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Mountain Wedding

Posted in Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by urbannight

Two very special people got married in Colorado this weekend.  Here are a few photos of the day.

The wedding was a destination wedding. It took place up at Breckenridge, Colorado. An elevation of 9600 ft. It was a lovely weekend. Some clouds, but sunny with no snow or rain. Jenn would have liked snow. This photo was taken at the scenic overview at the turn-off for Frisco and Breckenridge. Maybe 15 minutes away from the lodge where we were staying.

The night before the marriage ceremony. One Bride and Three Bridesmaids goofing off. Jenn, Stephanie, Michelle, and Vera. Jenn is wearing a dress that belonged to her twin sister, the fourth bridesmaid, Laura. Jenn traded one of her necklaces for the dress the next day. The necklace went perfectly with the shirt Laura was wearing.

Me the morning of the wedding. I was totally worn out from Altitude Sickness. I do like this picture a lot. Even if I look a little sleepy. Oddly, that was the morning after the ONLY night that I slept. Insomnia is a symptom of Altitude Sickness.

This is my favorite photo of the happy couple. Abby is in the white dress with Greco-Roman lines. Her shawl is hiding the distinct shoulder details and the fall of fabric down the one arm. Jenn is in the antique peach/rose/mauve sort of color. She had a matching shawl but she also brough along a pink leather jacket that matched better in normal light than by christmas lights and camera flashes. She was the only one with a coat on in the cold, November, high mountain air. She also wore boots under that dress. They were probably the prettiest couple I’ve ever seen at a wedding.

And here is another look at the mountains right around the area. I zoomed in on one of them. It was a pretty place, but having the entire wedding party and guests staying in one cabin, a very BIG cabin, was still enough energy to create tension and temper flares. Still, it was a good time in the end.

What not to say to your Bridesmaids in Anticipation of your Wedding.

Posted in Entertainment, Life with tags , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by urbannight

I’m afraid that if I got this letter, I would not only back out of the wedding, but I might have to back out of the friendship. This isn’t a good thing to do to people you say are your friends.

The Reaper devoted to all Bridezillas.

To m lovely Bridesmaid: [Names removed to protect the brideslaves]

As you all know I picked 10 wonderful ladies to stand by my side, share and make happen my special day to Jake. Each of you individually have a reason and a special place in my heart of why I picked you to be a bridesmaid. We have set our date for Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Vail, Colorado. That seems far away but it really isn’t, the earlier the planning the better. You may have already knew that my wonderful sister L— will be the Maid of Honor, she’s in charge under me. Also my lovely mom will be a big help as well. L— has a big role in throwing me a bridal shower and bachelorette party, of course all of you guys do but at the end of the day shes the go to person and makes it happen.

You all have a big roll in this wedding, so before we continue I’m going to be setting some ground rules and its very important you read and think about everything through before you accept this honor to be a bridesmaid. If you guys email anything I would also like you to put L— in the CC. Not all the bridesmaid need to be CC’d unless its coming from me or L—, if it something everyone needs to see then well do it. We set the date to August 31, 2013 if that’s a problem we need to know NOW. Also by the end of the week we will be setting dates for the engagement party, bridal show and bachelorette party.

Our wedding party is really the most important people at the wedding besides my self and Jake so we want every single one of our bridesmaid and grooms at our parties, I have 10 not 8 where two couldn’t make it so if you already know you cant make one of the parties then we have to find someone else, not to be harsh in the slightest it would sadden me and of course you’ll still be invited to our wedding, engagement ect. But it’s different if your not in the wedding party and couldn’t make it. We’ll give everyone well advance dates for the parties and it will always fall on a weekend. The wedding as I stated will be in Vail the engagement party will either be in NY or CT and the bachelorette party will be in Vegas, cliche yeaa but I’ve never been.

A few girls live out of town so if there is going to be a problem with coming to either one then I need to know now because after this week I don’t want to be surprised. I would like everyone to send me any dates they are going away or planning to go away after February so if your going away in January I don’t care. I want any dates from February to the day of our wedding in August, that way we know not to plan something when your away. But after this week the dates are set in stone. Also if money is tight and you cant afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or wont be able to afford a dress etc then L— and Myself don’t have time to deal with that, I’m sorry. This includes flights as well, everyone knows the states where the parties are going to be held so if you wont be able to afford a flight then that means you cant make a party which ultimately means I cant have you as a bridesmaid. Obviously we’ll get the best deals and were not gonna books flights for $1000 and shit that’s why were doing this in advance, that goes for bridesmaids dresses as well everything will be affordable but if you think by affordable its going to be a $25 forever 21 dress then your going to the wrong wedding.

If your out of state though don’t think you have to fly in for all fittings, that we will work with you, find stores in your town, get don’t have to worry about that. Also if you accept this honor another thing is that you need to be available, I’m not going to harass you with wedding stuff every hour of everyday but if its something important and it takes you a week even 2-3 days to get back to me seeeee ya! I don’t have time to wait around for responses, everyone has their phone on them, it shouldn’t take you more than a day to get back to me, even if your out of the country, check your email!

Furthermore, Ever since I could remember I have dreamed about this day all my life. I want to share it with the people that are most important to me. You only get one time to plan your dream wedding and I couldn’t pick a more amazing group of girls to make that dream come true! So please, what’s stated above think about it all and by Wednesday I need to know if everyone is 100% in, and what I have asked about sending me dates if your gonna be away between Feb-Aug ill need that on Wednesday. If you don’t think you’ll be able to attend one party but can make the rest of them I’m sorry but I’ll have to take you out as a bridesmaid and put you as a guest. If you want to get back to me before Wednesday, that’s fine. Really think about everything I’ve said. This is really going to be the most epic wedding ever so I hope you girls can share this special day with us!