Saturday, August 24, 2013
Today is the wedding of my husband's granddaughter, Jessica & her fiance, Brian.
While we await the arrival of some of our relatives from Chicago, I thought I might take a minute to share some of the photos at one of Jessica's showers.
It was held at Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio...a very historic building in the Elizabethan style.
It is very near to Stan Hywet Hall, where the first AA meetings were held.
I captured this carved stone logo imbedded in the brick walkway, as I entered the facility.
This is the first room beyond the foyer & I'm so in love with this massive fireplace!
You could almost walk right into it, the opening is so big. Usually they have a roaring fire going but it was a very warm day in June the afternoon of the shower.
Turning left from the fireplace, you enter the bar area where appetizers are frequently served prior to the main event.
The same fireplace design is repeated on this opposite wall but I think this one is somewhat smaller in scale.
The beautifully carved bar has a painted scene of Indians carrying ...or "portaging" their canoes across the Cuyahoga river that runs through the area. That is where the name "Portage Path" comes from.
"Portage" or portaging is the practice of carrying water craft or cargo over land, either around an obstacle in a river, or between two bodies of water.
You get a better view of the dental molding across the tops of the fireplaces in this photograph along with some interesting Gothic style wall sconces.
The bridal shower was held in this beautiful room that has an entire wall of windows, on the left, looking out onto the golf course. It was a glorious day!
We've been in this room before, for one of our grandson's First Holy Communion celebrations, seen HERE.
Perhaps you will get some ideas or tips from these photos, for a shower in your future.
These are the GORGEOUS fresh flower arrangements that were on every table. Remember, my daughter-in-love gave me one to take home...you can see how I used it HERE.
The favor at each person's spot was wrapped with this elegant black silk ribbon....you KNOW I saved mine! "Motherrr, you never throw anything away!"
Just look at this decadent assortment of desserts we were served! I ate the little tart with the fresh fruit on top & brought the other 2 home to my sweetheart.
This is the only photo I feel comfortable sharing, as you know I don't put our grandchildrens photos on the internet anymore. It does give you a glimpse of the young couple...they are so much fun to be around. I just adore her choice of a husband...he fits right into the family & brings a lot of laughter to any family event.
Many blessings on both, as they pledge their love to each other today.
I hope I can get some discreet shots of the wedding to share with you later on.
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House.
I'm going to link this to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish.
I'll also join in The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays &
Yvonne's Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits on Thursday.
Posted by Rettabug at 8/24/2013 10:24:00 AM