Aliens in the Apple

Jeremy and Lillian’s wedding day

Franci 14 Feb 2012 Christchurch Family Friends Jaunts out of NYC

On January the 21st Jeremy and Lillian tied the knot, and it was a beautiful day in all respects. It was lovely and sunny (even it if was a bit windy), everything went smoothly and it was just such a joyous day.

Here is the Groom and his Men looking very suave beforehand waiting for the bride. (I have to mention that this bride was on time! Thanks, Lillian! I always think it’s such bad form when brides are late.)

I just had to include the Pursed Lip Club picture. Jeremy Davis obviously didn’t get the memo.

Here they come!

First the lovely Carline:

Then beautiful Rachael:

And then the stunning bride with her dad.

Just look at Jeremy’s face watching Lillian come down the aisle. I don’t think his smile could get any wider, to be honest.

Dad giving away his last daughter.

Isn’t that a cool dress? Check out the detail:

Singing a hymn:

Jeremy saying his vows:

Lillian saying her vows:

Exchange of rings:

You may kiss the bride!

Mr and Mrs Eshelman!

Jeremy Watson (this wedding was just overflowing with Jeremys!) did a great job on the organ, especially with the Widor Toccata as a recessional.

I felt so blessed to be sharing their special day with them and to have a special involvement with helping with doing the flowers (my mum did the ones for church and all the bouquets, I did the ones for the tables at the reception).

I think I’ll stop here, and do the rest of the photos in a few days’ time, otherwise we’re going to have a post with about 50 photos in it and those of you on dial-up will never talk to me again.

Comments (6)

Hannah 14 Feb 2012 at 5:06pm

Great photos, Franci! Some views of the day we hadn’t seen yet. Your mom did a great job on Lillian’s bouquet.

Lois Hoyt 14 Feb 2012 at 6:03pm

Franci, those are some of the best shots I’ve seen yet! You must have had a good spot, and your camera gives excellent colour. Thanks a lot.

Franci 14 Feb 2012 at 6:43pm

Thanks, Mum! I actually had to do a fair bit of light editing of the photos afterwards — Bishopdale’s lighting is so harsh and horrible with those fluorescent lights. I tried to make it look as realistic as possible, but I’m still not 100% satisfied with a number of the shots, though my photo editing programme isn’t super powerful.

Phillipa 15 Feb 2012 at 3:25am

I agree with Lois - excellent pictures! Thanks, Franci. And a great job with the table flowers as well. I hope you are getting back to normal after all the travelling and visiting!

Jeremy E 15 Feb 2012 at 11:35am

Thanks Franci! These are great, I look forward to seeing more!

Joan Brauning 15 Feb 2012 at 2:39pm

Thanks, Franci, for beautiful photos! Her dress was just gorgeous—so elegant and modest at the same time.