This lovely work of art was produced by my cousin Brittany McMullin. Not only did it look incredible, but it tasted SO GOOD. Seriously.
Oh, by the way, she totally decorated it right before the reception like a pro. Just whipped it out. No big deal...
(she was free-handing the frosting from a picture off the internet! they should replace that picture we found with HER version, don'tcha think?)
Thank you Brittney!
Something Old: great-grandmother's necklace
Something New: earrings
Something Borrowed: bracelets from mom and sister
Something Blue: ribbon on garter
Pete was lookin dashingly debonair in his suit from Men's Warehouse
(notice the cuff links, hot diggity!).
I ordered my dress online (made in a chinese sweatshop??....) but had it spruced up by one of the most wonderful people on this earth. Jenny Adair worked her magic to make the dress everything I'd hoped for. Thanks for all you did for us, Mama J! Love you!
She even tried her first french bustle (for dancing, of course). It turned out perfectly!
Mallory Miller of Natural Perfections is the creator of the beautiful floral arrangements and decorations. Not only did she do an amazing job with the flowers, but she was such an great help with the entire set up process. She kept the reception place in line and allowed things to run smoothly. Mallory knows her stuff but she is also a wonderful friend. Thank you for everything you did for us Mal!
Let the wedding posts begin! Each post will be dedicated to certain lovely people who gave of their time and talents to help make our day even more beautiful and enjoyable. All photos are taken by today's spotlightee: Lizzy Dabczynski Bean (aka Elizabeth Helen Photography)!!!
Lizzy, thank you for EVERYTHING. The photos are everything we hoped they'd be and more. Your ability to capture the feeling of the day made these pictures something we'll treasure for the rest of our lives. Thank you for your quality and artistry and for being a part of our big day! We love you!
These are just a few of many favorites from the day...
"You must recognize the importance of practicing your potential.
If you don't think it's important to work to your fullest extent, you're already in trouble."
I come home tomorrow. I feel like I just tried to drink out of a fire hydrant for four weeks and now I have to go into the drought hoping my gulps of information/motivation will carry me through and keep boosting me toward my goals.
"There is no place for reservation. It's not logical. Return to the fearless child."
Like last time, I'm coming back a new dancer. I have new purpose in what I do. It's rather exciting, really.
"Your choices are: get lucky, work hard, or don't. Those are your choices."
I'm excited to start another year with Theatre Ballet in two weeks! It will be a time of much growth and hard work. I can't wait.
"Practice and Doing What's Comfortable are two separate things.
Don't let yourself get away with doing less."
(quotes from Summer Lee Rhatigan, director at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance... just a few tiny drops from the fire hydrant I drank from)
this is the ad for the show we had this weekend. it was awesome.
THE STRUGGLE FOR SUMMER
I refuse to give up the last few weeks of summer vacation without a fight. To paraphrase Charlton Heston at a NRA meeting, "Fall is going to have to pry summer out of my cold, dead hands." But seriously...
This could have very well been the fastest summer of my life. It may have been caused by some of the radioactive fall-out as a consequence of getting married. You always hear old married couples vaguely refer to this phenomenon. They say stuff like that, "We got married and here we are 25 years later." Where is the middle to that story? Times goes faster for married people. In some marriages that is a tender mercy. Especially for those until death do ye part types.
Summer school is torturous but it makes summer fly by. Especially when your professor talks just like Vizzini from The Princess Bride. "Plato? Aristotle? Socrates? Morons." I go to class every MWF and just wait for him to scream out "The Cliffs of Insanity" or "Inconceivable."
Another reason behind the speedy summer could be all the time I spent at work. I go in at 2:30pm and I don't come out until 10pm. By this time the sun has already said peace out. There's a reason there are so many V's in Vivint. It turns you into a Vampire. But vampires are in this year. Right?