Monday, 20 July 2015

Monday Moanings - July 20, 2015

Too Pooped to Pop

I promised you I'd be right back here today, ready and eager to share stories and photos from an amazing wedding. And here I am, EXCEPT I'm too drained to come up with much more than mumble and a smile that stretches from ear to ear.

Saturday was the hottest day of the summer here. It was very humid = lots of 'glowing' people. Oh heck let's call a spade a spade - there were lots of sweat soaked clothes and glistening faces on Ward's Island Saturday afternoon.

BUT there was way more joy and love and fun.

My job was Mother of the Bride, not photographer, so at the moment the pictures I have are somewhat limited to the early part of the day. My love snapped a few during the ceremony and my sister Pat clicked off some afterward. Here's just a sampling, with a promise to share more stories and pictures in a bit...

The day began at 7:30am with the bride and her Dad making a quick trip over to the Island to do final set-up. It was an 'atmospheric morning' with mist wafting in and out.

While they were off tending to that chore, the bridesmaids and I were treated to the skill and care of master hair stylist and makeup artist, Jennifer O'Leary of  Jennifer's Hair Boutique.

Kristen's hair has always been a challenge as well as a delight, and Jenn has always been equal to the challenge, which explains why Jenn has been Kristen's #1 hair stylist since she was 10 years old.

It was indeed a great privilege to have Jenn play such an important part in Kristen's day. Thanks Jenn!

The Hoeller Women and Bridesmaids shared a toast...

then it was off to the water taxi and across to the Island for the ceremony and party.

This last photo was taken by my sister. Thank you Pat!

This is what the photographer called "The original Hoeller family" - Norbert, Kristen, Geoff & April. But in our hearts and lives, we are larger than this. The marriages of both of our children have added one new daughter and son each. So the original four have become six. We couldn't be prouder!

©2015 April Hoeller

1 comment:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS April! The wedding pictures look amazing. Your daughter is so beautiful- and she looks angelic in her wedding dress. Thank you for sharing these special and joyful moments- It felt like I was there with you. God bless the newly weds- they look blissful together. love. xx