Yikes, it’s been so long since I have blogged a wedding! Have no fear, I have some catching up to do….and I will start by showing some photos from Leisa and Jane’s wedding on the Boston Common on Valentine’s Day!
Leisa and Jane are from the area of Brisbane, Australia and decided to head to Massachusetts to get legally married. It was their first time visiting the USA. They worked with Bernadette Coveney-Smith and her company 14 Stories to plan all the details.
It was so much fun hanging out with Leisa and Jane and I was honored to be a part of their wedding day. As you can tell from the photos, they are just awesome women who love each other immensely, and know how to have fun and laugh! This first photo is my favorite, it was taken at the Nine Zero Hotel in Boston which is a part of my favorite hotel chain, Kimpton Hotels. I religiously seek out their hotels in every city I visit!
Hansen - (DVD) I have always been a fan of Julia Roberts and the moevis she stars in her smile is infectious, it lights up the screen. In 1997, she made a comeback with a starring role in the romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Wedding. The film went on to become one of the most successful girly moevis of the whole decade, and after watching it earlier tonight on TV, it’s not hard to see why. It still holds up seven years later. The comedy is fresh, funky and slick. The plot is nothing original, but it holds up brilliantly because of the film’s four main stars. You have Julia Roberts, of course, who is no doubt a future Hollywood legend. Then there’s Cameron Diaz in one of her best film roles not quite topping her sexual cameo in The Mask three years earlier, but still bringing much humour to her role. Rupert Everett and Dermot Mulroney are the two main male actors and also do their roles justice.Julia Roberts plays Julianne Potter, a fast-talking confident Chicago food critic who used to date Michael O’Neal (Dermot Mulroney) in their college days. They since broke up after nine years and moved apart. They made a pact, however, that if by the age of 28 they both were not married, then they would marry each other. When Julianne receives a call from Michael three weeks before that pact deadline, she assumes he is ringing to get back with her. However, Michael is calling to introduce Julianne to his seemingly wonderful, irritatingly perfect fiancee Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding which is taking place in just three days. That leaves Julianne three short days to break up the marriage and win back the man she has only just realised she loved all along. She will either win or lose that’s the conclusion. Ronald Bass’ perfectly-constructed screenplay keeps the viewer on the edge, forever guessing if she will win her battle. Julianne’s gay friend George Downes (Rupert Everett) agrees to help her, but only to a certain extent, and he is a hilarious asset to the comedic intentions put forth by the writers of the film.The film’s plot seems at times far-fetched, and it is, but this is a light-hearted, romantic comedy with many cliche9s built in for good measure! The comedy is spot-on there aren’t many laugh out loud moments, but more of a continual giggle-fest that will have you smiling for most of the film. Julia Roberts is a certain crowd-puller. People from all over the world will flock to see her moevis, and this one was exception. Cameron Diaz was half the superstar in this film that she is today, and her glowing smile and charasmatic confidence shines through in her ditzy role. Rupert Everett reminds me of Hugh Grant in this film, which can be no bad thing!The film has many memobrable scenes, including Kimberely’s hilarious karoke nightclub performance of I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself. The restaurant hilarity of the group’s performance of Dianne Warwick’s I Say A Little Prayer is also perfectly executed, with only professional directors pulling it off amateurs could have easily messed it up big time. The big city bread truck chase is hilarious, and the film has many touching moments. Julianne’s constantly foiled attempts to sabotage the impending wedding are brilliant too: most notably the e-mail/falling off the chair scene. This film is pure comedic brilliance. It could have easily fallen flat on its face, but it didn’t because of the right balance between fresh actors and excellent dialogue.
Praveen - Angie, I’m not sure if I ever personally thnaked you for being so awesome. Between Julianne’s wedding, Jaclyn’s maternity shots, and my little black book session I feel like you’re one of the family.Oh, and thanks for the EPIC confetti shot. <3