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Newly and wed

The wedding was simple, spiritual, ecstatic. The bridesmaids chose their own black dresses. The groomsmen wore dark skinny jeans, white shirts undone, tuxedo jackets, and bare feet. It began at 7:30 pm under a dusky sky while candles swayed in large glass votives, suspended from thick branches.

Vows were stated with smiles and tears, the kiss was passionately bashful, and the trip back down the aisle featured skipping.

The wedding cake was a tower of cheesecakes, dotted with fat chocolate covered strawberries. I skipped the cheesecake, but ate my fair share in strawberries.

Jim and Amy were sent off to their Lake Tahoe honeymoon with celebratory sparklers.

Radiant Amy:







Lee is on Amy’s left:


Suddenly, Amy is an aunt many times over:


Archie enjoyed being at his first wedding:


The brother of the groom, my husband:


(Why am I not in any photos? I asked the same question the morning after the wedding when I realized nobody took any photos of our family, together. I really, really wanted a family portrait done while we were reasonably clean and dressed matchy-matchy. The wedding itself was the typical whirl that I never thought of it until it was much too late. Boo.)

7 comments to Newly and wed

  • JoAnn

    Love how you captured the moments.

    Great pictures. Archie is sure a cutey!

  • It looks as though everyone had a blast. Looking back, I loved my wedding but wished it had been less stuffy and more carefree.

    The photo of Jim with the bridesmaids looks like one of those picture that comes in the picture frame when you buy it.

    Sorry there are no photos of you — I’ve been wanting to see the new (well, not so new anymore, I suppose) haircut.

  • Sounds like a very laid-back, fun wedding. I can’t imagine being an insta-aunt to 11 kids! I think Anja and Baby P will be blessed if they get even 1 or 2 cousins, the way things are looking…
    .-= Minnesotamom´s last blog ..Feeling the Love =-.

  • What a beautiful wedding party. Looks like it was an amazing time. I agree, we would have loved to see a photo of you too! Funny how that works out, being behind the camera all the time.

    (My little brother is getting married in three weeks. Hooray for family weddings!)
    .-= Heth´s last blog ..Tub Talk =-.

  • What a gorgeous couple and beautiful event. I love the lighting – it just feels good. And everyone looks so relaxed and happy. Too bad you weren’t in any.

    My brother is getting married next weekend. My bridesmaid’s dress is orange…:)
    .-= Beth – Total Mom Haircut´s last blog ..Here’s Where You WON’T Find Us =-.

  • Wow does Archie look like his daddy! Darling, darling, kids.

  • edj

    Archie is so cute!! Gorgeous wedding. And I always forget that I wanted family pics too, including the time I forgot that would have been the last opp to include my mother in them.
    .-= edj´s last blog ..Where in the world have you been? =-.

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