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Schumin-Lysy Wedding

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After the rehearsal dinner, everyone headed back over to the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.  Everyone who was in from out of town was staying there, and the wedding party had to set some things up in the ballroom for the reception the following day.


David and Brittany show off the Cinderella-style candles that all the guests would receive at the reception.  David and Brittany show off the Cinderella-style candles that all the guests would receive at the reception.

David and Brittany show off the Cinderella-style candles that all the guests would receive at the reception.


Uncle Johnny gives the peace sign for the camera before retiring for the night.

Uncle Johnny gives the peace sign for the camera before retiring for the night.


Dad and Sis fix a problem with the iPod speakers.

Dad and Sis fix a problem with the iPod speakers.


Sis gets the guest log all ready to go.

Sis gets the guest log all ready to go.


Ummm...?

Ummm…?


Sis shows off her band-aid after she accidentally cut her finger.

Sis shows off her band-aid after she accidentally cut her finger.


Sis and Chris high-five each other after the reception prep work is done.

Sis and Chris high-five each other after the reception prep work is done.


Chris checks in with his family before everyone retires for the night.

Chris checks in with his family before everyone retires for the night.


The happy couple shares a goodnight kiss before retiring for the night.  This would be the last they would see of each other before the ceremony.

The happy couple shares a goodnight kiss before retiring for the night.  This would be the last they would see of each other before the ceremony.


And then, with the ballroom set and everything in place for the big day, the wedding party went up the elevator, everyone’s relatives retired to their hotel rooms, and my parents and I headed back to Stuarts Draft.


On the big day, I was up and at ’em early.  Dad was already at the church, as was Sis.  I got dressed in the outfit that Mom and I had so painstakingly picked out, and I had my Metrobus tie ready to go.  I so rarely wear ties that I still don’t know how to tie one of those things (and am not above cheating, but this was a real tie), so I would get Dad to help me out on that once I got to the church.

After I was all suited up and looking my best, I headed off to the church.  Mom would be around a little later.  Arriving, I quickly found Dad, Sis, and the Lysys, and then got my tie done.  The tie was my own bit of personality in the outfit, showing off my transit-buff status.  The bridal party had taken up station in the basement, while the Lysys were in the sanctuary.  Mom soon arrived with the wedding dress, and we were ready to get things going.

Before arriving at the church, Sis had gotten her hair done (her “hurr did” as she put it), and so she was already halfway there on the wedding appearance.  Then once Mom arrived, we got the dress going.  One of the discussions about the dress was in creating “back cleavage” when it was time to lace it up.  Sis was like, “Back fat!”  In other words, we had it covered.


The sanctuary on the morning of the wedding.

The sanctuary on the morning of the wedding.


Sis with her "hurr did".

Sis with her “hurr did”.


The wedding dress, in its bag, which we commented looked like a body bag.

The wedding dress, in its bag, which we commented looked like a body bag.


Sis pulls the wedding dress out of its bag.

Sis pulls the wedding dress out of its bag.


The wedding dress is out, and ready to go.

The wedding dress is out, and ready to go.


Mom shows David how to put the long train up after the ceremony.

Mom shows David how to put the long train up after the ceremony.


David gets his tux ready to go.  David gets his tux ready to go.

David gets his tux ready to go.


We were a bit early, and had a little time to kill, so everyone sat on the couches for a bit.

We were a bit early, and had a little time to kill, so everyone sat on the couches for a bit.

We were a bit early, and had a little time to kill, so everyone sat on the couches for a bit.


Surprise!  Mom didn't realize until now that Sis had a flower on the mural in the basement dating from 2003.

Surprise!  Mom didn’t realize until now that Sis had a flower on the mural in the basement dating from 2003.


Laura, the church secretary, arrived, and she and Mom helped Sis into her dress.

Laura, the church secretary, arrived, and she and Mom helped Sis into her dress.


Sis makes a face as she's laced into the dress.

Sis makes a face as she’s laced into the dress.


Sarah helps put the garter on.

Sarah helps put the garter on.


All set!  Looks like someone's ready to get married...

All set!  Looks like someone’s ready to get married…


With Sis ready to go, it was photo time!  Laura, the church secretary, helped out with the posing, and she did an awesome job.  By the way, this was one of the downsides to being the photographer – since I was behind the camera, I ended up being in very few photos…


This was Laura's idea, getting Sis to write "I ♥ Chris" on the chalkboard.  Then I suggested the "by Ann Age 25" after a photo that we saw on Facebook.  This was Laura's idea, getting Sis to write "I ♥ Chris" on the chalkboard.  Then I suggested the "by Ann Age 25" after a photo that we saw on Facebook.

This was Laura’s idea, getting Sis to write “I ♥ Chris” on the chalkboard.  Then I suggested the “by Ann Age 25” after a photo that we saw on Facebook.


Bride, bridal party, and parents...  Bride, bridal party, and parents...  Bride, bridal party, and parents...

Bride, bridal party, and parents…

Bride, bridal party, and parents...  Bride, bridal party, and parents...


I don't know quite what this was about...

I don’t know quite what this was about…


After we finished taking photos of Sis, Laura and I headed up to the sanctuary, where we got photos of Chris, and the rest of the groom’s party.


The groom, the groom's party, and family...  The groom, the groom's party, and family...  The groom, the groom's party, and family...

The groom, the groom’s party, and family…

The groom, the groom's party, and family...  The groom, the groom's party, and family...  The groom, the groom's party, and family...

The groom, the groom's party, and family...


One of the poses on the list Sis gave me was "Groom shaking hands with his best man while looking at his watch (WTF)".  No one, and I mean no one, understood what the significance of that shot was.  But we were determined to do it, and we did, though Chris and Brent didn't take the shot too seriously.  We shot a version with a pocket watch, and then a more modern version with a cell phone.  One of the poses on the list Sis gave me was "Groom shaking hands with his best man while looking at his watch (WTF)".  No one, and I mean no one, understood what the significance of that shot was.  But we were determined to do it, and we did, though Chris and Brent didn't take the shot too seriously.  We shot a version with a pocket watch, and then a more modern version with a cell phone.

One of the poses on the list Sis gave me was “Groom shaking hands with his best man while looking at his watch (WTF)”.  No one, and I mean no one, understood what the significance of that shot was.  But we were determined to do it, and we did, though Chris and Brent didn’t take the shot too seriously.  We shot a version with a pocket watch, and then a more modern version with a cell phone.

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