Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Prof. Photos part deux!

Hello everyone! Again, I've been super busy, but I work late tonight so I thought I would take a few minutes and post some more silly wedding photos. Busy with what? Well, lots of stuff. The NYC and NYS budgets are really getting down to the wire and I've been given a possible pink slip so, many discussions about job hunting are happening in the Geaghan house. Since our write up in the Knot said that we would add a wedding at the ESB to our chapter in Brooklyn, as it may have been our last chapter, it may actually come true. You can read about the budget cuts in any of our daily newspapers . So, Tim and I are running around the city and doing lots of fun things - like going to Coney Island's Mermaid Parade!! I'll post pics once I get them developed. The blog will probably turn away from the whole wedding thing and turn into a photo blog or something. I don't know. Big changes coming - with Las Vegas lettering!

Anyway, here are some more photos of the wedding. Really, at some point, we'll be going through them all and printing them and sending them to family. We love how patient you all are! Enjoy.So a little late happy father's day here. Here is my tiny dad for all of you who have wondered what he looks like. When Tim first met my dad, he expected a speedy gonzalez voice to come out of him. Or maybe a sombraro on his head. I don't know. Tim definitely didn't expect the Upstate New York accent flow out below the moustache.
Here, I've transformed into a pokemon character.
So, yay, Tim didn't run away screaming. My dandy of honor happily holds my bouquet. Doesn't he look handsome. Mind you, we didn't know what the color scheme was until the day before and Tim and Dave look lovely in their coordinating pink. I think they've known each other so long that their brain waves traveled to each other and said PINK!

Here we see Tim reading his vows. His voice cracked which was super cute. But then again, he was looking at glassy eyed John-o - see exhibit A below:
Well, not the best example of Johnny's teary bauble-esque eyes. But Tim was also facing Liz and Megan - some of my toughest lady friends! Aren't they lovely!

And here is my new linder-in law! Tim thought she looked like some awesome super hero and I have to agree. Here is part of my happy family - library ladies, Liz, my parents, and my brother - as I often see him, hiding behind a camera.
And the Geaghan side - so happy!
Ok. I think that's enough for now. More to come. Now I must get ready for work!

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.