Archive for September, 2007

Tara and Jamie at Hunt Country Vineyards

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Tara and Jamie were surrounded by close friends and family as they exchanged vows under the grape arbor on Saturday at Hunt Country. I absolutely loved the setting and tone of the ceremony… the last rays of a beautiful sunset filtered through the grape vines as everyone laughed and cried through the ceremony. All of the family and guests were so funny and warm, and reminded me a lot of my family… they kept me laughing pretty much all day!

Here’s Tara’s beautiful dress, from a designer in California… it is so delicate and unique!
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Tara’s bridesmaid’s did her makeup… so cute!
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Tara had these gorgeous hair clips made in Ireland.
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A little help with the necklace…
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The ceremony:
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I love how he’s looking at her… so sweet.
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This moment made everyone laugh- Tara was so excited after they were officially announced “Mr. and Mrs.” that instead of going right in for the kiss, she started clapping!
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They did finally kiss though :)
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The girls were a bit nervous about their toasts, so they went up together- strength in numbers!
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Jamie was a little reluctant to join the dance party that formed out on the veranda, but he had some help.
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I love these next two…
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Adorable!
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Congratulations to Tara and Jamie- thanks so much for having me!

Paula and Eric at Shadow Lake

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Paula and Eric were married at the beautiful Shadow Lake Golf Club on Sunday. The ceremony was held right on the edge of the water on a small rock pier, and the day was just gorgeous- blue sky, puffy clouds, my favorite! Paula and Eric live in New Jersey, and brought a bunch of friends back with them for the wedding- including my big brother, Matt, and my sister-in-law, Kerri! The whole day was a blast, and let’s just say those Jersey-ites know how to party…

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Bridesmaids getting ready:
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I love this picture! It was a very complicated bustling process.
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Guests were given baby trees to plant in honor of Paula and Eric. When Paula was in kindergarten, she was given a Blue Spruce to plant and nurture, and it is still flourishing at her parents’ house. How sweet!
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First dance:
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Paula and her dad:
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Eric with Paula’s mom- I love her expression!
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And of course I couldn’t let this post go without at least one picture of my brother (sorry Eric)! Here he is laughing at groomsman Keith dancing to Michael Jackson:
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