April 17, 2010

Sweet Love...

The groom's first look at his bride.
He started to cry.
This wedding gown was especially sweet to make.
How often does a daughter get the privilege
of making a wedding gown for her mother?
The bride is my mum! The groom is Burt.
He and my mum have been friends for about forty five years.
Our families spent many hours together when we were growing up.
I went to school with his daughter...and she and I moved in
together when we got our first apartment...and our second.
Now, she's my sister!
The weather was perfect.
Our family is now larger.
Love after forty five years leading to marriage to a good and dear friend.
That's Sweet Love!
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Rentmeister
With Love From Your Family.

45 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

te_roti said...

Awwwww, perfect. Not much else can be said really. May the happy couple have many, many loving years together.


DeeDee said...

This made me cry...I couldn't imagine making this dress for my mom...what a treat for you....and so happy friends can fall in love and live happily ever after...what a sweet, sweet story....she looks beautiful....great Job Donna...and you look lovely too...thanks for sharing a special day..you have a lovely family...

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Donna!!!!
You never let on to us that it was your mom, did you?
I am speechless, what an amazing gift of love. YOU are amazing.



Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh' Donna the dress you made is absolutely beautiful. What sweet photos. I had no idea it was your Mother getting married. What a happy, pretty day.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Linda said...

One look at her and I knew the dress was perfect! Then to read it is your Mother! How beautiful and amazing. Love is such a blessed thing. Happiness to all.

TinyBear said...

Oh Donna - what a beautiful dress and what a beautiful story. Your famlily looks wonderful.

BellaRosa said...

Donna amor...Que bella! What a beautiful story! How absolutely wonderful for both your families to become one :) Just beautiful! Congrats to the beautiful couple and all their loved ones...including you Ms...beautiful dress designer :) Besos, Rose

Mandy said...

Oh, how lovely. A very special day for you all. The dress looks beautiful.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

How romantic...and what a beautiful bride! Love that dress. It looked like a lovely event in every way. Best wishes to you mum. ; )

sissie said...

Good Morning Sweetie,
I am wiping tears from my eyes after reading this sweet post.
How wonderful to find happiness together after such a long friendship.
Your Mother looks beautiful in the gown you made her and the Groom is so handsome.

So touching.



Carol at Serendipity said...


What a beautiful post. The dress you made is lovely. You look fantastic as well - love your dress.

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time.


Kathy said...

Picture perfect Donna!
Your dress ...beautiful and such an Honor to make it for your mom!
May there be only happiness the rest of their lives together...
Your a good daughter my friend.

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Beautiful dress, beautiful post, beautiful family. What fun.

Maggey and Jim said...

Like something out of a fairy tale.. So beautiful........

Kimberly said...

Donna, what a beautiful and touching post...thank you so much for sharing. Your Mum's dress is lovely.

Linda K. said...

What a sweet, sweet storybook account of love in your family. It sounds fairytale almost. And to make your mother's wedding gown. It is gorgeous on her. Many blessings to you and your extended family!


Claudia said...

Oh Donna, you are making me cry! What a wonderful post. You're sneaky - I had no idea the bride was your mom! She looks absolutely beautiful, radiant, happy and that gown is indeed perfect for her!

I wish the newlyweds much joy and happiness!


Amanda said...

The dress is beautiful, Donna. What an amazing job! All my love to my godmother and her new husband!

Diva Kreszl said...

How perfectly wonderful to know that God has blessed this sweet couple after so many years! I just love the fact that your family has grown and that your dear firend is now a sister too :) Your mother looks so beautiful and happy in her dress, great job!

beedeebabee♥ said...

OMG, as soon as I saw that first picture, and read that Burt cried when he saw your mom, I started to cry too...I'm still crying! Your mom is sooo beautiful, and he's very handsome...such a lovely couple, and your gown is just so perfect on her! What a beautiful wedding and love story! I'm so touched by it all. Lots of best wishes to the happy couple! ... I have to go blow my nose now! xoxo Paulette ;)

Lululiz said...

Well that certainly surprised me! The photographs are so beautiful, and your mom and Burt look incredibly happy. I wish them many many happy years together.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful ceremony and such a lovely dress. Best wishes to your mom. How romantic to have a ceremony on the beach. :) Many good tidings to her and Burt! :) Theresa

Lady Farmer said...

Congratulations to the Happy Couple and to you for a job well done!

PeggyR said...

OMG I started to cry when I saw the pictures! The dress is absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful place to have a ceremony.

Jan said...

What a sweet surprise! Thank you for sharing not only this special gown, but this special story with us. Best wishes to the happy couple!

Joan said...

Boy, can you keep a secret! What a wonderful story! Everyone looks so happy. You did good, girl! Now for a well deserved rest.

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, I'm getting all teary eyed reading about this. How wonderful after 45 years of friendship to become man and wife! The gown is beautiful, as well as the bride.

Sharon said...

Oh Donna how special. You never told us the gown was for your mother. It is as lovely as the story. How wonderful.

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna,

You're definately Cheeky! What an awesome daughter you are, and what a blessed mother you have. Congratulations to your mum, your new "father" and to you for a beautiful sentiment.


Cozy Little House said...

Oh how sweet that first pic is! Love seeing you all like that.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a sweet story! Your mom looks beautiful and the gown is stunning.

Creations By Cindy said...

What a sweet story, couple and pictures. Love the gown! Your blog is awesome. So glad i found it. I will be back to visit. Be blessed. Cindy

Michelle Palmer said...

So very sweet... all of you~ Congratulations that treasured friends are now family!
Thank you for sharing with us!

Shirley said...

Your beautiful special gown for a beautiful special person. I never dreamed that you were making it for your mom. I am so happy for them and your family. It is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing your beautiful day and pictures with us. Your Missouri Friend.

Sue K said...

I am speechless!!! What a lovely gift you gave your Mother! And how proud you must have been to make her wedding dress. She was a lovely bride and her new hubby looks so happy. Thanks for sharing this with us. You made my day.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...


I don't know if I'm in tears (& my nose is running) because you made the dress and it's BEAUTIFUL or that it was your MOM you were planning for the WHOLE TIME!

Isn't this soooo special?

sniff sniff!
Geez Donna...my ticker just can't take this...I felt like I was watching a touching movie, (like The Notebook) but only in a couple of paragraphs with the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. You totally took my breath away at the first photo.
oh my gosh.
just beautiful.
the whole story.

Thank you so much for posting my little blog starter button...I'm so honored that you are encouraging new bloggers right along with me...thank you :)

I'm just so amazed Donna...your mother...best friends for 45 years...best girlfriends are now sisters...I'm going read it again~

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

You did it! The dress is superb. Your Mother looks like a Queen, so happy. What a lovely story. You all make a beautiful family. Congrats to them, hope they are on a wonderful honeymoon. Lisa

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, how beautiful! Your mom And the story! Twyla

Loddelina said...

What a love story! And your dress makes the beach wedding even more romantic.
Congratulations to the happy couple!

Debby said...

This is such a special post, congrats to the whole family, beautiful.

Terra said...

The photos show a lovely wedding and it is extra sweet that you made the wedding dress.

Lisa Leggett said...

It's just lovely! You Mum looks like she's glowing! What a great story of love and friendship, and how great to get a new sister who you already love and adore. Congratulations to your family!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oooh, the gown was for your Mother! How special!! Now I've got goosebumps. Many many years of wedded bliss for the adorable couple!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Michelle May said...

Wooooo hooooooo!!!!! Yippeeee!!!! Congratulations!!! Love and happiness always!!! Ok....now back to crying about how fabulous all of this is. You rock!
love ya bunches!

beedeebabee♥ said...

I just had to take another peek! Beautiful, just beautiful! xoxo


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