Once Upon a Time ...
. . . there were two kidz named Paul and Jen. They met in college, dated, fell in love, got engaged and got married! And as it turns out, their wedding plans were a little bit Wacky!
Never mind that they set the big date for Friday the 13th. Happily, there was no bad luck involved. In fact, Friday was sandwiched between a day that was uncomfortably hot and one that was 24 hours of a damp, cold drizzle.
Hurray! The day of the wedding turned out to be almost perfect!
|No disco balls at the Reception! This effect was caused by the tiny crystals on Jen's dress.|
So what was a bit Wacky and a whole lotta fun about the much anticipated nuptials?
Baseball! They both love baseball - particularily their home team, the St. Louis Cardinals!
|Reception Guest table|
One of the things these kidz have in common turned into the theme of their wedding. I was relieved that they didn't go over-the-top with baseball shaped invitations or feel driven to have a Cardinal-shaped cake, complete with red frosting. But they definitely had fun with it!
Take a look at their day:
|Bridesmaid and Mom helping out Paul with some dressing details|
|Jen and bridesmaids had hair & makeup done in-home|
Top of the First . . .
Pre-Wedding photographs taken of the Bridal Party at Kiener Plaza - Nobody got wet!
Bottom of the 3rd . . .
| Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team - I can only wonder what the fee was for this!!!|
Paul remains good friends with a pal from college who is a Chicago Cubs Fan.
She was one of his Groomsmen ... Wacky!?!
|Ah ... Young Love in the Special-Seating Section :D|
Cardinal Jerseys - Notice the numbers #5 & #13 for May 13th
~ Guests signed these jerseys at the Reception instead of a traditional Guest Book ~
7th Inning Stretch . . .
Pre-Ceremony Family photo taken outside of The Jewel Box
Pre-Ceremony photo taken inside The Jewel Box
Bottom of the 9th . . .
Parents of the Groom at Ceremony - Could I LOOK any happier???
Newlyweds immediately after vows
Best Man makes a heartfelt Roast ... errr, I mean TOAST!!!
I loved this cake! It gave the illusion of the upper layer floating atop the flowers.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Florida - Indian Shores on the Gulf .
Lucky ducks have a friend with a father who owns a beach front condo!
And so, Paul & Jen ... may you live happily ever after,
forever enjoying that Crazy Little Thing Called Love!
A production of 'Too Cool Shoes'