Sep 27, 2008

  • Last updated on October 6, 2008 at 3:46 pm
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Our second wedding was Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., in the Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.

This was an intimate affair, attended by my parents, as well as my Aunt Susan, and her boyfriend, Ken.

The ceremony was beautiful, and further enhanced by the serene blue waters and tropical gardens that surrounded us. Besides, how many people can say they had sharks, stingrays and a Komodo Dragon at their wedding?

A preview of the pictures can be seen here:

  • Last updated on September 4, 2008 at 2:43 am
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The lovely brides here at PW have been an amazing source of style ideas and inspiration.  I can't begin to thank them all enough.

Eugugoly82 has provided the inspiration for my hair... a loose, unstructured up-do that will be accented with a red rose.

For the Jacksonville wedding: I wore a simple white cotton sundress, piped in black, from Dillard’s, with white kitten-heeled sandals from Nine West. To keep with the retro-feel of the dress, it was complimented by small crystal drop earrings, and ‘pin-up girl’ hair and makeup (makeup courtesy of Tamera Leone of House of Leone/MAC Cosmetics).

For the Las Vegas wedding: I wore a slipdress style gown of re-embroidered and beaded Shiffli lace over a satin sheath, with a semi-Cathedral train. The dress is from Alfred Angelo’s Destination line, complimented by rhinestone-encrusted silver sandals from Nine West, a Mantilla style veil and two red silk roses in my hair. Jewelry was kept simple, consisting only of Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings. My hair and makeup was done by Glam Squad 702 in Las Vegas.

  • Last updated on September 3, 2008 at 3:33 pm
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For pics of us, wedding day inspiration/style pics, and photos of our wedding and wedding related events, please check out our Flickr photostream:

  • Last updated on September 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm
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After over a year of trying on dresses, I managed to find what turned out to be my dream dress at Alfred Angelo - it's from their destination line.  It's an a-line satin dress with an overlay of beaded/sequined shiffli lace and English net, with a semi-Cathedral train.  It might actually be more formal than needed for a small, Vegas wedding, but I don't care.  I love it.

The Bodice:

My Gown photo 1

The back of the bodice (the sample, obviously)

My Gown photo 2

The train

My Gown photo 3

The detail of the lace

My Gown photo 4

And how it will look bustled

My Gown photo 5

  • Last updated on September 3, 2008 at 7:56 am
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The Wedding Announcement photo 1

  • Last updated on June 3, 2008 at 5:22 am
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Our first wedding was on Sunday, September 21st, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at Memorial Park in the Riverside area of Jacksonville. While this was a rather impromptu gathering, we were blessed to have been surrounded by many of our close friends as well as Chris’ family for a very tender, intimate ceremony.

Musical accompanyment was provided by Ebin Holt on guitar, while photography was provided by Jeremy Kelsey & Amanda Holt. The ceremony was performed by our dear friend, Misty Manges.

The ceremony was followed by a joyous celebratory dinner at Biscotti’s in Avondale.

Pictures may be viewed here: