Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Wedding

The much awaited wedding pics! Were so happy for aunt Cheryl that God brought such a neat guy into her life. It was also really nice to have the ENTIRE family together all weekend. It's a rare occasion that we get everyone together at a family get together anymore, so it was fun to all be together.
We always start our drives off with pictures in the backseat. Doesn't everyone?

Before we left we had some drama because Kate was wearing a cream dress and only had a black bra with her. We found her a white one but then her bra hung out of her dress a little bit and the debate was whether she should put a tank underneath it. At the Huber household, we can take the simplest of situations and turn it into a full family affair! :-)

The lookout spot before the wedding.

Aedan wasn't feeling photogenic

The wedding was in the Botanical Garden at 5pm. It was a wee bit warm and bright at 5pm!

3/4 of the Studebaker clan

The flowers were beautiful. They looked like they had just been cut that morning!

Mom must have thought I called her name!

The actual garden

Before the ceremony

The botanical garden overlooked the golf course and the ocean. My dad was looking longingly at it!

I was going for the cool artsy photography shot here. Yeah, I don't really have an eye for it but I try!

I doctored this picture up a little bit with my editing feature.

There were drinks available before the wedding started. However it was a little bit of a surprise when the tea was unsweetened and what you thought was lemonade was grapefruit juice especially when you(me) mixed the two together thinking you were making an Arnold Palmer. Note to self, tea and grapefruit juice is not a good combo!

Sophie made her rounds to every single person at the wedding. She would sit on your lap for about 10 seconds before she wanted someone new.

Sunglasses were a must for this wedding or botox treatments afterward!

Next time I'll have to take the picture from a different angle so not everyone is looking into the sun!

Sophie getting a better look at the bride!

The groom waiting for his bride

That would be Brit and a lot of Connie's head

I wish I would have gotten a closeup of Brit's eye makeup! It was so cool!

Reid and Graham walked Cheryl down the aisle.

My dad's friend Dudley had the wedding ceremony. Ironically, he knows and is friends with Mike Baker and Gary York from Eastview. They go to mega church conferences together! :-)

Grandma looks like her jaw is crooked in this picture!

More of the ceremony

The presenting of roses to the parents

Awww! A little PDA during the ceremony

These two sang The Prayer and it was probably one of the best versions I've heard.

More flowers

More of the garden

Again more ceremony. Almost the same picture as up above, but this one you can't see Dudley's face!

Close up of the flowers

The vows. Don't worry, she said yes!

Um.....this picture is a little awkward based on hand placement.

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Rick Nichols

Just some palm trees

The St. Regis Hotel where we saw Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Ben Stiller(well some of us saw them). Adam Sandler was using the alias Bobby Bouchet from Waterboy!

They were posing as the bride and groom

There's Kate again with her signature pose.

I just switched spots with Katie. I wish someone had told me that my necklace was crooked in like EVERY picture!

Lacey has grown out of her tomboy phase and will finally wear a dress again!

Hard to believe she has two already! You would think when you make such cute babies you wouldn't be done at 2!

Avery just hanging out

Whit and Brit

She tried to climb the pole to reach Hilary's hand. She did not succeed!

Sophie was totally intrigued by these umbrella poles. They kept her company the whole time we waited for the reception to start.

Kellen and Gary. Kellen's boss was nice enough to let him off for a whole day to be able to come down for his aunt's wedding, even though he had actually been given the whole weekend off originally!

Dad and Dudley. I thought that Dudley was like 70, white haired and shorter than my dad. Obviously I was wrong on all three!

Aedan just chillin on the ground with this trains

It must be an Overmyer thing to smile without teeth

Sophie's giving Aedan the eyes

Aedan doing a little jig

Kate always says what you might keep to yourself. She told Cheryl that her boobs looked great! I think she took it as a compliment!

Brit looked beautiful as maid of honor!

Sharing a laugh. Mom is missing out on the joke! That's kind of the story of her life! :-)

The sisters. You can barely tell they're related! :-)

With about ten different cameras going off, it was a little challenging to get everyone looking in the same direction or in Grandma's case, to not have their mouths hanging open! :-)

These two are birthday buddies. They are a day apart.

This is the picture they snuck in before I caught it.

What is Reid doing in the background?

Dudley was trying to get Sophie to show how old she was. She wasn't quite getting it!

Avery slightly resembles her daddy! :-)

Avery was a good sport all weekend, even despite not feeling well!

Aunt Cara and Britany

We almost got Avery to look at the camera.

We didn't get our height from my mom!

Tianne and Grandma Tillie

So Dudley asked me about work. Big mistake! If you look closely, he looks bored! However, my dad seems to be having a good time!

We had to wait a long time before the reception started. Hilary had apparently had enough! They did get to see the oldest kid from the show Home Improvement. He now has brown hair, is fatter and I can't remember his name so he's not that much of a celebrity but it was a least a small brush with fame. Later they ran into Adam Sandler walking his dog, so that was everyone's highlight of the evening!

At the reception, Dudley was saying that we may all be back together in California someday for Sophie's wedding. About that time she popped between Brent and Cheryl and yells "HI"! It was funny timing!

My dad was thrilled he didn't have to wear a shirt and tie!

The centerpiece. Cheryl's head is behind that vase. It was that big!

The table decor was all gorgeous

Brit's toast made us all cry! She started out by telling us that her and her mom went dress shopping and how Cheryl had tried on multiple dresses. The first one just didn't work. The saleswoman loved it but there was just something about it that didn't look right. Then she tried on the second dress and it fit perfectly. It complemented her in every area. She tied it all together by saying, the same is true in life. The first one didn't work and the second one is the perfect match, complementing Cheryl in every way! That's when we all lost it!

The cake was pretty, but it was prettier than it tasted.

The reception was in the wine cellar. We didn't drink that much alcohol!

Caught in the act or caught off guard?

Sophie likes to clean out bags, so she handed everything to Aedan one by one that was in his backpack.

Yes, he's crazy! That's my only explanation!

This is how I feel after hanging out with Ben! :-)

We just pretend to like each other! :-)

The cutting of the cake. I think the photographer was a little annoyed that I was trying to get pictures from the same angles he was. Like he was getting paid or something!

Oh come on, where's the smashing in the face?!

Aedan had a moment of happiness. He was having a rough day between being sick and overly tired.

Well there's one way to shut Ben up momentarily!

Even the dessert had little touches added to it. I just feel sorry for the person that had to draw on each one of these! :-)

I was trying to get one of those artistic pictures where there's a closeup of the bouquet and the person in the background, but Whit's expression kind of ruins the moment. She wasn't following my thought process!

I guess I should have taken off my shoes before this pic

I thought the flowers were pretty and worth taking pictures with. Whit thought I was dumb.

The flowers were pretty and apparently Kate thought they were tasty as well!

Two more years till you're legal Kate!

So we made the floral arrangements into lei's. We had a LOT of time on our hands! It took forever to get a box for the top of the cake.

Whit got the "final rose" and she accepted

Kate and Katie or as Kate calls her "Kitty"

Whit, why did you lose about a foot in height?

Everytime I look at this picture I think Whit looks like Popeye! And that would be a tongs in Kate's hands trying to clasp Whit's boob! Oh and why does my right arm here look like it's about the same size as the rest of my body?!

Go big or go home I always say!

Does she look hot for 54 or what?! :-)

So my mom looked at this picture and said, "so none of you guys really look like me, you know it?" Mother dear, you're just now noticing that?! :-) We kind of look like the Hubers! :-)

Brittany got to meet Rob Schneider earlier in the day. She must still be a little star struck!

The table from Whit's end. I was on the opposite end.

The bride and groom. My dad asked Rick if he was ready for all of us to leave at about 9pm. Rick jokingly said, actually I was ready for that about two hours ago!

Um something about this doesn't quite look natural. Maybe because Kate looks a little ferocious!

Katie isn't showing it but she was in a huge rush because her family was about to leave without her!


Holli said...

very pretty!
Ok so I AM REALLY JEALOUS.... I have been growing my hair out for like 2 years and you were here my hair was longer but 2 months latter yours is as long as mine....

tamika paige said...

That wedding was absolutely beautiful!!!!!! must have been pretty hoity-toity if you saw celebrities there. crazy. by the way...very impressed with your photo skills. :) it looked like an amazing wedding!

Tater & Haley said...

It was great to see your pictures and all the family. You did a great job of capturing the day. What a beautiful wedding and setting! :)