Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


The Wedding {Photography}

A few weeks ago, the hubs and I attended the wedding of a couple from our church. While there, they asked if I could take a couple of pictures for them. Naturally, I said yes and silently thanked God for having me grab my camera on the way out the door.

This is the first time I’ve ever taken wedding pictures but I’m happy with the way they came out. But, more importantly, so are the newly weds.

The Wedding {Living Outside the Stacks}

 Adjusting the Veil

Candid shot of the bride having her veil adjusted by one of her bridesmaids.

The Wedding {Living Outside the Stacks}

The Beautiful Bride

A candid shot of the bride looking in the mirror.

The Wedding {Living Outside the Stacks}

Congratulations to the Happy Couple

Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day,


Things That Leave Me Scratchin’ My Head {Coffee Talk}

Coffee Talk1. Did you know you could get fired for mooning your boss? Apparently, Jason Selch didn’t know this until he took his bosses at Bank of America to court for firing him after he mooned them. Ummmm, even grade schoolers know they’ll get in trouble if they whip their butts out in public so why this grown man didn’t realize this is beyond me. I sure hope his 15 seconds of satisfaction was worth the millions he lost in bonuses, salary, etc.

2. So a judge has ordered a sex change operation for a prisoner serving a life sentence for the 1990 murder of his wife. Seriously? This is what my tax money is going to now? The justification for this tax~payer funded surgery is that this is “the only form of adequate medical care” for this guy who’s been living as a female in prison. I don’t mind my money going towards basic meals and healthcare but to pay for a sex change operation for a prisoner who murdered his wife… Unacceptable. And let’s not even discuss the fact that this man is serving a life sentence for murder. The murder of his wife. Where was the concern for “adequate medical care” and basic human rights when he chose to take his wife’s life?

3. I’ve always hated jumbotron public proposals mostly because the woman always looks like a deer caught in the headlights. But this proposal is hands down by far the worst proposal ever. Ever. A guy in Russia went through all the trouble of hiring a film crew, script writer, etc to stage his own death so his girlfriend would see how empty her life would be without him.  What the heck? After his girlfriend cried appropriately upon discovering his bloodied body in a wrecked car, he sprung to life and proposed. If that’d been me, the film crew would have been able to provide footage for the evening news.

What had you scratching your head this week?


Day 18: My Wedding

My husband and I were married 11 March 1995 by the Justice of the Peace.  It was a very small wedding ~ my parents, my younger sister and our friends, Scott and Yvette.  Our two~year~old daughter was also in attendance.  She spent the entire ceremony trying desperately to get my husband’s attention ~ she was a “Daddy’s girl” from the moment he entered our lives.  We don’t have any pictures from the wedding because, well, no one thought to take any.  But it was a beautiful ceremony, nevertheless.

That being said, my biggest regret is that we didn’t take pictures.  We were both in the Army when we married and it was difficult to schedule the wedding around everyone’s schedules, my husband was on orders and life was just chaotic…  So over the years I’ve mentally planned a second wedding:

Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress from David's Bridal

Wedding Veil from Breezin Entertainment

Wedding Veil from Breezin Entertainment

Wedding Bouquet from Wedding Bee

Wedding Bouquet from Wedding Bee

Wedding Cake from Cakes Du Soleil

Wedding Cake by Cakes Du Soleil


Hairstyle by Me ~ Messy Bun

As you can tell, I totally dig the vintage look and would probably go with a black winged eye look and a vampy lipstick similar to what I have in the above picture.  The wedding cake?  Well, I am a librarian.  The only thing I’d change is the titles would all be related to marriage…

What was your wedding like?

Disclosure: All pictures link to the original sites. If you are the owner of the picture and you’d like for me to remove the picture, just let me know. I truly love all of the looks/products/ideas and would never want to do anything to disrespect the creators.

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