Monday, July 17, 2006
What do you get when you combine a beautiful island with the Westin, a tornado, the sand, 2 great families and a wonderful couple?
Well folks, here they are.
Your very own...sneak peak!!
A shot from the rehearsal
A view of the rehearsal dinner from the crescent pool
Amy and Bella
Craig and the guys!
Craig with a very curious look on his face...hmm
Amy was gorgeous, even in the sweltering heat
On any given day in the tropics you can bet that you will get some rain. During the ceremony, we got a tornado in the water. I'm guessin' that's a good luck sign!
Craig and his brother pointing at the tornado
Amy's mom seeing the twister for the first time, note the surprised look on her face!
During the ceremony, what you can't see at this point is that I am waist deep in the water. It was so worth it!
They were so happy! I love when they are so into each other it just makes everything so cool!
Right then, at that moment, they are the only people in the world that matter.
Thank you Amy and Craig, our new friends, for giving us the chance to share your day with you. I know that sounds corny but I don't care, I mean that. We love you guys.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Our flight leaves tomorrow and we will fly into the Miami for an 8 hour layover and then on to Jacksonville. All on those damn puddlejumpers.
NOW FOR THE PICS!!
The view from our hotel room at Our Lucaya.
Dawn checking out the Market Place across from the Westin.
Dawn and all the pretty colors. I am not sure why, I just liked this place. I'm just weird.
I love the colors that are everywhere.
A scene from the Market Place across from the Westin.
A subliminal message from Dawn's mom on a payphone!!
Dawn and I had a late breakfast today at a restaurant called Zorba's. Normally, we always have a late breakfast on Sunday as we spend the night before hanging out with the bride and groom at the reception. 2 eggs and some toast and we were off to bump into Amy's mom, Jorge, Ashley, Bella and Miguel!
And me! Oh, yeah, there was some really greasy bacon, yuk! I can't believe I wrote yuk. Who says that anymore?
We met up with Wendy later to head to a place where she says she usually follows someone else to. Of course we didn't know that until we were in the car with her. Here she is with the map. "The road ends here on this map!"
This is where we were going, just gorgeous! We got there at low tide, which was planned. We actually were able to walk out in the water a long way and the water only got up to our chests. They filmed Pirates of the Carribean around here, in fact the cast stayed at the Westin.
Here's Sophia, Wendy's 4-year old on Sophia's Island. We named it after her since she was the only one on it at the time.
Here's Dawn in the water having a good time. She is so beautiful in that bikini! Or in anything else that she wears.
A first!!!! Wendy offered to use our camera to take a picture of us. The only pics of us that we get are the ones where we hold the camera ourselves.
Friday, July 07, 2006
Now we are sitting in our room watching Wimbledon. Federer won again. Big freakin' deal. On a happier note, we get to meet our bride and groom, Amy and Craig today. Their reception is tonight with the wedding following tomorrow. I hope the weather holds out. I think at some point we are going to get together with our friend Wendy. She works for the magazine Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and lives here in Freeport. Talk to everyone real soon!
We were about to get on the plane when I looked out the window and saw this. I hate puddle jumpers! Both of our flights were on these stupid things.
Dawn is chatting it up with one of our fellow passengers.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
Brunch or lunch at The Swan Coach House. Very Cool!
The Three Stooges!!! I love these guys. The one on the right is Donna, Kristen's Mom! I think she loves me.
Julie Graybill of Formal Faces did the make-up. She was so sweet, she even put up with all my stupid jokes. Their company is all on-site, so you don't have to go to them, they will come to you, which is great on the wedding day.
A real tender moment between Kristen and her Dad.
More tender moments from John, Kristen's Dad. Yes, that is his real nose! He was trying to loosen up Kristen. This is before she sees it...
...she's seen it...
...and after.The boys and girls...
Didn't want to leave out the columns, Donna...
Now for your viewing pleasure(sorry, saw Chicago in NYC and it must be sticking with me), Kristen and Tim!Reception was at The Buckhead Club. Great views of the city! Although at this point it was dark and stormy.
One more, then I have to go get ready for the Bahamas.
Thanks again for a wonderful time!
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Sorry, no pictures of just the fireworks, so this will have to do. This was from October 1, 2005 at the Chateau de Chaillain in the Loire Valley, France.