It’s funny how many different ways our worlds can collide. This wedding was a true example of that. My husband grew up with Anita; her parents taught him CCD and confirmation class and their parents have all been friends for years. I then met Anita (and later Matt) at our alma mater, Benedictine College. So this wedding was a wonderful combination of some of my husband’s oldest friends as well as a lot of our college buddies. It was a blast.
Not only were they my last wedding of 2010, but they were my first wedding of 2011. I honestly cannot think of a better way in which I could have rung in the new year.
Argyle socks = killer.
These are some of my favorite shots of the wedding. Anita’s friends and family gathered around to pray with and over her right before she walked down the aisle. Beautiful.
I adore the lighting, the look, everything about this one. Something about it recalls a former era of movies.
Did I mention it was below zero outside? It was absolutely frigid. These luminaries lit the way to the reception next door.
And did I mention this was New Year’s Eve? So, yep… countdown, balloon drop, hugging, kissing and Auld Lang Syne to wind the evening down.
There really couldn’t be a better way to celebrate a new year.