Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Loose Feet

Before my return to Spain, I spent a few days at a wedding in northern New Hampshire that — had it not been for my long summer in New York — I would never have been able to attend.

My cousin Al — actually my cousin's son (a museum art curator) — married John (an actor, director, writer, and producer) at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel in the White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire. It was a beautiful, elegantly casual, and — thanks to the cast of characters — joyful, often silly, and unusually creative event. To say that I adore my cousin Al would be an understatement. He is one of the people in my life that I most admire. Strong, funny, kind, loving, honest. And in finding John he found someone I consider worthy of his love – another exceptional human being.

I have loads of photos of the stunning scenery, entertaining wedding outtakes, and original poetry. But today I thought I'd start at the bottom.

The wedding's color-scheme is apparent in the first two photos. (Click the images to make the feet bigger.)

THE GROOMS:  SEER-SUCKER SUITS AND SPLASHY SOCKS.
DANIELLE, "BEST GAL PAL OF HONOR."
SISTERS... CARLY AND BROOKE, 15 AND 13.
STYLIN'
PINEAPPLE TOES.
THE COLOUR OF A PETITE SIRAH? (THAT'S WINE-TALK).
(FOR SOME REASON THE COLOUR IS CALLED "LIDIA.")
TANGERINE TOES AT THE AFTER-HOURS S'MORES PARTY.
AL'S NIECE LILY. (SHE STARTED THE DAY WITH SHOES.)

Lose your blues... Everybody cut footloose.

24 comments:

  1. seriously we love the White Mountains ~~ and tootsies!!

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    1. Ron:
      I hadn't been in that area in a long, long time.

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  2. Wow! Fortunate that you were able to find so many well-manicured toes, and attractive feet and shoes ;) Shades of green and blue were my wedding colors, too :)

    I imagine that it was lovely weather in New Hampshire -- our time in Vermont this summer was great.

    Congratulations to Al and John! So glad that you were able to go!

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    1. Judy:
      The weather was glorious the entire time. Very lucky.

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  3. What a good 'get-away' for you! And in the White Mountains!
    Love the Argyle socks....and Carly and Brookes contrasting shoes!
    Sounds like a lot of fun. Congrats to your cousin Al and new cousin John!

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    1. Jim:
      Thanks on behalf of Al and John. Carly's feet hurt (blisters)... but they looked goo-ood!

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    1. Gosia:
      My feet are not as lovely. So I didn't include them.

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  5. What fun! So.... What did you wear?

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    1. Sharon:
      Fortunately, I brought along a pair of good stylish summer shoes from Spain. I had to buy the rest in New York.

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  6. I'd guess it must have been very entertaining.

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  7. What an absolutely joyful post Mitchell; definitely brought a smile to my face! SO many congratulations and good wishes to Al and John!

    I have to cast my vote with Lily, sans shoes is the best way to go.

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    1. Jacqueline:
      More to come on Lily. She is adorable ... and very spunky!

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  8. I tend to ignore feet, but your pictures show how interesting footwear can be.

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    1. Stephen:
      My attention to feet at the wedding began with Danielle's exceptionally perfect color-coordination. Then, during a toast, I looked across the veranda to where Al and John were seated and noticed John's argyles. So, I began to check out everyone's feet.

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  9. I thought it was you that we saw going the other way as we were driving to Hinsdale! Sometimes I envy you way too much.

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    1. Frank:
      Oh, bumping into you guys really would have topped off the weekend! Next time I'm headed to a wedding in the White Mountains, I'll let you know.

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  10. And what color were YOUR toenails?

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    1. Wilma:
      Well, all I can say is at least they were freshly clipped!

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  11. Did someone say s'more party? Do you have any s'more?
    I like you, Mitchell, but you're kind of a tease.
    I vote for Danielle for the best pedicure and most sexy shoes.

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    1. Robyn:
      I thought of you, of course. The S'mores party was Sunday night for the small group that stayed until Monday. A private firepit and an elegant table filled with graham crackers, dark and milk chocolate, and marshmallows. Enough to feed an army... or you! So much left over!

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