Tuesday, September 21, 2010

weddings can be fun

i still have a few denver posts in the queue that are a little outdated now (zoo, estes park, firefighters museum, etc.), but tonight i'll share a couple pictures from my friend jinger's wedding.  james and i truly had a great time at this event.  we didn't know a ton of people, but the wedding had 3 key elements that always make a wedding more enjoyable for guests:

1. kid friendly...or kids were invited.  (for the first time at a wedding, parker made friends and danced on the dance floor for a good 2 hours!!  it was such a blessing.  he also kept going around stealing steak knives off the table before dinner and running around with them but that is a whole 'nother story [no one was hurt]). 
2. dancing
3. alcohol/dinner

we've been to so many weddings lately that have not had any of these luxuries and we just did not enjoy ourselves.  i know weddings are all about the bride and groom, but i really appreciate the weddings where people put the guests' enjoyment in the priority list as well.  besides the fact that we have to entertain parker in the hallway during all wedding ceremonies, receptions without food or dance floors are not really kid friendly either and p is at the age where he does not want to sit still. 

anyway, the next two upcoming weddings should be fun...heather's wedding will be a fun lawrence/high school reunion, and courtney's wedding will have all of the above mentioned amenities.

below are two of my best friends from my internship who were so kind to come to james' and my wedding in kansas two years ago:
happy lil' family.  love that james and parker match!
yay for a renewed faith in the happiness of weddings and a positive attitude going forward...love yall!

1 comment:

Erin said...

LOL! I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself. I don't think I've ever really been to a wedding without dinner (or lunch), alcohol and dancing... maybe your mom's, but that was a second marriage. Our wedding was so expensive and so much work that if it were just about the two of us, it would not have been worth it. It's one ritual that is truly about community. Just thinking about all of the fun weddings we're going to now, and will continue to go to even when it's our kids that are getting married, really made me want to contribute, and show people a good time. :)