Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mary and Karima Got Married!

Mary and Karima after exchanging vows. How beautiful are these girls. (this photo by Robert Carreon; the rest are mine. Click on photos to enlarge.)
With great gladness TD and I recently attended the wedding of our young friends Mary Healy and Karima Hamamsy in Munsonville, New Hampshire. Now this may sound familiar to readers of the blog, because the Healys are our close family friends from Jane Street who have made several appearances here. And because about one year ago, we attended the wedding of Mary's cousin Nicole Parker in the same location.
I have known Mary Healy since before she was born; when I first met TD, Mary's mother Joyce was pregnant with Mary. It has been a pleasure to watch her and her brother Brian, who is marrying his partner Dan next April, grow into wonderful adults.
It's so fantastic now that everyone can get married. We have been happily invited to more weddings than ever before as our young friends and relatives tie the knot, and they are all joyful and all different. This wedding was a heart-felt celebration of two young women with a bright future ahead.
You may recall from Nicole's wedding that the Healys have a great Adirondack-style house called Lakefalls Lodge which is situated on a picturesque pond near Keene, New Hampshire. Nicole's wedding was on a summery Labor Day weekend, but this event was held at the end of September when the autumn leaves were changing colors so it felt like a completely different scene.
When guests arrived we were invited to have a drink and then walk up a grassy path to the site of the ceremony. 
The threat of rain sprinkles passed and the ceremony began. The bridesmaids and groomsmen processed in - everyone looked so happy to be there. Then came the two brides, both dressed in gorgeous wedding gowns, on the arms of their fathers. The pond beyond and the rising hill provided a striking backdrop.
After the moving, jubilant ceremony, we proceeded on to cocktails in the yard. A wonderful folk band played Irish-inflected music - they were from Austin, Texas.
The timing was perfect for the changing colors
and the pond reflected all the glory.
Yours truly with Mary Healy -
Karima and Mary sat down in a pair of Adirondack chairs for a photo op.
I admired the boutonnieres tied with a bit of rough twine - the perfect touch for a country wedding.
After cocktails we entered a big tent for dinner where we enjoyed a delicous fall-inspired meal. And then the fantastic DJ cranked up - he was from Montreal. Dancing took off as family and friends from high school, college, and Google, where the couple works, crowded the dance floor for several hours. Really a fun group and a lot of beautiful girls.
Brian and Mary strike a pose on the dance floor -
Later there was an after-party inside the Lodge where the DJ installed himself on the second floor balcony and continued his music magic.
But first there were...yes...fireworks.
exploding over the pine trees and reflected in the pond below.
So proud.

4 comments:

Daniel James Shigo said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thanks you for sharing this. Made my heart soar.

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

I love these photographs-and I love these gorgeous women and that they are gorgeously dressed in gorgeous gowns and celebrating Love. a joyous occasion I wish them the best. pgt

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Best wishes for a lifetime of love, laughter and goodness shared. Beautiful.
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sandrajonas.com said...

Just beautiful! Restores faith in humanity.
Wishing them the very best of everything.