Monday, March 22, 2010
I love weddings. The pretty dresses, the flowers, the happy people. This wedding was particularly lovable because my parents kept my children 150 miles from me and my husband. Ahhhhh. Our first overnight without the kids since November, and it was lovely. Of course we took a ton of pictures. I put some of us in the reception photo booth up atHarryTimes 365, and I am going to do an All Kinds of Pretty post later because Ben has such a unique suit-buying style.
But for this blog, I took pictures of all the things I love about weddings.
Love the pre-cocktail hour cocktail hour-- it's an essential wedding do.
Love having the opportunity to take family pics. Here's Ben's dad and his brothers. This picture makes me want to have 2 more boys. And if I did, in 50 years, they would all look JUST LIKE THIS.
Love doing silly stuff at the reception. Here are Ben's parents getting ready to step into the super fun photo booth. Good thing Dennis brought his chicken hat, huh?
Awww, the mother-son dance-- love it!
Hi, Julie! I bet you're reading this!
Something else I love about weddings? Wedding booze. Always a teeny bit lighter than regular booze-- a lot like resort booze, actually. You can drink it all night and not black out. Also, you feel like a total rock start because you have been drinking since 6, and you're still going strong. At my own wedding, I drank 15 vodka tonics. In any other circumstance, I'd be dead, but at my wedding? I was just happily drunk enough to scarf half a pizza in the bridal suite before falling asleep with my hoopskirts on. Wait. Maybe that's just a roundabout way of saying blacking out. Which means this whole treatise on wedding booze was bullshit.
But still. I loved this Absolut and tonic.
Shortly after we took this picture, we sneaked upstairs to our hotel room. No. It was so not like that. We passed out at 10 pm and slept until 8. Heaven.