Daily Archives: 08/21/2005

Wedding Post-Mortem

Well the wedding went off without a hitch on Friday night. The bride was beautiful, the groom looked elegant and all of us groomsmen looked liked March of the Penguins walking in single file around the church. I’d share some pictures, but I was too busy to snap any photos at the wedding or the reception afterwards. The wedding planner made us turn off the cell phones before Mass and I just forgot to turn my camera phone back on afterwards. C’est la vie, I’m sure I’ll see plenty of photos in the coming weeks.

The wedding took place at the Old Cathedral downtown, next to the Gateway Arch. Six bridesmaids and groomsmen, plus the maid of honor, best man and the bride and groom. It looked like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which of course we were.

The reception was lots of fun; the food was delicious and the band was great. I had to drive my parents home around 11:30, so I didn’t get to stay until the end. I hear it went until after 1:00 in the morning.

I am sure I will hear more post wedding analysis later today, when we all gather around at the Sheahan’s house for to watch Jim & Kathy open gifts. I’m mostly interested in returning the tuxedo today and getting out of muggy St. Louis for a few days. Let me just say I think it is pretty cool that Jim & Kathy got together again. You see, they went to grade school together, the Sheahans and the Strohmeyers were both big families in Annunciation parish. They were in the same grade in Annunciation together and the fact that they fell in love after so many years apart is amazing. Congratulations and best of luck!