A Secret Message

Welcome to the 185th Metamorphosis Monday!

I don’t have a “home” related Before and After to share this week.   Well, actually I did but I couldn’t wait and shared my mirror update a few days ago.  So for this Met Monday, I thought I’d share a very different kind of “Before and After.”  It’s a romantic “Before and After.”

Once upon a time there was a Bride and a Groom. 

Wedding Day


The morning of their wedding day, a groomsman on a mission knocked on the Groom’s door and asked the Groom to hand over his tux.


Thinking it a strange request indeed, the Groom decided to trust him and let him have it.   One hour later, the groomsman mysteriously returned the tux, still tucked away inside its bag.

♥ A Metamorphosis of Love ♥

When the groomsman took the wedding tux away that morning, the left breast of the jacket inside looked like this.

Tux Jacket


That afternoon, as the Bride and Groom held hands and exchanged their vows…

Wedding in the UGA Chapel


This message lay close against the heart of the Groom, hidden from all…


…all but the one who wore it and the one who had placed it there.



Love, sweet love…



The greatest metamorphosis of all.

All You Need is Love


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  1. Susan,this was the sweetest Morph Monday,thanks for sharing,I love this!!

  2. What a sweet thing for your daughter-in-law to do!

  3. That is very sweet, Susan!

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. What a sweet post, Susan! Love that idea and another look at the handsome couple! ! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  5. Ahhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love weddings and enjoyed this post so much. Thanks for sharing such a special event in your family!

  6. That is the PERFECT metamorphosis, so beautiful. I love that little patch and the red lens heart. Thank you so much for hosting!!

  7. I put the wrong title under my link! Oops! Instead of Olympics and Cupcakes it should have read – Cashew Pasta Salad. Not sure how to change, but wanted to let you know. Mondays ….

  8. Awww, that little secret is so cute!! Such a great idea πŸ™‚ And the wedding looked absolutely beautiful! Thanks for hosting again. I hope you have a fabulous week!

  9. My first time joining your link party! Thanks so much for hosting. Congrats on your son’s recent marriage – what a sweet post and a happy occasion!

  10. Hi, Susan, thanks for hostessing the party! Love hearing more about the wedding! Mary

  11. What a sweet wedding story!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  12. That is so very sweet! I love how the groomsmen was sent on a secret mission. When did the groom firt notice it?
    Thank you for hosting Metamorphasis Mondays! They are great. -Tabitha

  13. aww, how sweet, and they truly are a beautiful couple!

  14. What a sweet post! Thank you so much for the party! Have a great week. πŸ™‚

  15. Thanks for hosting Susan! XO, Aimee

  16. Susan…that is the sweetest thing ever!!…Truly the “metamorphosis” that you will treasure forever!!!…Congratulations and happiness always to the beautiful couple!!…

    Thanks for hosting as always….Have a wonderful week!

  17. That is just the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen, Susan! Such a special heartfelt gesture.

    I goofed, Susan, in entering a link to your party. I was copying & pasting your new blog address & ended up linking your blog to my post, & I have no idea how to remove it. Mr. Linky would not let me replace it. Help!


    • Cas, it appears to go to your blog…you must have fixed it. If you ever do enter anything wrong, I have InLinkz set up where you can delete your link and just put it all back in again. But this one looks okay. You must have deleted it and reentered it. πŸ™‚

  18. What a cute idea! I wish I would have thought of that a year ago!! So fun πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting the linky party!

  19. Beautiful wedding. I love the dresses! Thanks for hosting!

  20. What a lovely love story! Thanks for sharing …



  21. I’m just a hopeless romantic so this hit me right in the heart! Thanks for sharing…such a beautiful wedding!

  22. Susan, that was wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing that with us πŸ™‚

    Hugs, Tanya

  23. Oh, Susan!
    Such a great romantic gesture! Your daughter in … “love” is a sweetie!
    They really are a beautiful couple!
    BTW: Susan, I once read what Chip is doing for those people who aren’t as lucky as we are and so I’m sure: not only he is a very good looking young man but he also is a kind-hearted person, too! (like his Mom! ;-))
    You must be justly proud of him!
    Hugs to you!

  24. What a sweet idea, heart next to heart. A question, was he able to remove it easily afterwards?
    Just thinking (as always) πŸ™‚

    • Megan, I don’t think he’ll ever remove it, unless he outgrows his tux one day and has to buy a new one. If that ever happens, I hope he just transfers it to the new one. πŸ™‚

  25. What a sweet wedding idea! It looks as though it was a beautiful event. (Thanks for hosting!)

  26. must love junk says

    So romantic! Looks like a beautiful wedding! Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚

  27. Susan, what a sweet, romantic touch! I like the way this girl thinks. Is the image of the heart reflection on the music page one you took? Amazing shot!
    Have a great week……….Sarah

    • Thanks, Sarah…me, too! πŸ™‚ No, I wish I had taken that. I found it on Nancy’s Facebook page among her photos…not sure where she found it. I love it, though.

  28. Such a Fairytale Romance:)Thanks again for hosting!

  29. How sweet – what a nice idea!
    Thanks for hosting !
    – Shelley

  30. That is the sweetest thing ever! Thanks for sharing it. XO

  31. So sweet!

  32. This is so exciting! Our first time participating link party here , really loving everyone’s projects. We just did a bedroom makeover! Hope you’ll like it! (how2home.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/how-to-our-bedroom-makeover/)

  33. Oh, Susan! That is just so sweet! Best wishes to your son and daughter-in-law! Thank you for hosting. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  34. Beautiful wedding pictures, and such a sweet story. πŸ™‚ Thank you for hosting, Susan!

  35. Wow Susan…that is the sweetest story about a wedding that I’ve ever heard. Wish I had thought about that when I was getting married! Such a surprise and such an intimate gesture on an important day in their lives.

    Thanks for sharing!!


  36. Susan,
    What a sweet thing to do!
    Thank you for hosting too!

  37. oh, what a sweet story. Thanks for hosting. Little Bit

  38. What a romantic story, Susan–I loved it! I appreciate you hosting the party today, and I went back last week and read some of your archived posts–I particularly enjoyed several that talked about your favorite decorating books–I checked some of them out at the library and am enjoying them now!

  39. Thanx for hosting Susan!

  40. That is such a precious idea! How sweet!

  41. What a sweet post! It’s my first time linking up. Thanks for hosting such a fabulous party!
    Blessings, Nici

  42. Thank you for hosting such a great party every week. We appreciate you!

  43. Oh how sweet!!!!!!…Christine

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