Love, Adaptablility, Hard Work and Total JOY!

WHOA! It happened and it was crazy wonderful amazing! We are now officially Mr. and Mrs. Harjeet!

It all feels like a bit of a dream. We just finished up the last of the clean up down at Belle Haven. I’m so very tired today after all the intense work and emotion that made our wedding weekend the perfection that it was.

The garden wedding and luncheon that I had been planning (down to the most minute detail!) since last October got a big change when we realized that despite the warm, sunny Saturday, our Sunday wedding would be a cold and very wet one! But despite this, and numerous other things that went a bit “wrong”, everything was peaceful, sweet and simply gorgeous. Grace prevailed!

In the 2 days leading up the wedding, many dear, creative and hard-working friends and family members pitched in and we moved everything inside and made all sorts of new arrangements. This was a bit shocking and upsetting for me, for about 2 minutes, and then I got over it and fell in love with the new plan.

It feels like over the past few years, as a result of my spiritual work and yoga practice, it’s somehow getting easier for me to let go of my constructed plans and be more flexible around the curve balls of life. I still feel strong emotions about the changes, but they last only a brief moment, and a few minutes later I’m happily adapting and moving forward with gusto. That skill of adaptability was a godsend this weekend when everything that I had been envisioning for the past year totally had to change! Thank goodness because otherwise this would have been quite a big mess!

Anyways, right now, I am lying in bed, nursing a cold that developed from stressing out my immune system with all my DIYing, moving furniture, running around the estate in the rain, arranging flowers and basically not sleeping for the past month. So, I’m not going to say much more for today, except that I am really happy and I feel so blessed by all the love and support I received this weekend. I’m so grateful for my family and friends and my wonderful new husband!

Our wedding was more beautiful and profoundly sacred that I could have even imagined. I’ve never seen a wedding with more flowers – it was intoxicating! I was so moved by the beauty and palpable love when I walked into the ceremony that I completely gasped and my eyes welled up with huge tears of joy. My darling Thaddeus simply took my breath away.

The top pics from the day of are courtesy of our amazing photographer Sarah Cramer! Below you will see some iphone shots of remnants of a few of the smaller arrangements that are now bedecking my home, filling it with sweet fragrance and blissful memories. Oh how I love flowers!

Love Frances.


My bouquet – roses, passion flower vine, stephanotis, orchids, ammi, queen anne’s lace, ecualyptus berries and nigella.

Cards and love from our dear friends

The clean-up crew – near the end of it! Phew!

Salvaging roses – so hard to say goodbye to such decadent floral abundance!

Hard-working, joke-telling, furniture-moving, floor-sweeping, arrangement-deconstructing, crate-carrying, big-smiling friends! God bless ’em!




13 thoughts on “Love, Adaptablility, Hard Work and Total JOY!

  1. Franny
    So very happy for you. I remember meeting Thad when we were in teacher training with Dana j. Your happiness and joy jump off my phone as I read your blog. Here’s to much joy love peace and bliss. Love barb

  2. Dear Frances and Harjeet:

    Many congratulations and wishing you a life filled with an abundance of love, contentment, good health and prosperity.

    “You don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without.”
    ~ Author Unknown ~

    Love from India — a place which you are an integral part of.

    Joy always,

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