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23 June 2009 @ 11:27 pm
Best wedding ever  
Do take a look. The photos are the best part. After the initial shock, I decided that Yanna is a champion, as she clearly knows exactly what she wants in life, and damn those who suggest otherwise.
goddessrissgoddessriss on June 23rd, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
I think she looks like she's having the time of her life! The day clearly went exactly as she wanted it to, which is the main thing, and is obviously very her. Well done and good on her, I say.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 23rd, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
And she was kind to her bridesmaids! While idiosyncratic, the dresses are flattering and she did not make them wear ridiculous hair. This speaks well as to her character, I feel. Let's both raise a glass to her.
Seshetasesheta_66 on June 23rd, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I agree! I'd be pretty pleased to wear black instead of the usual pastel.
goddessrissgoddessriss on June 23rd, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
She was! It's no mean feat, finding a dress that flatters that many bridesmaids whilst still being in keeping with the theme of the wedding. So yes, to the bride! *raises glass* She looked so happy. I love it when wedding photos look happy and not just posed and formal...
Seshetasesheta_66 on June 23rd, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Not my style for a wedding, but it wasn't MY wedding, so why should my taste dictate what someone else does? She looked happy, which is what counts. After all, it was HER day. *nods*

Strangest wedding I ever attended was one (not in Vegas, but in small-town Ontario) with an Elvis-impersonator, The Reverend Elvis Priestly (who later ran for public office) conducting the service. The bride and groom loved it, so that was what was important (though it was admittedly a bit surreal).
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 23rd, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
I would love to go to a wacky wedding! The ones I am invited to are always so tasteful, even the two German Anarchists that I trotted along to a registry office with back in the 80s. I did attend a mediaeval wedding, but even they took it terribly seriously.

And yes, it's the enjoying yourself that is the important part. I love the fact that she even had the cake done in her fave colours, that's commitment!
Seshetasesheta_66 on June 23rd, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hee! A bit of advance warning would have minimized the wtf factor, I'll admit. Her cousin kept saying just that to me every five minutes, until I finally told him to shut up! *g*

But then I suspect she got a bit of sick pleasure out of shocking her family. ;)
Bubba: Red Headabsynthedrinker on June 23rd, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Loved the photos. Can't imagine what that priest must have been thinking. I'm glad you had a nice time and thanks for sharing.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 23rd, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
Oh if only I had been a guest ... One of my Greek-Australian friends recognised the church and assured me that the priest was thinking: 'Good girl, Yanna, you're very clearly not pregnant.'
Bubba: Suleiman the Magnificentabsynthedrinker on June 23rd, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
I beg you pardon I thought you'd attended. I have been to many a Greek wedding in my day and I can tell you that while he may have been overjoyed by her restraint he certainly was not tickled by the dress. Her mother must have been apoplectic.

cassie_blackcassie_black12 on June 23rd, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
I fully agree with you. Her dress isn't my taste, and the mens's outfits are a little...unusual, but she obviously likes it, and surely that's all that matters.

I think the bridesmaids look fabulous - she obviously didn't want to shine at their expense. I love the cake, and think the reception hall looked amazing.

Fair play to you, Yanna, I say!
rickey_arickey_a on June 23rd, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
snickers like the high class snob that I am...
rickey_a: LOLrickey_a on June 23rd, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
although clearly she's infinitely more classy than this chick
snottygrrl on June 23rd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)

yowza, now that has got to be a trick to wear. no fast moves!
rosathome on June 23rd, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Lots of double sided sticky tape, I assume. I wouldn't want to have to peel it off at the end of the day. Owww!!!
lyraslyras on June 23rd, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
It's funny - I hate that dress, but by the end of the photos, I'd decided that she looks great in it! So yeah, whatever she was doing, it obviously worked, and she had a great time. Fair play to her.
snottygrrl on June 23rd, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
i'm a bit baffled as to the hoohaw about it. sure her dress is a bit odd, but lots of wedding dresses are strange creations. the rest of the wedding looks pretty average. okay, not the cake, but honestly who really cares? people are odd ducks for wanting to make fun of some people that obviously had a lovely time. [*shrugs*]
uminohikariuminohikari on June 23rd, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Awesomest cake ever..
Heather: Carnivalfaynia on June 23rd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
She's kind of awesome really.

I liked the pink crystals. I still don't know whats going on with the bottom of that dress. :-/ And that's not a slur to her, just...so much floof on the bottom baffles me.
pingridpingrid on June 23rd, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
She's a star! A star with rather tacky taste in wedding gowns, but there you are.
rosathome on June 23rd, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
I love the caption on photo 13: 'The wedding had a pink and black theme.' Yes, I think I'd noticed something like that by then...
tnumfivetnumfive on June 24th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
You know what my biggest complaint was? I dislike black as a bridesmaid dress color xD That's 100% personal taste, black just never seems...festive enough for me. I'm big on color. I DO like the color contrast she chose. The pink against all the black does pop.

While I would have personally made some different choices, this wasn't MY wedding, so who am I to complain? Her wedding stands out and it looks like everyone had a good time. Mission accomplished.

When I was (briefly) engaged a few years back, I told my sister that I wanted a picnic-style reception in a garden. Nothing outrageous. Some iced tea, finger sandwiches, that sort of stuff. She said that was a little too "everyday" gathering. I had to point out that it was MY wedding that I was paying for. Hell, if I wanted to hire a clown, that was my choice to make.
m. something-or-otherspacefragments on June 24th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
...hell i'd go to that wedding. i wouldn't even say anything about her dress. :p

Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on June 24th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
I still boggle at someone who decides to take someone else's wedding snaps from facebook and circulate them around as a joke. I guess like all internet stuff, you can control what you put out there, but not always what your friends upload or what their privacy settings are.

But I love that she's not ashamed to say "hey, this is what I wanted and I had a fantastic day". I can think of far worse things that could have been taken off someone's facebook and circulated!
kayleigh_jane: Love BJkayleigh_jane on June 24th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Actually, I really like that cake...

Your wedding day is when you can do what you want, and you should! No one should tell the happy couple different.