Thursday, November 13, 2008

Photo Phun Phriday - Tux's Were A Must

On November 22nd, Will and I will celebrate 5 years married. It was wonderful! Will's philosphy was "you don't get married that often, so it should be a real celebration." And that the boys should wear a tux . . . with tails - they looked great!


The Man here, was having a blast - he was wearing a tux and thought he was most definitely the man!




All went well with wedding plans until the 24 hours before. But by the above picture, you would never know that:


  • My mom's bouquet fell over after being picked up - and it broke, and the florest helper that had not had the right box to give me the flowers in, talked so ugly to me (a friend fixed it for me, I would not let ugly lady touch them after that)

  • The above tux was picked up and the sleeves were 4" inches too short . ..Yes, Aleta, 4" does matter (hehe)

  • That the groom's cake was decorated with white frosting and peach flowers ...and it was just too late to do anything about it. So the grooms cake, was very feminine . . .and the lady setting up the reception room insisted it had to go in the center of the table (I had four different cakes/flavors, it was a second marriage after all, I could do what I wanted :))

  • That Traveler's mom decided Traveler needed to help her take her car to be serviced, an hour and half away on the day of the wedding, even though Traveler needed to meet the others singing at 1:00 to practice the song they were singing - having not sang the song together (she did make there around 3:00)

  • One of the ladies that was to help set up, decided to be late (and not tell anyone) since the caterer was known to be a little . . . ummmm . . . thorough and to the point (translated controlling and gruff).

  • That the bride burst into tears when the above was found out, the last straw.

Now take a look at Demolition D . . . .



Wasn't he cute! But oh was he mad - we were going on our honeymoon and not taking them with us! He only smiled like this when I was more than 20 feet from him.

If I was close by, that smile would disappear and he would put on his best "I am not having a good time" look(trying to make me feel bad and take him with us). When I walked away? Was having fun!


Traveler and Ocho were decked out too!



Ocho had entered his serious, not showing teeth phase. He, also, was ready to go to the Miss {high school} pageant. . . (they had been through a couple weddings with their mom, so this was no big deal to them)


Travler had just been named, two nights before, Miss {her highschool}. It was a busy week! Before leaving for the {high school} pageant . . . she did get a dance in with her dad . . .





The picture I wish I had was of Will and me cleaning up afterwards. There were 4 or 5 ladies who said they would stay and clean up so we could go ahead and have a traditional exit. That did not happen. They got tired and left WAY early - as in before 9:00 (the wedding reception started at 7:00). So Will and I, my parents and a few others got it cleaned up (in our wedding best, no less!!). Our really cute buckets of bird seed did not get thrown at us as we left, instead we had a bird seed fight with the SIL that was still there and with Demolition D and The Man.


The poor tux rental place - The Man, enjoyed his tux to the fullest, no tears or stains, but oh was it dirty!



NOW - you, go check out more photo phun at Candid Carries, the gracious host for these phestive phridays - and enter and play with us.




PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

25 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

How beautiful! You have a lovely family!

Candid Carrie said...

Wow, awesome pictures and great storytelling. You can't tell by looking at the pictures what really went on!

Aleta said...

LMAO - 4 inches. OMG, that's going to haunt me, isn't it? LOL. Too funny!

I love seeing children dressed up. He looks like he's going to be a heart-breaker when he gets older. Funny how he tried to get you to feel guilty about not taking him.

Loved the pictures to go along with the story but sorry about the ugly lady (always have to have someone like that in the bunch it seems). Looks like ya'll had fun (bird seed fight - too funny!)

jen721 said...

In that first foto he looks very enthusiastic! Great family!

Rhonda said...

These are great photos, BUT where is the one of the bride and groom???

lmerie said...

ronda and carrie: Thanks! :)

Jen: hehe, the first picture is the younger brother, who loves life almost always.

Aleta: naw, you are not going to live that one down :)

Rhonda: THAT picture is coming!

I am so happy to be at a milestone anniversary and we really still love and like and enjoy each other!

Susie said...

What a great looking family:-)

david mcmahon said...

He was definitely tux of his class!

wendy said...

Beautiful pictures! You get a lot out of a few good shots!

Gayle said...

They are a good looking bunch of kids! Your photos are great!

Just think, if everything had gone smoothly you wouldn't have such a great story to tell!

BoufMom9 said...

Great post! Lovely stroll down memory lane :)
Happy FFF!

Maggie May said...

Well even though some "little" things went wrong, I am glad that the event well in the end.
You have a really lovely blog here!
Thank you for following me.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

The story behind the picture is the best!
The pictures are great!

Teri said...

Early congrats on your anniversary, and great story. I shot weddings for over 20 years. Every single wedding had little "special memories." Makes them just that much better.

JANE said...

I love tuxes on kids!! My oldest is in a boys choir and is required to wear a tux for performances, LOVE IT, except the dry cleaning bill! Looks like ya'll had a blast, what a great start!

Jan said...

Oh my goodness Imerie. What a rough start. All the photos say happy times though. Lovely family and a lovely celebration. Good for you.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

It's the little imperfections which you remember and that end up making the day yours and special. :) Beautiful pictures.

Jennifer said...

Great pics! He looks adorable in his little tux!!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

~~tonya~~ said...

Great pictures!! You have a beautiful family.

Sandy Toes said...

How beautiful!!! What a great looking and snazzy family!
-sandy toes

Chris said...

Those are great memories. It's always the little glitches that make it memorable -- even if it takes awhile to realize it.
Little guys in tuxes are awesome!

Sandi McBride said...

These are great photos of an event that has proven to be a pivotal point in your life. I would print this out and put it in my Wedding Album. You have a very handsome family...but someone would be answering for the late Honeymoon trip!
Sandi

Motherboard said...

Your boy is just delicious! It looks like it was a beautiful event... and memorable! :oP

cat said...

What a lovely post! I am so glad you went all out for a second wedding! Now I need to see how you looked - will search for a picture!