kiley and justin's wedding!

Ok, no more sneak peak non-sense! The beauty of Mondays off...I finally had a fat chunk of time to edit the day away. This wedding experience was so valuable and wonderful on so many levels. The wedding was in Saint Pete beach in Tampa, FL and my family, who i love to see so much, lives in Orlando so i also got to spend a few days with them [not enough days...]. In addition to that great news...there is no way for a wedding on the beach to be ugly...well i'm sure there is...but this one was beautiful. There is something so peaceful and promising about the beach--the warm sun, the consistent sound of the waves, the refreshing wind every now and then. It was a beautiful day! Another thing that made this day so interesting is that I knew Kiley from the time i was 5 years old until i was 14. She and I went to school together and played pogs and cards for HOURS...we rollerskated in the basement, jumped on the trampoline, made "berry pies" outside. She and I were a dynamic duo--two creative minds with too much energy. I haven't seen her since my family moved from Connecticut 11 years ago...so i was more than excited when she asked me to do her wedding! It is so funny how you expect people to be so different after 10 years but they're really not. I mean we didnt play any pogs but Kiley was still Kiley and she is so easy going, down to earth, and easy to be with. Another thing to point out before you check out the goods--the red haired beauty was my neighbor for a lot of years growing up--our favorite memory is being bossed around by my sister in the tree house. We were her counsel. I hope you guys enjoy. It was great to be with you...

i took tons of getting ready so i made a collage so we could get on with the good stuff!

 her dress was stark white and beautiful...but it was more beautiful when she got in it...

 [above] i love all of these soooo much! Kiley, you look so pretty! favorite anybody? i like the far right i think...

mother of the bride takin care of business [above]

     [above] i love the palm tree in the shoe...i think it would be cool to do a whole reflection series with those shiny tux shoes...

 first time for dad to see his beautiful daughter...

[above] check out that necklace!

 i'm in love with the one above!

 

the one above is so dramatic and full of life and color...i like it a lot

when i took this shot i thought i was going to hate it...not quite bright but not sunset-dark...but i ended up loving it.

 father-daughter dance

all those shells are white chocolate!! i had to taste several shapes...

 here's to busting a move!

and here's to my mother...and her patience and willingness and funess. She came along and assisted me--and more importantly hung out with me and made me laugh! she is the world's greatest woman--so much heart, passion, and dedication. I love you glor. 

thanks for letting me be part of a wonderful thing you guys...i'm not waiting ten years to see you again! happy marriage!