Monday, June 7, 2010

The Professional Photos Part 1

I'm waking up to a beautiful June morning readers. The coffee is spectacular, I can hear the mourning doves and hear the wind in the trees (some rare moments in loud Brooklyn). The heat finally broke and it feels like a summertime from my youth (oh, I'm getting 19th century!) So I'll share it with you. I've been having trouble sleeping since there is so much up in the air right now, but more about that in a post down the road. (In my head, I just pictured a dusty old road lined with green grass where if I squint hard enough, I see a post down the road! Will there be answers at this post? Will it give me some clues as to what to do next? Jane Eyre sees a post, takes a chance and follows one of the signs and it leads her to a long lost family.) Way off topic.

So tonight is the Cake Boss episode in which the 13 couples that won the Empire State Building weddings appear. So far it's scheduled for 9:30pm on TLC. Tim and I will get a copy of the show after it airs which should be fun since we don't have cable and will probably be watching a movie. I do hope the Cake Boss is entertaining. No guarantee that we'll actually be in the episode - maybe a flash here or there. Hopefully they will catch Timmy saying "Yeah! Cake Boss!" with two thumbs up. Hi-Larious!

In other news, we received our photos from the Knot. I didn't want to use the word "professional" photos because so many of your pictures were wonderful! But these kids actually get paid for their photography, so I want to give them credit. We are slowly going through about 1660 images and I'm uploading just a small sample here. I'm thinking that I might just upload a chunk of the images to my Snapfish account and let people pick them out there? I'll think of something. Also, I think that this will have to be presented in chapters (I'm realizing this as I'm editing the blog because I don't want it to be too long and I'm realizing that my comments on each photo are really long. ) So, here is all the leading up to the actual ceremony, something many of you missed because of all the restrictions and time restraints. I should also mention that the photos were taken by the very nice people at STAK photography. Great job! Enjoy!

Let's start the day with a healthy breakfast - as our adorable nephew Nicolas would suggest we start the day with lots of nutritious food! He's so cute! This was my breakfast -well brunch by the time I was eating it- I think I had some pineapple slices and some grapes to go with my chai tea. I was pretty nervous and when someone is straightening your hair (the rats nest of tangles that I have) it's kind of hard to eat. But I managed to get some food down between winces of pain and waves of butterflies.
Poor Timmy. He's lucky he didn't see me before the wedding or he may have had second thoughts. I've added some of these photos of the prep for all the ladies in my life that didn't get to participate in the getting ready part. I half imagined that my own mother wanted a prep something like My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Sorry mom.
My stylist Liz suggested that I go with false eyelashes. So they are being applied here. Sorry Liz, I don't think I'll ever wear them again. I'm a picker - as in if something isn't supposed to be on my body, I have a tendency to pick it off. It was really hard not to just pluck the eyelashes off... and then when they did start falling off, I thought I was infected with the zombie bug and imagined that limbs would start falling off and eyes would start falling out and I would ooze green. Eek.
The finishing touches. I'm not really sure why I have this weird chunk of hair sticking out. It's like a fish hook. Is that symbolic? Since I didn't see myself until dinner, I didn't even realize it was there. Maybe it adds sass?
And the obligatory putting on the dress. As you can see, there is this whole strapping in mechanism on the inside of the dress. Like an uber mega bra on the inside of the bodice. No, I love corsets as much as the next 19th century woman, and I'm thankful that it kept my dress up all day and into the night, but when you interfere with my dinner - as in I couldn't finish my dinner because it was not letting the belly grow, well, then I have a problem. Or maybe I was just too tired and happy to eat. Nope, I eat at Thanksgiving after cooking and entertaining. Oh well. At least it was pretty.
More tomorrow or later in the week. Next step - walking. I do hope you are waiting on the edge of your seats readers, for the next installment of photos and comments.

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