Friday, April 29, 2011

The wedding

Inspired by our recent trip to London, this afternoon we made scones and clotted cream, served ourselves tea in our fine china (which almost never gets used, so this was an event in and of itself), and watched the royal nuptials on TV.

A memorable occasion, to be sure, and we wish Will & Kate many happy returns, but for us the most important wedding this month took place on April 9th in Estes Park, Colorado. Sam's younger sister, Ann, was married to her fiancĂ©, Eric, at the Stanley Hotel (yes, the one in The Shining; romantic, right?). It's actually a gorgeous historic hotel surrounded by the white-capped Rocky Mountains. With elk and deer grazing nearby, it is a rustic and serene setting, and was perfect for outdoorsy, laid-back Ann and Eric. 

Below are a few favorite shots of the ceremony and the reception, courtesy of the talented Kate Blaising, family friend and photographer:

Flower girl trying on bride's BLUE shoes

Last minute touches before the ceremony...

...and voilĂ !


Sam officiated the service; can you say tear-jerker? (for me, at least)

The happy couple, cutting the cake with such glee - too cute!

 And sneaking a kiss in the sleet (gotta love Colorado in April).


  1. This is so great! I am excited to show Michaela these pics...she remembers Ann, and the bracelets! :)

  2. I loved watching the Royal Wedding - such a refreshing and hopeful breath of fresh air in the midst of so much otherwise glum news.

    I wish I could have been at Ann's in person, but looking at the pictures really helped me to imagine it after hearing Lisa describe it.