Monday, November 03, 2008

Chelsea's Wedding

I took so many pictures when we went to North Carolina, it took me forever to get them on here. Beware, they are in reverse order. I don't know what I was thinking...

My cousin, Chelsea, got married in Duck, North Carolina on 10/25/08. David and I flew in on Thursday night. We met my parents and sister at the Norfolk Virginia airport. Then we drove a hour and a half to the Kill Devil Hills Days Inn. It was pretty awesome actually. We rented a cottage on the beach. area of North Carolina, called the Outer Banks, is very touristy in the summer. We went there in the off season, so it was empty. I like it better that way.

On Friday, we went to visit the Wright Brothers Memorial and the Lost Colony of Roanoke. The weather was windy and rainy. It was much colder than I thought it would be. That Friday night was the rehearsal dinner, where we finally got to meet Scott. He seemed like a cool guy, but I only got to talk to him for a little while.

Saturday started off bad. David was really sick. I thought he wasn't going to be able to make it to the wedding. But around lunch time his sickness wore off. We went to the ceremony which was on the beach in Duck. The weather almost didn't cooperate. But I once heard that it was good luck if it rained on your wedding day. After the ceremony, we got some bad information and missed the family picture. I am still upset about. Can you tell? Dinner, dancing, and skateboarding was to follow at Bob's house. It was a 3-story house with a party tent set up in the driveway and an empty pool in the back. The food was awesome! There was these crab-stuffed mushrooms that I could have eaten a whole plate of. The Hershey Bar cake was so good too. They had an open bar and their favor was a pale ale that had their picture on it. The waitress cleaned mine up before I could save it. There wasn't much skateboarding because of the weather, but I got to see a little bit. After all the traditional wedding stuff, the limbo started! My sister disgraced the family again by losing to my cousin, Stacey. Kate just needs to focus more on her training. She even ended up with a boo-boo on her foot.

Sunday we left in the afternoon. I hope people remembered we were there, because there is no official photographic record. I will certainly remember it!

Me on the beach the day we left.

David on the beach.

A nice, clear view from our cottage.

Kate limboing at the reception. If you look closely, you can see Aunt Nancy and Stacey's devil eyes staring at her because they know she is coming for the title of Limbo Queen!

Chelsea's wedding dress limbo.

More limbo!

The one round I made it through.

The cousin pic.

Kate running from the bouquet in the pool.

Chelsea getting ready to throw!

Cake cutting.

The cute cake topper.

The back view of the cake topper.

Scott's cousin skateboarding.

Me, Chelsea, and Kate.

Chelsea's bouquet, made by my grandma.

The first dance.

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Scott Greene!

Dad with his mom and sisters.

Leaving the ceremony.

Hooray! It's over!


Me and Kate's feet.

The vows.

The groomsmen.

Chelsea being escorted by Uncle Charlie.

The flower girls, Scott's nieces.

My aunt Susie waiting for Chelsea to come down the stairs.

Aunt Susie being escorted by Dad.

Grandma escorted by Andrew.

The ceremony site.

David and Kate waiting for the ceremony to start.

The fam inside the rented house.

Pretty flower arragnement.

This would be a cute picture of us, but it was blurry.

Flower girl baskets.

Mom and Kate waiting for it all to start.

Ken on a skateboard.

One earring to rule them all.

Aunt Nancy and Ken.

The Roanoke play stage. There wasn't anything to take a picture of there.

David and I at the Wright Brothers Memorial. I thought this was hilarious! He didn't think so...

The markers for the Wright Brother's flights.

Wright Brothers placque.

A reproduction of the Wright Brothers hanger.

The memorial on Kill Devil Hill.

The markers from the side. You can't see number 4.

The handsome devils.

A model of the glider that made the historic flight.

Another glider model.

Glider from the side.

Our Days Inn cottage.

Us on the beach.

Empty beach.

A Coast Guard plane flew by.

The beach from our cottage.

1 comment:

chelsea said...

we stayed in that same cottage a few years ago. ahhhh, memories....