I am delighted to share a few photos from the beautiful wedding Jamie, Jay and I got to be a part of last weekend. On Friday the 4th Jamie’s cousin married her long time boyfriend Josh in what can only be described as the perfect day! The weather was beautiful, the bride was even more so, the details were thoughtful and springy and the whole day was just so full of love and joy! Maggie and Josh, we truly couldn’t be happier for the two of you and were so honored to be a part of your special day.
While there were SO many things and moments that I would have loved the opportunity to photograph at this wedding I simply didn’t get the chance. It has been so long since I have attended, much less participated in, a wedding that I didn’t photograph! However, I did get a handful of photos that I love. So please excuse the ridiculous amount of photos I am about to share. I really had way too many favorites to narrow it down any further than I did!
First up- Bridesmaids’ luncheon and mani/pedis
the rehearsal dinner
Jay has a hard time not making a silly face these days
The day after my Mom, brother and sister-in-law flew in everyone headed to the mountains (well not really the mountains but the foothills rather) for a picnic and wiener roast. It was a beautiful day outside- perfect for jeans and t-shirts :-) We were able to grab a great spot next to the river with a beautiful view. Jay loved tossing rocks into the river, something he doesn’t have much of a chance to do in Florida, so we spent lots of time down by the river. We were also able to take a short hike, roast marshmallows and we stopped for ice cream on the way home. This has always been one of my favorite things to do whenever we visit, I just wish that we were closer and could do it more often…
LOVE is what I have for these photo booth pictures! I am so happy we ended up doing the photo booth and after taking a look at these I am sure you can probably see why, they are so much fun :-)
By the way, this would be a great post to use the new “slideshow-ish” feature if you wanted- there is a crazy amount of pictures since I couldn’t narrow them down at all. Just click on the first image below and take a look!
Every year when everyone is together (which is usually only at the holidays) Jamie’s family takes a cousin picture. Last year they (the Moms and Dads/ Aunts and Uncles) made every cousin a book with all of the pictures- it was so cool to see everyone grow up from year to year. And also pretty darn funny to see some of the clothing (a lot of it was from the 80’s and early 90’s). This year Jay (since he is a cousin too) was included in the picture. I can’t wait to see this picture continue to grow as the family continues to grow!
some other group shots that I (or others) took that day…
Jamie, Jay and I are blessed to have so many family members living close by. We are frequently able to celebrate occasions, show off Jay’s new tricks and just spend good quality time with the people that we love. However, for as many people that live close by there are that many and more that don’t live near us. We are so grateful for all of the time that we do get to spend with them but hope they know that it’s not as much as we would like to.
Here are just a few pictures from some of our recent (this is a relative term) visitors. We miss you all, those pictured and those not, terribly and wish we could see you more often!! Love you all…
Jamie’s Cousins Mary Beth and Sean
Uncle Scott and Auntie Frannie- Sorry Scott, I don’t have a recent picture of you and Jay :-( We will have to rectify that when we see you all later this month!