This is what wedded bliss looks like. Martin and Mary and I ventured outside, just the three of us, after the wedding was over to get some shots. It was cold, hence the coats, etc., which I was sort of glad for. Otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to dress in these great outfits. Awesome!
The wedding venue was magically transformed into a reception hall in under two hours. Not bad. The Glessner House Coach House ended up being the perfect place for both wedding and reception. Simple, elegant, and a really nice atmosphere. Yay Glessner House.
And then there were the guys. Martin, like Mary, has great taste in friends. These guys were so much fun, and also very sweet. And yes, I know saying a guy is sweet is nearly the kiss of death, but I don’t care. They were sweet. Every one of them. I loved that Martin had such a great group of guys to be there for him. It was lovely getting to meet them all.
People usually want to see the detail of the dress, so here it is. Like I said… the dress was lovely. It was made by a Portland designer. Her shop in on 23rd and we all would recommend her highly. It was the perfect dress for Mary. She looked beautiful in it.
I said I would blog about the wedding and here we go….
The morning of we had all the bridesmaids, the bride, Karen and I, and Jay all in our condo. It was a full house, but totally fun. Jay wandered to get bagels (which to that point had been Martin’s job every other day or so) and as the girls got their dresses and bridesmaid accoutrement together we all managed to fit in a tad bite of breakfast… and coffee.
The second to last shot I took in Chicago. The only thing connected with Chicago to blog after this is… the wedding. Yes folks, there’s a whole lot more coming. Hope you enjoy looking/reading as much as I’m going to enjoy blogging about it. LOVED the whole experience of it.
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion. An amazing outdoor concert area designed by Frank Gehry. The metal “net” over the lawn is designed to be a sound system. There are speakers attached to it all over. The idea is that you get the same sound, sitting out there on the lawn, that you’d get from being in a great auditorium. Pretty cool.