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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wedding bells part 1.

29 days from today My middle son Miguel will be getting married.    A wonderful son that has achieved and believes in smiles. "Smiles he says, take you a long long way in life"
                                      looking at one of his school photos. Taken at school in South Africa where he was born.. He is the second from the left...look at that grin.
                    Some of you  might have read  before in a post , that Miguel is a prominent Dental Surgeon and a specialist on Implantology.
 I wonder if he knew this would come to be, here in this photo.,taken when he was about 8 or 9 months old  . His elder brother Manel is holding him . I took it on Manel's first day that Manel  went to primary school. - "Smile Miguel".. mouth open Miguel gives a smile. "
 He still says that today.!!
                                       A lovely photo taken with his his sister about 8 years ago.
                                     The    Invitation  simple and elegant
                                                  with a simple  gold wedding band seal stamped on the back of the envelope
                               Bell's will be ringing soon.  
                                                            A simple rose on the front of the invitation.


Miguel in June recieving an award in Cannes.

                          Sasha is a top model and we just adore her












                                    Prince charming, has found his princess.

I was looking through photos today.   When a few tears fell upon my cheeks.  How I remember so well the day he was born.  A wonderful son.   He is loved by his sister and brothers , and I am blessed that they are all very very good close friends.
I am so so happy for Miguel ,he has waited a long time for his princess.

The invitations have been sent
I have my dress and shoes .ready
Lots of excitement at the moment in the family.

I am making this post in 3 parts..   This is the first.... Then the venue - then after the wedding.  August the 30th.

Sharing a little part of my life and the love that my children have given me, each one of them is special.




 Love is the most wonderful gift that god gave us.   Sending all my dear blogging friends lots of love..
    Val

39 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Him and the whole family. They look like a very nice couple.

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  2. Oh I love what he said about smiles. What a great man that is. His bride is beautiful. And I am expecting an invitation any day - I would love to come. lol sandie

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    1. Thank you so much Sandie, He is still a smiler.. He doesnt like sad people.. Happiness and smiles are his motto.
      How I would love to invite you all.
      Maybe i will have a tea for us. x

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  3. very handsome son and gorgeous bride to be! congratulations to you all!

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    1. Thanks Tex. They do make a great couple.. but love comes first

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  4. Such excitement Val and what a gorgeous couple they make. I can imagine that on their wedding day they will indeed look like Prince Charming and his beautiful Princess.

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    1. I try not to get too excited. But there is a lot to do. They make a fine couple.. I wish them so much happiness.
      Thank you Rosemary.

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  5. You do have a very handsome son, but most important he does seem to enjoy his life. A beautiful bride. Wish them all the luck in the world, so congratulations to you and them. love what he saus about smiles. groetjes, Gerda

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    1. Thank you Gerda.. I have 3 wonderful sons.. All good lookers.
      Miguel and Sasha will I hope make a fine couple and be very happy.
      He is always smiling

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  6. He was an adorable baby--I'm sure he made everyone smile--and is a handsome (and interesting) man. Sasha (is she Russian?) is lovely. I look forward to more posts on this very special occasion.

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    1. Thank you Jen..He was such an adorable baby.. He never gave any touble and never cried.. Yes Sasha (Alexandra) is Russian. They Met in New york. She was modeling there at the time and Miguel was giving a lecture.. They met through friends at a dinner. She has lived in Paris for 14 years.

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  7. Such a sweet post, Val....I will be looking for more photos. They are a handsome couple!

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    1. Thanks Meggie..
      I will tell a little more as the time gets nearer.. I am getting nervous.

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  8. Happy times, Val! Miguel is very good-looking, and Sasha is going to be a stunning bride. Best wishes for a wonderful day, and I know you will love it. Hope you show us your outfit too :)
    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Patricia.
      They are very happy together.. i am nervous and excited at the same time.
      will be posting more.

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  9. What a wonderful post, Val, overflowing with love !xxx

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    1. Thank you Silver Bunny.
      Sasha lived in Paris for 14 years.. They speak to each other in French..

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  10. Congratulations to the happy couple! Looking forward to upcoming posts about the wedding. A most handsome/beautiful couple. Have a good day Val.

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  11. Thank you Sanda.
    It seems to be all go from next week on. We are a big family and now Sasha's family too,friends from overseas..
    They do make a handsome couple..and seem very much in love.. that is the main ingredient for success.

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  12. Val, parabéns pelo casamento de seu filho lindo! Deus os abençoe ricamente! Muito bonito seu post! Estou ansiosa para ver o casamento, acompanhando contigo tantas emoções. Grande abraço e beijos!

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    1. Muito obrigada MariaLuiza. Sim e meus pensementos tambem Deus abençoe as..
      bj val

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  13. Though I do not know them, I send best wishes for a life filled with laughter and forgiveness. The are stunning.

    I feel blessed to know of this couples, you son, and future daughter.

    Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you Wild Magnolia..
      A most kind comment.
      I myself wish them so much happiness. and is true forgiveness.

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  14. Oh Val, this post hit home for me, as you know Nel was married last September. You are going to be a busy mom of the groom coming up. Your son is such a handsome man, and his bride is lovely. I really liked the stamp on the invitation. We wanted to do something like that, but never did. Oh, it is going to be a glorious day for all your family, and please do show us some pictures. I love weddings and always get tearful with them.

    I really liked your post today, Val.

    I am sending LOVE right back at you,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri for you kind comments. I remembered you getting excited about Nell's wedding last year.
      Both Miguel and Sasha have a wedding planner. I dont have anything to do with the wedding plans.
      I am happy about that. All i have to worry about is getting ready ..and enjoying myself..strict instructions from Miguel and Sasha.
      next post will come in a while.
      nice of you to come over Sheri..
      hugs val xx

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  15. Val, you have a very handsome son and I can tell you have a lot of love and pride. Sending best wishes. Suzy x

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    1. Thank you Suzy.
      I have 4 wonderful children and love them all.. a few tears fall now and again thinking of Miguel getting married.. but he is 40 now time to settle down.
      I am proud of all of them..

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  16. Val,
    This is such a special post,I am getting quite excited about the Wedding just reading about it. They look such a lovely couple. I wonder where they will be getting married. I will have to wait and find out in one of your follow up posts!
    Sarah x

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    1. Dear Sarah,
      How kind of you to write such a nice comment. I cannot contain myself..
      its 20 years ago my first son got married. 18 years ago my daughter got married.
      now its Miguel.. I cant seem to concentrate on anything.
      There will be follow up posts...
      keep you all in suspense.. ):
      happy weekend Sarah..xxx val

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  17. Oh how lovely - a wedding - such a good looking couple too - I bet you can't wait. Looking forward to seeing wedding photos.

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  18. I'm looking forward to part II !

    Must be a wonderful couple!

    ♥ Franka

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  19. Oh my goodness, Val, what a beautiful couple. You must be so happy. I wish them many blessings, and I cannot wait for Part II of this post.
    Emailing you.
    xoxo's

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  20. Thank you dear Marcia..
    They do make a handsome couple.. That is what they need ..god's blessings upon them. to love and share with one another. Trust and have faith.

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  21. Hello Valerie

    What an exciting time for you. Nothing like a wedding to lift spirits.
    Wishing Miguel and Sasha a lifetime of happiness and joy
    Looking forward to reading more about this joyful event.

    Helenx

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  22. What wonderful news and what a beautiful couple they make! They both look like movie stars! Enjoy this special time!

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  23. Oh how exciting, Val, and what a happy post this is. They will indeed make a fairytale couple on that special day and I bet you can hardly wait. :-)

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  24. Dearest Valerie,

    Congratulation!!!!!,sorry for my late,for sure as a Mom is a big emotion.
    beautiful couple.
    look forward for the next posts .
    congratulation once more!

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