Spending six days in Wales was more relaxation than we've had in a long while. Being from the city we don't get the silence, the clear skies to see the stars, or the space/time/energy to take it all in and enjoy. Our neighbors, three horses and a field of white, black and speckled sheep were routine stops on our daily walks.
And we were sure to stroll the "walking" beach, just down the street, past the forest. The same one that Prince Will and Princess Kate walk...cause they live here! Yes, I'm easily starstruck. I didn't even have to see them.
(a little blurry but too cute not to include)
I was happy to contribute a small part with my rock calligraphy. But these stones were extra special and from the beach where the groom proposed.
With so many personal touches including their favorite dessert, cloth napkins sewn from fabric acquired during their travels, favorite signature cocktails, personal readings at the ceremony; the entire day was such a great reflection of Andy and Erin. The food including fresh oysters (like literally 5-minutes fresh), roasted lamb, and a ridiculous spread of local cheeses was just an added bonus.
Zoe captured the day from a 2 year old's perspective. Amusing additions to our family photos and not bad at all, I might add...
Don't you just love reliving moments while editing photos? :)
Three post-vacation take-aways:
1. I like that my husband thinks I'm an actual and literal super-mom. Carrying a 50-pound suitcase with a toddler on my hip up the subway stairs, he says "You can do it!" so I did.
2. We REALLY love cheese all kinds and from all places...but especially from the smokehouse next door.
3. Zoe has my sleeping genes...or lack of.