Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Ryans got married!

I know quite a few guys named Ryan. Two of them got married this past spring/summer! Not to each other, though. I know it's legal in NY but these two just aren't interested in each other like that. So drop it.

The first celebration we attended was for my old friend Ryan James and his lovely bride Chelsea! They met while Ryan was volunteering in South Africa. She is such a wonderful person, we're glad that she let him sweep her off her feet and across the ocean to New York. We used to live just a few blocks from them in Rochester but maybe we will again when we're home. I can't even tell you how excited I am to apartment hunt already back in Rochester! Okay, onto the wedding:

While their official ceremony and subsequent reception happened in South Africa, they made arrangements to party with those of us who weren't able to be there for the original day, and held a celebration in New York as well! They're reception in the states was super fun and held at Bristol Hills at the south end of Canandaigua Lake. Such a beautiful place for it and such a gorgeous day!

My sister Erin, the true photographer, took this set of pictures before we left the house. Also important to note: my entire outfit was put together by Erin as well. As in, I'm wearing all her clothes and accessories. Because even at 26 a girl can still need her sister to help her get ready for a night out. Especially if said sister is more up on fashion than the other (and always will be, thank God!). Wishing she was here in Belgium to help me out. I feel like I'm in middle school again wishing my entire wardrobe was made from Limited too. Guess I'll just have to go shopping to keep up...oh no? Bad idea? Ugh c'monnnnnn Chris! 

Moving along, here's a little photoshoot we had while waiting for the rest of our friends to get to the party:

This was supposed to be a landscape photo...but this works too haha

I didn't get any pictures of the event once the dancing started but I did snap a few with Chris, my parents and the Daltons; Leigha and Jeremy.

The inside of the hall where we sat is decorated like Paul Bunyan's cabin, in an extremely cool way. I'd live there.

Here is the next lovely couple! I actually get to be related to these guys. How lucky are they- am I, I meant am I. They are super fun and I feel really blessed to have married into such a great family with all these wonderful people. Almost forgot to introduce these two: meet Ryan and Anna Maloney, newlyweds extraordinaire! I didn't even bring my camera to this event because that's how much I planned on dancing  BUT I did snap two with my trusty 5 year old camera-phone...

If you've been reading all along you've already seen this second shot but it's worth a repost. My Mom looking lovely (as per usual) but with straight hair!? Definitely gave a double take when I saw her. I think it looks pretty snazzy. The top picture of Chris and I is unfortunately the only one I've got of that whole day. And it is a shame. That dress was too perfect. I guess I was really into blue for weddings this summer. But more on that another day.

See you back here tomorrow :)

(picture of Ryan and Chelsea from facebook, picture of Ryan and Anna by JPPhotography)

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