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Biarritz, at last

Well, I finally managed to winnow down the hundreds of photos from Biarritz to these 135. I can’t say enough about how beautiful it was there. The beaches were gorgeous, the architecture was amazing, the trees were stunning, and the food…we could live on the fresh baguettes, duck rillete, and cheese and life just couldn’t get any better than that.


More pics from Europe

I managed to post a few more of our pictures from Europe this weekend. On our first full day in the Basque region we rented a car and drove into Bayonne, the next town over and the commercial center of the area. The next day we drove down to Ainhoa, officially one of “the most beautiful villages in France“. It was, in fact, beautiful.

The last set of pictures is a small group from London, mostly from our trip to the Natural History Museum. It was cold and rainy, so we didn’t spend a lot of time outside, but we did get Sammy in a double decker bus, his personal highlight of the trip.

The rest of the photos from Biarritz will be up soon, hopefully!


Bryan and Stacey get hitched

I’m not putting these pictures up in any particular order, but it made sense to do the photos from the actual wedding next, since it was the reason we were in Europe to begin with. The ceremony and reception were at the Villa Arnaga, in Cambo-les-Bains. The villa was the home of Edmond Rostand, who wrote the play, Cyrano de Bergerac. It was a gorgeous location, and though the rain forced the ceremony itself indoors, it stopped in time for the reception.

The food was amazing, from the finger foods immediately after the wedding to the meal and desserts. Among the highlights was the croquembouche, a profiterole cone that is a traditional French alternative to the wedding cake.

And it goes without saying that the Bryan and Stacey looked fantastic.


The European vacation, as seen by Sammy

We’re back from Biarritz and London, and while it’s going to take a while to post all the good pictures, I thought I’d start with a manageable collection —the pictures that Sammy took.  The first few were on the Nikon, and when we saw how much he enjoyed it, we just gave him the little Canon to use whenever we were out and about.  He seems to have a fascination with feet, but overall, I was very impressed.  He has a good eye for composition, and it’s great to finally have pictures of the two of us!