Flashback…Sarah’s Wedding!

My lame cat photos have prompted Dale to give up the goods! Also, he’s on holiday and finally had some time to breathe! At any rate, I wanted to share some photos from my dear friend Sarah’s wedding from a few weeks back! She was quite the beautiful and sophisticated bride! I was sitting next to my dear friend Betsy and we were just chatting casually and then when Sarah come down the aisle we both burst into tears–we laughed and looked at each other and wondered where in the hell those tears came from! Who knew we were such softies?

Sarah and her new husband Bruce looked very happy! We were very excited to be able to share the day with them.

The first kiss! It was hilarious. He just kept kissing her and she started to laugh and he just kept on smooching. Adorable.

We blew bubbles at the newlyweds as they came out of the church. Despite being a late fall day the weather was quite mild–a perfect day for a wedding!

They came out and greeted the guests before going back inside for portraits.

Of course, Betsy and I cornered Sarah for the perennial Mackinac Girls photo. We’re still adorable, even after all these years! I’ll have to post a pic of us back in ’93 if I ever get around to scanning all those photos in!

A quick portrait of the happy couple and we were off to the dinner reception.

Here’s Sarah with her cutie-pie flower girls!

A pretty, perfect cake…

ended up on the groom’s face!

The food was fab, the wine was divine, and getting to spend a nice long dinner with Betsy and Bryan–not to mention sharing in Sarah and Bruce’s big day!–made this a great highlight to a wonderful year!


So Dale and I went for a nice long walk on Saturday at Northerly Island, which is located right next to Adler Planetarium. It turns out Saturday at Adler is a prime spot for Bride Spotting! Bridal parties arrive every five minutes on Saturdays in order to take photos with the city skyline behind them. These were the ones we saw in the half hour we were there! Above is a princess dress with gold lame accents!

The sleek city bride with another bride in the background! Double shot.

Bright baby blue bridesmaids and groomsmen wait for the bride and groom behind them.

Fancy pink puffy dress! Check out the skyline!

Another city sleek! This one with bright pink bridesmaids!

Fancy strapless number with teal bridesmaids.

Pretty bride with pseudo-military groom!

Bold choice in the seafoam green wedding dress with white bridesmaid’s dresses! I like it because it’s sort of a wacky throwback style. And I just like bold, wacky choices!

It got so crazy that you could actually hear the people hanging out along the shore hollering, “OMG! Look, there’s another bride! And another one!”

It was dorky fun!

Dorky Post Ahead

Okay so this is dorky and self-indulgent but it’s my blog, right? Anyway, I got my wedding dress preserved (it’s no longer in that tub marked ‘wedding dress’) and that’s the package it came in.

I figured since it will soon go into hiding under my bed…

I should take a couple of snapshots! Yay! I really liked my wedding dress.

And now it’s going in the top of the front closet! Ha! As you can see the dress is there (sure looks like it’s mine) and the veil is positioned in front. I have this theory that there is a bad stain in the front that they are hiding with the placement of the veil.

I’m a huge dork.

Dale is Shooting Weddings!

Dale’s gotten a couple of gigs as a second shooter on some fancy weddings.

Even though we don’t know these folks we thought you might be curious to see some of what Dale’s been up to. Look how lovely this mansion venue was!

Very sweet candid.

Inside the tent reception!

The Bride & Groom!

A quiet moment…

Wedding in Jacksonville!

My friend Heather got married to a very nice gentlemen named Michael last Saturday! We’re very happy for her! And can’t wait to invite them to visit us in Chicago!
Happily, we also got to meet up with my friend Fumie and her awesome husband, Ben. Fumie is pregnant and we’re very excited for them to greet their first baby!
The wedding was on Saturday afternoon and on Saturday evening we headed to the ocean to see the water, enjoy a walk along the pier and have a delicious sushi dinner with Fumie and Ben!

Dale was very excited to see surfing! Surfing on the ocean! He has always wanted to try surfing and enjoyed seeing the folks brave the March waters.

Beautiful sunset image of the shore from the pier.

The pier was filled with prehistoric creatures!

Also known as pelicans!