Italy, June 2003, Day 5

Mostly pictures this recap. Not only did Vince have a rough night, but others did as well! But, by the time it mattered, everyone was fine.


Brendan and I.


All of the boys recovered nicely.

Kate looked absolutely stunning (Admittedly, this photo is from after the wedding, but she looks so nice…). And the chapel was the perfect size for the dozen of us that were there.

The ceremony went smoothly but,

we all had to make Vince and Kate pause so we could all take pictures of them

as they left the chapel.

The reception afterwards was just as nice as it could be. We all sat around in a square and course after course arrived. I wish we had taken photos of them all because each one was presented so well.

Kate’s sister Meghan gave a really nice toast, and so did Keith. Then, inspired earlier in the day, Brendan read a little poem he wrote and made everyone cry. He’s a real softie sometimes. Don’t tell anyone. Geoff drew a little cartoon for them, too. (Yes, we got them other gifts too, but they got those after we all got home.)

After the reception, Brendan, Geoff, Keith and I went to the hotel in Positano where Vince and Kate were staying and had a bottle of champagne sent up to their room. I know the explaining to the concierge there was difficult, but since I was waiting outside, I can’t say exactly how it all happened. Confusing, I think would be an accurate word for it. Eventually, everything got straightened out and the champagne made it to Vince and Kate’s room.

Not sure if we just collapsed from exhaustion afterwards or had yet more lemoncello once we got back to the apartment. It’s not really important anyway.

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