Marriage Equality has finally made it to the halls of the Supreme Court. It seems like it has taken forever. In recent reality, it has been a decade of two steps forward and three steps back… progress has been slow but surprisingly steady and I am pleased to see it.
Equality is defined as the state of being equal especially in status, rights and opportunities. Seriously, how does any of that get in the way of anyone else’s rights and opportunities? Go SCOTUS! Let’s hope they can reach a fair and gentle decision soon.
Opinions count, especially from your best friends. These people know you on your good days and your bad ones and they will gently let you know if you need a little more of this or a little less of that. Personally, I am always glad to see a beautifully subtle application of make up and a simple hairdo. There were some trends over the years that didn’t translate well to a wedding day… luckily, they were just trends. The last thing you want is to be unrecognizable to your true love as you come down the aisle.
Planning your own wedding? Come talk to me, I have some opinions, too. ;0)
With the ceremony straight ahead, there were a few finishing touches, a few last minute things to savor. Rob made sure he had his vows at hand, Erin had a last minute eye makeup check… he still had to put on his coat and she had a sassy birdcage veil waiting for her downstairs… the finishing touches on just about any wedding day.
Erin and Rob had already taken care of the family shots and a really great portrait session… all done ahead so that they could have the rest of the day with all of their special people. These two wonderful people got properly launched into their married life and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!
A shout out to the hip teams at Vibrant Table and the Jupiter Hotel for a seamless day!
Twister in Alexandria… sounds like a bad weather headline on the East Coast doesn’t it? Well, it wasn’t. Chris and Jen decided to offer an evening of board games instead of the usual dancing… it suited them to a T. After dinner, the guests came back to the parlor where the ceremony had taken place and found that the room had been turned into small groupings of table and chairs amid the couches. They could sit and chat or they could pick from a huge variety of games to play. Between the parlor and the bar was the only really open floor space for the Twister board and it was barely big enough for 4 to play… Chris and young Owen got aced out by Jen and the Kilt Guy… not sure who eventually carried the day. Photographically, the angle was getting a little too dangerous. ;0)