Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wedding Pictures!

As I’ve previously mentioned, my wife and I were recently married. I’d like to share some of the pictures and offer a quick note on them. Our photographer (Britt Lakin) did a wonderful job and we couldn’t be happier.

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The first picture is of me right after I got dressed for the wedding. I went with a suit from Banana Republic and a tie from Express for Men rather than renting a tuxedo.

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We decided to do what’s called a ‘First Look’ before the wedding. The thought behind it is that we would get to spend more time with our guests after the ceremony rather than have to worry about the photos. I’m squinting a lot in this picture, but Sarah looks amazing. She took my breath away.

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After our First Look, we went to a topiary park nearby that is based on Seurat’s ‘Grande Jatte and Circus‘.

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Sarah’s favorite picture. I like how the street is completely empty except for us. She calls it her ‘Beatles Crossing the Street‘ picture.

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Before the wedding, the groomsmen all hung out in ‘The Ice Bar’ in the basement of the venue. We all had a drink of the Johnny Walker Blue Label (pictured on the table). I am incredibly lucky and thankful to have such great friends and family in my life.

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Our first kiss as husband and wife.

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A great picture of us sharing a moment before cocktail hour.

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The dress was absolutely stunning (as is the bride). This is Sarah overlooking the table setup. The venue went from Ceremony to Dinner while everyone was upstairs at cocktail hour. This was the first time she saw it all come together.

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Our first dance. The song was ‘The Book of Love’ by Peter Gabriel

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Instead of having a traditional wedding cake, we hired Graeters to provide an ice cream bar. Instead of having a cake cutting, we each got our favorite flavor and had what we called a ‘First Scoop’. In all, we had seven different flavors for guests to choose from and was a huge success.

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Instead of a DJ, we hired the Naked Karate Girls. Glenn was amazing leading up to the wedding and came up with a minute-by-minute program and helped us out every step of the way. Their professionalism is unmatched and their music brought the house down!

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This is my personal favorite picture. NKG had just taken the stage and it was just Sarah and I on the dance floor with our favorite band in front of us.

If you like any of the pictures or want to drop a note, feel free to use the comment box below.

Another Lawn Mowing Pattern

Did this dandy on Saturday. I texted my wife the picture and she replied “Cleavage.” Not really what I was going for, but I’ll take it. I still can’t believe how green the grass is given this time of the year with two large dogs.


Saturday Night Summed Up in One Conversation

My wife and I had a wonderful time at the Powell Village Winery on Saturday. The Summer Sangria is absolutely amazing! It quickly became our all-time favorite wine from their. We split a bottle at the restaurant and then bought another bottle for later.

On the way home, we stopped at the grocery store to grab some oranges. While my wife ran in, I turned on ‘The Sportive‘ podcast. When my wife came back, I told her I found this podcast when they had Aaron Gleeman on as a guest and started telling her who Gleeman is… her response….

“I know who Gleeman is. Gleeman and Posnanski…. I’m going to get you all friendship bracelets”

Ahh married life!


If you want to follow some great writers:

Aaron Gleeman –

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Joe Posnanski –
and I highly recommend reading his book – The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s America

If you want to buy us all friendship bracelets or have any comments, feel free to drop a note below 

Sad Looking Protest – Columbus

While walking to lunch on Wednesday, there was a protest happening at the Federal Courthouse building for Bradley Manning. The protest looked sad so I took a picture.