Last weekend’s wedding was awesome and exhausting (from having so much fun)! I have known Erin since we were 15, and just met Michael in 2007. They had been friends for years, but sparks started to fly when Erin went to NYU for grad school and Michael was stationed in the Army in Alaska. In summer of 2008, they went on vacation to Thailand where Michael proposed during A RIDE ON AN ELEPHANT! How cool is that?!?!?! During their engagement, Erin paid many visits to the Tundra and they both endured a hard year when Michael was stationed in Iraq for a year of their engagement.
This summer, Ryan and I got to visit Erin in Alaska while Michael was in Iraq. We had a great time, but wished Michael would have been there to share it with us.
How appropriate that their normal life in Alaska would lead to a winter wonderland wedding at Wisp Resort in McHenry, Maryland. Below is Erin’s absolutely fabulous button bouquet. Her favorite is the snowflake pin on the front.
Erin was brave enough to let me take her dress outside. It wasn’t snowing at the time, but it was super windy. You should have seen me jumping to get her dress up here. Definitely worth being cold.
Ryan’s shot of Michael getting dressed.
Oh yea, it’s cold and windy. But I guess it’s a balmy 30 degrees if you spend most of days with frost inside of your closet.
Gary Paull hugging his future son-in-law.
So this was their “second kiss.” Michael was so excited that he kissed Erin right after putting on her ring. You can see more of this adorable blooper in the slideshow below.
Passion and humor!
Since Erin and Michael love to travel, and already their relationship has taken them all over the world, their table makers were the words for “Love” in different languages. Of course they were seated at the Thai table.
There were so many awesome dancers all night!
Dancing to “All the single ladies.” She got it pretty close!
My favorite, air guitar. Even better that she is wearing a men’s tie with her cute dress.
The bride and the best man share a dance.
And this whole weekend was really a winter wonderland!
I had such a great time and was honored to be able to share this wedding with great friends that I love so much!