OYSTER BAY, St MAARTEN Hellooooooooooo Nhoo Yoawk. That’s my lame attempt at typing a New York accent. Lauren, Matt and their entire guest list were all from New York and the surrounding areas. Being around such honest, fun, loud, comfortable with themselves kinda people… is so refreshing. Now, many of you know that I have an OVER THE TOP loud laugh… For the first time I can remember… NO ONE batted an eye when I busted it out. Why? Because I fit right in. I knew I was in good company.
Lauren and Matt had an amazing day full of laughter, tears, lifelong friends, loving families, amazing tropical weather, and the best food I’ve ever had in my life… more on that later. 🙂
The weather in St Maarten… WOW! It’s phenomenal. It never gets too hot, the breeze is going non stop and the sky is full of those poofy clouds that look like things. Know what I mean? Seems to me when Mike and I always play that game he thinks everything looks like an amoeba… while I’m picturing something much more elaborate like the Statue of David. Okay… that might be an exaggeration, but you get the point. The weather on their wedding day was certainly not an exception; it could not have been more perfect. We love the islands.
The ceremony was gorgeous! Albeit a bit windy… but, gorgeous! The arch blew over about halfway through the nuptials; I just happened to be standing right next to it and dodged out of the way. Everyone gasped and then laughed.
Okay, I already mentioned the food and how awesome it was. The reason: Matt is a professional chef and took special interest into the menu. It showed! Here’s what I remember. The cocktail hour the catering staff brought around sweet sesame chicken and oysters. When we first sat down, a crab cake with lobster sauce awaited us. Then a vinaigrette duck salad soon followed. And of course.. the main course (HA). Mike had a DELICIOUS steak cooked perfectly! I had what I think was Snapper. I think there was also a lamb option. A cinnamon banana raspberry cake followed dinner. Now, again… I’m not sure if I got all of that right, but I can tell you this…. ARE YOU KIDDING ME… MMMMM MMMMM MMMMMMMMM!!!!!!! Now, as you all know, I’m a RIDICULOUSLY picky eater. At breakfast the day before as we were talking about how Matt is a chef and how I’m sorta picky… he insisted that I try. I gave him a big hug at the end of the night and said… I TRIED THE DUCK!!!! AREN’T YOU PROUD?! He had the BIGGEST smile on his face… clearly, he was proud. 😀
To Lauren and Matt… thank you thank you thank you. Lauren, thanks for making us feel so loved and appreciated. To Matt… you saying, “you will be in our hearts forever” meant more than you will ever realize.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
I’ve already told Betsy this, but you and Mike are so amazing. Betsy and John are too, of course. I’m cleary addicted to your blog. It’s like waiting for the next episode of The Sopranos ( oh wait, that show is done, but you know what I mean). I am always checking in so I can be awestruck over your artwork. My friends at work are addicted too, we’re gonna get fired for internet abuse one day. I truly am moved by your work. My favorite for this one is the cigar-tiki-toke.
So beautiful! You know, I keep hearing about this famous Bobbi laugh but I want to hear for myself! I think all of your blog stalkers would agree that a Bobbi+Mike vBlog is in order, just so we can hear you laugh! =)
The jealousy doesn’t stop. ARRRGGHH!! And how cool are those ducks? Seriously. Did they catch you… wait for it… quacking up? 😀
the duckies made me smile 🙂 what a fun wedding this must have been!
love the ducks!!!
Again…amazing photos. I think my favorite is the last one with them dancing. I love how you see the people on the side taking their photos and Mikey taking his!
The ducks are pretty sweet too!
St. Maarten looks so gorgeous!! My fav is the B&W of Lauren and Matt dancing and kissing … so sweet. The bridal party looks outrageously fun … awesome job bobbi + mike.
AHHH i CAN’T WAIT!!
AHHH i CAN’T WAIT!! We’re going to St. Maarten’s for our honeymoon! Looks like you guys had a great time and got some awesome shots! LOVE you guys!!! :]
Well done B&M!
Ohhh, it sounds like such a beautiful place!! and the wedding looked like a total BLAST!! too fun. Great photos from the bobbi+mike team once again! 🙂
HA! A “shaving” commerical! 🙂 Your angles on these are rocking my world. Fabulous!
I want to make that whistling noise with my mouth, but since you won’t hear . . . WHEW WOOOO! Gorgeous!!!
Hi! i’ve been reading your blog for a while now (i found the link through amelia lyon, who shot our wedding, you can see some of the images here–> http://thegreenpaige.squarespace.com/photos-images-pictures-subject/my-husband-and-i-the-wedding/
anyway, i just want to say i think your photos are fantastic, and keep up the good work!!!
also i added a link form my blog to yours, i hope thats ok.
Seriously, I can’t get enough Bobbi+Mike. B-E-A-utiful!!! I am longing to be on the beach right now
Lovely photos!!! I love your energy. I can almost feel your energy in every image. You two are great!
Beautiful captures…looks like such a fun wedding!
how lucky are those ducks!!! you make them loooook good!!!
I love the ducks! And the night shots were soooo great. Love you Bobbi!
These are just ducky! 🙂
ever since we got back from the island i find myself pullin up these pics a lot…- you guys are SO wonderful— and these pics are friggin in-SAAANE. i cant WAIT to see more… i still cry everytime i see em, i know i cried the whole time, but WHATEVER!!!! and i STILL get goosebumps when i see lauren in black and white- looking unreal, drinking some much deserved champagne.. again- awesome , amazing , SICKNESS!!!! WAY TO TELL US ALL WHAT TO DO BOBBI!
Bobbi & Mike-
I remember when we met up (like forever ago at Cheeseburger) that you had just booked this wedding. I was telling you how awesome St. Martin is and the wedding was at the same place we stayed at for our honeymoon! It was awesome! Great shots of a beautiful place and cute couple!