin Wedding Wednesday in June. Here's to many more Wedding Wednesdays and a toast to the brides and grooms of June, 2014.

 I especially liked that the bride's shoes and the groom's tie matched. Her shoes make a very pretty "something blue."

On to a "flash" -- quick, quick, quick -- giveaway. I was very taken with the saying on this great tote bag. 

  "Never Trust Anyone Who Has Not Brought a Book With Them."
Lemony Snicket

Knowing that there are lots of readers in Buttercupland I wanted to be able to share the saying and the tote. The kind people at Turtleback Books provided a totebag for a giveaway. Just leave a comment with the name of the book you're currently reading and be a friend of Buttercupland via Google+, Bloglovin' or Google Friend. Easy Peasy! This is a flash giveaway, for only forty-eight hours. I will choose one reader and announce it on Saturday's post. And for the decor minded, the background for the tote is my living room couch. I'm a big fan of pink and green.  

I had a fun and busy day today. Haircut, lunch with a work buddy and a slew of errands. I leave for vacation next Thursday and there are lots of things I'd like to get done before the trip. I will be away for two weeks plus a few days -- just about the longest vacation I've ever taken. I've got lists and more lists, and I'm happy that I'm checking items off. 

As always, thanks for stopping by. Take good care and happy reading.


Sola Scriptura said...

I love the way the groom's blue tie and bride's shoes match. Why didn't I think of that clever idea when I got married?
I'm currently reading The British Brides Collection - a collection of 9 romance books all set between the 1300s-1800s in the British Isles. This was a birthday gift from a dear friend, so it is an extra special read for me.

Kerin said...

What a fun picture!
I'm LDS, and so seeing that picture and a glimpse of the temple is a treat for me. Thanks for sharing!!

I'm boring.. and actually I've been reading cook books.
Working on putting together freezer meals, and crock pot meals for the summer...*smile*.

Best of luck with your to-do list, and I'm so excited for you to be going on vacation!!

Have a good day.


JoAnn Szark said...

I am looking forward to Wednesday brides! Love weddings. My current book read is A Star For Mrs. Blake.It is the story of WWI moms who lost their sons and travel to France to visit their graves. Enjoy your trip

Theresa said...

Oh yes, love the tie and shoe color:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Ronda said...

One Saturday in Central Park I saw 4 bridal couples all in proximity to Bethesda Fountain.

Nellie said...

That's a good picture of the bride and groom. Never thought about shoes being the "something blue."

I am currently reading Finding Higher Ground by Amy Seidl.

I follow you through Blogger and am always thrilled when your post appears on my Dashboard!

Enjoy your Thursday!

Elaine Sipos said...

I'm currently reading Big Brother by Lionel Shriver. Just finished Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld. Go figure, both female authors with male first names! Loving both books!
Regards from your Katie Couric friend!

peggy said...

Wedding Wednesdays are going to be fun for us! I just finished up The Walk series of three and starting on the fourth and fifth. Also reading "Vintage". I never go anywhere without a book, why would anybody? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful couple~

I am reading A Murder for her Majesty.

Enjoy your day.

Melinda said...

Great wedding picture.
I love the matching shoe and
tie idea. It is so hard to get that "something blue" tradition.

Looking forward to you vacation posts.

M :)

Melinda said...

Umm... I forgot to tell you what I was reading---

Home Again
Book Two of The Chesapeake Diaries
By: Mariah Stewart

M :)

Marie Rayner said...

I love, LOVE the photo of that cute little couple in front of the temple. So sweet with all of their lives in front of them. I hope they live happily ever after!

You sure lead a busy and full life Carol. You are always doing something exciting. I need to get out more! xxoo


A lovely couple, indeed. I like her blue shoes too.

Mevely317 said...

Yea! Your vacation is just about here, and I'm SO excited for you, Carol.

Looking back, last-minute details weren't the slightest bit annoying. 'Swear, I used to get as much pleasure from anticipating and planning as I did from the actual Adventure. For you, too?

The latest book I giggled my through is our fellow blogger's (Becky Lewellen Povich)memoirs, "From Pigtails to Chin Hairs."

Enjoy your day!