Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Lynnette's Wedding and the Motor City (part 2)

Apparently, the morning of the wedding was a whirlwind, because I seem to have not taken a single picture until post-ceremony. Between hair and makeup, dresses and shoes, we all managed to get ready just in time for professional pictures by Yakov, the Russian photographer.
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. It was held in an atrium of sorts - a conservatory of glass with a garden-like setting. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day. Although cold outside, the sun was shining brightly, and inside the conservatory, it felt like Spring. During the exchanging of vows, Dan said "I do," but the minister didn't hear Lynnette's "I do." After an awkward pause, Lynnette turned with a smile, and said it again. Lynnette's brothers did what brothers do and gave Dan a hard time... even during the ceremony. When the minister asked for the rings, Lynnette's brother Lincoln pulled out handcuffs for all the wedding guests to see. Fortunately, we were in the company of people who found this funny. Not sure it would have gone over so well at my wedding. ;-)
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Noble pause for a kiss while walking down the isle as newlyweds! This picture is compliments of my friend from college, Donna Coker Vilela. She and her husband Paul found Justin in the lobby so he would have "friends" to sit with... even though they had never met!

The reception was fun! Lynnette hired a barista to serve delectible coffee treats, and had an old fashioned photo booth. In this photo Donna, Christina and I are waiting for our turn in the booth. Everyone took photos and pasted them in a scrapbook with a note to Dan and Lynnette. If I had a scanner, I would insert the cute pictures that Justin and I took in the booth. And the ones that I took with Cutie Pie alumns Lynnette, Beth, Amy, and Donna.
Amy, Donna and I (college friends and fellow Ju Go Ju Cutie Pies) waited in line for the barista. We rekindled friendships instantly, and for a moment it was almost like we were still back at Harding... Only older... and married.

It was wonderful to see college friends like Stacy... who only lives an hour and a half from me, but we never see each other. Good thing she has a blog so I can watch her precious kids grow up!
Everyone got to dance! The bride and groom. The father-of-the-bride and the bride. The mother-of-the-groom and the groom...
...even the bridesmaids! Only ours was much more like a sway than an actual dance. ;-)
Lynnette and I have a special friendship. On her wedding program, she listed me as a collge friend and "kindred spirit." We met our freshman year at Harding in the dorms, and over time developed a close connection. We stayed up late (I mean, LATE) many nights planning things for our social club (or sorority, for those of you who are unfamiliar with this term). She and I were together when we first heard the news of the 9-11 attacks on the Twin Towers, and we cried together. We sang Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud to be an American" at the very tip top of our lungs. We shared a year's worth of free pizza our last year of college... and the pizza guys never knew that we weren't the same person. And despite being two girls who love their very different home states of Alabama and Michigan, often were asked if we were sisters! It was so special to be able to spend this special day with her.
The post-wedding events were just as fun, but you'll have to stay tuned for yet one more post of Lynnette's Wedding and the Motor City - soon to follow.
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49 comments:

Michael and Hannah said...

And I thought I had a lot of bridesmaids! Everything looked gorgeous. Especially Lynnette. It was good to see some familiar Harding faces. And I had no idea about the free pizza. How is it I never heard about that??

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous and SWEET couple! And it was so fun to see Amy Walter and Donna in those pictures (among a few other familiar faces)....you girls looked GORGEOUS in your dresses!!! I actually laughed at your statement about the two of you getting told you looked like sisters - when I first met you two I had trouble telling you apart....not for long though! So glad you had such a fun time!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

great pics! thanks for the joyful conclusion. love how the minister didnt hear her at first! haha. in that last pic you look kinda naked. ;)

Kate said...

What a pretty wedding! I love all the windows!!! I'm so glad you guys had fun.

Hi! I'm Kirsten... said...

Oh my goodness Whitney! This hotel is less than a mile from where I used to work, where I met my husband and it's in Rochester where we lived when we were first married AND I used to shoot engagement pictures for clients here when the weather was too bad to do them outdoors.

Wow...it's like our paths crossed!! Good to see you happily married. It's an awesome experiences indeed :-) We're going on 2 years ourselves!

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