virtual wedding party

... and graduation! And prom! Today was Buddy Budderson's day. Here he is receiving his diploma at the morning graduation ceremony.

How about the ridiculous "grand march" at prom where students are required to enter the hall as couples. Buddy had no date tonight, he went stag. So did one of his friends... and here you have...

There were some hoots and hollers and it was all in jest but of course some jaws were on the floor. I love that they took a little jab at the establishment and stuck it to the man a bit. C'mon... really... they have to pair up into couples? Whatever happened to independence? Why do they still have a grand march into the prom? Can we say antiquated tradition that no longer applies??

Buddy and his band took the stage as the entertainment for part of the evening. They were, of course, excellent. And that's just not me talkin'. They were rockin'.

Proof that he cleans up real good....

... anybody hear the Bee Gees playing in the background?

Loopy cleaned up pretty good too for the graduation dinner.

Oh my, hasn't she grown since I married Dear Veto? Look at the two of them dancing the night away, four years ago today.

And now... what you've all been waiting for... welcome to my Virtual Wedding Party! Time for some blog-hopping, wedding crashing, champagne sippin' fun! Drop by these blogs sometime today for wedding photos and stories. If you decide to take part too, leave a comment so we can all visit!

Janet at Fond of Snape (who doesn't love a gal who proclaims her love for Snape?)

Stephanie at Angelic Accents (she adores weddings - she collects wedding memorabilia, isn't that fun?)

Angela at Elegance in Bloom (I hope this link works... Angela, let me know if it doesn't)

Laura at One Happy Hubbard (an art teacher and etsy crafter, check out the cake toppers she makes!

Jan, who has been married to Bob for 44 years! (But I think she crushes secretly on Matt Damon)

Karen at For the Love of Pete (who is Pete and should we be worried, Karen?)

Mrs. G at Derfwad Manor (fearless leader of the Women's Colony)

Lisa at A Little Bit of Scrap (my swappin' buddy from Alaska!)

Our friend Michelle 3rd Eye Muse (ordained minister... read this story!)

Heidi at Costa Rica Dreaming (she moved to Central America and crafts and blogs!)

Melissa also known as Crazycatladymel (not crazy, but she loves her cats)

Victoria at Vintage Tea (our United Kingdom crafter)

Natasha from downunder at Artistic Creations by Natasha Burns (she hosted the virtual prom last year and it was such fun)

Scrappy Jessi (our resident tag swapper and Barbie Collector! She is a riot!)

The adorable Oliver Rain from Medicine Hat, Alberta!

Lisa at Mama Milton... the red apron rocks!

Rebecca at Our Back Porch she is a true southern belle!

Our world traveler Rosa at Living As Rosa
MJ, my dear friend from elementary school, high school and beyond at MJ's Sputterings

I will update this post later on in the day... still working furiously to get the reno finished before we leave on Saturday morning. Cross your fingers... the next post could be the reveal! I will work away at it and let you enjoy the wedding party until then! Have fun and thanks for participating!


Mrs. G. said...

Happy Birthday to Buddy. He is one handsome, stylin' young man. I love the suit.

Janet said...

Congrats to Buddy on his graduation and woohoo that he flaunts tradition so fearlessly AND stylishly!!! And congrats to you and Veto on your first wedding anniversary...I wish you many, many more :-)

My wedding crasher post is up!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there cutie,

fab post.
you boy looks so handsome!!
and you and loopy.
SUPERMODELS!!! gorgeous!!
im off to check out all the blogs.
have a fabulous day.


Vintage Tea said...

My post is up!!

I'm off to look round everyone else's!

Victoria xxx

Natasha Burns said...

Thanks for stopping by and your lovely thoughts Saucy! I did manage to get a few wedding pics together and they are up on my blog. I just made it I think......

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Happy anniversary/graduation/prom :)

I put up some pictures from lo 15 years ago. It's simultaneously delightful & slightly depressing.


Lisa Milton said...

I love the charming Travolta shots. Very nice.

My post is up now too. Thanks for hosting this party. Great idea.

Melissa said...

Happy anniversary! And happy, oh, everything to Buddy!

Oliver Rain said...

You made one good looking son, Saucy. But it's more than apparent it's in the genes. Congratulations to Buddy, and good for him for bucking convention and going stag to the prom.

I've posted some wedding photos & I'm off to check out the other ladies. I LOVE wedding.

MJ said...

Everyone looks fabulous for the grad! I agree that the couples march is a bit outdated. I have no recollection of doing that deed.

Here's my wedding post at ! I'll check the others' later!

Chris said...

Hey there! I just found you by accident and spent waaaayy too much time reading all your posts! You're hilarious! I'll be back!

Karen said...

The Wedding Party idea was a great one. I had so much fun doing mine. I'm now off to crash a few receptions.

Angela said...

Wow! Happy Anniversary, Birthday, and Graduation... did I miss anything?!

I wanted to play along Saucy, however , we have all been struck down with the stomach flu, all five of us at once, so I really haven't met up to your wedding challenge- sorry!

Hope you have a lovely day!

alittlebitofscrap said...

That Buddy is a darling, but as previously stated, think it is in the genes :)Congrats on the graduation!! That's huge. You and Loopy look very lovely, love the dress!

I have visited all the wedding stories and it was a lot of fun. Thanks for being such a wonderful hostess. I'm going to post some pictures as soon as I get home. :)

Pepper said...

Wow, Buddy is all grown up! Hard to believe really.....

Happy Anniversary my friend, it was an awesome day.

Off to check out the other blogs!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Wonderful post & pictures! Mine is up now, too, so please stop back by to visit!!

Thanks so much for doing this! It has been such fun!

Angelic Accents

Mrs. G. said...

I have had such fun looking and reading these. I will put up my photo tonight after I give full exposure to the Slow Cook Thursday person. Thanks for doing this Saucy.

3rdEyeMuse said...

Ah Sweet S ... many, many thanks for hosting such a FUN, FUN event ... I just got home and am soooo looking forward to being a wedding crasher (times 17!).

Congrats to you and the fam for Buddy B reaching such huge milestones ... seems to me that all of you clean up pretty well. :)

Thanks again! ~M~

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How fun! I have a mom-crush on Buddy--he has excellent fashion sense--got it from his mother I'll bet.
Wonderful wedding party stuff, too!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

I'm so glad I stumled onto your bloggedy blog! TOO FUN! Stephanie and Agelic Accents sent me this way...
I cannot wait to visit everyone.
I have a wedding post on my blog if you wish to see!

alittlebitofscrap said...

I updated with pictures :)

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Yep. Buddy is pretty much Tony Manero. He is totally stylin.

Congrats on the grad!

Starshine said...

Happy Anniversary, Saucy!!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Buddy Budderson rules! He must have a great mom.

modernsinglemomma said...

No way!
You have dill potato chips?
Can we be friends and will you visit me often? ;)

I'm so happy I found your blog...I wish I had something to contribute to the wedding crashing!

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