When I looked at my blog today I realize it has been forever since I've posted. I'll leave it to you to decide if this is because:
a) I'm ridiculously busy
b) I'm ridiculously lazy
c) I suffer from short-term memory loss like that guy on Memento but unlike him I lack the dedication and commitment to tattoo my responsibilities onto my body
d) all of the above
e) my mom just made some cookies - I'll be right back.
Mmmm...walnut chocolate chip. There are benefits to living at home that outweigh the stigma of living in mommy's basement.
Anyway, the title of this post is in reference of my sister's marriage on August 30th. It took place up at Red Butte Gardens and was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was in one of their outdoor pavilions.
Stanley's best friend from college, Kirk, performed the ceremony. I think everyone was interested to see how that would turn out, because in the movies when a college buddy has any part of a wedding it ends up with him revealing horrible secrets about the groom. Fortunately, Kirk did not reveal any secrets and instead did a wonderful job. The ceremony was thoughtful, sincere, touching, and totally suited to the bride and groom. Most of us had tears in our eyes by the end, including me.
It was a fairly small wedding, and we all went to the Orangerie for a brunch. The food was goooood. I went back for several helpings. I didn't want to insult anyone.
Each guest had a quarter at his or her table setting so that at any point you could wander down to the pond and buy some fish food to feed the fish.
Here is the blushing bride. None of us realized she could scrub up so well.
Here's my brother Trevor and his partner, Donna. Don't they make a cute couple? Unfortunately they couldn't bring their two girls to the wedding but we're hoping they can all make it down for Christmas.
Here's Gracy behaving just as any wedding guest should.
And here's Libby enjoying the delicious wedding cake.
Stanley's family flew in from California, New Jersey, and I think several other states.
Mom and Eddie, the other newlyweds. Doesn't Steady Eddie look smooth in his wedding suit?
All in all, it was a wonderful day and a beautiful wedding. Erin and Stanley seem to be taking to married life like they were made for it. I know Erin was a little worried about sharing her house and her things with someone, but I think they're learning to rub along next to each other quite nicely.