Monday, February 15, 2010
Time to change the blog name.
Hello my patient readers! Well, we are the Geaghan family. I sadly have no pictures of the actual event, as my camera was in a bag all day. But fear not, lots of you and other family members - not to mention the ESB people and the Knot people were total papparazzi. Not to mention lots of tourists in NYC. Once I get some of the photos from my friends, I'll post those pictures.
But an update on the day. First, here is a clip of what was playing in taxi cabs in NYC: olivia-tim-wed-taxi-news.mov I think this will work. Our beautiful friends Sam and Lynn sent this to us - Lynn is such a tech savvy lady - she asked the taxi cab driver to restart the fare counter? (I don't know - I've taken exactly one taxi in my life and that was with a cat on my lap). I guess this is the screen in the cab that entertains you while the cab driver maneuvers around the city. She saw this clip of me and the the other brides and pulled out her flip camera and shot the video for us!! She is great! Yay Lynn!
Saturday was really fun. Woke up at 6 - I think I posted a small write up about my lovely man in the morning (jipes, he's my husband now!!) and started to decorate the apartment for the Sunday brunch party. Only got panicky when the three train didn't come and I cursed myself for not checking the train schedule. But fear not dear readers, I made it to the ESB on time for hair, make up and bouquet/boutonniere stuff. Oodles of fun - once I get a photo of the bouquet, I'll post it. But let me describe it - first the flowers were beautiful. Lots of pinks and purples, and deep reds, and fuscias and stuff! There were hydrangeas - a purply/red color with blue centers. And I got them all!!! So, needless to say the bouquet was huge - oh, did I tell you the theme was birds and feathers??? EEEE! So, there were pink feathers coming out of my bouquet and about 10 birds sitting on top. The bird from Tim's boutonniere is in the top photo (Tim's boutonniere had a big pink aster and a pink feather with that bird!). They wrapped a navy blue ribbon with pink polka dots around the stems. It was beautiful. The ladies that helped with the bouquet were super nice and loved that they could use the hydrangeas in a bouquet! Hurrah! Happiness!
Hair and make up. I don't wear make up and I have thick curly hair. I just wanted an updo that was similar to the one in our contest entry photo. I described this to the stylist and for some reason he proceeded to blow my hair out straight. Oh well. But he had a little too much fun with my hair because it took him over 45 minutes to style it - so long in fact, that I was late to the wedding! The make up artist ended up working on my face (and applying fake eyelashes - the first time I've ever had fake eyelashes in my life - not counting the ones I drew on my face when I was Raggedy Ann in a dance recital). I looked up an suddenly there were several people with clip boards tapping their toes waiting for me - yeah, it's 2:00 and I'm supposed to be at the ceremony. Oops.
I'm leaving a lot out of this post - it's really long already - but the next 5 minutes of getting dressed, siging my marriage license with my upper body completely exposed (yeah, fun to talk to the officiant with bewbs hanging out...) and a few more photos before I actually walked out to get married and finally I see my dad. I do have to say that I didn't see what I looked like at all until we got to dinner - there was a mirror there. For a brief moment I thought my dad was crying because I looked terrifying. But it was because he was happy! And Tim didn't run from the marriage platform when I walked in so, I guess I looked nice.
I could tell you about the ceremony - but I'm hoping to get a copy of it to post here - if anyone wants to see it... I would love to see it. But it was beautiful. Our families were so happy - I'm just sad that it went by so fast. That's the sad part. I wish I could remember every detail, but I've got lots of the highlights.
After the wedding, we walked around the observation deck, took more pictures, were filmed by lots of tourists, held an impromptu press conference, and then walked to the NYPL at 5th and 42nd street to take pictures. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside, but lots outside with Patience and Fortitude.
Overall, it was a really lovely day. We took everyone on the subway to get to dinner - my dress was super poofy in the tiny subway seat. Oh - we also took a picture in front of the Pacific Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library! Ate dinner, went to Union Hall bar got exhausted and came home to kitty.
Tim was super sweet when we got home - this included him pulling the million bobby pins out of my head and unbuttoning the millions of buttons on my dress. He's such a sport.
I leave you with a photo of my shoes. They were a hit! I'll update you when we get photos of the event. In the meantime, I'll be thinking of a new title for the blog - perhaps, domestic bliss?