Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chris & Jessica

So many pictures to post, so little time...

I will start with the biggest event of recent days: the wedding of Chris & Jessica. Chris & Erik are cousins and, being only a year apart in age, have been quite close over the years. I actually knew Chris before I knew Erik, since we were freshman together at Bethany Bible School back in the day. It was awesome to get the chance to attend his wedding in Braselton, Georgia (just outside of Atlanta) and it was especially nice to go away without the kids :)

They got married in a beautiful little church in the woods...


Erik's Uncle Gary, Auntie Doreen, and cousins Mark & Chris.


Waiting in line to sign the guest book with Erik's Aunt Sharon & Aunt Shirley.


The many groomsmen waiting for the many bridesmaids to arrive.


I love this video of Chris watching his bride walk down the aisle.

video





At the golf course, waiting for the reception to begin.



All of the tables were named with locations that have significance for the couple - from Ontario to Nairobi. Our table was aptly named "Vancouver".



We love Jon Hamm.



Brothers.




After some dinner and dancing the couple had the grandest wedding exit we've ever witnessed - a helicopter landed on the green right outside of the reception hall, ready to whisk Chris & Jessica away to their hotel. All the pictures I had of the helicopter departure were much too dark and not worth posting - but definitely a fun moment for us guests!

10 comments:

dt said...

You got some great pictures, Jamie. It sure was a fun day to be a part of.

Lindsay said...

what a fun wedding! I love the church! so quaint :) Must've been cool to see them leave in a helicopter!

Tara V said...

looks like fun! so glad you had a good time!

Bonnie said...

It was so great to see pictures of their big day! I couldn't help but grin from ear to ear watching that little video clip. SO exciting to see Toewsie finally tie the knot. He got himself a gorgeous bride!

Very cool that you guys were able to go share in their big day, and to do it "kidless"... so fantastic :)

Mel said...

Jamie, I'm SO glad you posted these pictures!!! Chris is such a good friend of ours, and now that I"m not on facebook anymore, I didn't know if I'd ever see pics of their day!!! Post more - I'd love to see them. Looks like an amazing wedding. I especially like the video!!!

The Koops said...

Even though I have my own video of Chris watching Jessica walk toward him, I teared up again watching yours...most poignant moment of the entire wknd for me (well that, and Mark's remarks before the toast...). Sigh.

kelly ens said...

that church is GORGEOUS (the couple is too!). wow. a helicopter exit? amazing.
such a sweet video of him watching his brde :)

Trev and Rebekah said...

I loved that video. They look so happy and giddy. I am happy for them.

Janelle said...

oh thank you sooooo much!! :) i cried! i'm just so happy to see Chris sooo happy! i sure love that guy, and can only imagine what a beautiful amazing women she is! :)

GSFALK said...

Whew! I'm going through your posts from the last month. I got all choked up and teary-eyed watching the video. Beautiful moment.