Monday, March 22, 2010

Ahhhh, weddings.

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.


  1. I am trying to imagine what it would be like to sleep in a hotel, with no children, and sleeping as long as I want...

    I can't do it...I don't know what it's like anymore...I feel...lost...

  2. LOL @ the fifteen G&T story! Hysterical.

    Great pictures! Looks like a great time. Jealous of the kid-free evening!

  3. oh, to sleep in until 8!!! There was one time recently we had the chance to sleep in (there was even a time change that gave us an extra hour)... we woke up at like 5 (6 our time) and couldn't go back to sleep. It totally sucked!

    I never really like weddings... lol but I don't drink. After reading your post, I'm thinking it's the booze that's been missing. :)

  4. O.K. Yes, I am reading this and WHY does it look like I am stradeling that chair. I wasn't, REALLY!!!!

  5. Hahahaha-- Julie-- Ben said the same thing last night. He was like I don't remember her straddling that chair! Too, too funny!!

  6. That photo booth idea sounds fun (and hilarious). And as for 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep - so jealous! I would go for 6 hours these days...

  7. 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep - sounds like heaven to me!!!!

  8. LOL!!! Just so you know that you are not the only person to fall asleep on your wedding night with your hoopskirts on - that was me too!!! We lay on our bed "for just a few minutes..." and woke up the next morning...

  9. Dude, that's TEN hours of sleep (if my math is right, der). Oh, 10 hours of sleep...

    I wish I'd had 15 g&t's at my wedding--I couldn't bring myself to leave the dance floor, so I had exactly NO drinks at my wedding. I need a do-over. :-)