We are Back and We are Married!

We have the certificate and everything. We had so much fun at the wedding. We were honored to have so many of our family and friends make it out for the big day and we are particularly grateful to everyone who traveled partway across the country to be there. We cannot possibly say thank you enough.

Yes, it was amazing, and yes we had a blast, and yes, it passed in the blink of an eye. We spent days during our wonderful, relaxing honeymoon in Aruba just trying to remember all of the greatest moments, which brings us to the topic of this post — we want your pictures!!

We don’t yet have all the official wedding photos (though you can bet that we will post a link to them as soon as we have them), but we would love to get any photos from the event that you might have. If you brought a camera and got a bunch of pictures, we would love to see them. Even if you just snapped one or two on your Iphone, Android, (or even your Blackberry) during the night — we would love to see those as well.

Here is how to share your photos from the wedding with us:

  • (Preferred method, easiest and best quality images) Google’s Picasa. If you have Picasa on your computer just collect all the wedding photo’s into a album and click: Tools -> Upload -> Upload to Picasa Web Albums –OR– Sync to Web. Choose the highest quality or original picture quality if you can. Then just share the album to us or email us the URL of the album. Note: Now when you try to share images in Picasa, it now sends people the Google+ web album — this is fine. If we have the album ID on Google+ we can use the download to Picasa feature to pull your images down to our collection.
  • (Second best method, still great quality images) Flickr. Use whatever your preferred method is to upload images to flickr and pull all the wedding related photo’s in a flickr set. Send us a link to your flickr profile or the photo set URL. I can then use a tool to download all of your wedding photos to our collection.
  • Facebook. Upload all your images to a facebook album. The image quality of facebook albums is pretty poor, so if you can use another method, that would be awesome. After uploading the album to facebook, just send us a link to the album or let us know and we can use a tool to download the whole album to our collection.

Hate all of those options? The social web makes you sad? Go traditional.

  • Email the photos to Erin or Dan, all you need to do is send a email and attach the images. Note that most email systems only let you send 10MB or so per email, which is likely only 3-5 high quality photos these days. (This might be the easiest method for people who just have a few photos on their phone.)
  • Use our web uploader. Visit our uploader and send the files our way. Just select a file using ‘Choose File’ then upload it by clicking ‘Upload File’.
  • You can use it to upload single image files one at a time, or to upload a zip file. (Instructions for making a zip file in Windows are here, for a Mac, just right click on the folder containing the pictures you want to send and select “Compress to File.”)

As we receive all the awesome images from you all, we will add them to our wedding photo album, which we will be sharing online. If, for some reason, you don’t want your picture to appear on a gallery on this site, just let us know when you send us the picture and we won’t share it online.

Since we are still waiting for our wedding photos, feel free to check out some of the other galleries:

You can view the photos from the slideshow that was running in the electronic frames at our wedding by clicking on the picture below.

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And our photo booth pictures are also online!

Weddings, I love weddings!

We’ve made all sorts of updates to the site recently — there is transportation information on the lodging & transportation page and we have added some details to our schedule page.

I am sure we will be making frequent updates in the coming weeks, so please check the site from time to time.

You can RSVP to all of the pre-wedding events on the RSVP page. If you RSVP’ed via snail mail, we marked you as attending the ceremony and reception and by default marked you as not attending any of our other events. If you plan to attend any pre-wedding activities, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly and supply adequate food and beverage. Please update your RSVP for all of the pre-wedding activities by the end of the week (Saturday June 30th). If you have any trouble with the website, feel free to just email me to respond.

What Erin and I have been thinking all week. As, Captain Jack Sparrow says, “A wedding, I love weddings!”

Updated Transportation Information

The site now includes transportation information!

Options for getting from Denver International Airport into downtown are now on the Lodging & Transportation page.

We don’t recommend driving to the ceremony, if it can be avoided, because there is limited parking. The Burnsley Hotel is within easy walking distance of the ceremony location and the hotel will also offer shuttle service to the ceremony.

If you are driving, you can find a map of the ceremony location and the overflow parking lot on the Ceremony & Reception page.

RSVP

As our RSVP deadline of June 1, 2012 approaches, we just wanted to send out a reminder that you can RSVP online at: http://rsvp.dananderingethitched.com/.

The link is also accesible from the banner at the top of the site ↑. Once on the page, just search for your party by last name and select the correct group. If you have any problems locating your party, please email us.

Even if you responded with a reply postcard (which we have loved receiving), we recommend that you check out the RSVP site, which will allow you to enter the name of any guests and to RSVP for all of the fun, pre-wedding activities, like guys night out, the casual Thursday afternoon volleyball party, and the Friday morning golf tournament. A full list of wedding events and details is available on the schedule page.

If you responded via reply postcard, we have inputted your responses into our database, so you should see your responses reflected on the website, but you will be able to edit your response, add comments, and RSVP for additional pre-wedding activities.

Again, if you have any problems at all, please email us.

What about the babies?

Though Erin’s Dad doesn’t believe in the “unique snowflake” theory of childrearing, we love little ones and youngins are welcome at the casual volleyball party in Aurora on Thursday afternoon.

For the wedding ceremony and reception, there are a number of child care options available. If you are traveling from out of town and need some help connecting with options, please contact mother-of-the-bride, Wanda Venters explaining your child care needs and she will help arrange something with you.

“Weekend Wedding”

“Your mom lives in San Francisco, your dad in Boston. Your sweetie’s parents are in Tulsa, you two live in Houston, and other friends and family are scattered all over the country. You’re the perfect candidates for a weekend wedding — a three-day affair that’ll make everyone glad they used their frequent-flier miles to come see you get hitched.” (From: The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World).

While the cities are a bit off, I suppose the fact that our family and friends are scattered all over the country makes us good candidates for an extended affair. As everyone starts to plan their summer venture out to Colorado, we wanted to make sure that you know that there will likely be some activities starting as early as Wednesday evening and continuing until Sunday midday. We haven’t worked out all of the details yet (and to be honest, there is lots to plan), but we will be sure to keep you posted on the Schedule page. Please know that you are in no way obligated to attend all (or any) of the various events that will be scheduled around the wedding (we may not be at every event ourselves); we completely understand when vacation days are limited, and we know that everyone has busy lives. But we appreciate that many of you are planning to travel a long way for the event and we want to try to spend as much time with you as possible and to assure you that your time in Colorado will be full of fun outings that you can choose to attend.

Again, from The Knot: “With such a hot list of social opportunities on the weekend’s schedule, you’ve got to keep the folks informed. One option is a newsletter. A cooler option, for those with the skill, is a website.” Well, Dan brought the skill, so we will be using the second option in an effort not to overwhelm your inboxes. But, that does mean that you will need to check back here from time to time to stay in the loop, and no one wants to be out of the loop. If you want to be emailed every time we update the site, follow these steps.

Go to the bottom left of your screen, where you see this:

And click on it:

Then, enter your email address.