And relief. I’m sure I’m not alone in breathing a huge sigh of relief:

  1. The bride, groom and ceremony were all beautiful.
  2. Nothing washed or blew away (although Jim Heydinger took a bath in the parking lot of the chapel).
  3. Everyone had a great time at the reception.
  4. Kids got off to the honeymoon destination safely.**

Welp, the baby is married off. Mama Fink, Photographer got this shot in the late afternoon at the reception. I think it came out rather nicely. Off to Wally to get it made into an 8 x 10, along with some other pictures.

The wedding was held here. The rain came pouring down and people ran inside underneath umbrellas (well, except for Jim Heydinger…) and everything went off without a hitch. Very nice.

Then we all drove to the reception, held at historic Malabar Farm. For those of you familiar with the works of Louis Bromfield, here’s a little Malabar history. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married there, too.

A bazillion pictures were taken yesterday, and I can’t wait to see the photographer’s collection online. Don’t be completely surprised if I share one now and then. :-)

Other random photos below, with more to come sometime, after the photographer’s album goes live.

Jakey checks out the chapel stage

Lars gets flower repair from friend Jane

Simone and #1 Son ham it up

It cleared up in the afternoon (it was a 10:30 a.m. wedding — kids had a plane to catch) and it was very nice and breezy at the reception. Lars & Helen finally escaped around 4:15 to drive to Cleveland in time enough to hop a flight to Seattle by way of a Chicago layover. We thought we’d seen them off. However…

** Lars called last night around 8 and said that due to bad weather in Chicago, their flight was canceled. But Providence smiled on them, and they were given another flight for this morning — direct, no layover. Good for them. They’re off to Seattle today, and tomorrow they leave for a week-long Alaskan cruise.

Mama Fink is happy, but tired. Real life returns…research project proposal, Annie Get Your Gun rehearsal schedule, school, Browns losing…yay.

But first, more coffee.

Fink out.

PS – thanks for all the kind wishes through email and comments!

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