Mike and Heather
Watertown, New York
May 26, 2007
Mike and I spent the Memorial Day weekend at a military wedding in New York. The groom, also named Mike, is the brother of my cousin’s husband. My cousin and her husband were both in the wedding party, so it was a lot of fun to spend a few days with them. Although we hadn’t met Heather and Mike, they welcomed us as family into their weekend celebrations. They invited us to the rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch, and the guys even invited Mike to the bachelor party. We always love to be treated as friends, rather than vendors, but it was especially fun to be part of the family for the weekend. By the time we went home on Sunday, we felt close to their families and friends. I hope that closeness is reflected in our photos.
Mike, the groom, is a member of the Army Cavalry, and he flies Kiowa helicopters. Shortly after he met Heather in 2005, Mike was sent to serve in Iraq. Heather waited for him to return, and he proposed shortly thereafter. They got married Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church in Heather’s hometown of Watertown, New York, and had their reception at the Carriage House Inn. Congratulations, Heather and Mike!
Heather, picking out her hair style at the salon
I love all the commotion in this photo. You can almost imagine how it feels to be a seven-year-old flower girl.
Meanwhile, Mike was getting ready in the hotel.
Mike, putting on his Cavalry spurs
Jaelyn and James Wyatt. JW is my little cousin; you might recognize him here on the blog!
A row of Cavalry hats in the doorway of the church
My cousin Christine is on the right. You might recognize her, too.
I love this one! Making Van smile was a team effort.
The resulting photo
Mike took this stunning photo. Jaelyn was a gorgeous flower girl!
Their groom’s cake was a fire truck
Here’s one of my favorites. I actually got in the middle of a ring-around-the-rosie here.
These two sisters were unbelievable dancers.