The new Mr. and Mrs. Black
Dr. Conn and Darlia were there so that he could officiate the ceremony.
This picture makes me laugh. Mrs. Conn took it of Shawn while he was giving the best man speech. I, as during the ceremony, was out of the room keeping Ben occupied.
This picture was supposed to be only of Shawn and me, but Claire ran into the frame at the very last second.
This wedding and my dad's upcoming wedding next weekend have, of course, made weddings and getting married a VERY popular topic in our house. Yesterday, Claire wanted to watch our old wedding video. While we were laughing throughout the whole thing (mostly at Brad and Merica being dorks while mocking the videographer), Claire was carefully analyzing the whole production.
She has always told me that she wants to marry daddy, and she asked me yesterday if she could wear my wedding dress when she gets married. I told her she could, and then she asked me to show her on her back how far down the veil will hang. She's really serious about this. A bit much, but fine, she can dream, right?
Well, last night, she had an interesting conversation with Shawn. I wasn't present, but it went something like this:
Claire: Why do you have rings when you get married?
Shawn proceeds to explain. She then wants to know where I got my ring and where he got his ring.
Claire: Don't worry daddy, you can take mommy's ring with you when we move into the hotel.
Shawn: Move into the hotel? What do you mean?
Claire: Everybody moves into a hotel after they get married. You can take the ring mommy gave you, so that you can remember her when we get married. Don't worry, we'll call mommy sometimes and see how Ben's doing or when Ben's birthday is.
Um... yep, Elektra for sure.
The highlight of the evening was the bouquet toss. I know it's difficult to see in this picture, but the girl in front lunged for the bouquet, missed it and nearly did the splits. The bouquet? It fell on the floor right in front of Claire.
Allison and Claire along with the hard won bouquet.
Stop Mom! No more pictures!