Audra and Rob got married while Audra was still attending law school with me at UVA, but they planned to live in North Carolina together after she graduated so they started off their married life there. Many of us still vividly remember Audra's wedding ceremony, not only because one of the groomsmen locked his knees and took a tumble, but also because their ceremony was very personalized for them. The minister talked in terms of both religion and life practicalities, Audra's stepfather sang during the ceremony, and Audra and Rob read their own vows to each other. After Rob lifted Audra's veil and kissed her, their first married act was to pray together. And you don't need me to tell you because you can see for yourself in the pictures, but Audra was a beautiful and stunning bride.
Coming down the aisle together after getting married
A bunch of our friends from law school traveled to the wedding together. It was at the end of our law school Spring Break so we spent the whole week in North Carolina relaxing and looking forward to the event.
Roger, Brian, Kevin, me, Audra, Sarah, Donald, Katy, and Josh
We had a lot of fun at their wedding reception. After the first dance, Rob danced with his mother, and Audra danced with her stepfather who sang to her as well. She has the same sort of close relationship with her stepfather that I had with mine, which is to say that they are our real fathers.
Rob and Audra's first dance
After dinner we had two flavors of cake, a white cake with strawberry coulis, and a groom's cake made of chocolate. I enjoyed the groom's cake so much that I dubbed it my birthday cake.
Wedding cake and groom cake decorated just for Rob
I like that the strawberry is dressed up
We spent the rest of the evening hitting the dance floor with Audra and Rob's friends and family. I spent a little time dancing with Audra's California friends who are as awesome as they are beautiful, and some time photographing and chatting with Audra and Rob's Charlottesville friends, who I already knew a little because of pre-wedding events. Brian made friends with every last person at the wedding and led a few line dances. I am not talking about the electric slide because it was already 2008-- I'm talking more along the lines of Cupid Shuffle and the Cha Cha Slide. There was even a conga line that basically the entire wedding got in. Even Donald!
Slide to the left, slide to the right!
Conga line with everyone!
Roger spinning Katy
The now-married Sarah and Donald being super cute
Five years later, Audra and Rob have a beautiful 1.5 year old son, Carter, who is such a fun blend of their characteristics. We're so lucky to be able to see our sons grow up at the same time.