Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mary Rose Ward is getting married

Mary Rose & Matt
The fun has begun!! Ann Holmes, Sheri Ward & Mary Rose Ward

..  Plein Aire Cottage Artist, Mary Rose Holmes and her husband Dwight Holmes are overjoyed at the upcoming wedding of their only grand-daughter,  Mary Rose Ward to Matt Guilette.         
The Holmes have 8 grandchildren, seven boys and one girl.
This small family wedding will take place at Holmes Cottage, Indian Rocks Beach on June 4th.  Mary Rose being a 7th generation Floridian has selected a menu of local seafood, southern cuisine and an exquisite wedding cake.  

 Our Tribute to Mary Rose Ward
She's a child of the fairest,
full of love, compassion and ambition of the rarest

She is the loving sister to four handsome brothers
and a dear friend to cousins and many, many others.

To watch her on horseback is one great treat
as she rides through the meadows often with bare feet
She needs not a saddle nor harness nor rein
Even on her wedding day she refuses to be vain

Sand, sea, sunset, stars and shells
will be the background to the chime of her wedding bells

May your days be blessed with joy and may
each evening find you glowing in the sunset.

A toast to Mary Rose (nee Ward) & Mr. Matt Guilette
who exchange wedding vows on June 4th, 2011
at  a cottage on
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, USA

Mary Rose Ward with Grandparents Dwight Holmes & Mary Rose Holmes -this will be the location of wedding
Mary Rose on her horse Maverick
Tally Ho, grandfather Dwight gives advice
The happy couple Mary Rose & Matt
Mary Rose goes hunting

 First cousin Mitch, Mary Rose, Max her dog and first cousin Ally
Mary Rose & Matt
Mother Sheri Ward & Mary Rose

The Grandchildren: Back row - left to right:  John Holmes, Mitchell Holmes, Ally Holmes, Wright Ward, Mary Rose Ward, Mark Ellis Ward, Nicholas Ward and Tyler Ward

Sunset Painting by artist Mary Rose Holmes, a requested wedding gift to the loving couple. This is where the wedding will be held

Your  good wishes and "Comments" are welcome


  1. What simply wonderful pictures, showing so much love and warmth from the whole family.
    I wish Mary Rose and Matt very best wishes on their wedding day and hope they share a long and happy life together.

  2. Hello My Spotty Pony
    Thank you for your words of kindness and good wishes for Mary Rose & Matt

  3. Helen,
    This is wonderful...thank you for your love and support!!!

    You are so creative and we only wish soooooooo much that you could be here with us to celebrate!!!

    Love you,

  4. Hello Sher and William
    You have raised a beautiful family of four handsome, intelligent and funny young men and beautiful Mary Rose. It is always a joy to be in you and your family's company. You deserve to be proud of Mary Rose's and your son in law Matt.
    Know that I will be with you in heart and spirit next Saturday.
    Be sure to send me some photos so I can keep our readers updated.
    Hugs, love and prayers to all of you

  5. Mary Rose - I remember you as such a charming young girl. Now here you are grown up, beautiful, and getting married. May you have a long a happy married life. God bless you, Carol Marquardt

  6. Carol Marquardt - thank you for your kind, sincere and heart felt wishes for Mary Rose and Matt

  7. Helen,
    What a beautiful tribute to one of my favorite families. All of the pictures are awesome. You are very special and a treasure to Indian Rocks Beach!
    Love ya,
    Cookie Kennedy

  8. Hi Cookie...Thank you for your kind comments. They (Holmes) are a very easy family to love. I also know they think the world of you Cookie.
    Hugs Helen