First things first, I am NO photographer. I don't own a photographer's camera and I don't take photographer's photos. 'Nuff said.
IT HAPPENED!! It was a fantastic weekend; frivolity ensued, vows were made, two people became a family. There was an eighty percent chance of rain in Milwaukee this weekend. The forecast was ripe with showers, but love prevailed. It was actually shocking how beautiful of a day it was. The rain stopped a couple hours before the ceremony and stayed away until after the reception, long enough for pictures to be taken outside and gowns to stay dry. Except after the reception it was like all the rain that had been held up throughout the day decided to let go and it POURED. Though I am proud to report that my gal even made it to the bar, gown still dry!
Before we get any further, yes, I cried. I totally cried. Though I believe I basically managed to get away Liv-style without scary scrunchiness, and certainly no awful belabored breathing. It was a BEAUTIFUL ceremony and I had an awesome aisle seat with a great view. If I wasn't so busy wiping tears away and trying to remember what to say during Catholic mass I would have gotten photos of Katie's amazing dress before it was bustled. We'll have to wait for the professional photos for that. Without further ado...
Their first dance was to Neil Young's Harvest Moon. It was wonderful and I pushed my way to the front to get photos. Sorry for the elbows, friends. Aren't they just the most dreamiest couple ever?! They give Dylan and Kelly a run for their money. Ross and Rachel stand no chance. Hell, even Pam and Jim need to take their hat out of the ring.
I was basically paparazzi, stalking their every move.
There was an awesome live band that required everyone to move. No one gets down better than Mike and Katie. Look at those sweet moves!
Awwwww. How romantic! I promise I didn't start crying again. That would just be weird.
And another gratuitous dress shot. If you can't tell, I am obsessed with this dress. I basically fawned over it the entire night and blushed a bright pink whenever someone mentioned that I had picked it out. It is a quite proud moment in my sartorial life to have brought this puppy into all of our lives. But it takes a woman as beautiful as Katie to pull off such a dress and she did so magnificently.
I loved every minute of the weekend and am so happy to have been a witness. It's such a joy when two people so in love dedicate themselves to each other. It's only made better by a kick ass party afterward. Well done, Katie and Mike! My hat is off to you. Now, go, enjoy Italy. [jerks]