Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Stacey and Paul's Awesome Wedding

Tour de Saint Cities continues with St Louis and the wedding of Stacey and Paul!

But first, our hair.

Jenny and I picked up sandwiches at Mom's Deli and headed over to Lords & Ladies for our requested styles: "ridiculous" "big" "rodeo queen".  Jenny got some fab-u-lous Bond girl hair and I a rockabilly pompadour with teased ponytail.  Perfection.  Coiffed, we went to Jenny's sister Jessie's house for makeup and some baby time with Amelia:

The cutest

Back to Jenny's for dresses; then Contemporary Art Museum for the festivities!  A stop action film of the bride and groom was playing in the foyer [wedding photographer was the marvelous JJ Lane of Be Lovely photography -- if you are in St Louis and need wedding/event/family/baby/any photos, give her a holler, she photographed our wedding, Tom and Amanda's wedding-- she's great]

Decor, event space, food, menus:

Bacon; chicken liver mousse; proscuitto; cheese; veggies



Exchange of vows

Ken the M.C. directs guests from ceremony to reception

Party time:

Robin & Ryan

Singin' Jenny and I
Boots, bump, big hair

Stacey and her grandmother

Stacey and Amanda

Jenny's hair. You should have been there.  It was amazing.

The back of the dress

I love this photo!

Looking impossibly glamorous and so, so happy

Bringing some steampunk whimsy to the affair

Awww the Clarks!

A beautiful and elegant wedding for a very cool couple.  Hip hip huzzah, Team JorWehe!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Last week we went to San Diego for a pathology meeting and then on to San Francisco to see Jeremy and Adrienne's new baby Vivienne. 


Whom We Saw:

This awesome guy and succulent enthusiast, Peter:

who gave Susanne

a bunch of cuttings from his plants as she and I walked to Pita Jungle in Hillcrest for great Mediterranean food.  I expect photos from your yard, Susanne!

We caught up with an old friend in Escondido for dinner, and did not take a picture, for shame!

Hanging poolside at the Hyatt with Elise, Emily, Ali, and JF...

Playing rooftop ping pong:

Dolores Park, San Francisco, with Jeremy, Adrienne, and Vivi:

Vivi flashes her signature Double V sign

With Emily, JF, Bhima, Jeremy, Adrienne, and Vivi at Chow

What We Did:

In San Diego I attended a bunch of great courses and Luke went to Los Angeles for the day to see a college friend.  Our first night there we found a street festival featuring the Wallflowers.  The seated VIP section wasn't full, so Luke told the security guard, 'My wife is pregnant-- She needs to sit down for the concert.'  At which point I turned out my best pregnancy Pietà performance, eyes cast downward, belly cradled.  He escorted us to seats in the eighth row!  Thanks, Baby H!

Serendipitously, Mason Jennings, one of our favorite musicians, was playing in San Francisco at Yoshi's, a small and fabulous jazz club.

His song 'Be Here Now' was our first dance at our wedding.

We attended photographer Cindy Sherman's exhibit at SF MOMA. (For free, thanks military discount!)

But mostly we just walked around Sans Diego and Francisco, taking in the neighborhoods.

What We Saw:

More of Peter's house; the entire exterior was covered in shelves and plants.

 His dogs.

This is one of my favorite photos of the trip

SF sights:

There's a story here, I think


Buena Vista Park, SF, in the middle of the city:

This kind gentleman had five Pomeranians:

And he offered me a picture with them!

And, of course,

What We Ate:

delicious tuna sashimi for Luke in SD

Heirloom tomato salad with burata at Magnolia gastropub

Fish and chips with Luke's inspired addition of an egg

Bean and chorizo soup ("We should eat more beans," we concluded.)

But instead we ate ice cream...

...in wonderfully cold metal cups
Belly Shots, and a Kiss:

Marvelous days.