Wedding Photo Highlights
The following are a selection of the best photos from Tod's and my
wedding, taken on Saturday, May 12th, 2007, by assorted friends and family.
More photos are available to view at our
Wedding Photos group
hosted by Flickr.
My friend Shanna just finished my make-up, and I looked back to show it
off to Tod's mother, Priscilla, and his Aunt Pam.
Coming down the stairs to the ceremony with my sister and Matron of Honor, Gigi, and my other Matron of Honor, Marie.
My father escorting me into the wedding ceremony.
The ceremony itself, officiated by Tod's and my very close friend, Paul.
The exchange of vows and rings.
And then we were married!
We were so happy, we had to share a big hug.
Getting ready to process out of the hall.
Our Matron of Honor, Marie, being escorted by our Best Man, Tom
Our Matron of Honor and my sister, Gigi, being escorted by our Officiant and
part-time other Best Man, Paul.
And Tod's parents.
Tod and I then proceeded to wander off and pose for a wide assortment of
wedding photos, like this one of us on the stairs of the country club.
And in the livingroom by the fireplace.
Then we headed outside, where Tod's Uncle Tony insisted that we have a photo
of us in the golf cart. We were at a country club after all, and this one
happened to be parked right out front, so we decided, sure, why not? I'm in
the driver's seat because I would have had a much harder time getting to the
passenger side between the cart and the landscaping near the curb.
The garden outside the country club was beautiful.
I suppose this photo would essentially be a reenactment of Tod proposing to
me (although we skipped the whole Tod being on one knee when offering the
ring bit when he actually proposed). Alternatively, you could just say that
this was a really cute and lovely picture.
Standing in front of the lake behind the country club.
Tod and I shared a joke while standing on the bridge that connects the
country club's clubhouse to the golf course.
I think this is one of my favorite photos.
And once again we're in the garden.
With our wedding party.
With Tod's family.
With my family, though we hadn't found Gigi's husband Matt when we got this
Which is why we also have this picture, with just Gigi, Matt, and Jack.
I also had to have this photo with my new husband, Tod Owen Detre, and his
grandfather, Tod Owen Detre.
And to wrap up the group photos, here's one with all parents and grandparents
present at the wedding.
And now we present to you, the bride and groom, with me in an ao dai! The
ao dai actually was borrowed from my bridesmaid, Marie, who had gone to
Vietnam several years ago for her wedding to her half-Vietnamese husband.
Tod and I have our first dance together as a married couple.
The father-daughter dance is one of the traditions of American weddings, so
my father and I waltzed.
And then, an extended family photo, with assorted aunts and cousins.
Tod's neice, Katie, and my second cousin, Lauren, insisted on dancing with
And last, two photos of my most handsome nephew, Jack. Here, he seems to
be wondering, "Uncle La, why are you taking my picture?"
"No, really, Uncle La, why are you taking my picture?!?"