Saturday, September 19, 2015

St Louis Symphony at Forest Park

September 15, 2015 - The St. Louis Symphony performs annual at Forest are a few photos.

At the end of the concert, there was a fireworks finale:

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sam & Leah's Wedding - Part II

Continued from the first post...

Well, Mr. And Mrs. Feller are now wed, so it's time to get the reception underway!

The decorations were fantastic, though I failed in large regard to capture the general atmosphere with my camera, but here are a few snapshots that should help clue you into the "feel."  

A tall man's "disaster waiting to happen."

It was probably a good thing that I didn't use hairspray!

Place me like a seal over your heart...

The bride and groom's glasses a seal on your arm...

...for love is as strong as death...

...its jealousy unyielding as the grave...

 ...It burns like blazing fire...

It was a chilly fall day, so I spent most of the evening talking with friends around the campfire. a mighty flame.

...Many waters cannot quench love...

...Nor will rivers overflow it.

- Song of Solomon 8:6-7a

Well, I apologize for taking a little detour through the Song of Solomon
- especially since the accompanying photos may not have been perfect "fits" -
but it came to mind with all of these photos of candles, flames, lanterns and campfires.

Friends talking around the campfire

Yay!  Another Solomon reference...

"Go, eat your bread with joy, 

And drink your wine* with a merry heart;"
-Eccl 9: 7

*Thumbs up for being a reformed baptist who understands that this isn't a reference to an non-alcoholic beverage. ;)

And so the long walk together begins!

“What marriage is for: 
It is a way for two spiritual friends to help each other on their journey 
to become the persons God designed them to be.” 

- Timothy Keller

The pie auction
cutting the cake:

Well, Leah "struck" first...

...but revenge is sweet - especially when it comes to cake!

End of Summer Ball - Dancing Videos II

Well, thanks to Rachelle Howard, I have a few more dancing videos I can post from the End of Summer Ball last month.  I'd made a previous post with a few videos, but now I've also uploaded the Duke of Kent's Waltz, Trip to Town O (though we really didn't go anywhere), Auretti's Dutch Skipper, The Ragg, Yellow Stockings, and the Virginia Reel.
I'll also be posting "Lovely Nancy" of the "Sparrow Waltz" or "Pirates Waltz" or "Capt Jack's Waltz" or whatever it's called!

Oh, great.  Guess what's in my head now...

Duke of Kent's Waltz

Trip to Town O

Auretti's Dutch Skipper


But, I'll be true...

 The Ragg the song I sing...

Yellow Stockings


...and live and die...

...a pirate king!

For he is a pirate king
Hurrah for our pirate king!
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a pirate king!

Disclaimer: I no way endorse or condone the highly illegal endeavors of unscrupulous maritime captains who "sink a few more ships that a well bred monarch ought to do."  
However, when you've once heard Gilbert and Sullivan it's hard to clean your mind of it.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sam & Leah's Wedding - Part I

September 12, 2015 - We're at the lovely Mays' farmhouse...

...the crowd is all gathered...

...and it's time for the wedding of Leah and Sam!

Oh, and first a thanks to Ashley for helping me get the lens cap off of my camera 
(which, if you remember where we left off, was still jammed during my visit to the exhibit on Nazi propaganda, and must've been initially jammed at Ashley's birthday party.)

All that to say, since I wasn't having to use my phone to take photos, this is the only selfie in this post - and actually the only selfie I took all day.  Aren't we glad...

...especially when there are so much cuter faces to be getting pics of:

Okay, now that you're caught up on the drama of my camera lens cap, let's move on to the ceremony:

Leading the grandparents to their seats

Parents of the groom

Heston escorting - wait...that's Wyatt...

And then the groom sees the bride coming

Mr. Mays gives Sam her hand

"Turn and face each other"

The bride and groom and their parents praying together...I love these snapshots...

For this reason a man shall leave his father...

... and his mother...

Unity sand

and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 

What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.

It's 12:01am, so I'm going to have to end this post with...

Continue to part II