Daily Archives: April 29, 2011

Friday’s Favorite: Piscean Dreams Photography

This week’s Friday’s Favorite is near and dear to my heart. Eric Murphy of Piscean Dreams Photography is one of the very few photographer’s who can capture pictures/moments of my son where he is looking at the camera. My son has autism and Eric is able to make a connection with him like no other photographer I know. I have appreciated this talent and have witnessed the report Eric develops with his subjects and most importantly couples such as the handfasting photos below of my dear friends, Tana Marie and Bear (who happens to be my wonderful ex-husband and his awesome wife). It is for these reasons that my fiancee and me have chosen Eric as our personal wedding photographer. Here are examples of Eric’s work and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:

A boudoir shot of my fabulous friend, Carry.

Rocky Mountain School of Dance A Christmas Story performance.

A child enjoying the magic of nature.

This is me (Kristen) getting caught touching up my makeup at a party.

This is the ring exchange during the handfasting of two of my best friends (he just happens to be my ex-husband).

You may kiss the bride!

My adorable son in the Mad Hatter costume I made him for a friend's birthday party.

2nd Place - Judged Monochrome Mile Hi Con 2006

2nd Place - Judged Color Mile Hi Con 2007

Royal Wedding Coverage: Recessional and What Harry said and Pics

Registers: two for the chapel records, one for the royal records, and the marriage certificate. Taking place in private.

William is leading Catherine gently up the stairs.

The congregation is waiting while the choir sings “Blest Pair of Sirens” by Charles Hubert Hastings Perry.

Registers have been signed as the choir finishes singing.

The recessional begins!

In line with Royal Tradition, the bridal bouquet will end up on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. -source: Clarence House

They bells are ringing and the crowd is cheering as the couple emerges from Westminster Abbey as their carriage awaits them. The carriage is a 109 year old State Landau horse drawn coach.

William told Kate’s father prior to the ceremony, “We were just supposed to have a small family affair.” Thanks to @landlocked bride for posting that quote.

What did Harry say to William as Harry turned around to look at Catherine? “Wait till you see her.” So very sweet. Thanks to @stylemepretty for posting this.

Bride and Groom have made their way to Buckingham Palace.

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Lots of happiness and love between William and Catherine: source: cbsnews.com

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What a lovely day not just for William and Catherine, but for Britain and the world. There is no denying that those two are truly in love and I wish them all of the best and blessings on their life together.

Royal Wedding Coverage: The ring is on! Man and Wife! Program!

The ring is on and they have just been pronounced man and wife!

I am loving the looks between them. Very touching.

Taking their places for the remainder of the service.

Catherine’s brother is quite handsome. Looks run in the family. He’s doing a reading and if I were doing it, I’d completely freak out. Well done!

Love the choral music.

Lord Bishop of London delivering his charge to the couple. “The more we give of self, the richer we become in soul. The more we go beyond ourselves in love the more we become our true selves and our spiritual beauty is more truly revealed.”

I know some brides who are wishing they had cushy kneeling benches for their weddings. 😉

Sermon…coffee break (that’s okay, I can read it word for word in the program)

Oh boy, my ignorant American self just thought, “Oh, it’s the song from Four Weddings and a Funeral.” Sometimes I’m ashamed of myself.

Don’t forget, you can download your own copy of the official wedding program here: http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/28/Royal-Wedding-update–Official-programme–including-Order-of-Service–available-online-1

More to come.

Royal Wedding Coverage: The bride has arrived! Processional

My first reaction: Goosebumps! YES! Sarah Burton Alexander McQueen! Wow! A line, lace top with long sleeves and a v-neck. Sensible train. Cathedral length in ivory and white satin. She is wearing the Queen’s Halo tiara (made in 1936). She is so beautiful. Just lovely and simple elegance as I stated in my reaction to the decor at Westminster Abbey. Her father looks so proud.

William and Harry are making their way to the high altar. They are all processing to “I Was Glad” by Charles Hubert Hastings Perry.

The maids and page boys are just too cute as Pippa leads them behind Kate.

Harry just turned around and smiled at Kate and then said something to Will…very cute.

Kate’s mother is beginning to tear up.

The bride is led beside her groom and they are both grinning from ear to ear. Seems to be a lot of emotion and definitely chemistry between them. Definitely different from the faces I saw at Diana and Charles’ wedding as a child.

Kate’s father is smiling and talking to William.

You can tell that this is a couple madly in love. It looks like they are trying to restrain themselves from jumping in to each other’s arms. This is the royal wedding that Britain has been waiting for and so richly deserves.

Royal Wedding Coverage: Bridal Party- MOH, maids, and page boys

MOH (Kate’s sister Pippa) and maids are in a very light pink. Boys are in little uniforms (sorry, don’t know what to call them, I’m American, please forgive me).

Royal Wedding Coverage: The bride is coming!

Kate has made her way in to the car and is on her way to Westminster Abbey. The train is said to be heavy, looks like long sleeves, v neck, lace. Looks like lilly of the valley in her bouquet. I know Kate has chosen the flowers and decor with their meanings in mind. Hair is half up, half down.

Royal Wedding Coverage: Mrs. Middleton, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, and the Queen

Kate’s mother being escorted by her son, James. I believe he will be doing a reading during the ceremony.

Carole Middleton source: graziadaily.co.uk

Camilla is wearing an awesome Phillip Treacy hat in cream to match her Anna Valentine coat dress.

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The Queen making her way to Westminster Abbey in sunshine yellow by Angela Kelley. She and the Duke celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. I like to think the color reflects her happiness today. She looks radiant!

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The Queen’s arrival.