Wednesday, February 15, 2006

News of My Marriage are Greatly Exaggerated

In case you're wondering, this aint me. I went to the Caye Caulker message board and saw congratulations are in order for the wedding that was not to be. Bigness ordered the rings weeks ago, and brought home the very confusing application form, and then our prep cook/opener left for a week to attend to her daughter who was delivering a child on the mainland. It wasn't unexpected, but in the words of Monty Python, no one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition. So MCS and I have been working our azzes off, you would think we would be skinny by now, but no such luck, and slinging coffee and bagels every morning and all day since, and then falling into a puddle of orange juice at the end of the day. Not the romantic weekend Bigness and I imagined. Thank goodness postponing the wedding meant not having to call anyone, since we hadn't invited anyone anyway, just the witnesses, and were just going to do a quiet (with emphasis on the word QUIET) ceremony at home, or at someone's home, or on a boat, or in the car, with the windows rolled up and the air conditioner on. I feel the papparazzi closing in on me even now! We've changed the date, and its such a secret that even WE don't know what it is.

Next thing I know... as I looked up from the pile of coffee cups I was washing, it was the holy of holiest high days of romance (Valentine's Day) and I was photographing another wedding. A really lovely couple and about 20 of their friends came down for a great vacation and wedding. Relaxed, content and happy, the bride and groom made it so easy on me. I was nervous after my last debacle with hurricane hair bride, but the day was perfect, not too hot, gentle breeze blowing. The bride and groom were casual and not concerned about impressing anyone, just enjoying the day. Exactly the way it should be.

Here are some other photos that I took, when I wasn't paying attention, I mean, between shots. It seems like my best photos happen when I'm shooting the wrong thing. The answer is yes, I did get in trouble in school for looking out the window and daydreaming too often.

Stairway to Heaven

Why I Love the Color Pink



Guyana-Gyal said...

Wow. Oh wow, your photos are amazing. I was just saying the same to Caroline about hers. You two must be kindred spirits :-)

I am rooting for you and Bigness!

hobbes said...

Congratulations on your almost-marriage. But who will take the pictures of the ring exchange in the AC'd car when the star photographer is the bride?

Mary Beth said...

Those photos are so great and everything looked so wonderful (especially the food) that it ALMOST makes me want to get married! Hobbes asks a very good MCS a candidate for photographer of her Mom's wedding? OHMI, the suspense is building...I can't wait to see what happens next on "Peyton Caye" !

Ale said...

love-love-love happy people, flowers, lanterns - happy! (no naked men skinny dipping this time??)

oh and to the post below:


Caribbean Colors said...

I agree with you GG - Carolines photos are amazing.
Hobbes: ppffffttt to the photos. I'll snap a few through the rear view mirror.
marya beth: the food was awesome and done by Habaneros, which is my favorite restaurant on Caye Caulker.
Ale: I didn't stick around for the nekked groom and best man to jump in the pool from the balcony, Although if they did it I would be sure to tell you about it.

Anonymous said...

WEDDING !!! you'd better e-mail me :>)

Hayden said...

stairway to heaven=restrained perfection.

thank you.

Caribbean Colors said...

Anonymous - I would email you if I could figure out who you were.

zoe said...

oh man - i've never been to a wedding that i've enjoyed - and it looks like that i may have missed yours' .... or perhaps not ?

you lucky, lucky woman you.