Wedding Weekend, Harry Potter Party, Back to Life.

After a busy wedding weekend, some fourth of July festivities, and a week of work and recovery, I am finally back to a somewhat normal routine again. The amazing wedding + holiday weekend was worth all the ensuing exhaustion, let me tell you.

I was there all day snapping photographs as the couple got ready in their separate hotel rooms, the families posed for pictures in and around the chapel, vows and rings were exchanged, and then we all ate, drank, toasted, and danced — and a few of us may have gotten something in our eyes at various points, in particular during the vows (which they wrote themselves) and the toasts. It was a long day, but a great one — one of those times when you can tell you are surrounded by a bunch of genuinely happy people.

Below are a few of my favorite pictures from the day:

Getting Ready
Douglas Adams

Today I spent the day with a few friends over to watch the last three Harry Potter movies, marathon style. We saw Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows Part I. Next week: the big finale! Oh boy. Any HP fans out there? Are any of you going to a midnight premiere? All of ours are sold out, so it’s going to be an after-work Friday matinee for us here.

This coming week I have to get back to triathlon training as much as possible (and as much as my tight/strain-prone hip flexors will allow), get in some strength training (to hopefully counterbalance the above-mentioned hip problem), and get back to some clean eating. Weddings and parties are fabulous, but one cannot exist on cupcakes and wine alone. Not even cupcakes and wine with the addition of potato-heavy hangover breakfasts. Take it from me. Time to start eating more greens.


  1. Thanks, it was a blast! And that dress is Liberty of London from Target — I know because I have the same one myself and wore it to a wedding last summer. It’s a good wedding guest dress!

    Getting Ready


  2. I’m pretty pumped for Deathly Hallows Part 2 after reading The Guardian’s review. It’s pulling 97% on Rotten Tomatoes too. The Netherlands’ gets it two days earlier than the states. A very beautiful opera house-style movie theater in Amsterdam hosted a midnight screening last night but I wasn’t willing to head up there. I wouldn’t have gotten back to town and into bed until around 4 AM.

    I’ll probably see it tomorrow night (M hasn’t read book 7 and isn’t willing to see either of them until she’s finished) but all the cinemas here in Leiden are small and kinda crappy. 😦


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