Saturday, May 30, 2009

Leaving with a smile

We leave the Outer Banks today, after ten days here that featured 100 of our favorite people, ridiculous reunions and shenanigans, the most fun at a wedding either of us have ever had (which seemed impossible!), an outrageous after-party the featured 4/5 of all our wedding guests, jello shots out of a pregnant woman's purse (hi Tracy!!), and my uncle getting naked, plus a delicious week of exploring my favorite place with my new h-word (ha! we are totally not on board with the official terms yet, btw). My sister still hasn't gone into labor, so we've been taking each day as it comes - a little sightseeing here, a little sunning there, a little dinner here...

So. Much. Relaxation.

I'm guessing there's another week or two until we see professional photos, but never fear - there will be details galore, including a few of the important players :-). Here's a little something to tide you over until then.

First, music as you peruse. Our song (shockingly, not a Dracula song):

The ceremony:

The reception:

The week since...

Taking photos of my slowly rotting bouquet in pretty places:

Reacquainting ourselves with fiction - and in Duck, NC, one drinks Duck Rabbit Ale:

Happily sunning

Taking very windy (our hair does not usually look like this) ferry rides to my all-time favorite spot, Ocracoke Island:

Drinking beer and spending hours watching pelicans fight sea gulls for fish scraps from the dock (this might sound boring, but was incredibly entertaining - and pretty much sums up our level of relaxation):

Watching dolphins swim beside the ferry on our way home:

And camping out in one of the screened-in alcoves of our enormous honeymoon abode during a thunderstorm over the ocean:

That's it for now, folks! We'll leave you with a kiss from me...

...and a Hasselhoff pose (with bonus ring flash) from the f-word h-word love of my life.


Mrs. Newlywed said...

Everything looks amazing!

I can't wait to see your professional pictures.

Your flowers turned out so beautifully.

Abbie said...

Yay! I can't wait to see the pics! It sounds like an amazing time.

EmilyB said...

Congratulations!! That looks like the definition of a successful wedding, and an amazing honeymoon. Enjoy newlywed-hood!!

Kate said...

WOOP WOOP! It all looks amazing - I've been eagerly awaiting each next Twitter Pic of the fabulous beachy honeymoon!

Cannot WAIT for more wedding pics - and obvs, for your return!

Legallyblondemel said...

YAY. You two look incredible & most importantly, so very happy. Looking forward to seeing the official pics too!

No surprise your song is a badass one - well done.

S@sha said...

Maggie, that photo of you lying on the beach is the cutest ever-- no wonder you are the Best Thing if that's the look T sees when you look up at him! Adorable. And not only was that a great first dance song, but you two dance so well together-- and you were always laughing (and smooching). It was sweet. And that's coming from the what we all agreed must have been the most cynical table at the reception. It was great, I'm so glad that I was invited!

Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said...

So cute! Y'all are such a darling couple and y'all looked amazing! Can't wait to see the pictures.

SLynnRo said...


This makes me want to be at the beach SO DAMN BAD.

Sarah said...

Congrats to you guys!