florida pre-wedding festivities

Anthony and I arrived back in Princeton late Monday afternoon (after stopping at IKEA and Tony Luke’s in Philly) from Florida. Wow is it hot here! I was definitely not expecting to come back to 100 degree temperatures. We also came home to zero internet in our apartment. Unfortunately we are the mercy of the seminary as they provide it for us. They are about to start work on the new apartments and this work is necessary (so they say). They say that it can be up to 10 business days before we get it back. Please let’s hope it doesn’t take that long!!! Lots of photos in this post. Stop by tomorrow as I’ll have more photos from the wedding day and the day after.

Our first full day in Naples, we had dinner over at my aunt + uncle’s place. Uncle Pete was grilled, everything under control (as seen in the first photo!). Everyone abandons the grill for a few minutes, I look over to see the flames (as seen in the second photo while my father goes inside for who knows what!) The chicken that was on the grill was very crisp – gave a whole new meaning to charbroiled!

We attended the bridesmaid luncheon thrown by Allison’s aunt at the Sea Salt Restaurant. Here is my mom, aunt, cousin and other aunt.

Mother of Groom Jane with Mother of Bride Mary

Grandma Virginia, Allison, and Jane

On our way to the rehearsal dinner

The rehearsal dinner was at the beautiful Ridgway Bar & Grill in downtown Naples. Perfect setting to honor the beautiful couple.

My father is quite the ladies man. He loves taking photos with beautiful woman! Mother of the Bride Mary and my father!

And we add in Allison!

I handed my camera over to my 11 year old cousin and she snapped this photo. Not too shabby.

The Gray Family

My cousin the groom listening to toasts

I love these next two photos of Allison listening to toasts. You are beautiful woman!

My aunt gave a very touching toast and I love this moment between her and her soon-to-be daughter in law.

Come back tomorrow – there will be lots more photos of the wedding day!

becky - July 7, 2010 - 11:13 am

your dad is so cute! I love the pic your cousin took of the two of you. Can’t wait to see the beautiful bride in the wedding photos!

Jaidean - July 7, 2010 - 11:34 am

Great photos! Looks like a lot of fun!

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