Thursday, June 24, 2010
Teddy Bear Thursday and the butterfly story
This teddy bear was a post wedding gift from my daughter. I recently posted about her butterfly release at her wedding at the top of a mountain. The butterflies were Monarcks that they released. They were ordered and delivered a couple of days before the wedding. We had to lower the air conditioning to keep them cold until the ceremony.
After the ceremony everyone was given a butterfly. There wings were closed as they were still cold. We had to wait for them to warm up to fly off. That didn't happen for several minutes. One butterfly choose to land on my daughter's bouquet and stayed there throughout all the photos. How neat was that. When we started down the mountain it decided to attach itself to my daughter's neck. That got a little weird. He was nudged a little to take off.
At the reception every once in awhile you'd see a Monarch floating by.
The had a little gift shop at the Dude Ranch were we had the reception and my daughter bought this bear with the Monarch for me.
Funny story about the reception. When we arrived for the wedding they were serving breakfast.
About one hour before the wedding they finally finished. One of the groom's brothers and I got the room ready for the reception in just a matter of minutes. He took care of the cake table and I did the other tables with flowers, favors and etc. I also was checking in on my daughter getting ready. It was crazy but such an easy wedding to put together. It was a morning wedding with a brunch following. The grooms family are from the Southhamptons and our family hadn't met them until this occasion. We had dinner the night before in Boulder, Brunch after the wedding and then that evening another dinner in Boulder. We had such a good time. When the groom's brother sat next to me at the last dinner I said, " Oh, no, I don't think I can laugh anymore, I am exhausted. It was such a fine blending of families. The interesting thing is there is at least 20 years difference between my husband and I and the groom's parents. The groom's sister is our age. Great family.