Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wedding 3 of 4

Our next wedding adventure was to the Nation's Capitol! We both love DC and always say that we could live there...especially when we are there walking around. We flew on Friday and took the Metro from the airport. On Saturday morning, Leah came downtown and we finally made it around the Republican party march that was going on near the Capitol. We ate breakfast at a quaint little diner type place in East Capitol and then walked around Eastern Market. People set-up tents and sell jewelry, art, fruite, veggies, etc. I had gone there with Leah a few years back and had to go back. Of course, I didn't buy anything...just looked. The wedding was at 6 and black tie optional, so we got all snazzed up and headed out on the town. It was held at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium which is on Constitution Ave. and right in the heart of government buildings. The groom is a good friend of Adam's from law school. He is from the DC area. The whole evening was so gorgeous! It was definitely the fanciest wedding I'd been to. I loved how grand everything was. Ken (the groom) clerked for a federal judge on the DC circuit this past year and so the judge performed the ceremony. When it came time for him to pronounce them husband and wife...he got to say the laws of the United States of America rather than like by the State of Illinois. The band was amazing and performed an acoustic set during dinner. Supposedly one of them was on American Idol. They also performed both Boom Boom Pow and I Got a Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas and well! Adam enjoyed seeing U of C friends he hadn't for awhile. I have to share pics since it was so un-believable! Enjoy....Rhandi

Andrew Mellon Auditorium

Cocktail Hour

Our Table

The Room

Dance Floor

Congrats to the Merber's

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wedding 2 of 4

Our 2nd wedding required the longest travel - Orange County, California. We squeezed in the trip in about 36 hours. Our flight out was at 6:30 AM on Saturday and our flight back was 4:30 on Sunday. Even though we were there a short time, we made it to the beach, enjoyed a BBQ at the bride's parents house, and of course attended the wedding. Mike, the Groom, is a law school classmate of Adam's and he was an usher at our wedding. Shelby, the bride, is also a U of C law student. Southern California was ridiculously 100 degrees! It was a worth the trip though. Congrats to Michael & Shelby McMahon :)

Hanging out at Newport Beach.....I even went swimming in the ocean because it was SO HOT! I usually hate going in the ocean.

The Groom, Mike, waiting for his bride.

Here comes the Bride!

Brian, Mike, Adam, and Me

The Bride and Groom

Wedding 1 of 4

It is wedding season for the Weinstocks! We kicked it off with a trip down to Cham-bana for the Heppe/Wynne wedding. My friend, Leah, got married on August 22nd. I was so excited to be her Matron of Honor. The wedding was in Champaign since Leah grew up in Homer, IL. Everything went off without a hitch except for me forgetting Terry's ring. I realized while the Pastor was giving his sermon that I did not have it with me. I would give anything to see my face when I realized it was way back in the room where we had gotten dressed. Luckily, Leah's mom sensed something was up and was able to read my lips that I didn't have the ring. Leah's Aunt came to the rescue and hurried back to the room while the Pastor kept on talking. She brought it to the junior bridesmaid and then we did the baton pass up to me. A few minutes later it was time for the exchange of rings....whew! How could I forget my one job? I must have been stressing about my speech. The reception was at the Alumni center on campus which was gorgeous. I can't wait to see the pictures! I will share a few that I took. Leah and Terry went to Greece and Paris for their honeymoon!!!! Thanks for checking in :)

Getting pretty!

I did do one job - I gave Terry Leah's ring!!

In the Limo

Me and the beautiful bride :)

Opening Gifts!