A Summer Night - A Vintage Outdoor Wedding

Monday, June 2, 2014


Last evening was special - my best friend's daughter married the man of her dreams!  It was the perfect evening.  I took a few photos to share with you of the beautiful space created for this special event.  I'm going to include the words of a song that I found in a 1908 songbook I picked up from a local antique shop.  The song is called "A Summer Night Une Nuit de Mai"  in French and English 1850 -1892.  At the end of the post I am including a printable for you of the first page of this vintage sheet music if you'd like to print it for some instant art in your home.

A Summer Night
Une Nuit de Mai

"Have you forgotten, love, so soon -
That night, that lovely night of June -


When down the tide, so idly dreaming - 
We floated where the moon lay gleaming


My heart was weary and oppress'd -
With some sweet longing half confess'd -


When, like an answer to my sighing,
Your hand in mine was gently lying



O love, that last, long kiss that met -
Can you forget?


Night of love!  lovely night of June -
That night we vow'd by heav'ns own moon,


That night of nights - our troth we plighted,
To all eternity united.


Then first I knew your heart, my heart,
One life, one soul, no more to part;


Then, then I said - What e'er betide us,
No, death itself shall not divide us.


Ah! night of love,
Ah! lovely night of June!"

Wasn't it lovely indeed!  Here's the sheet music printable!  


A special thanks to Linda for the extra photos of the bride and father and the chairs!  You're the best!  Tomorrow, I'll be back to share a bit of summer at my home for the "All Things Home Elements of Summer Tour"! 

Sharing today at:

Coastal Charm   Stone Gable

5 comments:

  1. that is amazing, your photos are awesome and captured the specialness of the evening. Glad you could share the evening with us ! Peggy

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    1. Everything was just perfect - you are very talented! Loved being there for this special day and was able to capture some of your charming home for my readers.

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  2. The lyrics are beautiful and so was the wedding. I especially love the mix and match chairs.

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  3. Lovely wedding! Everything is so beautiful. Our son and DIL recently were married in a vintage indoor wedding, which included centerpieces in teapots. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is so beautiful! When my daughter gets married I want to do something like this!

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