Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Returning from wedding-land

So while I do have actual book projects to post about, I am still flying high after our wedding so please indulge me another post or two... we just got the pictures from our photographer (Kelly Lorenz) and we are THRILLED. She did such an amazing job of capturing the day, how we felt, and all the beauty around us. Looking at the pictures is like walking through the whole experience again (only this time without the nerves). Here is a little sampling.

Wondering what these were for?

The wedding provided me with ample opportunity to make lists, one of my favorite pastimes.

The dress, in hiding.

One of my childhood friends has the most adorable little boy. He ran up to me about ten times during the wedding to tell me there were PRESENTS inside. I think he was very confused about why I didn't run in to open them right away.

We made a sign-in book out of a Kolo photo album, complete with a Polaroid Pogo printer so guests could print out a picture of themselves and stick it in the book (think old Polaroid instant camera meets digital camera meets stickers). We ended up with the most goofy and adorable pictures of our friends and family.

Yes, we read The Rabbit's Wedding by Garth Williams. Its my favorite.

Bruno's ring was, er, a little tight.

But I managed to get it on anyways.

My mom enlisted the help of our guests to make dozens of little paper cranes to hang all around. I loved being surrounded by little pieces of art made by our friends.

There was this really cool house made of trees next to the ceremony site that we took pictures in for awhile.

Then we took a walk in the woods to contemplate our married-ness (and take some more pictures).

On a side note, if you leave a comment on our photographer's blog post about us we can win free prints... will you do that for us, pretty please? Just comment here. Thanks friends!


alvinaling said...

Hurray! It was a beautiful weekend and ceremony. And the photos are absolutely beautiful. Just like you and Bruno!

Grace Lin said...

i love the photo where you are putting on the ring and the aftermath. so sweet!

yamster said...

Congratulations, Anna and Bruno! I'm so happy for you! (And Bryan's ring was tight on the day of our wedding, too... is it a guy thing?)

Anna Alter said...

Ha ha, I'm not sure but there was a moment when I was wondering what I would do if the ring didn't go on!

Meghan McCarthy said...

Wow, your wedding looks absolutely fabulous! How great. I was wondering what the bunnies were for! If I get married I'd like something outside like that.

Anonymous said...

Is this a park? The setting is gorgeous, as are the bride and groom! Thanks for sharing!


Libby Koponen said...

It was a beautiful wedding and the ONLY wedding I've been to where I cried at vows written by the bride and groom. They were as beautiful as the rest of the day -- and you!

Anna Alter said...

Thanks guys!

We held the wedding at a retreat center in the Berkshire hills. It was basically a big rental house in the woods with park-like grounds.... the perfect spot for a nice small wedding.

Jeannine Atkins said...

This looks like a perfectly beautiful day! Congratulations! Jeannine Atkins

laurasalas said...

That picture of you smiling up at him over the ring struggle is priceless. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these, and congratulations!