September 29, 2001 - The Brownfield Wedding
And, with the recent demise of Huss's Camry, the dawn of a new era. Ladies
and gentlemen, I give you the Cirrus.
Shortly after getting on I-270 on our way to Piqua for the Brownfield wedding, I
happen to look over and find Kristen and Greg, also Piqua-bound, sitting next to
us in traffic. So, naturally, I took a picture.
The bride making her way down the aisle. This was just about the point I
thought Joel was going to lose it but he hung in there, bless his heart.
Joel and Rachel at the "altar". It couldn't have been a more
The bride hiding behind her bouquet.
Joel: "So, maybe, if you're not doing anything later, we
Rachel: "Yeah, I guess that would be alright." **
The first kiss as the Brownfields. I hope by now we all know where the
actual first kiss was. **
The Brownfields. **
Joel looking victorious on the walk from the altar.
Inside Rachel's house where the reception was held: the general scene.
The bride and groom preparing to cut the cake.
Joel's brother and the newlyweds as Rachel's sister gives her speech.
Everyone remained civil during the sharing of the cake, much to my chagrin.
Cat and Alina at our table at the reception. **
The Byrnes were also at our table. Scott was kicking himself after he
found out that I would have given them a wedding gift had I been invited to the
wedding. C'est la vie........ **
Alina, Rachel, and Cat at the reception. **
The newlyweds, one of which looks annoyed with the photographer. Hey, I
didn't take this one, I swear. **
Again, Scott and Kelly(ie).
Joel and Rachel Brownfield. **
Jeff and Cat with the token picture for the evening.
Believe it or not, not the same picture as above. **
Jeff and Alina. You know, if it makes her happy, it's the least I could
You didn't think I could make it through an evening without closing my eyes for
a picture: Jeff, Cat, Tre, Alina, and Ryan.
And all the ladies: Kristen, Cat, Nikki, Jen, Julie, Kellie in back with
Rachel, Alina, and Darlene in front.
As above. **
At that point Autumn decided to put down her beer and join them for a
picture. Just kidding, just kidding.......she was actually drinking wine.
I put my hand upon your hip, when you dip, I dip, we dip: Kristen and
Greg, Darlene and Zach, and Jeff and Julie. **
Four lovely ladies accompanying the bride: Kristen, Darlene, Rachel,
Nikki, and Julie. **
And now it would appear as if we have come full circle. As most of you
know, Rachel and Joel's relationship is built upon a rock-solid
foundation: that of a closet in Apartment 402A.
Evidently they needed some alone time. **
Dancing queens: Cat with her back to the camera, Kristen, Nikki, Rachel,
Julie, Alina, Autumn, and Darlene. Is Alina doing the running man?
Huss sends signs to the third base coach as Darlene, Alina, Zach, and Autumn
Cat and Jeff take a break from dancing.
And then complete pandemonium broke out. **
Alina seems to breaking it down solo-style here. You'd think she'd run out
of energy, but she had plenty available later at the hotel when she yelled at
me, telling me I was stupid because I couldn't get any food from the pizza
At the end of the night the bride and groom left amidst dozens of sparklers.
A-West, Back to the Hotel. Actually, this was a bar just outside our
hotel: Shawn (Devon?), Autumn, and Alina. **
In keeping with the Bobcat spirit, Black Widows were in full effect. The
bartender did an excellent job recreating the Pigskin's elixir: Kristen,
Greg, Julie, and Huss. **
** pics thanks to Cat