Wednesday, July 25, 2007

formal portraits


Here are the formal wedding portraits. Mike and I brilliantly decided to have them taken the Friday before the wedding, relieving us of immense amounts of stress the day of the event.

Someone on Facebook asked, "Christine, where did you get your wedding dress? It looks like one of the J. Crew gowns that I ogle whenever they send me new catalogs."

I too admired this classic, simple dress from J. Crew. In fact, I admired it so much that three years ago I BOUGHT the dress.

You do the math.

10 comments:

Bec said...

I love the simplicity of your photos (and dress and everything else).

...can I ask where you got your earings?

Laura said...

Some of those are pretty classic: "I know someone's taking our picture, but let's look... over there!"

ckjolly said...

lol ... no joke!

bec: Target (pronounced Tar-get)
;)

Anonymous said...

Just wondering... but as another self-described "independent woman," I find myself wanting to know which parts of the engaged/married experience (so far) have been the most trying for a woman who had been used to making her own decisions in every area without having to submit to another human being in each of them. I think it will be very difficult for me to adjust to that, given that I've been living on my own since 1999. Have you experienced frustration or fear or similar feelings along the way? Has it been harder or easier than you expected to live in Biblical "coupledom"? Or is it, frankly, too soon to tell?

ckjolly said...

Fabulous questions Anon. right up the alley of what i thought people might ask. I'll add your question to the comment section above and answer it on the 29th.

Beth said...

My favorite photo by far is the one where Mike's tie is hanging out the window and you're kissing his cheek. So cute.

Tracy said...

Very nice photos. I marked about 4 that I particularly liked with the thumbs up sign. :o)

jan said...

Love the formal pics. Did your mom take those? If I remember right, she has a good camera eye. Whoever did was quite creative and did a wonderful job!

ckjolly said...

we ended up hiring a professional photographer because we wanted my mom to be able to sit back and enjoy herself throughout the process. The photographer was german and spoke very little English (poor Mike) and took 2 hours to take the pictures ... we WERE EXHAUSTED and grumpy by the end ... good thing we took those pics a week BEFORE the wedding ... highly recommended!

Suzanne said...

Christine,

I haven't checked your blog for some time. These pictures: WOW. You and Mike have precisely the same color of eyes! How cool. I'm interested in writing your story, although maybe you'd like to do it yourself? :) It's so encouraging.