First words: Lindsay & Natalie’s Wedding

Wow, what a weekend.

I am the proudest, happiest, most amazed and grateful mama bear on the west coast.

A magnificent and epic experience for everyone involved.

It was  everything… and the food was close to perfect.

And, I loved my outfit.

Wow, what a wedding.

The ceremony, the reception, the rehearsal dinner, the day after brunch. The camping, the pond, the teamwork and power of the Hog Farm.

So much to share.

But for now, I’m gonna let this picture do all the talking,

while I maintain my glow.

What a night!!

L & N Wedding Tomorrow!! (that’s my girl!!)

We are here! The Wedding is Saturday!

In smoky Mendocino County with the winds blowing their way to a clear sky for wedding day.

The family has gathered and the friends are on best behavior, with one helping hand and a beer in the other.

It’s hot here!

The barn is looking good.

The flea infestation has been squashed (hopefully)  the vintage cloths are de-wrinkling and the poison oak has been roped off and quarantined.

The couple is feeling good. Ready not ready? Who’s to say?

They are still in love!

I’ve gathered all my sparkliest adornments and may or may not wear my handmade pink linen suit jacket. Like I said. HAWT!

Johnny had to pick up the rentals in Ukiah, an hour away and had to make two trips because the truck wasn’t big enough.

That’s him before the second load.

He had a bit of an adventure when he lost that load of chairs on the freeway. He said white splinters of chairs were everywhere. That’s my Johnny! Playing chicken, rescuing chairs on the  101 for his daughter’s wedding.

Some nice firemen blocked off the freeway for him so he could recover what he could.

They’re very neighborly up here.

Additional signage has been posted – not the easiest place to find…

The party favors have been pounded…

The t-shirts have been printed. My friend Ellen at Ellen’s Silkscreening always does a phenomenal job.

We are ready!

Kind of, sort of.

We have a rehearsal dinner tonight for 160 or so, and the wedding has 180 guests.


Did I tell you, Irene ( Natalie’s Mom) is growing all the food?

 Kind of Amazing.

My only hope?

That all my guests share in this lovely weekend with full hearts, generous spirits and  an adventurous attitude.

I know they will. They are all my tribe.

Let’s do this!!

As a reminder, here’s the OG pic of the barn.

Wait till you see it tomorrow…