A MIDWEST THANG
I am at Home in St. Louis, Missouri. My sister, Melissa got married yesterday. It's kinda weird. I have lots of mixed feelings about it (catholic-weddings-my sisters)...but I'm ganna go with the "happy she is happy" one.
Friday night we all went into a church called Saint Ambrose for the rehearsal. Its located in the Italian area of St.Louis called "the Hill" where all the immigrants lived. Its was founded in 1903, built in the Lombard Romanesque style, St. Ambrose is said to be modeled on the historic San Ambrogio Church in Milan, Italy. I thought it was creepy. Melissa thought enough of it to get married there.
My pretty mom.
This was my favorite part of the night. My aunt Eileen found and framed a drawing Melissa did about a family vacation we took to Florida around 1990. Melissa's spelling was awesomely phonetic.
Saturday Morning. 6 AM. yep. six. Hair and makeup comes to your house and
does the bridal party up real nice for church.
Look how fun this is:
This is the church right after the wedding on Saturday morning. I left my camera in the trunk of the car during the ceremony.
This is the dude she chose. Joey. His best man called him the "smartest dumb guy" he knows.
Melissa on our deck before we go!!!!!
The Rhomberg Family + Joey.
Me, Kim, Jackie, Melissa, Joey, Mom and Dad.
Grandpa and Gramama Storto came from Chicago. (mom's parents)
Bride and Groom
Grandma Rhomberg and Harry (dad's mom and her husband)
AFTER leaving the Church, The Thing to Do in St.Louis is get on a big
ass Party Buss and Go take photos!!
My sister Kim and her husband Brad. They got married in June and are expecting the
first BABY in our family in April!!!!!!!!!! wooooo hoooo!!!
This is Betsey, hilarious bridesmaid #1.
Jackie, Melissa's Twin sister, Maid of Honor!
I overheard a tour guide say you can rent these things for three hours and
get a meal for $85.
The wedding party. getting crazy.
The party bus made a stop at TED DREWS!!!!!! A St. Louis must. (ice cream!)
Their concretes are so thick, they turn them upside down to show off before you get to eat it!
Back on the Party Bus and making our way to the Reception!
Mirrored Ceilings on the bus!!???!!
popping that champagne!!!!!
Reception at the Millennium Hotel
(Family Weddings aren't ALL fun...I'll tell you all about it when I get back)
Grandpa prolly saying something funny about picking the right guy.
Our cousin Christopher, always a Rhomberg party staple.
My mom made coloring books for all the kids at the reception, and she put one at my spot too!!
Don't get me started! Stockpiling all the lil gift bags of candy, this pile got Huge by the end of the night.
Just before leaving the reception, she comes up to me and asks me if I want to BUY a bag for 25 cents OR a dollar!!!??? She was also selling bags she had made of gathered
(stolen) crystal little decoration gems on all the center pieces!!!!!! ahahahahahha!!!
My mom and her sister, Aunt Eileen!!!!!!
Oh my god. I love my dad's pose!
I will leave you with Ian.
Ian is Jackie's Husband.
He is also the man taking the blame for getting
Carl so drunk that he pissed into my suitcase
and left me with a very sleepless night.
All good catholics know how to forgive.