I haven't been to a wedding in so long, it was awesome to get to go to this one. Don't they look like they are just having a blast? Kristin's dress was gorgeous. Sparkly on the the top, with less and less sparkle as it went down, ending with just enough to glint in the lights of the Gem Theatre while she was saying her vows. Rocker!
And the cake was beautiful. Very classy and elegant, but still cute!
The ceremony was really cool. Not religious. They read the Apache Wedding Blessing, and a piece from Robert Fulghum. There vows were so nice, stuff about being best friends, and the officiant talked about the importance of kindness. Cool stuff. I hope they can remember it all after they've been married 18 years! I have to admit I don't remember much from our ceremony, except that it was tres tacky! But I didn't know any better and it was 1990, the end of the 80's and all. I'm sure you remember, big hair and pastel bridesmaid dresses. And the big butt bow was all the rage.
Oh, and look who I met there!
Holly! I had spotted her earlier in the evening, but I was afraid to just go up and introduce myself! When Kristin was making the rounds, I saw her at Holly's table then saw her point at me and motion me over! So I went and met Holly. She rocks. I didn't get to meet the Ogre. She said he's not big on crowds and noise so he stayed home with the pigs. I hope Holly didn't think I was rude, but I'm kinda shy and I was star struck, I hope I get the chance to hang with her sometime! Don't you just love her shrug? At a low moment, I actually petted it. Truly, I promise I'm not a stalker! Oh, and she totally rocked the Converse. I made sure to get a glimpse at the footwear although the camera was not available for documentation.
Anyway, I had a fun night hanging with my library peeps. We were the only people wearing nylons at this wedding. I wasn't going to do it, I was going to go bare legged, but once I got a look at those puppies with the black shoes? I mean they are white. Like ghostly white, with a few blue veins running through them totally visible. And scratches from the puppies. I just couldn't do it. Plus, the whole control top thing, while uncomfortable, helped a little. : ) Here's a shot of my library friends :
The only bad part of the night was getting lost in Detroit after leaving the Gem Theatre. Thank God for Melanie, she's wearing the short sleeves. She navigated us out of Detroit from the back seat of the car. In her words "Sorry I'm three sheets to the wind or I would drive us out of here"! I was just glad for the directions. Did you know there are like no street lights in Detroit? Oh sure on the main streets, but you can't drive down the main streets because of all the construction! I swear, the detour was taking us down dark alleys, by abandoned houses and through gas station parking lots! I kid you not. I hope the people from the west side stayed at the hotel. I'm sure the trip home wouldn't be so traumatic in daylight!
Anyway, Kristin, if you read this whilst sunning yourself in the tropics, you threw a great party! I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves. Miss you!