Finding calm in the chaos

Finding calm in the chaos

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lauren and Marcus' wedding (part one)

Lauren and Marcus really got married last year in a civil ceremony, just before Marc was deployed. But, none of us got to be there to celebrate and they wanted a big white wedding, so we all headed down to Tahoe to party it up.

Well, not all of us. Team Eddy and Casa Kaufman had originally planned to road trip down with all our kids, but as the wedding approached, it became apparent I wasn't really in shape for a 2 day road trip with 6 small children. So, Joe stayed home with Sam and ND while I flew down to Tahoe with Lala. (Team Eddy road tripped down as planned, showing amazing endurance!) We all arrived at various times on Thursday, ready for the wedding on Friday. Marc's grandpa was friends with the owner at a local inn, who got the wedding guests a pretty good deal on some hotel rooms near the wedding site.
Kate and Glory using up the extra wedding bubbles while everyone gets ready. The bride went for a run to soothe pre wedding jitters while Tancie, the MOH, and Amy (we called her J Lo--as in the Wedding Planner) got busy with all the details, such as steaming the wedding dress.

I felt surprisingly spry and ate a real breakfast of pancakes! I offered to take Lola shopping while I picked up some jewelry for the bridesmaids and we spent a couple hours driving around Tahoe in search of "not too expensive mint green costume jewelry, please". Sadly, at the time of this writing, I have the feeding tube back in. :(

Tancie did Lauren, Aunt Becca and Lola Oyang's hair.

The wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses.

Lauren and her Momma (and Tancie in the background)

Lauren wore the same veil Amy wore in her wedding, which just happens to be my mom's.

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