Tuesday, October 20, 2009

There and back again: the Wedding

The driving force behind my trip to New York was Jessica and Kevin's wedding. Since the trip fell over my birthday, I decided to stretch out my vacation time so that I could play in New York after my bridesmaidly duties were fulfilled.

First up, the wedding.

Jessica and Kevin's wedding was simply wonderful! Fun, joyful, easy, relaxing, full of loving families and friends - it was truly a joyous celebration of love and commitment.

It was an absolute delight to witness my friend marry someone who cares so deeply for her, and who is kind and loving and attentive and just about the sweetest person in the world. Jessica and I have been talking and daydreaming for a very long time about her wedding to Kevin and it was such an honor to be a part of their special day.

After the beautiful ceremony - which included Jessica's sweet mother and Kevin's amazing parents - this crew got down! I've never seen dancing like I did at this party. My dates has some smooth moves, and he whirled me around the dance floor all night. Jessica and Kevin stole the night with a salsa number that blew everyone away. The DJ had the coolest set-up that included giant screens on which he projected the music video of the song he was playing. It was great - and when "Thriller" came on, he stopped the whole thing and taught the crowd the dance. It was so fun.

And now for the pictures...

Waiting to go down for the ceremony
{This is a candid shot, taken on an iPhone, can you believe it?}

Jessica has never looked more beautiful, or Kevin more handsome

My dashing date
{Who carried all of Jessica's essentials and my flat shoes - what a trooper!}

Us on the Princeton campus

Another shot on the Princeton campus - it's so stunning. I wish I could go to undergrad again!

The bridesmaids with Jessica and Kevin. Doesn't Jessica look so beautiful??!
{Also, how on earth am I the tallest one of the bunch?}

Reception!

Jessica and Kevin laughing at the toast.

Jessica and Kevin - here's to your happily ever after!!!!!

1 comment:

Steve said...

What a great report and super photos. The wedding and the trip sound like they were both fantastic. I'm so glad you went and had a fun time.