My Beautiful Daughter’s Beautiful Wedding

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Hi!  Winnie Griggs here.  Three weeks ago we had one of those milestone events happen in our family – my youngest daughter got married.  Although there were the requisite number of bumps in the road as far as executing ‘the plan’ for the wedding, the ceremony itself was absolutely beautiful. As the proud mother of the bride, I thought I’d share a few pictures from the big day with you.

White SpacerThese first two are before-and-after shots of the bridesmaids


Here’s a shot of me and my husband with the bride.  Remember me mentioning there were a few bumps in the road?  You can see the evidence of one of those ‘bumps’ in this shot.  Just before the wedding, I had an allergic reaction to either my make-up or hair spray or both.  As a result, my right eye was swollen almost shut for the whole ceremony and reception.  Needless to say, I tried to duck out of as many photos as possible!

MW-Bride & parents

Here is a shot of all four of my children just before the ceremony started.

MW-4 kids

The next two are of my husband escorting the bride down the aisle.  I especially like the second shot – the two bridesmaids visible over my husband’s shoulder are our other two daughters and to the right of the bride are me and my mother.

MW-Bride & father

And here’s the happy couple!

MW-Bride & groom

Here’s one last shot to show you the cake

MW-Cutting the cake

I hope you enjoyed this little peak into what was a very special day for our family.


And to celebrate the release this month of Second Chance Hero, the sixth book in my Texas Grooms series, I will be giving a copy to one person who leaves a comment on this post today.

18 SCH medium


Winning the Widow’s Heart 

To help his dying sister, Nate Cooper once broke the law and paid a heavy price for his actions. Now the ex-con turned saddler hopes for a quiet life and new beginning in Turnabout, Texas. Being declared a hero for saving a child’s life, however,  leaves Nate feeling like a fraud.

Since the violent death of her husband, single mom Verity Leggett has attempted to lead a safe life, avoiding danger and excitement at all costs. And her daughter’s handsome rescuer Mr. Cooper seems like a perfectly responsible man, one she can finally rely on.

When his secrets come to light, however, will Verity be able to get over his past and see Nate for the caring man he’s become?

Winnie Griggs
Winnie Griggs is the author of Historical (and occasionally Contemporary) romances that focus on Small Towns, Big Hearts, Amazing Grace. She is also a list maker, a lover of dragonflies and holds an advanced degree in the art of procrastination.
Three of Winnie’s books have been nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and one of those nominations resulted in a win.
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  1. That looks like a lovely wedding. I love that she used sunflowers! Very unique and pretty.

    1. Hi Faith. Yes, I thought the sunflowers were a very lovely and unique touch. And the yellow really popped against the bridesmaid’s navy dresses.

  2. What a lovely family you have Winnie! Your daughter had a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to her and you! Jenny

    1. Hi Jenny! Thank you – I think they all turned out nice myself! 🙂

  3. Your daughter’s wedding looked just beautiful with the sun flowers. Congratulations to the happy couple. I also wanted to say how much I enjoy your Historical Romance books. Looking forward to reading your new book.

    1. Hi Helen. Thanks for those kind words, both about the wedding and my books!

  4. Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding. I enjoyed seeing the pictures.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the pictures Janine. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. What a beautiful family and wedding! So sorry about your allergic reaction. I hope you are better now.

    I would love to win a copy of your newest book. Thank you for a chance to win.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    1. Hi Cindy. Yes, I’m all better now, thanks! But it took three days and a shot from my doctor to take care of it.

  6. Winnie, She’s beautiful!! Congrats!! (Sorry about the allergic reaction!)

    1. Thank you Holly – I thought she made a beautiful bride too! 🙂

  7. So sorry to hear about your allergic reaction! So frustrating for you I am sure! Glad it is gone! Thank you for sharing your family’s special day with us. She was a beautiful bride! You have a beautiful family.

    1. Thanks for the sympathy Nancy. It was frustrating, especally since as a mother I so wanted everything to go perfectly for her. But she’s actually a nurse and understands better than most how these things can happen.

  8. Lovely wedding. Beautiful family! Looking forward to your new release!!

    1. Thanks Bonnie, for the kind words both about the pics and about the book!

  9. A beautiful wedding and lovely bride. I wish them all the happiness for many, many year to come. You have a beautiful family..

    1. Thanks Kathleen! I appreciate those wonderful wishes on my daughter’s behalf.

  10. What a beautiful bride and a beautiful family you have Winnie! So sorry you had to deal with the allergy reaction but I am sure it was a wonderful day. I love sunflowers too! I would love to read your new book. Have a blessed day.

    1. Hi Maryann. Thanks for the sympathy. And yes, the sunflowers were a big hit!

  11. So beautiful, Winnie! May her marriage be filled with love and laughter for all time.

    1. Thanks for that lovely wish Karen, it touches my mother’s heart.

  12. What a lovely wedding and a beautiful family.

  13. Winnie, what a beautiful wedding and lovely family. Wishing the couple every happiness. Sorry about your allergic reaction, but what’s a wedding without a few bumps?

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Hi Margaret – glad you enjoyed the pictures. And you’re right about wedding bumps – this one is already becoming part of family lore 🙂

  14. Thanks for sharing your daughter’s wedding pictures! Did you figure out what you were allergic too? Glad to hear that most of the day went smoothly. You have a lovely family.

    Congrats on the release of ex-con Nate and the widow, Verity’s love story, SECOND CHANCE HERO!

    1. Hi Laurie, and you’re quite welcome. As for the allergic reaction, not definitively, no. But, since I accidentally mis-directed the hairspray to that side of my face while I was getting ready, I’m blaming it.

  15. Beautiful wedding! I hope your life calms down a little. I still remember your post in April when you didn’t have your taxes done with all your deadlines looming…)

    I’m hoping to get my copy of Second Chance Hero which I ordered May 1st.

    1. LOL anon1001, you have a good memory. Yes, life has calmed down a LITTLE, but there’s always more to be done!

  16. Beautiful pics! Congrats on your daughter’s wedding! What a day to have an allergic reaction… sorry that happened.

    1. Hi Colleen – thanks for yur kind words and your sympathy.

  17. I love wedding pictures! Thank you for sharing. Everyone looks so happy, very sweet! Hope your eye is better!

    1. Hi Lis – yes it was a very happy day. And my eye is all better now!

  18. Wow, happy congratulations, Winnie!! What a lovely occasion for your family to celebrate together! Thanks for sharing the photos!

    1. Hi fichen, thanks for the congrats and well wishes.

  19. Oh, Winnie, what a gorgeous, gorgeous day and what a beautiful family you have. Not to mention such a beautiful bride. Wow, the color combination in stunning. Sorry about your eye, sheesh. Probably will never happen again, either. grrrr. But you look lovely anyway. All MoBs do in my opinion. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

    And many good wishes for the book. Turnabout Texas sounds like my kind of place. Hugs to you…

    1. Thanks Tanya! Yes, I loved her color choices as well. And the business with my eye was quite frustrating since it had never happened before and there was no ‘do over’ on the pictures. But I can live with it since everything else went so well for them.

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    so pretty and was so nicely done,,beautiful bride and the entire bridal group,,you have some really cute kids,,congratulations and thanks for sharing your special day

    1. Hi Vickie – thanks for stopping by and thanks for those kind words!

  21. Your children are beautiful, the wedding looked lovely, and bless your heart, of all days to have a reaction but you were lovely. Beautiful memories were made!

    1. You’re absolutely right, Melanie, except for the me looking lovely 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  22. Beautiful pictures! Your book sounds really good, I’d love the chance to win!

    1. Thanks Ashley – and your name is in the hat for the drawing!

  23. Thanks for sharing the pictures Winnie! Your daughter is just glowing!

  24. Congratulations, Winnie. You have a lovely family. I think if there were no problems, we would wonder what was wrong. You have much to be proud of. Sorry your eye got on the way. Your daughter’s dress and cake were perfect.
    I hope you have recovered and are ready for the rest of the summer.
    Thank you for sharing your pictures.

  25. Congratulations to your daughter! You have a beautiful family!

  26. What wonderful pictures you shared with us, thank you. Such a beautiful family you have. Your daughter makes a beautiful bride indeed. I love the bright sunflowers. What a unique and beautiful. Congratulations to her on her marriage. I would love to have a chance to read your book. It looks great. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  27. Beautiful pictures. It was a joy seeing you all so happy. Hopefully the eyes are healed now. Hugsss

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    I think your family are great looking. Especially the bride,sisters and you Winnie and your husband must feel so proud. Looks like it was a beautiful wedding, cake looks awesome. A lot of planning must of gone into such a wedding. Congratulations on you getting a son – law.

  29. Congratulations Winnie on getting a new son-in-law. Love the pictures very pretty wedding. So sorry about your eye. Sounds like you got some hairspray in that eye. Wishing many happy years ahead for your daughter and husband. GOD bless you all.. Maxie

  30. Just beautiful, Winnie. Thanks for sharing with us!

  31. Beautiful, Winnie. Congratulations on the lovely wedding.

  32. What a fun wedding! I’ve never seen a cake like that. I love simplicity of it though I know simple is harder than fussy. CONGRATULATIONS to your family and also the bride and groom! I wish them long happy lives together.

  33. Beautiful daughter, beautiful wedding.

  34. What a beautiful bride!!! Congrats:)

  35. Winnie, these pictures show the joy and love of this special day. Wishing much happiness to your daughter and her husband and to your entire family as you gain a “new addition” with your son-in-law. Wonderful pictures! Thanks so much for sharing this special day with us all.

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