One Wedding and Alot of Dancing

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Well well well, I have reached the final day of my trip. I spent the last few days in Maryland preparing for, then attending my friend Nicola's wedding. I'd never been to a wedding before and it was all a bit of a surreal experience, it feels like only yesterday that we were in Mrs Palfrey's tutor group at school. I thought it was a lovely wedding though, really simple and laid-back. It was good to see Nicola, it'll probably be the last time for a while. Also to meet her now husband, Evan, who seemed like a nice guy. I stayed with Evans' family for three of the nights and the night before the wedding we spent in a rather fancy hotel, though by the time we got there we were too tired/intoxicated to appreciate it really.

The reception was hilarious, quite a few of Nicola's family had flown over and were doing more than their fair-share of the dancing.

Scullz, Evan and me
Much to the surprise of the Americans, most of whom seemed unable or disinterested in keeping up. I did enjoy the wedding but having been in several different time zones and about 5 different beds within the last week I wasn't really sure if I was coming or going. No matter how well I sleep, I feel permanently exhausted. Which is possibly part of the reason why I'm feeling so miserable about coming home. As I guess anyone is after a holiday really, but when the holiday has lasted more than six months it's a different sort of return. On the one hand I'm thrilled that I get to see all the people I've missed, even if I have to wait a few days to see some of them. On the other hand; I'm skint, I have to go back to work, I have to move back in with my parents and most of my friends have moved away from Leicester. So yeh, mixed feelings but I'll try to make the best of things.

I'm not even going to attempt any sort of trip summary right now, I'm far too tired but suffice to say: it's had its highs and lows, but on the whole it's been bloody brilliant and I wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again. For those of you who know Nicola, and possibly those of you who don't, here are some pics from the wedding. See you all soon! x

bethbackpacks says:
I shall indeed be making my way to Aber, as soon as my piggy bank actually has something in it! Very much looking forward to a good catch up with everyone.
Posted on: Aug 16, 2009
avapoet says:
What a great way to end your World Tour. Looking forward to hearing all the most-fabulous highlights over a drink or ten when you get yourself down to Aber. You are coming down to Aber, right? Right?
Posted on: Aug 05, 2009
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Scullz, Evan and me
Scullz, Evan and me
The last dance
The last dance
Retrieving the garter
Retrieving the garter
Cutting the cake
Cutting the cake
Wendy, Polly and Nics grandma boo…
Wendy, Polly and Nic's grandma bo…
Brits on the dancefloor
Brits on the dancefloor
The first dance
The first dance
Nic and family
Nic and family
Nic with mum and mom-in-law
Nic with mum and mom-in-law
All the guys
All the guys
Making vows
Making vows
Evan
Evan
Nic and bridesmaids
Nic and bridesmaids
Getting into the dress, lots of bu…
Getting into the dress, lots of b…
Waiting for the ride to the weddin…
Waiting for the ride to the weddi…
Alices hair
Alice's hair
the back of Alices hair
the back of Alice's hair
Alice, now a curly girly
Alice, now a curly girly
Before Tatiana gets to work
Before Tatiana gets to work
Polly goes American Mom
Polly goes 'American Mom'
Scullz and Alice share a dance mom…
Scullz and Alice share a dance mo…
Nics finished hair
Nic's finished hair
About 100 hair pins later...
About 100 hair pins later...
Rocking the cockatiel look
Rocking the cockatiel look
Me and Spike
Me and Spike
About to cut the rehearsal dinner …
About to cut the rehearsal dinner…
the rehearsal dinner cake
the rehearsal dinner cake
cigar shop in Annapolis...guess wh…
cigar shop in Annapolis...guess w…
Residential bit of Annapolis
Residential bit of Annapolis
Rehearsing
Rehearsing
The house where the wedding was
The house where the wedding was
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