Open Garden-Wedding at Sea

I walked down the aisle
in ivory n' gold voile skirting
ethereal white foam
twirling, tumbling towards your
love-a talisman of time

 Tangled gold green thoughts
connect our union of calm
and turbulent buoys
layered life beckons us
to honor our serenity 

Cherished waves
carry me in shifting sands of time
your love caresses me
our friends chase my cathedral train
sparkling toast to eternity

© Ellen Wilson

This offering is for Open Link Monday in the Garden.  I did make it to the Outer Banks.  It was all I hoped it would be.  It was kinda funny-I took this conch shell, I found in the Bahamas-a long time ago.  I was taking photos and this woman kept showing up in my frame.  She wanted to know where I found this shell.  I laughed and told her the truth-the Bahamas.  My husband thought I should of told her way down the other side of the beach.  It is a struggle to take photos at the shore, no matter the season or time of day.   And just so you know-I found the seaweed, just like this.  I did not touch it-isn't it gorgeous! 


That is really nice! That would be a cool wedding.
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Oh my God I love that first photo!!
Mary said…
I'm so glad you made it to the Outer Banks, Ella. I truly really would like to visit there someday.
Wanda said…
That first photo is so striking Ella and did you shaped that grass into that perfect heart shaped or was a lucky find.
Kathryn Dyche said…
Love the heart shaped seaweed, and the romance of the sea.
Brian Miller said…
very cool found heart...i think a beach wedding would be is def a place to find love in the rhythm of nature...
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Your poem is so beautiful, and your photos are - as always - spectacular. Magical! Sigh. A day at the shore.
Love it! I'm going to the beach, I'm going to the beach - oh, sorry. But I'm going to the beach and I'm thrilled! I hope I get some beautiful pictures too!

Lovely, just lovely!

Ella said…
Yolanda-I am excited for you! I hope you have a wonderful time-take lots of photos! :D Thank you~
You are fun!

Sherry-Thank you! It was a magical kind of day. I didn't want to leave, ever-tee,hee. I know you know how I feel~ :D

Brian-Yes, it truly was! Me, too. Oh, that is beautiful! :D

Kathryn-Me, too! I swear I found it just like that :D

Wanda-It was a lucky find! It was sideways and I looked again and gasped. I love the sea and felt like I was meant to find it :D
Thank you~

Mary-I want to go to further down next time. I want to check out where Black Beard hid his so called treasure ;D Thank you~

L.Diane-Thank you! It was fun to take, but tough with people asking me where I found the shell ;D

Alex-I know right! :D
Scriptor Senex said…
"Cherished waves
carry me in shifting sands of time
your love caresses me"

What a lovely three lines. And the photos are so beautiful and fit the poem so well.

Thanks, Ella
Ella, the words you connected to those first two images are stunning. The first image, in particular, looks so haphazard that only you could see it as a wedding, then share that vision with all of us. This is really good writing, my dear! Thanks so much, Amy
Susie Clevenger said…
Wow, such talent with words and photography. This is so beautiful!!
Kerry O'Connor said…
This entire post is just a joy, Ella. Your words are the perfect compliment for your photos. I love to see how you have interpreted each one so imaginatively. Makes me long for a beachside holiday.
Sumana Roy said…

love those joyful moments.......
Margaret said…
The seaweed IS gorgeous and so are your images - the sparkling waters and birds silhouetted. The last poem is so fitting - Nice your husband & you walking this beach and IT DOES look like a wedding dress train. (loved your husband's suggestion!)
Ella said…
Hi Margaret-We had fun! :D Thank you so much-Your photos always invite and inspire poems-this means a lot! Thank you-I thought it did look like a train-lol

Sumana-Thank you! :D

Kerry-Thank you! Yes, the beach so inspires. I grew up near the shore and must go more often. I kinda wanted more time there, but will go again soon. ;D
Ella said…
Hi Susie-Thank you! I kinda want to write another one. I had to shorten it and I didn't want to. Maybe I will save it for my book~ :D You are so sweet~

Amy-Thank you so much :D I had fun imagining it. No rice is thrown, but a lot of cheering gulls ;D

John-Thank you! I love the sea-it always inspires me :D It is so nice you dropped by~

such tranquil photos and poem. Ella.