This weekend we did have the chance to enjoy a lovely wedding of the children of some friends. It also gave me a chance to get Boom-Boom out again. I don't think I've been to an outdoor wedding before. This was the setting. The photo doesn't do justice to how beautiful the scene was in a clearing surrounded by tall pines with the sun filtering through but here is the altar. Although non-flash photography was permitted during the ceremony and others were snapping away and I had a nice angle I felt it would have been kind of rude to lift my camera and click. I guess I'm a little old school.
On the altar were the separate bottles of sand which the bride and groom funneled into a common vessel while the minister discussed the symbolism of two lives becoming unified in such a way as to have recognizable components blended together. Again, I don't quite do it justice but I found it a more striking symbol and message than unity candles.
What was utterly amazing about the day is the bride's mother was the photographer and the bride's father was the caterer. As if planning and paying for the wedding isn't a big enough job and getting through the day as the parents isn't hectic enough...hey, let's do the two most extensive jobs of the day too! Wow! Just WOW! Anyway, here's a "cakescape."
Mr. Lime is known for his ability to make a game out of anything to occupy his time when he gets bored. I've seen him challenge the kids to creamer/sugar packet stacking contests in diners many times. He's also been known to build catapults with cutlery and send small items flying. During the reception after he finished his hors d'oeuvres he needed to entertain himself until it was time for dinner. Here is his cutlery sculpture.
The bride and groom goofing around. Yep, I encouraged it. They were happy to oblige me. I figured they had enough of the sit still and smile nicely photos even if they were deliriously happy.
And finally. just a perspective of the bouquet resting on the table with the champagne glass and bride in the background. My attempt at something capturing several elements in a slightly different way. I kinda like it.