As many of you know I recently married the love of my life Laura Hayes. The ceremony and reception were everything we wanted and more. It was without a doubt the best day of my life. I want to thank all of our family and friends who made it so special. Obviously this calls for a blog...
As I've been thinking about what I wanted to write about Proctoberfest, I remembered that many say "a picture is worth x words" (the x represents an unknown quantity due to the on-going debate about how many words a picture in actually worth). Thanks to our aunt Joni and a few other friends with an eye for a photographic moment, we have many great photos to share. The challenge I have presented for Proctor's Type is to select 25 of these photographs and create a top 25 list to encompass Proctoberfest. I will try to get as many attendees as possible pictured, but if you do not see yourself it is nothing personal, we still love you. Also the "rankings" of the 1-25 are not ranking people but the pictures themselves. Without further ado..
|Laura and Bride's Maid Emily|
I was not fortunate enough to be a part of the getting ready process with the women but it looks like I missed out on a lot of fun...I think.
|Best man Sam & Maid of Honor Katie|
Now this is how you make an entrance.
|Laura & I|
The cake tasted great.
I am the luckiest man in the world.
|A hell of a performance|
In a performance that will never be forgotten (unless you drank too much at the reception), your's truly pulled out the classic "Jesse's Girl" with some modified lyrics (Proctor's Girl, get it?). Many seem curious, Enes seems unimpressed, Lanna seems hesitant, Blake seems more excited than anyone and Kevin now has a piece of video he can cherish forever. Just remember, a little showmanship and alcohol can cover for any voice, no matter how bad.
Proctoberfest, the previously blogged about beer created by Groomsman Buddy, was a huge hit. I also think the 7% ABV loosened quite a few guests up.
|Carter (Ring Bearer) and Cindy (Mother in Law)|18.
|Groomsman Ben's car and Groom|
These days you can not have any type of photo session without a "Euro pic". Luckily for me, Ben has a slammed VW with a cold air intake and a manual transmission. Combine that with my Euro pose and you can not say anything except this photo is Euro as hell.
|Sarah, Bride's Maid and Sister|
Sarah sang beautifully...
|Bride's Maids Lindsay, Emily, Megan, Maid of Honor Katie, Flower Girl Mary|
And everyone cried.
|Laura and Flower Girl Mary|
Mary is the perfect flower girl and the daughter of our awesome friends Mike and Sarah. For those of you planing your own weddings, no you cannot use her.
|Bride and Susan (Mother in Law)|
I love Susan's face in this picture. She is happy but at the same time you can see she is realizing the moment. For years she has been watching her beautiful daughter Laura grow and now a new phase in life begins. Marriage affects so many beyond the bride and groom themselves.
|My mom and I|
|Bruhs: Josh (literal bro), Buddy, Ben, Trav, Sullivan, Tim, Sam|
Sometimes when you get a solid group of bruhs together you have to put on, represent etc. That is what this is.
|Hell of an entrance|
Just when you start thinking Proctoberfest is wedding 2.0, pretty P pulls out the ol' twirl, a classic dance move.
|Lauren, Lindsay, Katie, Laura, Megan, Emily, Laura (my sis), Sarah, Mary|
Everyone smile, except Katie, we want you to scream
|Flower girl Mary and Ring Bearer Carter (nephew)|
|Family Portrait #1|
Bill's face FTW
|Family Portrait #2|
|Family Portrait #3|
Now we have the Proctor Clan, some have said we were the wild-cards in the whole deal.
|Ok, so what in the hell is going on?|
Things are really about to start popping off in this picture. Directing the troops is our volunteer wedding coordinator Melissa, who did a fabulous job.
|Bride and Groom|
Our first kiss as husband and wife, a special moment. Our pastor Jane is also kind of in the picture, we love her and she is a lock for POY (pastor of the year)
Our church Crescent Hill Presbyterian is a beautiful building right in the heart of Crescent Hill. There are many scenic shots to be had, but nothing compares to some bruhs heading down into the hole.
|Laura, my wife|
This picture shows my wife as I know and love her: beautiful and fun. We will now be laughing together forever and I could not be more excited.