See how TypePad messed up the photos in that last post. It does stupid things sometimes. Anyway, after the wedding we went to the after-party in a limo - possibly the largest one I've ever been in.
Nick has to shave off the mohawk tomorrow because he needs to go out looking for a job, but Aaron insisted he have it for the wedding. I'm going to insist upon it too, should I ever get married. I just like it.
In the limo we toasted with raspberry lambic instead of champagne, which is very Aaron and Lottie.
Here's Aaron at the cocktail hour with Johnny Paulhus and his fiance Liz. We've known Johnny Paulhus forever and we always refer to him as Johnny Paulhus, with his first and last name. Well, not always, but frequently. There are some people whose first and last names need to be said together, and his is one of them. I think my brother Ryan started it when he was around seven, and we've been doing it ever since. I don't think Johnny Paulhus minds, though. Liz is great and they're getting married in August.
I love this picture of me and my Memere. Mem had a great time. I don't have that many photos of me with Mem, so I'm so happy with this one.
The band is pretty close and they all came to the wedding. Actually, it was the band that brought Aaron and Lottie together. The Ajay the drummer's sister Natalie is one of Lottie's good friends and Lottie started coming to shows with her and that's how she met Aaron. At least I think that's how it went. I'll have to check on that.
I'm not sure what my mom was saying to Lottie here, but they were both getting a little misty so it must have been touching. My dad is behind them, with his eyes closed. It's really hard to get a picture of my dad in which his eyes are open. But he's cute.
We have this special wedding cup that both the bride and groom drink from at the same time. My parents used it at their wedding. Here, my Dad is showing Lottie how it works.
Me and Zachary. The oldest and the youngest.
Ryan making the napkin into a hat. You can put the boy in a nice suit at a fancy country inn, but you can't take the Wade out of the boy. We're incorrigible.
And that guy on the left is Lotties's brother Henry. He came up from Annapolis and walked Lottie down the aisle, because her Mom and Dad have both passed away. And on the right is Lindsay. She's the photographer, but she's also Kelley's sister and a friend of the family. So we made her sit and eat with us. She's very cool and does a great job with the pictures. And she also scraps. We made plans to scrap together sometime. She's doing my wedding, should it ever take place.
And then we had a little music and dancing. The band was asked to bring instruments - just acoustic. And Ajay had to play some buckets that the kitchen staff found for him. But it was good.
And that's all. It was great. Except now it's gone by. I always feel a little sad when I look forward to something for so long and then it's over. But there is a real reception in May to look forward to. I can't wait!