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A Wedding Weekend

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I had the most most most AMAZING weekend. Friday the husband and I packed up and headed to Pennsylvania for my dear friends wedding. I’ve been wanting to write about this particular friend for a long time but haven’t had the guts. It’s hard to post about people you love when you blog as transparently as I do.

In a nutshell this friend is one my heroes. She is beautiful inside and out. Confident. Fun. Loving. Compassionate. Utterly amazing. When she walks into a room, believe me, you notice. I admire her so much and she inspires me more then she realizes.

I’m going to simply leave you with a few pictures from her big day and cut tonight’s post short. It was the perfect wedding weekend and let me tell you, I ate my way through it. Not going to focus on that, though.. I had a Sensational Sunday and I’m ready to start my healthy week! Here’s the pics. . .

My favorite shot of the day. I didn’t take many photos. I was too busy having fun but the lighting was perfect during the cocktail hour I had to snap some of the beautful bride.

The husband being goof at the dollar dance. I’m not the only one he makes smile. :)

Me and the groom. I liked him the first time I met him and as I said in my very quick toast (long story) he treats her like a queen. :)

Our traditional holding the camera shot. The husband and I take one of these every chance we get. Normally it’s the only way I actually get IN a picture. ;)

The happy couple. :) If you can’t tell I’m a big fan of candid shots.

Nothing makes me happier then to see people happy and I cried tears of joy at her wedding. I hope you had your own wonderful weekend and are ready to start the week!



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    Amanda

    May 9, 2010

    Sounds like you had a blast! And you all looked beautiful!!! Love th shot of you and the hubby. I too love candid shots b/c those are the ones you always miss…I don’t despise posed shots but candid are my favorite!!!

    I did have a wonderful weekend–did a half marathon on Saturday! (Typing my post now…may not finish until tomorrow)…

    Lisa

    May 9, 2010

    She is a beautiful bride!!

    shauna/dg

    May 10, 2010

    Ohhhh she’s a beautiful woman! Love her gorgeous complexion. Nothing like a wedding to make you feel full o’ the joys of life :)

    liz

    May 10, 2010

    how sweet! love the pics and your love for your friend comes across so strong. it sounds like it was a beautiful day for a wonderful couple.

    Looks like a great weekend! Here’s to a great week. :)

    Julie J.

    May 10, 2010

    You look so pretty in the shot of you and your hubby! Yay Roni!

    Diana

    May 10, 2010

    Oh Roni, you’re so beautiful in that dress! :) With that hairdo!
    Congratulations to your friends :)

    Della

    May 10, 2010

    Roni, thank you for sharing your life with all your readers. Your friend is beautiful and so are you!

    Allie

    May 10, 2010

    I’m really inspired by your story. You look so great in these pictures and the before/after shots you have show that you’ve been on an incredible journey. I want to share with you and all the ladies a site called www.bodybetrayal.com, that also are women who share similar stories… be sure to sign up to see the ultimate revenge and spread the word to friends!

    JessicaE

    May 10, 2010

    Wow, you look gorgeous Roni!

    Missy

    May 10, 2010

    Roni… I love, Love, LOVE that first picture you posted of Jen… absolutely beautiful. And you made me tear up a little with just the tiny bit you posted about her. You’re right, she absolutely lights up the room when she enters…. and enriches anyone’s life who is lucky to have her as a friend. She’s there at the drop of a hat when anyone needs her and I am soooo glad she found someone who treats her so wonderfully.

    deanna

    May 10, 2010

    Beautiful !!! I love your hair and dress!!

    Shira Miller

    May 10, 2010

    Thanks for sharing the photos of your wonderful weekend!! Your friend is glowing and loved your purple dress. So is it you or your husband with the arms long enough to take a good self portrait shot?

    Mendy

    May 10, 2010

    I have that same “self portrait” tradition with my husband too!! Pics are great! Looks like a great wedding!

    roni

    May 10, 2010

    Shira – It’s me… always me… you should see the pics hubby *tried* to take. lol

    Stacy Grows Healthy

    May 10, 2010

    Weddings are so wonderful. Love love love them! She is beautiful.

    InnerFatGirl (Taryn)

    May 10, 2010

    Wow, gorgeous bride! Just found your blog in my continuing search for inspiration. You look great! Congrats!

    Rachel Simon

    May 10, 2010

    What a lovely story! I totally enjoyed the photos, which really made it come alive. I recently attended my sister’s wedding (she’s 52), and had a realization about how weddings are a beautiful stitching together of many people’s stories – which this one certainly seems to be. I wrote about it on my blog, http://rachelsimon.com/blog/2010/05/03/the-intricate-beauty-of-wedding-day-stories/. It has pictures, too.

    Laurie

    October 13, 2011

    How beautiful.
    Isn’t she the friend that helped at the conference?

    roni

    October 13, 2011

    Yup. That’s her. :)