Let's see, so a picture is worth a thousand words, and I've got, like, a whole bunch of pictures

File under: wedding

so this should tide you guys over for a little while.

This past weekend was insane-o weekend of weddings. It required a ridiculous amount of driving and lots of planning and whatnot, but it was great and I wouldn't have changed a thing.

Friday, Vienneau and Mary Ann got married at the haunted Beardslee Castle in Little Falls, NY. The wedding itself was more like dinner theater than a traditional ceremony. It had a Willy Wonka theme, and Vienneau's antics did not disappoint. Most people feel the wedding is the bride's day. In this case, it was Vienneau's day. It was wonderful, though, and I will never forget it. I thought it was funny, and charming, and beautiful, and I cried when I saw our Vienneau get hitched. I can't believe he's all grown up.

Due to the castle's ghost population, I'm guessing, I had NOT ONE PICTURE turn out that I took there. I had to pilfer one from our friend Frank's page. Here is Frank, the lovely Mrs. Vienneau, and dear Pat Reed.

After the ceremony and a very small portion of the reception, I left Pat and headed out to Utica for Rebecca and Bryan's rehearsal. It was so nice to see Rebecca so happy and to hang out with some old friends and finally meet Bryan's family. Pat met up with me there and we cut the night short to head back to Skaneateles to hang with Greta for the night, where she was staying at my parents'.

Saturday morning, we headed back to Utica for Rebecca and Bryan's big day. The ladies got makeup and hair done and did girl stuff. That evening was the wedding and it was such a wonderful experience being Rebecca's co-matron-of-honor. Pat had a speaking role in the wedding as one of the readers. The reception was so much fun. I danced like crazy and even whooped it up a bit since we were away from the child for the night. I even heard a woman call me a "little spitfire." I have never been called such a thing and I loved it!

Here's my "date" for the evening: Steve S - Bob Duffy's right-hand man.

Here's Pat's "date" for the evening: Mike F - brain doctor and good guy.

Here is a picture of the hottest co-matrons-of-honor this side of the Mason-Dixon.

Here, of course, is Mr. and Mrs. Bryan H.

OMG, and Erika, from Gallery Salon, that did our hair did an amazing job. Check this out! My hair could be in a magazine!

I haven't been as diligent about getting pictures of Greta with us being out of town and some general laziness going around, but here are a couple. First, Greta loungin' in her Polo turtleneck watchin' Baby Einstein.

Second, Greta wearing her pink unicorn shirt that her daddy bought her.




Fran, you have the best dressed baby, I would say in Rochester, and probably in NY. Love the outfits...will have to get some shopping tips from you once I birth the little one. Hope you are doing well, and hope to catch up soon!


Thanks, all. Yeah, I have to admit I was a tad nervous when she was doing my hair. She wouldn't let me see what she was doing, and all I could tell was that she was weaving it all in and out like crazy. I had images of looking like the Predator. Lucky for everyone involved, it turned out smashing.

PS - Courtney, we missed you lots!


You're being modest - those co-matrons-of-honor on the other side of the Mason Dixon have nothin' on you two!

And re: the hair... I'm not a very astute observer of hair styles but even I was like "damn!" when I saw that picture. That's what it would look like if M. C. Escher had become a hairdresser.


OMG your hair is awesome!!!


oh my goodness! Everyone looks so pretty! I missed being there, so much!