CHANGes Worth Celebrating!

This past Memorial Weekend was filled with reunions, a Chang wedding, a Chang retirement (get the title of this post??), meeting new family + friends, running around, delicious food, and you know it, a plethora of clickity click of my camera!  My trip began in Cleveland, OH where I…

Hung out with my friend Sheila from high school and met a blog friend Piper from One Sydney Road!

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Then I headed down to Columbus, OH for my brother-in-law’s wedding!

My mother-in-law was the florist for our wedding as well as theirs, she’s amazing at all things flowers!

There was some last minute prep for the wedding such as making favors and place card.

And bright and early Sunday morning, the girls got together for hair, makeup, and a Korean brunch.

The wedding took place at a downtown venue…

Where walking down the aisle, an exchange of vows, and a kiss commenced (sorry, these pictures were not taken with my fancy camera b/c I was sitting in the front row and didn’t have time to bust it out).

After the ceremony, guests headed over to the reception hall where they picked up their handmade place cards and dropped off their gifts.

And excitedly waited for the arrival of the newlyweds to make their entrance!

The afternoon continued with some wonderful toasts…

Delicious food…

More snappity snap pictures… isn’t she ADORABLE??

Cutting of cake…

And a well rehearsed first dance (love the peace sign).

And here’s the next couple to be wed…

And me and my love!

And finally the newlyweds drove off into a life of wedded bliss in their awesomely decorated JUST MARRIED car!

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But there was one more celebration to be had that weekend, which was the retirement of my father-in-law!

So a backyard party was called into order…

With tons and tons of grilled chicken, pad thai, veggies, ribs, and more noodles.

This cutie pie who loves bug spray…

This cutie pie blowing a huge bubble from a rigged wand that Uncle Marvin engineered b/c the bottle of bubbles was a dud and did not come with a wand!

And kids who get excitement out of popping balloons!

Some more couple pictures…

But back to the real reason we all gathered together, congrats and happy retirement to my FIL!

And although it’s not Tuesday yet, when the time comes I will be linking up the photo of the cutie blowing the bubble to Sweet Shot Tuesday because that’s one of my favorite shots from this set!

Sweet Shot Day

26 Comments

  1. June 6, 2010 / 9:36 pm

    sandy, awww….loved that you met piper. how cool is that! i enjoyed all your pictures as usual and i loved your dress. you looked gorgeous and of course sweet with your love. thanks for sharing!

  2. June 6, 2010 / 11:00 pm

    Looks like you have been busy! You look adorable in that yellow dress! Wanted to say hi! I’m back. I’ve been keeping up with your blog, it’s just been tough to comment lately while catching up.

  3. June 7, 2010 / 12:07 am

    Weddings and family time are so much fun! 🙂

  4. June 7, 2010 / 1:02 am

    Wow! Your photos are so great! You capture such wonderful moments!

    AND…ahhh, you and Piper are way too cute! 🙂

  5. June 7, 2010 / 1:26 am

    I think you have the most fun life of anyone I know! Your yellow dress is absolutely amazing and as always, you and Marvin are stylish and delightful. Thanks for sharing all the great activities of a happy weekend, Sandy. Love coming here! xo – g

  6. carla de leon
    June 7, 2010 / 2:20 am

    you look absolutely stunning in your yellow dress! i love the photos of the lil cutie with the pink camera too… xo, carla

  7. June 7, 2010 / 6:54 am

    great pictures to see! I love to go to weddings! And you look great in the yellow dress

  8. June 7, 2010 / 7:13 am

    this is possibly the cutest title ever of a blog post.. yes mamn it is!!
    you and your family have so many exciting things going on right now! WOW! thats so awesome!!!
    and that little girl with the camera is too cute!!

  9. June 7, 2010 / 8:55 am

    It was so great meeting you – I had such a blast!! We need to do it again soon :)!! The rest of your weekend looked great – your yellow wedding dress is so beautiful. I love that color!

  10. June 7, 2010 / 9:36 am

    WONDERFUL Sandy! Glad you had such a good time … and GREAT pictures 🙂
    oxoxox
    Denalee

  11. June 7, 2010 / 9:54 am

    I love your pretty yellow dress! The wedding looks lovely!

    For some reason I never truly appreciated weddings until I had my own and now I just love them! I guess I didn’t know the amount of time, patience, and love that went into all the planning!

    The cake at the retirement party looks super yummy too!

  12. June 7, 2010 / 10:20 am

    i feel so special to be in this post 🙂 how did you ever manage to stuff that many adorable outfits into one carry-on?!

  13. June 7, 2010 / 11:38 am

    Looks wonderful, so many fantastic photos. All the couples look so happy… and you look absolutely gorgeous in your yellow dress. 🙂

  14. June 7, 2010 / 11:43 am

    I’m glad you had so great time!!

    Love!
    xxx

  15. June 7, 2010 / 11:48 am

    You wore the dress you made. Cute!

    I’m a fellow Chang too!

  16. June 7, 2010 / 1:14 pm

    You’re just surrounded by weddings aren’t you?! 🙂

    Weddings are lovely. I like seeing what people wear and how they decorate. Fun!

  17. June 7, 2010 / 3:27 pm

    LOVE all the photos sandy!!

    you look so pretty in your yellow dress 🙂

    ps. hope to meet YOU in person one day!

  18. June 7, 2010 / 3:56 pm

    her wedding dress looked so pretty bustled! Your yellow dress was very cute — really like the “bubble” bottom.

  19. June 7, 2010 / 5:34 pm

    You are so good at documenting! Your friends probably love having you around to take photos 🙂 I see that you’re wearing the tropical dress you made! Very nice.

    Thanks for linking me! <3

  20. June 7, 2010 / 10:39 pm

    what a lovely fun filled weekend! celebrations galore! you look darling in your yellow dress. the food looks delish!

  21. June 7, 2010 / 10:52 pm

    I love weddings and backyard parties. Such yummy food. Looks like so much fun! And you got to meet up with Piper! How cool!! We should have a huge bloggy friend meet up somewhere. Doesn’t that sound like fun!

  22. June 8, 2010 / 7:25 am

    What a fun weekend! I love the photo you featured in Sweet Shot, but beyond that they are all wonderful. The bride’s dress is just beautiful!

  23. June 8, 2010 / 9:33 am

    What a great weekend, and so many lovely photos!! That yellow dress you wore is absolutely fantastic!!!

  24. tin
    June 8, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    i loove that picture you took of the girl blowing the bubble!

  25. June 10, 2010 / 5:14 pm

    It looks like you had one awesome weekend!! That retirement party looks like fun. And I suddenly just got INSANELY hungry when I saw the cake.

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