Jun 4, 2006

Happily Ever After...

Kim and Gary's wedding was a day to remember! The ceremony and reception were beautiful.

I loved that so many friends were there to play a role in the big day. The gang was all back together!! It was actually the first time that the entire group, with the new fiance Adam included, had been together. It was like de ja vous with David Bailey back on the piano. Amber was a sight for sore eyes. It was awesome to hear Brian sing solo. I've heard him play around singing Moondance with the Nick Ayoub trio, but this was the first time I heard him doing serious vocal work. It literally brought tears to my eyes.

We had a great time dancing at the reception, too.

Some of my favorite moments of the celebration:
1) Kim's father toasting that Gary is the kind of man you want your daughter to marry.
2) How beautful Kim's mom, Yvonne, was in her dress.
3) The photographer's keys getting locked in her truck...and the groomsmen hailing a tow truck to save the day.
4) Kim's not-so-"agreeable" interactions with the wedding coordinator, including the question as to whether she would be wearing a blusher veil.
5) Brian's plan to get a tattoo of an eagle on his back so that he could move his arms to make the wings flap.
6) Meredith's rendition of "I'm getting married in the morning," sung on a Red Vine.

Sorry to those of you who don't get those inside jokes above, but I know there are some out there who will really appreciate them. For those of you who feel left out....here's a knitting picture for you to enjoy.

Pretty cool, eh...knitting in an SUV limo!!

If you'd like to see more pics, check out my Flickr account.


patty said...

The pictures are great! We had such a wonderful time, but needed another day to recuperate! When I tell people "Ice Ice Baby" was going at 1 AM they weren't surprised we were so exhausted. Andrea wants to party all night like that too she says! You even caught Chuckalicious and I doing some moves!

Yvonnne's dress was gorgeous and I recognized the style and designer right away as my friend Shawn's favorite choice for her daughter's wedding too! Montage has quite the unmistakeable look to it.

patty ann said...

Great pictures and stories. I had four or five people who recognized me from a previous blog post, so I know there are numerous people reading.
We will be very excited to see the video when it's done, the ceremony and Brian's singing.
It was such a beautiful wedding! To see your group of friends from college back together, and talk with their parents, we were having a pride fest at our table. You guys are all so incredible. I know you'll be friends for life.

patty ann said...

Darn it I just looked at the other photos and realized I missed the Big Butt song! hahaha

brian said...

I was surprised by the number of "lurkers" on this blog. All of you not commenting, I encourage you to do so.

Commenting is awesome and leads to a better life, filled with sunshine and a rainbow of marshmallow flavors.


And then go see action-squad for some hott action.

Anonymous said...

We had a great time too. All the girls looked great! I too enjoyed the dad's comments. Your parents were fun to talk to and Brian's also. Great folks
Angie --I am going to do the same socks with you and Amber. I think she has a pattern that I can copy. My pair is going to be shades of green. Can't wait to start them.

Shari C

Angie said...

Woo-hoo! A knit-along. Anyone else want to join. I'm happy to post all progress pics that are sent to me.

Amber said...

Love the pictures!!! Esp. the one of Mitch and Brian. Perfect husbands except they don't have eagle tattoos!

patty ann said...

I'd sure love to try some socks someday. I just think it's funny, the variety of places you take your knitting. You should have a top ten list of places you want to knit.

patty said...

Oh Amber - Chuck and I would be very surprised by Brian sporting an eagle tatoo, even though he's an Eagle Scout! Woo hoo. I think he might have a thing against needles.

Yes, Shari, we did have a wonderful table especially since most of us had just met!

Yes, Patty Ann the booties were shakin with the butt song! This group really did some rockin into the wee hours.

patty said...

I wish I knew more people I spent time with daily that knitted! We call one of the girls at work "amish girl" because she does a little bit of everything, but she mostly crochets these beautiful baby blankets! She promised to teach me!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful posting!! I loved the photos! Amber, post yours when you get home so we can share them. My students will visit the blog and the slideshow tomorrow morning--I finally solved the dilema of what to do with all of the leftover wedding cake--my kids and I will be eating it tomorrow morning while watching the slideshow!

Thank you to all of you who celebrated with us--we were honored. To all of my college friends--you made my day. I wish I still saw you every day!

It's past my bedtime--I'm teaching tomorrow for my first day back.

Thanks again!!!

Michelle said...

A life filled with sunshine and a rainbow of marshmallow flavors, eh? Well, I guess I can't miss out on that!
The wedding was amazing...so glad to see all of you there!
Remember to call when you want to visit Ikea...

patty said...

Yes! The new Ikea store just opened up in Canton! How fortunate we have two sons liveing so close by! Anyone ready for a road trip?

Kim said...

I have had many thoughts about the wedding since I posted last weekend. This is not MY blog and you all haven't logged on to hear all of my rambling thoughts, so I just have one more thought to share: I am delighted that all four of us have found such perfect, amazing men to marry. I had this thought while looking at the photo of Brian and Mitch on this blog with my kids in school (one of my little boys I'm sure is your newest "lurker") and also when I saw a gorgeous photo of Meredith and Adam that someone gave me. How did we get so lucky to add 4 such nice guys to our group? I am still blissful after the wedding, I suppose!

The most frequently asked question of the week is: How is married life? The answer: great, but we feel like it's time for me to go home! It is feeling like I finally live with Gary!

I can't wait to see house photos! Let me know when the move-in work/party is!

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