A Wedding

I wasted nearly all of my available blogging time this morning reading through the ancient blog. For the most part if just confirmed that I went through a weird emo period after my senior year - all the posts became very short and were apparently focused on random things I found on the internet. Even I got bored, and past-me was the one writing it. My apologies, former blog readers.

Nevertheless, I did find some good material. Namely, I found a couple of pictures of me and Heidi (who got married last weekend) as little kids.

Those were the beautiful days full of everything that childhood should be full of. 

Heidi and I sort of fell out of contact sometime in middle school. I'm honestly not sure what happened, but I have wished ever since that I had had the presence of mind as a middle schooler to run after the good things in my life with purpose, because not doing so was a mistake. Nevetheless, we got back in touch a little bit in college, and that was wonderful. An then last weekend, she got married. 

It was the most perfect of fall days in Vermont. 

Almost cloudless, with just the right amount of chill in the air, with enough sunlight to keep everyone comfortable. The leaves were far more vibrant than the picture above would indicate. 

Heidi was beautiful, the ceremony was perfect, and everyone present was overjoyed to witness it. Phil is a lucky man.

After the ceremony we all headed down the hill to the tent for the reception. Everyone had brought food to share, which I thought was exactly the way a wedding should be. It's a celebration of a sacred event with the gathering and support of family and friends, and because it was so laid back, that's what we were all able to focus on. 

The afternoon finished with cake and toasts, as all weddings do. Such an event was a beautiful culmination of the years of childhood and growth that I'd had the privilege of witnessing growing up, and it was an honor to be present.

And so, to Heidi and Phil, I wish you the very best. May God bless your marriage through all the many years to come!

A Wedding in Review

It's a well-known fact that we had a wedding three months ago. Since it has now been an acceptable period of time, I figured I'm overdue in posting some wedding photos. Caution: this post is almost entirely pictures, so don't expect anything prosaic, witty, or long-winded (the standard) in this particular edition of The Blog. And on that note, here are about 1,293,872,045,618,273,648,237 visual depictions of July 26, 2014!

Lovely flowers from  Garden Designs by Kristen !

Lovely flowers from Garden Designs by Kristen!

My favorite "dress shot" is not of the entire dress. Go figure.

My favorite "dress shot" is not of the entire dress. Go figure.

Gettin' ready. My mom did an awesome job with all the buttons! 

Gettin' ready. My mom did an awesome job with all the buttons! 

Those flowers smelled good!

Those flowers smelled good!

Getting in the car required some assistance. It was a big dress.

Getting in the car required some assistance. It was a big dress.

Handsome groom!

Handsome groom!

First look!

First look!

More looking...

More looking...

And... we're ready to go.

And... we're ready to go.

We walked in.

We walked in.

We said vows.

We said vows.

We got blessed times two.

We got blessed times two.

And we walked out singing a good hymn.

And we walked out singing a good hymn.

Next we went to the reception and took some celebratory pics.

Next we went to the reception and took some celebratory pics.

The lovely bridespeople!

The lovely bridespeople!

The dapper groomsfolks!

The dapper groomsfolks!

There were some games, which the kids and adults both liked.

There were some games, which the kids and adults both liked.

We also danced.

We also danced.

And I danced with my dad too!

And I danced with my dad too!

And then we ate some  GOOD cake .

And then we ate some GOOD cake.

And we were surrounded by lots of people that we love.

And we were surrounded by lots of people that we love.

Our caterers were literally the best.

Our caterers were literally the best.

And then we danced some more.

And then we danced some more.

Then we took pictures with everyone...

Then we took pictures with everyone...

And that was that.

And that was that.

I thought about recapping everything with words, but then I realized that everyone does the wedding gushing thing. Thus, anything I write you've probably heard before. So now you know what transpired on our favorite day of 2014. So far! The rest of the days have been pretty great too.

 

All photos by Leighanne Evelyn Photography through George Street Photo & Video.