Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Queen Mary Weekend

I promised photos from the weekend wedding we attended. The beautiful bride was my cousin's daughter. I was maid of honor in her parent's wedding :-) Although the wedding took  place at 6:00pm, it was still pretty warm. Southern California is in the midst of a heat wave, just like so much of the country. 
 The Russian Submarine
The Promenade Deck. There are signs all along here that say, Be Careful, Uneven Floor.
 The Veranda Deck, where the wedding took place, with a view of Long Beach. I told my kids that the round building at the right is where I saw Elvis Presley in concert. 
They weren't impressed either :-)
The new Mr. and Mrs.
Our Family
 Some former guests :-)
The hand beaded dress! My cousin made this dress. She's a very talented seamstress. Many friends worked on the beading.
Dancing with the man of my dreams :-)
Isn't he handsome?
 And another one of my favorite guys.
One of the old deck chairs. Wouldn't we all love to have one of these?
And one of the old signs. I decided to show it in black and white, because I think if there had been a photo back in the day, that's how it would've been.
One last photo of The Grand Lady at night.
Congratulations Nikki and Chris. We love you!


Goosegirl said...

Oh my that is gorgeous! We have never visited the Queen Mary. I want to go next time we are down there. But somehow, we always spend every second at Disneyland and never go see this lovely ship. The wedding looks lovely and you have such a gorgeous family. Glad you had fun!

My name is PJ. said...

What a great idea for a wedding! The dress is a work of art. And you and your hubby look so happy together. How can you look so young after raising so many children??!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What an absolutely amazing wedding!!! And Marcia, your family pic is so beautiful! You have 6 beautiful children and your very blessed~ That wedding gown is just amazing, the bead work must have taken forever to do.
Thanks for sharing this happy day,

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Hi Marcia,
Thank you for your sweet comment about my sister, and thank you for your prayers. She is doing a little better. Chemo is just a long, hard road, but she is an amazingly strong and determined gilr!!! And, it has been inspiring to see her faith in action!

The wedding you attended was beautiful! I love the history of the ship too. What a fun, fun evening.

I'll be back,

Diana said...

Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing them.

Christine said...

Hi Marcia!

What a fabulous venue for a wedding and what a lovely couple! (You and Russ make a great couple too!:-)

The bride's dress is stunning and how special that so many friends helped bead it!

Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful week!

katie said...

Awesome wedding, one to always be remembered. Your family is lovely.
The wedding dress was beautiful what an heirloom.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

MARCIA!! You are the winner of the sweater flower give-away on my blog! (As a follower, you were automatically entered.) Please email me at mishlunt@yahoo.com with your address so I can mail your two flowers!

Warmly, Michelle

Shelley said...

What a great place for a wedding! And I loved that intricate beading on her dress - very beautiful. Enjoyed your family photos and seeing you & your hubby dance - you make a cute couple!

Melanie said...

Those are wonderful pictures, Marcia.
The beading on her dress was beautiful! I'm sure that must have taken quite a while to do.
I just loved all the pictures of your family - such great smiles! :)

Julie Harward said...

How fun to go there...you and your husband make a beautiful couple, he is handsome and he is lucky to have you, such a pretty wife! :D

Becky K. said...

How very, very fun! I love the photos of your family as a group and then dancing. Perfect. Oh, and that dress is stunning!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~what a lovely special time~

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That's one place I've always wanted to visit. Great photos! :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Beverly said...

Oh Marcia, I love this. Not only reminescent to see pictures of the Queen Mary, but also to see pictures of your beautiful family.
You and your husband both make a very handsome couple.
Great place for a wedding.
FYI...When they first brought the Queen Mary to Long Beach, they auctioned off some of the contents. My Mom bought 2 twin mattresses and some other things, I can't remember. But, I slept on one matress and used it for my oldest son for a long time. Ewww! What was I thinking? Wonder who and how many had slept there. She had it cleaned, but, I'm just saying...
Back to wedding. Beautiful bride and wedding dress. Loved the hand beading.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Yes, the man of your dreams is pretty dreamy and you look adorable dancing together. That dress is to die for. Really unique. What a fun idea for a wedding!

Colleen said...

Great pictures! Love the ones of you and your hubby!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What a beautiful place to have a wedding! I am impressed about your Elvis concert! ( :
You and your hubby look so much in love. And what a beautiful family you have!
Have a pretty day!

Janet said...

The Queen Mary is such a beautiful place for a wedding! It's also a great place to spend your wedding night, as my husband and I did almost 31 years ago!!!

Janet said...

Opps! I meant almost 30 years ago!

Neil and Susan Brown said...

What a beautiful wedding Marcia! You and your honey are a lovely couple as well. I haven't been on the Queen Mary since I was a little girl. It was nice seeing all the pictures and knowing she is being preserved still. Lovely blog! Susan:)

LLJ said...

Wow, what a night to remember! I am so happy that you had that time with your family!
Yes, that dress is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like so much fun. We were there last May (2009). Got on a cruise ship right next door. The Russian sub was kind of neat. Mimi

mommyx12 said...

What a wonderful wedding. Everything is so beautiful.

Evonne said...

Marcia, I just had to write and share with you. I live in TN.but on a visit to my daughter and family in southern NV. last year, they took me to southern CA. and we spent the night on the Queen Mary. It in so beautiful! But what made it even more special was that during WWII, when it was used as a military transport ship,my father made the trip to England with the army on that very ship! Can't tell you how it felt to walk on that ship,knowing my dad,who is no longer with me, walked those very steps. Thanks for posting the pictures and bringing back such sweet memories! Evonne

outdoor.mom said...

such great photos!! so glad you enjoyed the special time with your family!!