Vic

Vic


 

Nestled behind tall trees, the old plantation house
Stood stately and elegant, a muted testimony
To a bygone era; a time of grace and gentility,
Unlike today, when everything’s glitz and phony!
But this morning, there’s panache in the air
A joyful breeze blows; all of nature’s in harmony
 
Inside the mansion, a quaint lovely chapel
Decked in ribbons and flowers, dressed for a wedding
Suffused in soft morning light; and behind the altar,
Through large windows, golden rays are streaming!
The pastor’s at the altar; while the groom awaits
Butterflies all around, yet his smile is beaming!
 
Musical strains, a magical melody, fills the air
From the balcony, four lovely maidens appear
Daughters, his and hers; they march to the altar
Bouquets of hydrangeas in hand as they go near
Each one gives the groom a hug and a kiss
Their faces agleam; finally “At Last”, they hear!
 
There she is at the top of the stairs, in the balcony
In a glowing ivory dress, a heavenly apparition!
A white rose in fullest bloom, petals unfurled
As she goes down the stairs in a fluid motion…
Her son meets her at the bottom of the steps
While Etta James croons with feeling and passion!
 
Down the aisle they march to meet the groom
As the beautiful song plays; it seems like forever!
She glows in the surreal lighting of the chapel…
Her smile’s radiant as the crowd gazed at her,
Her eyes sparkle, for her happiness is undeniable;
As her son hands her over to the groom at the altar!
 
The groom takes her bride, with love aflame
In his eyes, in his mind, and in his heart!
Their eyes meet, the whole world vanishes
And in that moment, they’re one, never to be apart
The morning air is electric; sparks are everywhere
Like when they met, ‘twas like that from the start!
 
As they held hands, her daughter sings a love song
Just after his daughter read passages from scripture!
Words of inspiration comes from the pastor
Then the bride sings to the groom; ‘twas pure rapture
They profess their vows; pledge undying love
In the mid-morning haze, they make a perfect picture.
 
‘Twas a perfect wedding with just family around
‘Twas as if the angels have descended from above
To create this blessed event; join two hearts forever
Two souls wishing to be happy; always remain in love
To live the rest of their days in each other’s company
That’s heaven on earth, just what dreams are made of!
 
05-15-2016
© Vic A Evora

On May 15,2016 - I got married to my beloved... In a place aptly called Heaven on Earth!!

Heaven on Earth, “The Southern Estate”, is a 32,000 square foot all-inclusive wedding, reception, corporate event and historic venue. The estate sprawls majestically across 2 ½ city blocks nestled among the deep roots and long flowing branches of 100 year old oak trees. In the heart of Missouri City, Texas.

A lush array of florals in bloom and stunning exotics designed to reflect the unique beauty of all four seasons. All so breathtakingly romantic, it’s the perfect setting for memorable weddings, social occasions, corporate events and historic tours.

From the grandest ceremonies and receptions to the most intimate nuptials, every occasion is a true Heaven on Earth experience. All 66 rooms express a unique blend of historic architecture reminiscent of the old south that you just have to see to believe. Celebrating 40 years, the estate is family owned and operated and has produced over 7,500 weddings since 1970.

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J Ann Crowder
almost 3 years

Definitely felt as if I were there! I love the imagery and I could picture it vividly. Congradulations. I was surprised to read this poem was about your wedding. It really did sound like you were taking your audience back in time. Good job!

Vic
Vic
almost 3 years

Thanks Jenifer. I'm glad I was able to describe the events vividly. When it was happening, I was justifiably preoccupied and I am happy my "photographic memory" kicked in. :)

I was not trying to take the audience "back in time". After all, I was married only four weeks ago. LOL

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
almost 3 years

@Vic: LOL! Well, back in time a day ago. I did feel that back in time feeling as you described the old house and the era. Very nice detail!

Delilah
almost 3 years

Beautiful Vic! xxxx

Vic
Vic
almost 3 years

Many thanks Laila...

Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

Cheers! Salud! Congratulations and best wishes! I could picture you both dancing free style from the mansion deck through the walkway between the 100-plus year old oak trees and literally taking flight with the angels back to the ballroom where you both did a mean tango Argentina! I am so happy for you Brod. Hope to meet you and your bride someday.

Vic
Vic
almost 3 years

Thanks brod. We danced for a couple of hours, though not the Argentine tango. LOL

We're planning to attend the TAW summer picnic this September. I hope to see you there...

Robert L. Martin
almost 3 years

Congratulations, Vic. She must be a lucky woman to be married to you. I wish a beautiful long life for the both of you together. The poem was beautiful, too.

Vic
Vic
almost 3 years

Thank you Robert. On both counts. :)

Barb Clarke
almost 3 years

While I was reading your poem, I thought and felt that this was a real wedding
that took place! How wonderful it was yours! Congratulations and best
wishes to you and your bride!

Vic
Vic
almost 3 years

Thank you Barb. I was debating whether to write it in the first person, but felt I have more liberty to say things in the third.

Charlotte B. Williams
almost 3 years

What a beautiful wedding story, and what a beautiful place this place called Heaven On Earth. Reading your story was just like being there. The proof of when a story is good is when you can go on reading wanting to hear more. Enjoyed this Vic.

Vic
Vic
almost 3 years

It is an amazing venue. It was the first one we looked at, and we said "This is it!". We looked at a couple other venues but none compared to it.

Thanks for liking... :)

Charlotte B. Williams
Charlotte B. Williams
almost 3 years

@Vic: forgot to congratulate you. Congratulations !!!

Vic
Vic
almost 3 years

Thanks Charlotte

Ingeborg von Finsterwalde/Waltraud I Mack
almost 3 years

Thank you for letting me be a witness to a beautiful wedding ceremony.
Best wishes for a long happy life.

Vic
Vic
almost 3 years

Thanks so much Ingeborg

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