Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jump, jump!

My friend Nicole saw this idea on Pinterest and it looked like so much fun that a group of us decided to try it :) 

Never mind that between the six of us, we've had TEN kids and our weddings were what seems like lifetimes ago! We got together for a "Friends night." We all love the TV show Friends and had been talking about just getting together to chill and watch our favorite show. Why not do it while wearing wedding dresses, like in one of the episodes? :) Now I am NOT a photographer and I tried to be totally cool and just sneak my camera next to Ami's but my shots did not turn out quite as good. We had to set the cameras on the floor to get a good shot and then hit the timer and hope for the best. It was quite comical and I don't think I got a good shot in the entire bunch but I am still posting lots of them because really, they are hilarious! We were just having fun :) 

So we are: Anabelle, me, Nicole, Ami, Mary and half of Nicole's sister Danielle. This is the very first shot we did, not bad but this angle cut out most of Danielle :( 

 Check out that vertical leap on Ami! 

 This is a good shot to point out that Anabelle is not really wearing her actual wedding dress. She had hers sealed so she wasn't able to open it. She is wearing a $15 dress from Savers :) It is a bit big on her so she is trying to hold it up! 

 Yay! You can actually see Danielle in this one :) 

 Again, Ami, wow! Don't you just love the gigantic smiles on all of our faces?! We were having a little too much fun :) 

 Mary, takes this one! 

 I might be the only actually jumping here! It was so funny trying to get everyone on the same jump count and then we would all just start laughing. 

 Might have been getting a bit loopy here... Nicole! 

 So... tired... from jumping! 

 Ok, one more jump! 

We had the cameras on a ten frame shot. So it took ten pictures all at once and then we could run back to check out the pictures. After I looked at mine and noticed the angle was off, I tried to fix it... but I overcompensated and now the girls on the other side are cut off. D'oh! Maybe I can edit the pictures and take everyone's best and put them together? And by I, I mean James :) 

Look, there's Danielle! But Anabelle and I are now gone ;) 

 Nicole might be saying, I'm gonna pee my pants! 

Not exactly like the picture on Pinterest but it was fun :) And now I am going to work on my jumping in my wedding dress skills for the next time... Yes, there will be a next time! I am not giving up just yet. I may even go Anabelle's route and find a dress to use just for taking ridiculous pictures :) Think James will go for it??? 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Aimee's wedding part two

We are going to go a bit backward here and see some pics from the rehearsal and before the ceremony. Sorry! That's what happens when you use two different cameras :) 

Aimee with her bow bouquet at the church for the rehearsal. 

 Love her Minnie dress! In the background you can see the slideshow Aimee's mom put together. It was so cute! 

 Getting all the info for the next day. 

After the rehearsal, we went to dinner at Aimee's favorite place, Caruso's! Getting there was quite an adventure since it is on 4th Ave and 4th Ave is all torn up with construction right now. Luckily, I made it with a little direction from my good friend Aimee :) 

At Caruso's. 

 One hot mama :) 

 Victoria and Aimee. (Victoria is about 5 months pregnant but you would never know it, she was such a trooper!) 

 The three amigas. We are missing our fourth amiga Jenn. We missed you!!! 

Skip to the next day. We met Aimee at Lowe's Ventana Canyon resort at about 9:00 am the next day. We had a full day of beauty ahead of us. Lucky for us, Aimee had a suite for us to use for the day so we could get ready in style! We wanted to just stay there all day :) 

Check out this view!!! 


Speaking of gorgeous! Aimee getting her hair done. The girl who did her hair and makeup (Scarlet, I think) was amazing! 

 Very important champagne and strawberries :) 

 Finishing touches. 

 The bridesmaid cake. This was a fun tradition that I was totally unaware of. Charms are baked in to the cake and then we each pull one and it tells a fortune! So cool! I pulled the stars and moon. I thought that was very appropriate for me :) Thanks Aimee! 

 And, of course, we needed something to wash the cake down with :) 

 THE dress. I was so happy Aimee found such a perfect dress for her. 

 The finished hairdo. So pretty! 

 Love this shot of Aimee getting in to her dress. 

 Lacing up the back. 

 Putting on the veil. Aimee's mom MADE this!! It was amazing! 

 Aimee and her mom. 

Ok so now we skip ahead to the reception :) 

 The chess cake. How cute is that? James was way jealous. 

 The bride and groom entering the reception. 

 Think Aimee is happy? ;) 

 Yeah, I think so ;) 

 The first dance. 

 Father daughter dance. 

 Cutting the cake. I didn't get a good shot of the groom's cake but you can kind of see it in the background, it is a Nascar cake. 

 Getting ready to fed each other the cake. 

 I tried to get Aimee to smash it in Robert's face but I think she was afraid that then he would do it to her. 

 Awww too sweet! 

 Aimee's Jimmy Choos! 

 Aimee dancing with James.

 Party time! 

 Let's dance! 

 Robert was getting down! Gangnam Style, whatever that is.

 I really don't think I have ever seen Aimee so happy :) 

 Garter time! 

 He's got it! 

When the reception was over, instead of throwing rice or bird seed, we did sparklers! 

It was a beautiful wedding and an awesome reception. I know that Aimee and Robert are going to have an amazing life together! Congratulations my friends!!! :)