You know how in Southern Living they always have these set-up photo shoots of impossibly beautiful weddings that no person actually ever has? Well, this was the one they should have included in their Fall 2007 Weddings issue, because it was that perfect. The weather (blue skies, 75ish), the flowers (calla lillies, roses, hypericum berries), the music (string quartet), the bride (my travelin' buddy from wayback) ... all completely wonderfully perfectly beautiful.
And I'm happy to report that the baby was also fairly perfect. No crying- all smiles and goo-goos. She was happily passed around from person to person, although her dress was super slippery, so they mostly gave her back hastily. (Which makes sense- you don't want to be the guy who dropped someone's baby at a wedding. They'd tell that story for years.) As bad as she was last weekend's wedding, she was that good this time, so I guess that averages out.
Apparently during the ceremony Pooks was entertaining everyone in the row by gnawing on her fist and growling. That's my girl.
More later...it's been one hell of a tiring weekend, and this bridesmaid/mommy/chauffeur/wearer of multiple hats is turning in for the evening. It's a looong drive in the morning.
ps- I was very impressed with the thoroughness of the wedding photographer and her staff. My conservative estimate is that they (a three-person crew) shot 12,000 pictures today.