Sunday, July 15, 2007

French Festival and Wedding Reception Site!

Today started with a quick trip to Santa Barbara, for the French Festival. We had never been, and wanted to check it out. It is just about an hour to get to Santa Barbara, from my home.
It was smaller than I had expected, but very cute and very French.

There were many food booths, including french pastry and champagne. Lattes, and crepes.
There was french music and berets. Booths with french tee shirts, and everything french. I don't know any of these people in the pictures above. Just wanted you to see the Eiffel towers.

Now for the important stuff. We then drove back from Santa Barbara, only to drive to Pacific Palisades, near Santa Monica. Our daughter Amanda's wedding will be in October. That is Joe and Amanda, aka Groom and Bride. We met them at Temescal Gateway Park, home of the best wedding reception ever! They will be married at St. Monica's church in Santa Monica. Then have their reception here in Temescal Gateway Park. The building is from the 1920's. It came out very dark. I will give you much better pictures from the actual wedding reception in Oct.
They wanted something rustic, to go along with the October, close to Halloween wedding date.
(There will be a full moon that night) This wedding has been years in the making.
Amanda and Joe met at UCSB in 2000. They got engaged 3 years ago, and waited for Joe to finish law school. He graduated last May from Pepperdine Law. (in Malibu) So they will be getting married on their 7 1/2 year dating anniversary. (So I am told)
Amanda is keeping our family tradition, of getting married in the month of October.
My grandmother, my mother, and I, all got married in October. Amanda thought it would be a nice tradition to keep going. Not to mention, that she loves the Fall and Halloween. There will be plenty of pumpkins, leaves, corn stalks etc. at this reception. We have been working on decorations, invitations and the list goes on. This is what I am doing with my Summer vacation.
If you would like, you can visit Amanda's wedding website.
When I got married, we didn't have a wedding website, oh yeah, we didn't have computers.

Have a great Monday!!!


oldflowers4me said...

oh my- what fun - your babys getting married- happy happy. love jo.

Pam Aries said...

Wow! A French Festival! Right up my alley ! Here we have Greek festivals..Scottish Festival...Cajun Festival..alas , no French!

Jill said...

How nice to have a lot of time to plan the wedding! My daughter was married in May 2005 after getting engaged in February! When we ordered the wedding dress I remember the saleswoman said in shock "you mean... THIS year?" But it happened without too many hitches, I'm happy to say.

Robolady said...

Since you like all things french you need to read this blog

be sure to check out her picture albums.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Ooh Rosemary-such an interesting post! I loved hearing about your daughters wedding plans! How perfect to plan it so carefully, even ensuring a romantic full moon!

tracy said...

I can't wait to see photos come October!

I just celebrated my 4 year wedding anniversary (I'll be 32 next month) & during this time, I always think back on all the wedding planning & how wonderful my mom, family & friends were doing the whole process. I never felt so loved as I did on my wedding day!

Storybook Woods said...

A French festival, that is sooo cool. I wish we had one !!! Clarice

Simply Me Art said...

You went to one of my most favorite Cities in the World. Thanks for the visit. Would Love to Retire to Santa B. but we would probably have to live in a Trailer. LOL. Congrats to the Bride and Groom to be!! Jamie

Susie Q said...

Oh how I would love to attend the French festival!
The wedding will be lovely! How special...
I look forward to hearing more about it all.

Oh! I LOVED your kitchen!! The painting techniques are stunning!


the feathered nest said...

What fun! I would have enjoyed the food! That's cool that your daughter is keeping the tradition of getting married in October. Fall is such a beautiful time of year!


The French Nest said...

Sounds like so much fun! What a great idea! Did you treat yourself to a glass of champagne and a French pastry?


Southern Heart said...

I think that it sounds like the perfect wedding! (you guessed I'd say that, didn't you? :) I will look forward to hearing more about it. They are an adorable couple!



KLKinFLA said...

What a beautiful couple! Their special day will be perfect, I'm sure. Can't wait to see pictures!

Merci-Notes said...

Hahah, you are too funny! I love all of the tradition , i wanted a round diamond like my dad gave my mom and i hoped for adress similiar to my moms.
Oh, a full moon!!! Iwish them many happy planning memories and laughs too, more wishes later for the wedding : )
With Kindness,

tongue in cheek said...

How fun is that! Great Eiffel towers too! I have a dear friend, who is French, who lives in Santa Barbara, and she never told me about this!

PAT said...

Hi Rosemary...what a great time you had!!

I am going to have a look at your daughter's wedding site!

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Raised In Cotton said...

Hi Rosemary,

What a magical wedding your daughter will have! Nothing more beautiful then a full harvest moon!



cammyk said...

What a wonderful time of year for a wedding. I look forward to more wedding planning posts!