Saturday, May 31, 2008

Show and Tell

SM and I have been married for three years now and, much to SM's dismay, I have yet to order our wedding album. I know, I know . . . I'm a total slacker. I mean, we already paid (several thousand dollars!) for the thing, so I should get my rear in gear, right?

Well, I am officially committing to ordering our wedding album this week. But ordering the album means I have to make decisions about which photos are my favorites. And I love them ALL. I don't suppose we can have a two-hundred page wedding album, can we??

Anyway, since I've already undertaken the task of going through our wedding pictures, I thought I'd go ahead and share a few for this week's
show and tell.



Because I'm a crafty (and cheap!) do-it-yourself type, I made all the invitations, programs, place cards and favors for our wedding. I even etched a sailboat design onto glass candle holders to decorate the tables. You can (sort of) see the etched candle holders in this photo:

While planning our wedding, SM and I decided our main goal was to make sure our guests would have as much fun as possible. To ensure each guest was super comfortable, we provided baskets of flip flops for people to change into (you know, in case they wanted to really let loose):

As you can see from the following series of photos, at least one of our guests really let loose (and allowed his flip-flops to fly!):



Our friend's impromptu dance will forever stick in my mind as one of the highlights of our wedding. So . . . what are your favorite moments from your wedding? Do you have any funny wedding stories or pictures to share? I'm a sucker for wedding pictures (even if I am too much of a slacker to order my own)!

35 comments:

JuliaS said...

What a great idea - the flip flops!

The glass punch bowl cracked and broke at our reception after it had been filled with a bunch of frothy pink stuff . . . messy and memorable.

Busted said...

Awesome pictures! And the flip flops are a great idea.

At our wedding my brother gave an impromptu speech that included a reference to him seeing my husband put his hand on my butt...classy. And we told our DJ no electric slide, but when we got the pics, there were pics of people doing the electric slide! He snuck it in when we were both outside the ballroom!

luna said...

I love the flip flop idea too. and what a gorgeous dress!

Io said...

I love the pictures - good luck figuring out what to order!
One of my favorite parts of our reception was my friend Michael getting drunk and scooting over the piano player so he could do his Julie Andrews impression and sing "The Hills are Alive"

judy said...

I loved these photos. I will upload some one day
As for being a slacker, get this..
My dog died 3 months ago and I paid a fortune to have him cremated privately and put in a special urn.
Guess who has yet to pick up said urnfull of ashes? To top it off the vet is less then a mile from my home.

Cibele said...

Love the flip flops! your wedding was so elegant, loved the cake and the flowers.

oh2btigger said...

My husband and I handmade our invitations, too. They were little tiny scrolls and I tied them up with a pretty little ribbon and sent them out in tiny tube mailers. There was no way that someone could say that they didn't get an invitation--it was so obvious! ;)

Fertilized said...

I will be married 6 yrs in august and I NEVER got around to ordering our photos or album that we paid for. I received the proof book and never did anything about the other phonots. I couldn't decide.

My fav memory was dancing in my white flipflops til my feet were red and sore.

Weddings can be so much fun - looks like youwanted to make sure of that for yours!

m said...

We've been married 6 years and I haven't done my album either!!

Your wedding looks absolutely fantastic - ours was the best day ever, capped off by 2 of my (very drunk) girlfriends singing Meatloaf 'Paradise by the dashboard light' in front of all our guests - and they were fabulous!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your wedding looked beautiful.....how perfect....flip-flops for the guests....you though of everything!

We got married on New Years Eve, this New Years will be our 4th Anniversary. I have ordered our Album, but still have not ordered pics for my Mom and MIL! Every once in a while, they ask....sooner or later....I will get them!

I will try to find some pics to scan into my computer for a post this week!

Lisa

InfertileMadWoman said...

Wow, that stuff looks amazing, it looks like a grat time was had by all!! I cannot believe you did all that by yourself!!! You go girl!!!

Psych Post Doc said...

Your pics are great!

I've been married 8 years and I got to keep all my proofs so although I got the album, I also got to keep all the pics I loved.

At my wedding, my BIL did a little striptease. We had warned the DJ that BIL was a wild man and DH said something to the effect of "if we're not careful he'll be stripping", well the DJ played a little striptease music and said it was dedicated to BIL from us so he did a little show.

To this day whenever I mention one of my BIL's I still get asked if "he's the one who stripped at the wedding". :)

Sam said...

What fabulous photographs and what a great idea to have flipflops at the wedding! I do think that so many people take the whole thing so very seriously and forget to have fun too!!

Incidentally my Show and Tell is about a wedding too - not mine as I'm not married! But my cousins wedding in Australia.

Lauren said...

We've been married for 4 years and still don't even have a picture printed from the wedding. I've got all the pictures from the photographer on a CD here somewhere. I'm such a slacker!

Loved the flip flops BTW. Wish I'd thought of it!

Thanks for the show and tell!

JamieD said...

What beautiful pictures!! I can see where you would be overwhelmed with only choosing a select few!

chicklet said...

Maybe me & the husband should get divorced, so we can get married again, cuz I totally covet the flip flop idea!

Nick Brophy & Sarah Marie Martin said...

if it makes you feel better, we've been married for almost 5 years and i've never put our album together either. my mom guilted me into putting one together for her 2 christmases ago, but i didn't get around ot my own. and yes, it was definitely ask's suit and crocs that won over the teachers at barrow street school! he as an angel at the interview - i think he knew he was performing. what a hoot. did you choose an agency??

andrea said...

love it!! and i love my wedding pictures (we also have a $1k+ album... are you getting a graphi by chance? that's what we have - it's amazing!)

ummm my motherinlaw definatly got on a table and started dancing at the end of our reception - it was hilarious!

and ya - i am giving AF a few more days to show and then i think i will have my sister do a beta for me [she is medical lab tech! convinent?!!]

Pepper said...

I love weddings! Your pictures look like you had the perfect day: elegant and fun. Absolutely gorgeous.

La La said...

Oh my gosh, what a BEAUTIFUL wedding!!! I would have a hard time deciding as well, those are georgous pictures.

The Town Criers said...

Ha--I have the pictures, and I have yet to put them into the album so others can see them. And it has been 7 years!

Your wedding looked gorgeous.

Pamela Jeanne said...

Visiting from NaComLeavMo...thanks so much for your comment. Always good to connect with women who have shared such an intense experience. May we all find strength, peace and happiness.

As for show & tell -- what an awesome party! The joy is palpable. Clearly there will be lots of photos to choose from...you have your work cut out for you!

peesticksandstones said...

Oooh! So nice! I wouldn't sweat the album thing too much. I went bonkers putting mine together right after the wedding, and honestly don't think I've taken it out and looked through it once since then. Grrr...

I recall walking to the garden we were having our wedding at in the middle of NYC. On the way, so many strangers on the street shouted so many kind, sweet things to us -- made me feel so beautiful and special that day. I felt like the whole city was wishing us well that day, too!

Juicy said...

You're right, I am a saint. :)

Your wedding pics are beautiful! But I'll have to one-up ya on the slacker business...I've been married 5 years and haven't done anything with our wedding pictures either. Our pictures were stolen from my husband's truck about 2 days after we got them from the photographer, and I just never really have gotten around to getting them printed from the negatives. I'm horrible! Good luck picking some pictures, that's the hard part. :)

Sarah Barah said...

What fun pictures! You can make a book of the ones that don't make it in to the official album with a service from Shutterfly or Blurb.

A memorable moment from our wedding day was when I was shopping for the oh-so-important slimming undergarment after getting my hair done. I'd left the one I purchased at home -- 100 miles away from our hometown, where we were married.

Heather Johnson said...

Great pics! I think the funniest part of my wedding was when I fell while doing a goofy dance with my cousins. I landed on my butt on the floor and just sat there smiling until everyone got all the pictures they wanted. :) ~LOL~

Kymberli said...

I just love those spontaneous pictures!

Frank and I broke out into a serious fit of the giggles in the middle of our vows. We could hardly repeat them.

Candid Engineer said...

Beautiful pictures. I think I would have taken several years to order my prints, too, except my photographer is so excitable about her work that she harassed me into making my selections within one month of the wedding. I had to pick my favorite 100, and then my favorite 300.

You will be glad when you're done!

Phoebe said...

Welcome to the slacker club. I still haven't made my wedding album yet either, three years later. I'm glad to see I'm in good company here! I love the flip flop idea!

Danni and Tommy said...

Wow! What beautiful beautiful pictures- I can see that you have quite the challenge picking...I'm amazed by your attention to detail. You are so crafty and creative. Just wanted to share that I love your blog so far!

alison said...

Your wedding looks like it was tons of fun!! Love the flip flops!

I actually sat down with alllll of my photos this weekend to start organizing them (to eventually figure out my scrapbooking thing). I had our wedding photos in a cheap album, and I realized I wanted to put them in something nicer, an album that won't ruin them in 20 years. So that's my latest quest... Since we got married in Vegas I don't have tons of photos (which is the nature of getting married in Vegas, but it's still a little sad). I posted a few back in December if you want to check them out, though I'm realizing that none of those were from the photographer. Anyway. http://uncomplicate-me.blogspot.com/2007/12/ovulation-and-wedding-story.html

Have a good week!

JJ said...

I love the flip flop idea--and what great pictures!

Anne said...

HI! Got your post on my blog. Thanks! I'd be more than happy to talk to you about Gladney, if you are still trying to chose an agency. You can email me at: annehermes@hotmail.com.

Love the post. We are approaching our 6th anniversary and I have also never ordered wedding pics beyond the originals that I got from the photographer. I make it a goal every year and then it never happens. Now I am more focused on gettting more regular with my blog and cataloging my kids pics! :)

Oh, and I'd really like to ask you some questions about your journey thus far with IVF, etc... So, please do email when you get a chance and we can chat. :)

hairyfarmerfamily said...

We had a caricaturist come to the reception and sit and draw all our guests. He did Hubby & I too, but the drawing vanished by the end of the night. Moral of the story: drink less!

Emily said...

What a beautiful wedding! We've been married for 2 years this month and I haven't even framed a photo yet!

I have a whole pile of favourite memories from our wedding. How crystal clear Husbando's voice was when he was saying his vows, the walk down Marylebone High Street with all of our guests and seeing everyone, including my gran, dancing to our first dance - Superstitious!

Thanks for the comments on my blog - its nice to meet you!