Saturday, September 14, 2013

TO THE WEDDING

 THE DAY BEFORE

 WE'VE ARRIVED!






STOUT'S ISLAND LODGE, WISCONSIN




PREPARATIONS HAVE BEGUN!


A CABIN NAMED CLARA




 GIRLS OF MINE




 GOING TO REHEARSAL DINNER








BACK TO THE ISLAND, TILL TOMORROW...



THE WEDDING DAY






























EVIDENCE OF FAIRIES (AND FROGS) ON THIS ENCHANTED ISLAND



(SHH...MADE BY A CERTAIN DARLING GRANDDAUGHTER)







GETTING READY








NEWLY WED






(OUR WEDDING DAY SHAWLS)








A PERFECT END TO THE DAY


THE FOLLOWING MORNING, RISING EARLY, WE'LL BE LEAVING SOON, BUT FIRST...

WE DRINK COFFEE AT THE WATER'S EDGE


AND PEACEFULLY KNIT ONE LAST TIME...




GOODBYE STOUT'S ISLAND, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING




ON THE WAY BACK TO THE AIRPORT, WE TOOK CORN FIELD PHOTOS


TAG! YOUR TURN!







BEAUTIFUL WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA







FOR THE CHILDREN (HANNAH AND THE GRANDS), THE MALL OF AMERICA


MY THRILLED GRANDCHILDREN!


TO THE NEWLYWEDS
congratulations my beautiful daughter and new son (in law). i didn't take any photographs of the ceremony, thank goodness there was a professional photographer, since i did spend the entire time in tears.
you chose the perfect place to wed, on this island of happy days. i'm wishing you a lifetime of joyful happy days ahead and all the love your hearts can hold. i love you, mom.
 MR. & MRS. Z








THANK YOU DEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR SHARING THIS MOST 
SPECIAL TIME WITH US!
XXXXX lori

71 comments:

  1. oh my. so beautiful. what a magical place to get married. i love there bit of spiciness, the sassy blue boots, and your granddaughter with her pretty white dress and her crunch boots. it all looks so perfect. the shawl looks amazing on your daughter. <3
    the only thing missing was a photo of you all decked out.
    congratulations on the growing of your family.

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  2. Absolutely perfect! Everyone looks gorgeous and the venue is amazing. I would also love to see you in all your finery.

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  3. I smiled ear to ear from the first photo and never stopped...
    thank you, Lori!

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  4. Contatulations dear Lori! It,s a joy to scroll your photo's. All those smiling faces, the beautiful island.......What a perfect spot for a wedding! Your daughters, son in law and the rest of your family all look lovely!!

    Wishing you a Happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

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  5. spectacular - gorgeous pics. I will come back to see again but oh my that shawl - wow!!!

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  6. How romantic What a perfect place what a perfect wedding! So happy for all of you!
    ♥M

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  7. So excited to see this on my blog reader - so beautiful but need to watch again on the laptop rather than phone. Such a happy day - but where are you? Maybe another post? xx

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  8. and thank YOU dearest Lori for sharing with us
    these wonderful photos
    from your very special days!!

    xxo,
    Vibeke.

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  9. Dear Lori, what a lovely, lovely, wedding. So many gorgeous things to like. The location is truly magical…the lake… and the cabin, the wild flower bouquets, then the shawl you shared in yarn along…Oh and ‘the something blue’ boots and the lacy tights or stockings…and the enchanted fairy homes (like something out of The Summer Book). And the photos, I especially love the one of the newly weds with their backs to us, gazing over the lake. Your family all look so beautiful (love Hannah’s dresses both of them)…I hope we’ll see some of you with your pretty dress and shoes next time…Thanks for sharing you wonderful day…May everyone live happily ever after…
    debx

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  10. What a wonderful Wedding thank you for sharing with us. Such a beautiful place just perfect in every way I loved how relaxed you all seemed to be. The swimming in the lake, the beautiful cabins . Everyone looked so happy and chilled.
    Your daughter looked so pretty , the bouquets adding to the natural look, lovely colours. I hope they are really happy and enjoy a long life together.
    Rosezeeta...

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  11. What an absolutely stunning spot for a wedding, and a gorgeous family you have too. Congratulations!! xx

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  12. So much joyous LIFE! Every good wish to them and to you Lori x

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  13. Beautiful place for a beautiful ceremony! Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and joy!!

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  14. thank you for sharing all these...enjoyed seeing them!

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  15. what joyful beginning for what I hope will be a life full of joys!!!!

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  16. So much love and happiness is all your photos Lori. Thank you so much for sharing them with us, I almost felt like I was there. While all the pictures are wonderful, my favorite is your daughter showing her boots, love it and love you my dear friend!

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  17. What a gorgeous, heart warming story you have shared. A journey of joy.

    Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

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  18. To echo all of the other comments: beautiful! The location, your family, everything. It sounds like you had a fabulous time.

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  19. Currently speechless

    Except:

    Are those glass mason jars sprayed gold?

    Oh and except:

    Holy Moley gorgeous

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    1. they are! kimberly and mike tried to handmake most of their wedding :)

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  20. Absolutely beautiful ! You have a gorgeous family! My heart is swelling for you and your family.
    I too believe Wisconsin is one of the most beautiful sate in the Union. I went to school up in Northern Wisconsin.

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  21. Lori, your daughter and new son-in-law have certainly begun their new marriage in a magically, romantic place, surrounded by natural beauty and so much family love. The Island seems to have sprung from a storybook's pages.

    Your photographs are remarkable.

    Best wishes to the bride and groom, and many thanks to you for this chronicle of a remarkable occasion.

    xo

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  22. What a beautiful wedding Lori. Everything looks so perfect. Congratulations to the happy couple.

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  23. Beautiful photos of what looks to be a most beautiful wedding - thank you for sharing x

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  24. So, so beautiful! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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  25. I am holding on to hope that my boys and maybe a granddaughter of yours will meet and fall in love and live happily ever after :) It looks like such a beautiful and special place to get married. congrats to the newlyweds

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  26. WOW- pure magic. I love the setting - this is so very beautiful. Lovely to see all your family and their happy faces- Your daughter is glowing. Big congratulations!

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  27. What an amazing wedding..and the shawls are beautiful. I cannot get over how much the landscape looks like here in New Brunswick..so similar...with all the lakes and farmland. Your family is gorgeous.

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  28. such gorgeous photos, and what a beautiful wedding!! I LOVE the boots the girls wore under their dresses, the little fairy home, and knitting on the dock - I would love to do that.

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  29. Dear Lori, it looks magical it must have been such a romantic place to marry at!
    The nature looks very much like my homecountry!
    I enjoy the sign with the sister town of Hassela��
    Long live the love between the two of them, they look so happy together!

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  30. Awe, what a wild, crazy, beautiful family you have!

    lovelovelove,
    Deb

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  31. Dear Lori I so enjoyed all your wonderful pictures of your daughter and son in law's lovely island wedding! It all looks so beautiful and romantic! Congratulations to you all......such a happy time for your sweet family.
    Helen x

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  32. Ah, I would have cried the whole time. I am actually a little choked up looks at your beautiful girl with her lovely shawl. So many new and amazing steps and roads in this life. How incredible that your family has you and your talent for capturing them so beautifully. Congratulations to your beautiful family!

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  33. What a lovely, lovely relaxing wedding day! Everyone should spend their day just like that! My two favorite photos (1) the one with your daughter standing next to the fence with her blue boots showing; and (2) the two of them sitting in the deck chairs looking out at the water. Just gorgeous! Best wishes to all, Tammy

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  34. congratulations, lori on your daughter's wedding - what a gorgeous family and equally gorgeous setting. you must be such a proud momma!!

    i've never heard of stout's island - where in wisconsin is this place located? in lake superior or lake michigan?

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    1. hi amanda! stout's island is in the center of red cedar lake, an 1800 acre lake in northeastern barron county wisconsin. you can read more about stout's island at their website here:

      http://stoutsislandlodge.com/ it's one of the historic hotels of america. i'm so glad the kids discovered it!

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  35. I am knitting a Woodland shawl in that exact green. Love it.

    Ravel id tracysh.

    Lovely wedding pics too. ;)

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  36. True magic, beautiful pictures. What a great family you have. The shawls were outstanding, thanks for sharing your special time.

    Hugs and blessings, Trudy

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  37. Simply Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  38. thank you so much for such kind words and wishes, it's really so lovely to be able to share and live it all again (i wish i were back there, and i wish you could all come too!)

    andee bring your boys! it was like tom sawyer's island for children!

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  39. I'm breathless. How very lovely. Beautiful. Perfect!

    Thanks so much for sharing the happy occasion. May I say again, one more time. What a lovely family you have.

    Love you, Lori x five.

    (((♥)))
    Lo

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  40. Sigh. Swoon. Love! What a beautiful family you have, and what a joyful, happy occasion in an enchanted forest on a lake (with fairies, frog princes, REAL princesses--and a queen ♥)

    Wishing your whole family blessing upon blessing.

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  41. What a wonderful celebration. Your family is beautiful and I love your pictures. The shawl ended up just gorgeous on her dress. What a perfect occasion!

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  42. amazing photos, lori! your daughter is so lucky to have your imagery from the day. looks like it was a beautiful and joyful wedding.

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  43. beautiful weekend at a gorgeous setting! I can imagine the happiness you felt watching your children and grand children.

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  44. Lori,
    What fantastical images of such an earthy, ethereal wedding in the woods. I noticed the exquisite wrap that has your handiwork all over it. What a special occasion and it looks as though there were many memories made for future replay. Congratulations Lori on your expanding family. xx

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  45. Thank you so very much Lori for sharing such a special day with your friends worldwide. The love that your family shares exudes through your beautiful photography. Again, thank you! P.S. Your daughter's shawl looked absolutely beautiful.

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  46. What a magical place to share one's life with another! Congratulations to the blessed couple...today, my hubby and I celebrate 45 years together. It's good when you find that soul mate on the first try, XOXO

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  47. beautiful ♥ the celebration spot, family, gown & shawl, photos ~ you captured it all so perfectly. the 2 adirondack chairs w/bouquet between them overlooking the lake took my breath away ♥ congratulations xo

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  48. Utterly gorgeous, every bit. Congratulations to the beautiful couple, and wishing them many magical years together. :)

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  49. Wonderful! Congrats to the newlyweds and thank you for sharing their special day with us.

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  50. What a lovely wedding, and in such a stunningly beautiful place. Those girls of yours are really very gorgeous! It seems as if you had a wonderful time, and I love to see how the wedding was not just a grand affair, but a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to meet and have a good time. What a fabulous start to their life together!

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  51. So very enchanting! Such a beautiful family and setting! Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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  52. Blessings to your dear loving family Lori!
    What joy! What posies! What bridal boots!!!
    and such LOVE emanating from every face!

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  53. What an idyllic place to get married! And, your shawls were absolutely beautiful, Lori! Great job! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures.

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  55. (delayed) congratulations!
    Magical place and wonderful photos.

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  56. Lori, I've come over here a few times to look at your beautiful photos and just needed to wait until there were no distractions (which is rare!) so I could comment, even though I'm still lost for words really. Such a beautiful Wedding. Everything from your gorgeous family to the location is just perfect! So much love is evident in every single photo and thank you so much for sharing your special day with us. The shawl you made looks exquisite on your gorgeous daughter. I'm so happy for you! Mel x

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  57. What a gorgeous wedding, couple, and family you share here with us! Wishing Kim and her handsome family all the love their hearts can hold. I like your words so much... Beautiful shawl you knit and I love her blue boots! Your family has such cool style. Obviously they get it from you! Coolest mom ever.

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  58. First time visitor (found you by a comment you left on another blog) ~ Congratulations! The wedding was beautiful..! Your pictures..sigh.. Adore the one of them sitting on the dock together in their wedding clothes. What a wonderful special day! Thank you for sharing. Wishing them many years of happy ...

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  59. Hi Sweetie, so sorry to be late, beautiful, wonderful wedding and photos! Congrats to all of you.
    xoxo

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  60. I was shocked and thrilled to see that your daughter married on the Island of Happy Days. I am originally from Minnesota and have lived for the past 23 years in Santa Barbara. A few summers ago we went home for our annual visit and stayed with family members at Stouts Island Lodge. We found it magical. I wondered if it still was in existence because it was in need of repair while we were there.....glad to see it is as magical as it was when we were there.....

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    1. what a small world! it was so beautiful kathie, i was so glad to have found it and really hope to return someday! it truly is a magical place.

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  61. Well it was HIGH time I catch up with your blog Lori! What gorgeousness, what love, what a celebration!! I'm sure you still smile at all the warm and wonderful memories. I sure did looking at all those gorgeous photos. May love continue to be all around your amazing family! A lifetime of happiness to the newlyweds!

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xoxo lori