Last weekend we had the pleasure of heading up to Rhode Island for the wedding of our old Norfolk neighbor, Rachel, to a great guy by the name of Dave. It was a Friday wedding so we drove up on Thursday night, making stops every 2hrs per the docs instructions so Kelly could stretch her legs.
We spent Friday morning lounging by the hotel pool before we headed over to a beautiful church for the ceremony. Check out that stained glass...
Rachel looked great and Dave cleaned up pretty good himself!
Here comes the happy couple...
After the church...it was party time. Check out this venue, the Glen Manor House, just north of downtown Newport along the Sakonnet River. Wow! And you couldn't have asked for better weather, especially with cocktail hour being outside.
After some refreshments we moved indoors for the first dance, some toasts, dinner, and the rest of the reception...
After a quick ride back to the hotel [thanks to my full-time designated driver!], we took over one of the conference rooms for a little after party! Pizza and beers all around.
Not sure what the hell is going on with Erin's eyeball in this shot! You might want to get that looked at Er!
[okay...I stand corrected, this could be the funniest photo of the night!]
Rach was sporting a Sox t-shirt with her new last name on it...which I'm sure really grinds Dave's gears since he's an ardent Yankees fan! Looks good Rach and I hope you enjoyed that imported Yuengling, brought up just for the occasion.
The next morning, after a quick soak in the pool, we stopped by the Seraphin's rented casa for some brunch and a little backyard wiffle ball...Check out these digs!
Afterwards Kel and I strolled along in downtown Newport getting some lunch and doing a little shopping. Kel wasn't up for lots of walking, so we only stayed a few hours and then made our way up to Norfy for the evening where we had a great visit with AC Delco and the crew...
Awesome time up in New England per usual...and probably one of our last road trips for a little while with Baby Nowak set to arrive in 6 short weeks!
This is certainly and oldy but a goody. Today Kelly and I celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. I put this video together to be shown at the rehearsal dinner before our wedding back in October of 2005. I just stumbled upon it the other day and figured it would be a good addition to my Vimeo site. Obviously everyone who was there at the dinner saw the video but I thought the rest of the world may like a glimpse too. There are a ton of classic photos in here that are sure to give you a chuckle or two.
Hope you enjoy...all 22+ minutes of it!
And Kel, Happy Anniversary! Hard to believe it's been 5 years.
This past weekend we had the pleasure of being up in Boston to attend my sisters wedding. Erin and Matt tied the knot at the church on the campus of Merrimack College and then had a fantastic reception at the Hilton in Woburn. Below are a series of photos from both the rehearsal dinner [at Salvatores in Lawrence] and the wedding itself. I took a bunch of photos at the rehearsal dinner but I only had my point and shoot with me for the wedding day. I had no desire to lug around the DSLR when there were people there getting paid to do it for Erin. It's funny because everyone did keep asking me where my "big camera" was. Locked away in room 548, that's where! In any event, enjoy the photo recap of the weekends festivities. We had a blast!
[photos without my logo are courtesy of Kathy S.]
Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner:
Of course it wouldn't have been a Nowak wedding without some rain. Luckily it was just a passing shower and it was over by the time we finished the ceremony.
Here's a quick video from inside the limo bus en route to the hotel in Woburn...crazy times on that bus!
I also snagged a few minutes of footage during the "first dance"
There are few other videos from the big day on my vimoe site that you might want to check out as well...and probably get a good laugh out of!
And finally...here's one of our shots from the photobooth they had at the reception
Right about now Tommy and Heather should be returning from their week-long honeymoon on a relaxing Caribbean island. I can't imagine the looks on their faces as they open the front door of their house. You see...Kelly, Deb and I decided to go over and do a little celebratory redecorating yesterday morning in anticipation of their grand return as husband and wife.
We printed signs and photos and blew up about 100 or so balloons and put them everywhere. We put the signs and photos in the toilets, microwave, fridge, washing machine, in the cabinets, even in the shower. Not to mention all the spots I can't even remember already. They'll be finding photos and signs for the next 2 years! Our grand masterpiece was an tunnel made of streamers that lead to a "Welcome Home Newlyweds" sign. Came out amazing thanks to Kel and Deb's craftsmanship!
Of course just as we were about finished with our handy work one of the neighbors spotted us and busted up the entire operation. Luckily our identities were concealed at the time!
P.S. - Much thanks to Tommy and Heather for leaving a spare key in a spot we knew about!
P.P.S. - Wearing panty hose over your face, for even a few minutes, is really uncomfortable. I'd never make it as a bank robber!
P.P.P.S. - The part about the neighbors busting us was fabricated...it just made the story better and gave us a reason to wear said panty hose.
This past weekend Tommy and Heather got married up in Philly and we were there to take it all in. I actually had to take some photos back in NJ of all the guys getting ready and then only snapped a few shots during the ceremony before retiring my camera back at the hotel for the rest of the night. For whatever reason typepad is giving me all sorts of problems with posting photos tonight [no need to worry, I've already opened a help ticket with them] so I'm going to have to do things the old fashioned way and post a photo album over to the left for you to see all the photos. So, click here or just click on the Tommy and Heather album to the left. There are a handful of photos in there from the rehearsal dinner on Thursday night and then the actually wedding and getting ready for the wedding on Saturday afternoon. All the photos taken at the reception are courteous of Kathy P because like I said earlier, my camera was taking a rest at the hotel room and I was enjoying a few Captain and Sprites!
Who knew that the middle of November was a busy time for weddings? Kel and I were invited to one on the 15th in NJ and to another on the 22nd in Washington.
First up was Kel's cousin Liz. She married a great guy named Dan Marino. No relation. He doesn't even wear Isotoner gloves! That took place just outside of Philly and required our usual drive down to NJ. [which always sucks!]
Last night we got back from a whirlwind 4 day trip to DC and I'm still beat. [especially after staying up late to edit over 1,200 photos last night!] My good friend, former grad-school roommate, and frequent KN.com commentor MWP tied the knot to a wonderful gal named Taylor on Saturday afternoon.
While in DC we stayed with another great friend of mine, Mark B and his wife Jeanne. The live about 2 blocks from the church and reception joint so it worked out great. Plus we got to hang out and spend a good amount of time with them.
I won't get into too many of the details about both of the weddings and our time in DC, but I have created a few albums of photos for your viewing pleasure.
They all have several pages of photos so be sure to click through them all! I took about 700 or so photos at each wedding and then another 400+ walking around DC. If you were at either wedding and you'd like a DVD with all the photos on it, please ask and I'll send.