Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Beginnings and Endings

Beginnings and Endings are a part of life. Sometimes those things are joyous. Sometimes they come tinged with sadness. Mr. P and I have run the gamut of both those emotions in the last 24 hours. 

After a week of exceedingly variable weather, Mother Nature decided to knock it out of the park on Sunday and turned on the most spectacular day. The weather was especially important because our whole family were gathering for a Very Special Event.Nephew of Pyjamas and The One Who Always Looks Beautiful got married in front of family and friends on Sunday afternoon after 9 years together, and the day was absolutely perfect. 

I had a quick word to the groom just prior to the nuptials and asked how he was doing. With supreme conviction he told me he wasn't one bit nervous. I guess there's no need to be nervous when you're doing something you've been dreaming of for a long time. 

The Groom on the left and his brother and best man on the right  

Aaron and Chloe getting married ! 
That hand in the pocket is very typical of my nephew. Casual and relaxed. Always cool. 


Who doesn't love cake? 


The bride was gorgeous, graceful and oh so happy!


Nobody fluffed their speeches and Other Nephew of Pyjamas did a bang up job of his best man duties. My sister looked stunning as the mother of the groom and my brother in law was seen in a suit for the first time ever , which rendered many of us incapable of speech for several minutes. Then the rude people (My Dad and my Husband) pretty much rolled around on the floor laughing.  


Morning after shot of the married couple. (or at least their hands !) I went rogue and totally stole this picture from Chloe's instagram feed .....without even asking. Yeah- damn right I'm a rebel.


Much love and happiness to you both.

As the happy couple were enjoying their first day of married life, Mr. P and I said goodbye to an old and treasured friend. The Six Million Dollar Cat aka Mordecai took his final journey to the place where all good and faithful cats go for their eternal rest. I like to imagine for Mordecai, that place always has full bowls of food and someone to permanently scratch his head between the ears. 



Rest well little orange friend. I will miss you. 



32 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lovely photos of the wedding and yes I could easily see the rebel in you from your post.

So, so sorry your lost your kitty Shay. Gentle hugs from Texas.

Cath said...

I love a good wedding. We were recently witness to niece #1 getting married. Sorry to hear about the orange one but sounds a decent place wherever he is. xxxxx

Jackie said...

So sorry about your kitty. Sounds as if he is enjoying the here after.

The wedding pictures are lovely. Looks like the weather cooperated fully.

God bless.

Mad about Craft said...

So sorry about your puss.

Lovely wedding pics!

Marie said...

oh, Shay -- what is it with red cats -- they steal our hearts and test our patience ... I can only imagine how spectacular his next adventure will be ....

Me and My Stitches said...

What an array of emotions in a short time. Glad the wedding went off without a hitch, but so terribly sorry for the loss of your pretty kitty. Hugs to you.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful couple!!! The day looked stunning. Such gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing such a special day. I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful fur friend...sending hugs xx

audrey said...

I love a good wedding.:) So sorry to hear about your beloved cat though...

AnnieO said...

Well done weddings are the best! Glad Mother Nature helped make it more gorgeous. Goodbyes to pets are hard!

thea said...

the wedding looks wonderful! nice that you could enjoy the day with them and family.

So very sorry about Mordecai. our furry friends bring so much love into our lives.

Susan said...

Looks like it was a perfect wedding day, love a beautiful garden wedding. Sorry to hear about your boy. X

SoozeM said...

What a beautiful wedding! So sorry to hear about Mordecai, we said goodbye to our kitty a couple of months ago now and miss her terribly, it is amazing how much we come to love our furry family members!

Tazzie said...

Sending you big love and hugs hon.
Tazzie
xoxox

Leanne said...

Sending big hugs XXXXXX

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Beautiful wedding - what a cake!

Sorry to hear about your lovely cat ... hugs.

Suzan Oxenreider said...

It looks like it was a lovely wedding. What? pics of you in your new outfit?!

So sorry for the loss of your beloved cat.

Sooli said...

Congratulations to the happy couple, how lucky were they to have such lovely weather? Sending you online hugs, I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a much loved kitty. Such little things which leave such a large hole in your life when they're no longer there.

Barb H said...

What a beautiful wedding but mixed with such sadness for Mordecai. I hope he had lived a long and eventful life, and is enjoying his reward in feline paradise.

Dawn said...

That is the gambit of emotions! Congratulations to the beautiful newly married couple.
Hugs for kitty, and you.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm so sorry to hear abour Mordacai. It is so sad to lose a beloved member of yoyr family. Hugs to you and Mr P.

The wedding photos are beautiful, such a perfect day for a garden wedding! The bride looks beautiful, and I love the way the groom looks so laidback.

Sheila said...

All my cats are now sharing The Great Duvet in the Sky & hopefully not fighting.

Kate said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mordecai. Giving my own Six Million Dollar Cat a hug right now. :(

Noela said...

What a beautiful wedding Shay. I have a ginger cat like your fellow. He is getting older and I am dreading the day, so sorry to hear about Mordecai, big hugs coming your way. Hugs.....

Karen said...

Oh my what a perfect looking day for a wedding! Gorgeous couple. I am also sorry to hear about your orange kitty! I sincerely believe the loss of pets is more painful than people :(.

the running hare said...

Lovely post and photos Shay ( though I would have liked one of you in all your glory!). Looks like the perfect wedding . So sorry to hear about Mordecai.

Elizabeth said...

So sorry to hear about Mordecai (excellent pet name, BTW). I'm sure he's happy, loved and well taken-care of.

Thanks for sharing the wedding. The bride looked amazing. Loved their wedding ring photo, and the photo of them all sitting around the table. Excellent! Congratulations to the happy couple.

xo -E

Cindy said...

Wow! You have to be exhausted emotionally. Congrats to your family taking in a new spirit. That's very exciting. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your cat, though. They're such lovely friends. It is very difficult to move on without them.

Kate said...

Looks like wedding day was perfect for just about everyone. Hope it was a fun day for all. I guess you survived the pink bridal shower.

So sorry that Mordecai had to go. Hopefully he's got the the cat nip he could want along with those behind the ear scratches.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Gorgeous wedding...
Sorry the Six Million Dollar Cat has gone on his final adventure :(

Pokey said...

Pretty pictures at the wedding, ah, joy and sorrow blended in one day. I'm so sorry for your loss of your furbaby Mordecai!
hugs, pokey

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats to Nephew of Pyjamas and The One Who Always Looks Beautiful, but sorry to hear about the 6 million dollar cat :o(

Terri said...

Highs and good byes - that's what life is made of. Congrats to your nephew - he has great taste in women, that's for sure.
Hugs to you regarding your orangie. So sorry for your loss.
More hugs,too