Wow… I’m tired. We arrived back home at 11:00 PM last night after spending much of the last five days back in Oregon. What a time we had… I’m sitting here looking back on it all and I’m overwhelmed with a feeling of love, laughter, and community. We have a big life there. So manyContinue reading “Whirlwind”
Hey all… been a few days. Again. We had a busy weekend, a lay low day on Monday (Karen had to work, but we didn’t go anywhere), went to get some new glasses ordered for Karen yesterday and stopped off at the park to take the dogs for a walk on the way home, andContinue reading “Maintenance”
What It Was All About, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. At the end of the day, when the vows are taken, the rings exchanged, the cake cut, the dinner eaten, and the dances danced the most important thing is really this… these two people found each other, fell in love, and decided to marry not justContinue reading “What It Was All About”
Funky Town, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. In the foreground are Don and Carolyn, famous first dance orchestrators. Wow… that’s quite a handle.
Dave, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Martin’s dad, Dave, getting some refreshment between dances.
Brothers, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I have to say that, besides the wedding, of course, it was a great pleasure of mine to meet Martin’s brother and also to meet Karen’s son, Thomas. Needless to say… I cried.
Charles, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Charles worked the room like a pro with that camera of his. He had it down, moving around the ceremony and the reception without making a spectacle of himself. Stealthy and unobtrusive. It’s an art form he’s obviously mastered. Until, that was, he put the camera down and started shakin’Continue reading “Charles”
No Ball Playing, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Mary, Martin, and I had a bit of fun while we were wandering around outside near the Glessner House taking photos after the wedding as evidenced by the photo here. We had a little laugh about this and of course had to take a picture. I love hangingContinue reading “No Ball Playing”
Speechless Reaction, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. There were some great speeches. Karen gave an amazing one that included a poem she wrote for Mary. I think everyone got teary during that one. Way to go honey! Martin’s speech was also good. You could tell, as he got going, he went into professor mode. Very engagingContinue reading “Speechless Reaction”
Wedded Bliss, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. 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 toContinue reading “Wedded Bliss”
Tasty, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Again, the kids did an excellent job choosing the cake. Not overly fancy. Just simple, understated, and elegant.
Let The Good Times Roll, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. 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.
The Topper, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I loved the cake topper the kids chose. Non-traditional, and cool.
The Party, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Introducing… the wedding party. Pretty awesome looking group of people.
Conquering Marriage, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Martin immediately after conquering the institution of the marriage ceremony. He is the veritable Rocky of marriage.
The Lineup, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
Mr. Suave, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Martin, of course, was all suave and debonair surrounded by the ladies.
The Guys, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. 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 ofContinue reading “The Guys”
There Was Light, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Charles (Mary’s cousin), Clem (Mary’s uncle), and I all took photos at the wedding. The funny thing is, we all ended up taking a couple of shots of these light fixtures inside the building. This is my interpretation. They were cool.
The Ladies, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Karen took this one after I’d left the room. She took a few actually and they were awesome. These ladies… what can I say? They were spectacular. Mary had such a fantastic time with them in Chicago. Karen and I know one of the reasons Mary enjoyed her experienceContinue reading “The Ladies”
Mimosa?, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. A little before wedding mimosa for the ladies. We toasted, we drank, then I ventured downstairs to try and get into good officiate form after being in photographer shoes.
Puttin’ On The Dress, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. It wasn’t that tough getting Mary into her dress. It took a few people, but that was only because there were zips and ties and such which all were sort of going at the same time. Pretty fast though. Her dress was very classy. Loved/love it.
The Dress, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. This photo obviously doesn’t do the dress justice. I love this shot though… Mary’s dress with Karen in the mirror behind.
Shoe, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. There was a flurry of activity, as you would imagine, that day. Girls getting ready, but not really having to rush, which was nice. The boys arrived some time after the girls did, after having gone to breakfast and gotten ready themselves. They finished getting the coach house ready forContinue reading “Shoe”