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You may be wondering what the boys have to do to get ready for the wedding.  I mean, how difficult can it be to throw on a tux & run a brush through your hair?  Well, in our case, there was a little more involved.  First, the groom had to teach MOH Athena how to iron.  See, she led a sheltered life as the youngest of three kids & the only girl.  So Jakob showed her the intricacies of ironing.  

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So this was the plan: the morning of the wedding, all of the bridesmaids would get ready at the condo with me.  Since we had a 1pm ceremony start time, everyone was to meet at 10am.  

At 10am, Thomas arrived to do my hair & makeup.  

0025EberhardtHe looks so serious.  It’s hard work getting a girl ready to go down the aisle.  Of course, all I had to do was sit still, open my eyes when he said open, close when he said close, move my head this way & that way at his direction.  

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No – not really porn, you perv…  sorry to burst your bubble!

I finally got around to converting the massively large, high resolution images from our engagement photo shoot into manageable web-friendly sizes.  I’m not going to lie – I didn’t figure out how to do this myself – our photographer, Maureen, told me how to do it.  She even explained how “actions” and “automating” makes it super fast & easy in Photoshop.  Maybe one day I’ll write a tutorial on how to do it – if you’re curious, comment below.  If I get a few comments, I’ll be more likely to get around to it. 

And now, the main event – a few of my favorites among the 145 images we received from our engagement shoot:

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Don’t laugh – this is a serious moment . . . (or as Ming-Ming would say, “This is sewious”)

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At Last

We have our first signed contract! Jakob & I made a trip to Estes Park last week. We signed our contract for our fabulous venue, Marys Lake Lodge, and put down a deposit. I feel unbelievably relieved. If nothing else is accomplished, we have a place to get married!

This is the site of our outdoor ceremony:

Naturally, there will be chairs and an aisle and all that jazz. Hopefully there will even be a bit of snow!

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While on vacation in Estes Park, Colorado, Jakob took me to dinner at Cascades Restaurant at the historic Stanley Hotel, made famous by the mini-series “The Shining,” based on a Stephen King novel. We were seated in an alcove with a wine rack/chiller. We joked about why we ended up in the kiddie room. Come to find out, he had contacted the people at Cascades and requested romantic, somewhat private table. I remember wishing we were seated nearer the fireplace – I love fireplaces. . . maybe because I was born & raised in south Louisiana and therefore have never had reason to have a fireplace.

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