And relief. I’m sure I’m not alone in breathing a huge sigh of relief:
- The bride, groom and ceremony were all beautiful.
- Nothing washed or blew away (although Jim Heydinger took a bath in the parking lot of the chapel).
- Everyone had a great time at the reception.
- Kids got off to the honeymoon destination safely.**
The wedding was held here. The rain came pouring down and people ran inside underneath umbrellas (well, except for Jim Heydinger…) and everything went off without a hitch. Very nice.
Then we all drove to the reception, held at historic Malabar Farm. For those of you familiar with the works of Louis Bromfield, here’s a little Malabar history. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married there, too.
A bazillion pictures were taken yesterday, and I can’t wait to see the photographer’s collection online. Don’t be completely surprised if I share one now and then.
Other random photos below, with more to come sometime, after the photographer’s album goes live.
It cleared up in the afternoon (it was a 10:30 a.m. wedding — kids had a plane to catch) and it was very nice and breezy at the reception. Lars & Helen finally escaped around 4:15 to drive to Cleveland in time enough to hop a flight to Seattle by way of a Chicago layover. We thought we’d seen them off. However…
** Lars called last night around 8 and said that due to bad weather in Chicago, their flight was canceled. But Providence smiled on them, and they were given another flight for this morning — direct, no layover. Good for them. They’re off to Seattle today, and tomorrow they leave for a week-long Alaskan cruise.
Mama Fink is happy, but tired. Real life returns…research project proposal, Annie Get Your Gun rehearsal schedule, school, Browns losing…yay.
But first, more coffee.
PS – thanks for all the kind wishes through email and comments!