A Philly Wedding

Back in late June, DH and I traveled east to attend a wedding in Philadelphia, and EH spent his first overnight with his Grandpa and Grandie.  It was a rare full night of being baby-free and although I missed the little guy,  I have to admit it was nice.

We checked into our hotel - the Villanova Conference Center - which was in a simply gorgeous area, and had a little over an hour to spare so we took a quick walk around the grounds, and checked out the fountain that our room overlooked.

Before we knew it, it was time to head to the wedding though, so we jumped in the car and drove to an amazingly beautiful college campus where the bride worked.  Can you imagine getting married on a campus that looked like this? 

And obviously the weather was beautiful that day as well, which was helpful since it was an outdoor ceremony.  They were kind enough to set up the seating in the shade, since it was hella hot that day.
Walking down the aisle
DH did a reading


They're married!

 The ceremony was short and very sweet, and after that we all headed a few yards to the east to the patio area where the cocktail hour was being held. 

It was an awesome space to have a cocktail hour - the patio had a gorgeous garden just off to the right of what you can see in this picture, there was an ample amount of shade (that kept moving, which is why everyone is off to the left in this picture), and bathrooms nearby.  We loved it.

We took some obligatory Hartman couple pictures.

EH's daddy and squinty-eyed mommy

EH's Aunt Lala (trying to hide her enormous baby belly, successfully, I might add) and Uncle Bobo - EH named them himself!

EH's Aunt S and Uncle E (he's still working on names for them)    
Then we headed into the reception.  Unfortunately, I more or less forgot to continue to take pictures at this point, but I assure you, it was a good time.  In fact, I think I forgot to take pictures because the cocktail hour was so good that I was already two sheets to the wind (two, mind you, not three) by the time we got into the reception hall.  The reception was actually in the university's dining hall, but the building was so nice, and they had it decorated so well, that you could barely tell it was usually used to serve college students their all-you-can-eat buffet meals.

The last picture that I took was the bride and groom walking in while everyone waved Terrible Towels.  It was pretty cool to see.

The last picture that DH took was this picture of me. 

Good weddings make me happy.  I'm pretty sure that's what I'm thinking here.  Well done, M and N - happy marriage!


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