Monday, July 23, 2007

My Best Friend's Wedding

This past weekend was busy busy busy, but one of the best ones I've ever had in my life. I'm out in Seattle, where my best friend just got married yesterday!

Brian & Josalyn are incredibly lucky to have found each other. I've had the chance to see how great they are together for the last couple years. Finally meeting so many members of Brian's family who I've talked to on the phone and heard stories about for years was a great experience, as was seeing so many Amazonians gathered for the party. There will be photos soon- I shot using my Canon EOS 7 (I believe I went through 10 rolls of 35mm with it) and Brian's Nikon DSLR that I used until the batteries ran out. Yes, I ran around the whole wedding with two huge cameras around my neck. Now I wish I could pull some pictures off the DSLR this morning but the battery charger is on the other side of Seattle's downtown. Considering the logistics involved in the wedding, having something small like that be the biggest problem is a great state to be in!

My two wedding jobs were to get Brian, his best man, and the groomsmen into the car and to the wedding on time- we accomplished that- and take lots of pictures. That left lots of time to have fun at the wedding and get to talk to Brian's family, so many "It's great to finally get to meet you after all these years!" were exchanged.

After brunch on Saturday, of course, I got my Harry Potter book from amazon. I snapped a few pictures of the great custom box before I tore into it. As the wedding started on Sunday, I'd managed to get all the way to the last 100 pages. I'd been cramming it in between the rehearsal dinner, the pre-wedding pictures, a few pages here and there. When I got home after the wedding last night I sat down & finished it up. It was very well done, and I enjoyed it a lot, quite a bit more than the previous one which I'd felt was a little weak. I'm not giving away any spoilers, but it's a fantastic read. I will admit I yelled at the couple a few months ago for planning the wedding on the Harry Potter release weekend, but it was fun sneaking in reading a few chapters in the middle of our parties & picture taking.

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