Jan 5 2008

Charles and Laurie’s Wedding

Charles and Laurie at the rehearsal dinner

We spent the past weekend at The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake for Charles and Laurie’s wedding. We had a lot of fun. We arrived mid-afternoon on Friday. The rehearsal was around 5:30 PM. After the rehearsal we had one of the best meals we’ve ever had at Ferrente’s Winery. Of course I’m speaking for myself here, but I think everyone would agree that the meal was superb.

Charles and Laurie’s ceremony was very unique. The processional for the wedding party was Going to the Chapel, sung by Laurie’s friends. They sang throughout the ceremony and did a wonderful job. Midway through the wedding, Charles and Laurie read a children’s book, A Lovely Love Story to the audience, taking turns and then eventually speaking the last couple of pages in unison.

The reception was great fun as well. The crew from New York drove out, Delores, Maryann, Jim, Mike, and Aunt Anna. A lot of old friends attended, the Hanlons, the Buehlers, and the Haycooks. It was nice to see all of the kids play together. Lawrence and I tag-teamed the best-man speech. The majority of my night was spent taking pictures and watching the boys to make sure that they didn’t get completely out-of-control on the dance floor.

The breakfast on Sunday morning was truly exceptional. It was all-you-can-eat and the selection was impressive. Getting together in the morning like that was so nice as it allowed everyone to talk a little bit absent the thumping music of the night before. Everyone got to say goodbye and in that way provided closure.

I’ve posted some pictures from the weekend. You can check them out here.

Best wishes, Charles and Laurie.


Sep 23 2007

George and Lori’s Wedding

George and Lori on their Wedding Day

We spent late afternoon and early evening in Dayton last night as Lori and George’s got married. It was very nice and we had a great time. The ceremony itself was different and I thought it was lovely. Jude and Noah didn’t really want to spend any time sitting down for the ceremony but they made friends afterwards with some other younger children and spent the rest of the evening running around furiously. That left Angie and I juggling watching them, trying to get them to eat, visiting with other members of the family, and eating ourselves. By 8:30 it was obvious that the boys were too tired and it was time to pack up and begin the trek home. We ended up getting home around midnight. We took some pictures. You can check them out here.