General chatter - Wedding Pics (warning! Pic Heavy Post!)




mandalinn82
06-12-2007, 03:59 PM
By popular demand...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/Amandainthemirror.jpg
Me

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/MyGorgeousWife.jpg
Sarah

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/ToastinBar.jpg
Pre-wedding. What??! The bridal party and parents needed a drink!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/SamandaandDaddies.jpg
Sarah and I with our daddies

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/Umbrellarific.jpg
Not letting the rain...welll....rain on our parade.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/KissingintheRain.jpg
More umbrella pics

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/Dadsetsuparch.jpg
My daddy setting up the arch he custom-welded for us

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/PlaceSetting.jpg
Obsessive compulsive place settings

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/FirstDance.jpg
Our first dance

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/ExaminingtheNewBling.jpg
Examining our bling.

There are a LOT more. If anyone in the Bay Area needs a photographer recommendation...man, was he amazing. SO nice, so great, and every time I thought to myself "gee, I want a picture of this", he was always right there. Just amazing.

All copies (c) Singer Photography


Lovestorun
06-12-2007, 04:08 PM
Wow! Congrats! Very Beautiful!!!! :love:

NotTheCheat
06-12-2007, 04:13 PM
Congratulations! You both look gorgeous.


junebug41
06-12-2007, 04:47 PM
Gorgeous! From the brides to the table settings! Wow!

EDIT: LOVE those plates. Where did you find them?

mandalinn82
06-12-2007, 04:51 PM
They were actually chargers that we used to set the buffet plates on...hated the idea of having an empty table when people came in.

My sister bought them (they come in sets of 12) at Linens N Things. She is also using them for her wedding in July.

junebug41
06-12-2007, 04:53 PM
They were actually chargers that we used to set the buffet plates on...hated the idea of having an empty table when people came in.

My sister bought them (they come in sets of 12) at Linens N Things. She is also using them for her wedding in July.

Very cool. I have been to so many weddings (performing in and attending) and I would get so tired of seeing tables cluttered with "stuff". Very tasteful!

PinkyPie
06-12-2007, 04:56 PM
YAY!! love the pics!! You both looked absolutely GORGEOUS!!! CONGRATS!!!!

zenor77
06-12-2007, 05:10 PM
You both look so Beautiful! I love how your dresses compliment each other!

It looks like you did have a great photographer. Your pictures are wonderful!

Oh and I always recommend a little drink before the wedding (I had champagne) to help calm the nerves. :D

cbmare
06-12-2007, 05:35 PM
OK. I gotta know. How did the lady on the left in the pre-wedding pic keep "the girls" in that dress?

You both look so very happy. Where was it held?

mandalinn82
06-12-2007, 05:41 PM
We were at the Brazilian Room, up in Tilden Park in Berkeley.

And it was a tenuous situation, but we had no wardrobe malfunction. The dress actually came with spaghetti straps that could optionally be sewn on, and we told the bridal party girls to do whatever they were comfortable with, but no one had them added...not sure why, in that particular case, she chose not to. We DID have her try on the dress in the shop before we decided and she cleared it as OK.

Ilene
06-12-2007, 05:44 PM
mandalinn82 -- You both look stunning!! :love: You look particularly healthy and very very slim!!

Glory87
06-12-2007, 05:54 PM
So beautiful - I do like your dress better (shhh don't tell). You both look absolutely amazing! Love the little flower on the place settings. Is there a pic of the wedding cake?? I always like looking at wedding cakes!

alinnell
06-12-2007, 05:57 PM
Very beautiful!

And seconds on that drink~my maid of honor brought peppermint schapps for me. She figured it would not only relax me, but give me minty-fresh breath!

SoulBliss
06-12-2007, 06:23 PM
Alright, I am CRYING now! :lol:

What beautiful brides you both are and how wonderful to have both your fathers there for you!

You are both so cute with your glasses! ;)

I like your dress better too. :o

CONGRATS!!! :cp: Lovely, just lovely!

walking2lose
06-12-2007, 06:27 PM
Awww... you both look SO HAPPY!

Gorgeous pics... thanks for sharing! Best wishes for a long, healthy, and joyous marriage!

mandalinn82
06-12-2007, 06:27 PM
Ya'll are so sweet!

We had daddies, mommies, friends, aunts, cousins, grandparents...everyone was there to celebrate.

And yes, I do have a cake photo:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/cake.jpg

I just loved it. The bottom layer was white cake with raspberry, a little bit of marzipan, and vanilla creme. The top two were dark chocolate cake, soaked with a bit of grand marnier, filled with chocolate mousse, a thin layer of orange marmalade, and a leeetle tiny bit of candied orange peel. I didn't get to taste the chocolate one! It is, however, in the freezer - but I have to wait for the first anniversary.

EZMONEY
06-12-2007, 06:29 PM
OUTSTANDING! :hug:

Glory87
06-12-2007, 06:45 PM
Beautiful cake - the chocolate bit sound HEAVENLY just like 11 months 2 weeks or so until you can try it! (don't remember the exact date of your wedding, heh)

mandalinn82
06-12-2007, 06:52 PM
Ten months and a week until I get my cake.

Luckily, Sarah's mom used to make wedding cakes - she provided detailed instructions on how to freeze the cake to prevent frozen-icky-cake-taste, so hopefully it'll still be yummy. The cake design was a play on our invitations...the little white-on-white motif is the flower design from the invite, and the ribbon color is the same color as one of the invitation layers.

Wow, I paid too much attention to details.

:-P

melekalikimaka
06-12-2007, 07:36 PM
You two are just beautiful--especially that we here at 3FC know how hard you worked toward this day! Great pictures and everyone looks so happy. Congratulations again for many happy years together. :celebrate:

I remember my Scottish friend who saved the first layer of her wedding cake. I guess their tradition was to save it for their first born's 1st b-day. Her cake was over 3 years old--they removed the old frosting, cut it up and frosted individual pieces and wrapped them in pretty paper and gave them out to special friends. I said thank you, but didn't eat it :lol:

cbmare
06-12-2007, 07:39 PM
I remember my Scottish friend who saved the first layer of her wedding cake. I guess their tradition was to save it for their first born's 1st b-day. Her cake was over 3 years old--they removed the old frosting, cut it up and frosted individual pieces and wrapped them in pretty paper and gave them out to special friends. I said thank you, but didn't eat it :lol:

:rofl: :lol3: :lol3:

rockinrobin
06-12-2007, 08:12 PM
Mandalinn, you 2 are gorgeous and you're even more gorgeous together as a duo. You look like you were made for one another. GREAT PICTURES.

And that cake - whoa baby. It looks marvelous and sounds utterly delicious. I will tell you this, it sure sounds worth "cheating" for. Yummy.

I hope the rest of your lives are as happy as those pictures make you out to be. CONGRATULATIONS! :)

Ilene
06-12-2007, 08:29 PM
:drool: and :hun: .... Gorgeous cake!! Send me a piece :lol: ...

techwife
06-12-2007, 10:06 PM
I'm just so dense...I'm thinking Sarah was your maid of honor, then I thought it was a double wedding, then just as I was wondering where the husbands were, the lightbulb finally went off and I said, Oooooohhhhhh...now I get it. I'm so dense...:dizzy:

Anyhoo....you both look wonderful and VERY happy. Especially since you must have really gone through a lot to get to this wonderful day for you both. Congrats to you and thanks for sharing the wonderful pics!!

jtammy
06-12-2007, 10:08 PM
How absolutely gorgeous everything is, from the place settings to the brides to the cake. Your photographer must have been very good. Those photos look like them came from a glossy women's magazine. Congratulations!

EZMONEY
06-12-2007, 10:23 PM
I'm just so dense...I'm thinking Sarah was your maid of honor, then I thought it was a double wedding, then just as I was wondering where the husbands were, the lightbulb finally went off and I said, Oooooohhhhhh...now I get it. I'm so dense...:dizzy:

Maybe ONE too many hockey pucks dear ;) Nah...she had me fooled :joker: here until right BEFORE the wedding...but...as I say...she's one of MY FAVORITES!!! same name as my kiddo!! OH YEAH!! :dance:



My AMANDA called me at work today between her meetings....doesn't plan on coming "home" this week-end yet ....something about her :p husband :p and her have PLANS!...doesn't he EVER think...:no: ...that her daddy MIGHT have plans for her ;)

It is Father's Day though...although she and the :p :p :p had made plans to take his mom, my-ex and Angie to the Hotel Del Coronado (SWANKY!!) for a belated Mother's Day brunch Sunday, until the realized it was Father's Day. I told them forget about me...we can do ME anytime...but they said that it would probably be too busy and $$$$ maybe more $$$$ since it was Father's Day to take the moms...we shall see..........

BerkshireGrl
06-12-2007, 11:26 PM
You both look so beautiful and very happy :) Thank you very much for sharing your lovely photos with us! Many, many happy years together!

almostheaven
06-12-2007, 11:39 PM
Ya know, I think giving a description of a cake like that on a diet board is against the board rules or something. LOL

mandalinn82
06-13-2007, 12:01 AM
Sorry for the cake description...I should put a food porn warning. I'll let ya'll know how it tastes in 10 months.

I guess I should have probably been more descriptive in calling it a "wedding". But saying "I had a wedding" sounds a heck of a lot better than "i got committed" :o

Gary, your Amanda should think more about her daddy. I saw my parents the -day- i got back from the honeymoon, and have visited their house on weekends at least twice since. The :p must be getting to her.

EZMONEY
06-13-2007, 01:09 AM
Hey kiddo ~ She did call me when she got in the airport from Hawaii, she did drive here the next day after work....she is about 40 miles south of me now...and I have seen her both week-ends because she/they came up. She actually spent most of Saturday with me without the :p :p :p ...golfing...BUT THAT STILL IS NOT ENOUGH!!! ;)

And now I go way out of town til friday night...oh well...

BlueToBlue
06-13-2007, 01:59 AM
You both look gorgeous! And that strapless dress really highlights your very toned arms and shoulders; you look downright tiny in it! Congratulations both on your wedding and on how great you look! :yay:

nicolen
06-13-2007, 03:49 AM
Amanda, those photos are wonderful. You both look absolutely gorgeous!

I especially loved the photo of you and Sarah with your dad's - that's really neat.

kateconfessional
06-13-2007, 12:01 PM
congratulations to both of you! simply gorgeous. :)

Dreamzer
06-13-2007, 10:29 PM
You are both so gorgeous and what beautiful pictures!

crazynette826
06-14-2007, 09:36 AM
Congrats! You both look amazing, and gorgeous!!! What a beautiful color combo that you choose, and that cake!?! Yum!! I'm glad that you're day went well, even if it did rain!

mandalinn82
06-14-2007, 12:48 PM
Thank you, everyone!

A note, though - if you are post obese and have lose skin, please don't buy a strapless dress. It will look like you have underarm fat when you don't. Luckily, it isn't too obvious in most of the pictures, and can be airbrushed out, but ugh. It'd be one thing if it was fat...but there ain't nothing there and it looks like a big fat roll!

OK, moving on.

The rain was sad, considering how gorgeous the greenery/backdrop outside was. Still, it was gorgeous inside...we got the fireplace going, and the arch really provided a good focal point. When I first learned it was going to rain, I'll admit it, I was pretty much crushed. But I just had to go with it. Plan B wasn't as pretty as Plan A, but we worked it out.

djs06
06-14-2007, 01:36 PM
YAY!! I was hoping you'd post pictures soon, and lo and behold.. woo hoo! :)

Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures! I especially love the umbrella ones. Congratulations again... I can't get over how happy you two look. It's wonderful! And my god, the details are stunning. Everything is.. perfect. Wow. All your hard work really paid off.

GatorgalstuckinGA
06-14-2007, 05:33 PM
Your pictures really were beautiful. It looks like you had a wonderful wedding. Congrats. You both look happy. Too bad about the rain...but really its all about the day. And btw...the cake looked and sounded amazing.

blueberry3
06-14-2007, 06:18 PM
Congrats! The pictures are beautiful! You should pick out the picture you like best and make postage stamps out of them! I made some the other day on pictureitpostage.com and they are so cute! I think it would be really cute for your thank you cards! Congrats again! Rain is good luck on your wedding day and it looks like it was a really fun wedding!

techwife
06-14-2007, 07:05 PM
OK, moving on.

The rain was sad, considering how gorgeous the greenery/backdrop outside was. Still, it was gorgeous inside...we got the fireplace going, and the arch really provided a good focal point. When I first learned it was going to rain, I'll admit it, I was pretty much crushed. But I just had to go with it. Plan B wasn't as pretty as Plan A, but we worked it out.


Actually, I was told that rain on your wedding is good luck! My mom and dad got married in February in a blizzard and they just celebrated 50 years...my sister got married in the rain...and my brother in a wind storm...both 25 years this year. So, consider the rain a good omen!!

mandalinn82
06-14-2007, 09:51 PM
Actually, I was told that rain on your wedding is good luck!

I think thats just what they tell brides to try to console them about the fact that its raining on their wedding day...."its...um....good luck! Yeah! Thats right...its, um, lucky!"

BerkshireGrl
06-14-2007, 11:22 PM
:rain: About the rain... I gotta say I think the resulting umbrella photos are really striking and nifty! :cool:

That big black umbrella & the misty background really sets off you both in the foreground, along with your beautiful white dresses!

IMHO, as a graphic designer & artist, I heartily endorse them, 2 thumbs up! Seriously, the one of you both under it kissing is tops :D

Coffee Luver
06-16-2007, 02:47 PM
:hug: Congratulations!!! You two are beautiful! Looks like it was a fantastic wedding.:D It rained on our wedding day, too. We just celebrated 5 years and we both still feel like newlyweds;)

zenor77
06-16-2007, 03:10 PM
Rain is good luck on your wedding day and it looks like it was a really fun wedding!

I thought rain on your wedding was a sign of good fertility or is that what the rice was a symbol of??? It may be silly, but I think all the folk lore is kind of fun. Anyway, I think the umbrella pictures are my favs (SO beautiful!)

Oooh and I love good food porn every now and then... The cake looks like it was really good!

FrouFrou
06-16-2007, 03:56 PM
I love weddings!

Such GREAT pictures! Thank you for sharing! A very beautiful wedding and I LOVE your cake! You too look gorgeous too!

Tinky009
06-16-2007, 09:58 PM
Awww you guys look so happy!! Congratulations! I love wedding photos!!! :congrat:

mandalinn82
06-17-2007, 11:17 PM
Thanks again, all! The rain was disappointing because the backdrop for the outdoor ceremony would have been SO neat...but we ended up inside with a great big fire roaring and everyone had fun anyway.