June 2009: St. Louis, Missouri: A Wedding So Lovely I Sometimes Was Able to Ignore the Humidity

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21 Responses

  1. lime says:

    i would so have been right there with john because i really want to someday dye my own wool and weave it myself into something nifty. i also want to tan my own deer hide. since i repsect the sanctity of john and jan's love i'd do this in an entirely platonic way.

    oh, and dear psychic sister, my very favorite part of the wedding is when the groom catches his first sight of the bride. at any wedding when all the congregation stands and turns to watch the bride enter i will be the lone person facing the groom waiting to see the look of love and delight that crosses his face.

  2. JohnnyC says:

    As said groom, I couldn't be happier about how the whole path has played out.

    Starting with the rainbow connection and wending its way through countless miles of smiles, hugs and tears right up to the moment when I had the immense pleasure of announcing to a gathered throng of loved-ones the gestation of our new wee one, this has been a trail I'd walk infinitely in the company I've been so blessed to keep. That I will now be making that stroll hand in hand with Jan is, as they say, the butter cream on one delectable piece of yumminess.

    The humidity's worth it every now and then, no?


    PS I'm only 38…Until August. 🙂

  3. kmkat says:

    Is that the ELC near Finland? Elder Son, now 24, still wears a t-shirt he got there back in the last century, right about when Groom and John were there. What a lovely wedding!

  4. Bob says:

    you should have all gotten together and hired a banjo player to play the rainbow connection at the reception.

  5. Jazz says:

    Gotta love an outdoor wedding…

  6. Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) says:

    That group of friends sounds great. The photos are wonderful.

    And that cake looks divine. Yes, he could totally be on that show and whip some serious buttocks.

    I have no idea how you got out of my reader, but you did. Now you are back.

  7. citizen of the world says:

    "Who said that every wish
    Would be heard and answered
    When wished on the morning star
    Somebody thought of that
    And someone believed it
    And look what it's done so far."

    I've always had a soft spot in my heart for that song. It's not easy being green. SOunds like a wonderful time.

  8. flutter says:

    if you'll excuse me I need to prepare the sheep brains for tanning…

  9. JohnnyC says:

    Tanning that hide…
    Long hair and skinny and nowhere near 40.

  10. monica says:

    nothing so life-affirming like a wedding! and a baby as a side dish, I love it! Great times I can tell. Good idea the one about the hoolahop rings… :o)

  11. Becky Cazares says:

    Ack! Love the pic of you holding Paco on your hip like he's an 8-month old! So sweet!

    And I found my groomy at age 44 so can relate to the "at last I have found you" look in John's eyes throughout all the photos! Sigh!!

  12. Jocelyn says:

    JohnnyC–If it meant I could have luscious hair and be skinny, I'd tan a deer hide, too. Great picture you linked to there! Groomy loved it, too.

  13. JohnnyC says:

    Yup. I've tanned a couple deer hides since then in hopes that the the old form would come back. No such luck…

    Gotta relive the dream on flickr and in the company of great friends.

  14. phd in yogurtry says:

    I am so driving to St. Louis just for the soft pretzels!

  15. Kylie w Warszawie says:

    Beautiful photos! And I'll fly to St. Louis this weekend for some soft pretzels.

  16. Jeni says:

    Even when you get sentimental, you find ways to make me giggle, then get all warm and fuzzy as I continue reading. This post was just such a great tribute to your friend and his bride and just a great read, overall!

  17. Pam says:

    They tell me babies are much more appreciative than adults of Kermit's Rainbow Connection song! If he gets the idea to to weave a mini baby Navajo blanket he'd better get in quick. No time after the baby's born! Sleep deprivation means you end up not knowing your warp from your weft.Fun post Jocelyn, touching too. Thank you.

  18. Chantal says:

    Oh that looks like it was such a wonderful time. It makes me want to attend a wedding. Your family photo is perfect!

  19. Jill says:

    Looks like a perfect wedding. Embrace your raggle-taggle-ness. Approachable people are the best kind. 🙂

  20. chelle says:

    hehe Yes please stay "approachable" all those people with ironed shirts are soooo intimidating! hehe

    So I am looking at photos and I stop .. WHAAA? She did a wardrobe change at the wedding and didn't tell us why?!?!

    Nope your gorgeous sister 🙂

    Looks like a fabulous wedding!

  21. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    I wish I'd been there. Oh, wait. I was, kind of, through your eyes. What a delightful wedding with genuine old-fashioned love as the centerpiece instead of the competitive mega-circuses of so many weddings these days.

    The cake looks scrumptious, and I love your family picture. Girl's haircut is darling and worth the trip, especially since you have such wonderful friends there.

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