Friday, August 21, 2009

Matt and Carrie Naylor!!

On August 8, Matt Naylor and Carrie Andersen tied the knot! This beautiful couple are part of our small group, so we were thrilled to be invited to share in their wedding celebrations. And an added bonus? Everyone from our married couples' small group, plus Erik and Erin (and baby Luke) decided to come as well! So it was a really fun weekend reunion, on top of the wedding itself -- we're so glad we could make the trip out!

Matt and Carrie both graduated from Berkeley (Matt's currently a grad student at Princeton), so they got married at the church they went to in college. It was such a beautiful, God-honoring, relaxed, Californian wedding... :)

Steven and Hilary in our pew, with Andrea, Erin and Luke in the background

The Beeson kids as ringbearer and flower girl!

Carrie on the arm of her proud father

I loved the bridesmaids' dresses!

Exchanging rings

The kiss!

Mr. and Mrs. Naylor!
(You can sort of tell here -- they wore matching New Balance sneakers!)

Instead of a receiving line, Carrie and Matt personally greeted and released each aisle

We stopped on the walk to the reception for some West Coast bubble tea!
(And Weston P. '06, with his fiancee Emily, were at the wedding!)

The reception tables -- I'm pretty sure Carrie handwrote all the cards!

Me playing with baby Luke, trying to get him to smile and look at the camera...

Small group photo!

No more photos of the reception, because I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to get the lighting right... High, dark wooden ceilings, so my normal bounce flash tricks were out. Made me glad that I wasn't the official photographer for the day -- I'm still very much an amateur!

Because it was David's first time in California (not counting a couple layovers at LAX), we decided to go sight-seeing the next day. Hilary and Steven, who went to Stanford for undergrad, were our San Francisco tour guides -- we hit up Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Ghiradelli Square, and, of course, the sea lions at Pier 39... Good times!

The Nielsens, with Luke showing East Coast pride!

Keddies and Nielsens, with the Golden Gate Bridge (and fog) in the background

Luke found Hilary hilarious :)

David and me, with San Francisco in the background


Sea lions!!

It was such a fun weekend -- thanks, Matt and Carrie, for inviting us to share in your joy! Hopefully, the next time we come out to California, it'll be for longer than 28 hours... We had such a good time during our short stay this time around!

For the complete set of photos from the weekend, check out this SmugMug gallery.

1 comment:

God'sDuck said...

That's the church I went to when I was in Berkely! Wow. Memories...