Posts Tagged ‘Kim and Jim; St. John Vianney’

Kim and Jim – St John Vianney Catholic Church -April 2008

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Cathy, Me, Kim, & Jim

Cathy, Me, Kim, & Jim

I am way behind on blogging about all the wonderful weddings with which I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved. So I thought I’d start from last year and work forward. Last year, my friend, Kim, announced that she and Jim were going to be married. It was going to be a small family wedding, so she was certain that she needed no help. After all, her Maid of Honor would be there to help her with everything, right? Wrong! Of course, I insisted that she needed ME! Bridesmaids are too busy being PART of the wedding, not overseeing the entire day. So, I finally convinced Kim to see it my way. Their ceremony was at the beautiful, quaint St John Vianney Catholic Church on Balboa Island. It is a tiny little jewel box of a church, tucked in between the shops on Marine Ave. Kim is a casual beach girl, so she chose white flip-flops to go with her formal gown from David’s Bridal. Jim’s family flew in from Texas for the week, so she let Jim’s nieces and nephews decorate her shoes with ‘wedding decorations’ and bling. They thought that was so cool -and so totally Kim! Kim also thought she’d do her own hair that day, but Cathy ended up styling Kim’s hair AND her Maid of Honor’s hair. After the ceremony and pictures, we all headed over to the yacht, The Spirit of Newport at American Yacht Charters in Newport Beach for a reception on the harbor. Kendra Duerst of Kendra Duerst Photography captured the beautiful ceremony and romantic dinner cruise around Newport Harbor. Kim’s ’small family wedding’ was very touching and elegant. And after it was all over – I got her to admit she was very happy that she had my help that day! P.S. Did I mention that Jim and Kim have a mutual love of golf?