Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wedding Wednesday Goes to Richmond

I expected to get lots of pictures during my visit to Richmond, friends, gardens and the sights of the city. I got pictures of all of those things, but I had the added good fortune of discovering a wedding party being photographed during my walk around the city.

As I walked back to our hotel with friends, my friend Betsy, who is a citizen of Buttercupland, called my attention to this beautiful young woman in a wedding gown being photographed. "Perfect for Wedding Wednesday," she said. I think my friends are pretty special, but I am especially touched when they look out for ideas for Buttercupland. Thanks, Betsy!

I asked if I could also take a photograph and they couldn't have been more gracious. The bride, Erin, and her lovely mother, invited me to take as many photos as I liked. Soon several members of the wedding party joined in the pictures.

The adorable bride and groom and family
Soon the entire wedding party joined the fun. The bride's mother is on the far right. Thanks so much for your graciousness.
Before I left the bride's mother asked if I wanted to come to the wedding. I was very tempted, but the class dinner and my college friends were the reason I was in Richmond. One of my mother's favorite expressions was "You can't dance at two weddings,"  and it came to my mind as I thought about the evening.  
This photo and the one below were taken during our wonderful tour of the Virginia State Capitol. Designed by Thomas Jefferson, it is a beautiful building. Our guide brought so much enthusiasm and knowledge to our visit. 
 I think I've said this after every time I go away, but it's taking me a few days to get back to my New York life. I don't sleep quite right and my eating is leaning to the fancier food we ate in Richmond. There were crab cakes and fried oysters and this delicious apple dessert. The ice cream is maple-bacon. I ordered it to try the ice cream -- a little odd -- but I enjoyed the apple pastry a lot.
Of course my sleeping may be a little off after watching almost all fourteen innings of the World Series last night. I'm listening to Game 2 as I type. A Mets win would help me sleep better, but that doesn't seem to be happening.
As always, thanks for visiting. Take care and have a sweet Thursday.  



Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The bride and her party make me smile. Who doesn't love a wedding? It is lovely that you captured their happiness.

Paula Kaye said...

I'm sorry about the Mets, but I like be in Royals land!! Does that mean I should sleep well tonight? Have a good week!

Paula Kaye said...

I'm sorry about the Mets, but I like be in Royals land!! Does that mean I should sleep well tonight? Have a good week!

Paula Kaye said...

I'm sorry about the Mets, but I like be in Royals land!! Does that mean I should sleep well tonight? Have a good week!

Jacquelineand.... said...

The wedding party is such a happy sight and so gracious! Crabcakes? Mmmmmm.

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful...thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful Thursday, Blessings

Kerin said...

Looks like you had a lovely time.

I've wondered about maple~ bacon flavored ice cream.
Did you like it?

Warm wishes ~

dogday said...

I had to turn the game off because it was to upsetting.

Sola Scriptura said...

I love the wedding party picture. How sweet that they invited you.

Nellie said...

Well, the Mets are coming back home, and they have some catching up to do, don't they?

How lucky you were to be able to catch a wedding party for such joyous pictures! Time with friends and the food! Wow! What a great visit to Richmond!

Pam said...

Too cool with the wedding photos! I have done that before and gotten some great pics. That apple dessert looks great!

Susie said...

Buttercup, What a beautiful nice of everyone to be kind. I loved your mom's quote. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Annesphamily said...

What a fun and beautiful share! we stayed up way too late watching that World Series game too. I did root for the Royals but I have to say I have not seen such a good series in a long while. Both teams played very well and both wanted to win. It is nice to see players who play with pure heart. Thanks for sharing.