I just spent three+ hours going through the several dozen photos I have on my phone (plus a few more that Katie forwarded from Rob's mom and the bridesmaids) because I promised "photos....soon!" and it will be at least a few more weeks until we have the Professional Photos. I'm excited about the story those photos will tell, but honestly, I'm pretty pleased with the ones I have to share now. love does that, doesn't it? shines through no matter what.
The celebration got off to a great start on Friday night with the rehearsal dinner at our favorite Bistro VG.
|Erica did a beautiful job with the rosemary, kraft tags and white calligraphy|
|just a hint of the tops of the beautiful flowers...|
|love the girls on their phones!|
next it's Katie with her bridesmaids (see what I mean about wanting the "real" photos?!)
This is one of my favorite moments. Marc together with the bridal party while the guests arrive.
We were tucked into a little room - Katie, six bridesmaids, me and Marc. The girls loved it - he had fun stories (one of the bridesmaids married one of Marc's fraternity brothers last summer...and Marc told a story about a brother who ended up with a phony cast on his leg after a crazy bachelor party...the brothers telegrammed the "good news" that his leg wasn't really broken after the honeymoon started. seriously. I think I'm glad Hollywood wasn't there!) and he gave Katie a great piece of advice. Really, you don't need to worry about the wedding. There's no test. Anyone can do it. (especially you!)
Then the ceremony (I have no photos but it was lovely). and after that we're taking the last few formal photos with immediate families and grandparents.
|Marc, his mom, Rob, Katie, me, my mom, my dad|
|Katie & Rob having fun|
|Marc & Mary having fun|
a lot of good food and dancing and drinking happened...and all too soon it was over. time for a sparkler send off.
|LOVE this photo...best wishes to my favorite couple!|
|I have nothing more to share after this...but Katie said they had a great ride through campus and a photo stop by the Tech Tower.|