On July 3, the older of my two nieces was married, and we all trekked upstate to be a part of this joyous event. I just want to share a few photos, not of the wedding so much as to show off some of the talents of these young women.
Julianne, the younger niece finished college (RPI no less) in three years, did a semester of law school, then became a pastry chef, and is now doing something in the business world. And she hasn't even hit age 23 yet. She did the cake for the groom at the rehearsal dinner:
It was delicious, and I thought using cupcakes as billiard balls was very creative.
Elise (the bride) and her "team" did the invitations, the table centerpieces, the sashes for the chairs, and probably lots of other things I don't know about. Elise herself did her own bouquet and all the flowers for the bridal party. And no live flowers were harmed in the creation of these masterpieces.
Here is her bouquet, made entirely of vintage and not so vintage costume jewelry:
The wedding party had beaded flowers and I'm sorry I didn't get any shots of those.
Elise is creative and definitely moves to the very original beat of her own drum. Check out the shoes she wore:
White dress, yes. White shoes, not so much.
And after the obligatory formal pictures, both bride and groom got comfy:
The bride and groom, Elise and Jason, followed by the maid of honor, Julianne, and her fiance Chris. Another wedding this January! My poor brother, LOL!
I hope to be in a position to do some art and post it soon, but you know, family first.