Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The lovely bride

I know it's been 13 days since I last posted, but we were gone for the wedding, then recovering from the wedding, dealing with children and so forth. Anywhoo, here we are!

The wedding was fantastic! Evan and Jenni went the unconventional route with a lot of things, which suited them perfectly. Everything was so lovely and it was so great to be around all of the family. All of the siblings and their families were in town from Utah, Oklahoma, NYC and Vermont, and those of us from Maine, as well as extended family and friends from Kansas, California, Germany and other places.

Thanks to Katie, Chell and Gwen for letting me use their photos (p.s. Gwen, can I use your photos? Thanks!).

So, here it is, Evan and Jenni, 2010, in photos!

Jenni right before the wedding. Too bad about the coolers in the background, huh? Her mom made the dress - so lovely.

During the ceremony, Isaac and Iris bringing up the rings. Vivian looked at the photo and said "I think Jack wants to help, too."
Curtis performed the ceremony and did a lovely job - in Maine, attorneys can peform weddings.

Betty conked out right before the ceremony.

(This is a little out of order.)
All the little nieces (with the exception of Cora May, who is only a few weeks old!) were the flower girls.
Cute little Josie.

The arbor in the back yard at Mom and Dad's.

A close up of the fabric flower garlands Jenni made and hung in the arbor.

Evan and Jenni right after the ceremony.

Sherry hanging decorations at Beaver Lodge the morning of the wedding. I love this photo!

Some of the centerpieces. Jenni's mom did all of the flowers, mostly with flowers she grew herself. She did SUCH a nice job!!
The hall at Beaver Lodge. I love how the banners turned out! (Please excuse me patting myself on my back...)

A shot of some of the potluck spread. I (ahem) made those pretty pies.

Sandwiches, individually wrapped with twine. So cute!! There was pulled pork with coleslaw, curried chicken salad, hummus with vegetables, BLTs and an awesome pressed sandwich with fresh mozzarella and salami.

The enormo-basket of cookies that we baked (and froze) a few weeks ago. There were little bags for guests to take cookies home as favors but I think a fair amount were consumed right then and there!

The best cake topper EVER. I am not a cake topper-type person, but I love this. Jenni's friend Kristen made it and I think she should go into business. You can't really see in this photo but it is really detailed.

The awesome cake table. The cakes (chocolate, spumoni, carrot, lemon, almond berry, coconut...ummmmm) were made by the bakery where Evan and Jenni work, Scratch Baking Co. in Portland.
Why did Mary get ALL the tall genes?! Sheesh.

Kaylee and Betty.
The first dance.

Ethan and Joey playing a bean bag toss game.

Jenni and Viv.

Evan doing his awesome I Am Stoked To Be Married To Jenni dance.
Curtis and Betty on the porch.

Viv and Kathryn. I know it looks like Vivian is yelling, but really she just kept her mouth open for reasons unknown, for all the pictures I took here. Annoying at the time, but she looks sort of cute...

Betty at this point was totally soaked with watermelon juice, as was I.
Curtis making sure none of the little ones fell off the docks.

It was so lovely and peaceful down by the water that a lot of people congregated there. Vivi just squeezed right in and made some new friends.

Jenni mingling.

Dex with his classic "huh?" face on the dance floor.

Apparently the dancing continued long after those of us with small children called it a night.
(p.s. Asad, the guy in the white pants and vest, was my parent's exchange student from Afghanistan two years ago. He had on the most Awesome of All Awesome belt buckles with this outfit - a big, shiny portrait of the Obama family. He bought it at a market it Kabul when he was last there. I wish I had taken a picture of it! Asad, if you're reading this, take a picture and send it to me! Please!)


Lara said...

Gorgeous couple! Adorable flower girls! And the food looks to good to be true! What a beautiful celebration.

Libby said...

Abbey, I think you did a great job of giving the impression of the wedding and reception. It was great fun, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

Everything was fantastic and I enjoyed the wedding. The food was good and I am so glad to see my family and all the wonderful grand children. I had so much fun playing, teaching Afghan games and learning some new American games. Thanks for everything from everyone.
sincerely your Afghan fellow!

Anonymous said...

I love the pic of Me and betty