Saturday morning Craig had to get back to wedding festivities at 11:30, so we dropped him off and headed to Wegmans for the shopping trip I was planning on doing Wednesday evening, before the surgery craziness started. We made it back home for lunch, Carter's nap, and Jacob's homework before I had to get ready and head out to the wedding myself. Lori arrived to watch the boys, and I was off. Things went relatively well, aside from Carter having more stomach issues (a number of icky diapers lately) and a low-grade fever (hoping it's just a virus working its way through), and him accidentally causing Jacob to fall off a chair, leaving a pretty nasty looking brushburn on Jacob's forehead. But alas...overall things were fine and we got to enjoy some time away. Of course, seeing as how Craig was IN the wedding party it wasn't exactly exclusive "us" time, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.
The groom is an old friend of ours who we both worked with at the Amerks for years. He now works for the Rhinos (soccer), but we still see him periodically. He was in our wedding, and now Craig returned the favor. Dave had a rather "interesting" experience with his first marriage and I wasn't sure he'd ever do it again. But it seems he's found his perfect match, so we couldn't be happier for him. The ceremony was pretty traditional, aside from the rings being carried in on a rugby ball, as that's what brought them together. The reception, however, took place AT the soccer stadium, which was pretty cool. Thank goodness the weather was nice and warm all day, because with all of the forecasts of the polar vortex coming to visit us in September, all I could picture was that it was going to snow. But no, mid-70s it was! Of course, by the evening it did cool down a lot, but we had a great time. And I got a little bonus "me" time in between the ceremony and the reception! Here are some highlights of the day...just because the pictures are fun. I like my new camera!
|As they were being pronounced husband and wife...happened to catch Dave's comical look on his face!|
|These paper flowers decorated the church and reception...each more than 6 in. in diameter, I'd guess!|
|Everything was so pretty in the sun and with fall colors coming out. I liked that this one captured the classic houses in the background with the funky chrome art.|
|I saw this guy hanging out around the tree and my zoom let me get him this close. He was so cute peeking out from the tree, though the next shot I took was actually a little indecent. He's a boy, by the way.|
|I just loved the colors in this one!|
|Yep, that's a double bobblehead on top. And the cake was part cheesecake!|
|The sunset over the stadium wasn't spectacular, but it was pretty!|
|Selfie on the field!|
|The view of the reception from the field. They were showing a slide show of pictures from birth to the present on the scoreboard, so everyone was out watching. And the groom's nieces and nephews were playing!|
|Inside the tent was pretty--strings of lights, blue paper lanterns, lots of cobalt blue accents!|
|One of the centerpieces...cobalt blue is one of my favorites (as evidenced by the entire shelf in my dining room full of it)|
|The groom and Craig|
|Dana and Dave|