Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Wedding: The Rehearsal Dinner!

It's been a hot second since I posted anything wedding related, so here are a few pictures that my sweet Jamie and #WestonOnTheBrink shot at our rehearsal dinner! :)

^^Just waiting to be sat in^^

^^Pretty flowers in the ballroom^^

^^Probably crying up a storm already^^

^^It's all about the chandeliers^^^

^^I love my Bridesmaids^^

^^ The men!^^

^^The Happy Parents^^

^^We had just a few people at the dinner...^^

^^Some serious toasts^^


^^Last single girl night!^^

^^Maid of honor lovin'^^

Playing a little catch-up: Mother's Day Brunch

For Mother's Day this year we celebrated in Philly with Pat & Jackie and, Papa & Mama Christopher. We took a nice long walk to the neighborhood park to let the puppies run free before brunch. My Mom is the kind of maternal person who picks up a frog to save it from the doggies and carries it safely to the woods. She's that loving.

^^My mother, protector of frogs^^

^^Khaleesi and Pharaoh^^

^^Mama and Daddy^^

^^Yummy donuts and sweet dipping sauces at brunch^^

^^Pat, Mom and Jackie^^

^^Mom and 2 out of 4 Christopher kids on Mother's Day.^^

^^Happy Mother's Day Mama!^^

Memorial Day BBQ, baby

When we got an invite from the ever so charming and gracious Ben Flocks to his Memorial Day BBQ on his terrace in Brooklyn, we didn't have to think twice. Yes, count us in immediately.

Monday might have been the most perfect weather we New Yorkers have ever seen. I could have sat on Ben's terrace with the sunshine and the refreshing breeze for days and days. Honestly though, if you were in NY over Memorial Day, you can totally back me up on this - it was dreamy.

A bunch of our friends gathered at Ben's to drink, eat and be merry. There was home-made gaucamole, an epic fruit salad, yummy sides and the juiciest grilled chicken I've ever had. The perfect cook-out. I forced our friends to stand in front of a yellow wall throughout the afternoon and give me a smile, or a smirk or what have ya. As the sun began to set, the light shifted and changed my yellow wall into  different golden hues. Thanks for putting up with me, friends. It sure came out cute.

^^BBQ Portraits... Jake + Kate// Sam + Claire// Jeff + Catherine// Ben + Hannah// Mike + Sean//^^

^^I dream of owning an apartment with a terrace... for grillin' and chillin'^^

^^I must say, Jake looks quite dashing in Claire's sunglasses!^^

^^Hi friends^^

^^Catherine and Jeff^^

^^Thanks for throwing the BBQ Ben!!^^

^^I love you Sam & Claire^^

Logan & Grayson's bouncy castle birthday bash!

On the only beautiful day of this rainy Memorial Day Weekend Jake and I were lucky enough to be on the VIP list for the big Park Slope birthday bash for Logan and Gray! Although I didn't get in the bouncy castle (next time, I swear) it was indeed the main attraction of the afternoon. Well that and the cake and the cars and the balloons and the pizza and well... the whole party pretty much rocked.

^^June and Liam enjoying the bouncy castle with Logan!^^

^^Backyard Bouncy Castle = Success^^

^^Beautiful flowers leftover from Lady Kyle's Bachelorette Bash! It was a big weekend for parties!^^

^^You're never too old for Mama/Daughter coordinating outfits.^^

^^Happy, silly family for Gray's 2nd Birthday!^^

^^It was seriously yummy.^^

^^I love the way Gray and Logan are looking at the cake!^^

 ^^Gray enjoying his cake!^^

 ^^Logan enjoying his cake!^^

^^Little guys enjoying cake!^^

^^Me: "Hey June, will you wear this party hat and smile?" June: "Mmm, okay!"^^

^^Kill me dead from this level of cuteness, seriously, I can't take it!^^

^^This is my best friend Emily. She knows how to throw one heck of a partay!^^

^^Sometimes your meet a kindred spirit and she's only three. Please don't move to Portland June!^^

^^ Two daughters and their Mama - PS I'm lovein' Peggy's nail polish! <3^^

^^Because no trip to Park Slope is complete unless I get a glamour shot of Ice^^