Is this thing on?

Jon checking to see if the camera on the tripod had been timed correctly, our wedding day, August 24, 2002. Oops.

  • Kimberley H.

    I want ot hear the story of your wedding dress, Heather. That one has been a LONG time comin’. Don’t you remember? hahaha

  • Kimberley H.

    to hear**

  • JuJuBee

    These are the pics that we cherish, no? I see the attack of the curling iron !!

  • Heatheranne

    You look like you’re thinking “Hurry up so I can get the fuck out of this dress.”

  • shauny

    i wish i could frown and be sexy at the same time like youse too! hee hee.

  • zanna

    “I touch myself”

  • Sarah

    Yes, tell us the story of your dress!

  • Colleen from NJ

    Wow, that could be a laundry detergent commercial; you can smell the perplexed freshness.

    So purty.

  • Paige

    Heh it looks like he opened the secret door to the Wiggles World.

  • RazDreams

    um…are you grabbing yourself? (we all do; it’s okay.)

  • Ariel
  • the other Paula

    The two of you look so confused, as if you’re almost saying, “what the hell did we just do?” Very nice pic though, love your dress and flowers.

  • jules

    I hope that’s the picture that’s on the fireplace mantle!

  • geeekgirl

    I thought the pictures were taken by a photographer. Good job tripod!

  • Beth

    That is such a fab photo. I’d totally frame it and have it up in the house somewhere!

  • Taylor

    When you decide to come out with your own music album, like all celebrities do, this will have to be the cover.

  • Amy

    Awesome distortion..
    Cute, funny, sexy, land-scapey, goofy, arty, beautiful and cool all at the same time: Only you two could pull that off by accident!

  • Janie

    Your expressions really make the picture.

    Gorgeous. And gorgeous background, too.

  • wendee

    Great Picture! I don’t know why your photo reminded me but, someone sent me a link to a website of Dumb Laws. I thought this was hilarious “Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk. ” this is in the great state of PA. Laughed my ass off!

    It will give you a good laugh!

  • LadyBug

    Love the pic! And yes, I second (or third, or whatever) the request to hear the wedding dress story. I remember reading in the archives a promise of a story to come, but never actually the story itself.

    There’s another Ladybug here today! Helloooo!

  • kEma

    I was first HA! Dooce, I’ve got to admit this is the best pic u’ve ever posted. ANd by the way what have you done to your hair, its awsome :P

  • Dara


  • Mrs.Strizzay

    I was married in a court house where the ceromony took all of 4.7 minutes. And it was to cold to go take pictures outside. At least we cropped the prisoners out of the pics. And I was pregnant. SO PWT.

  • Julie

    Excellent. Heather, you were a gorgeous bride!

  • Sarcomical

    just LOOK at your gorgeous dress! i love it that you guys already knew what many of us marrieds found out after they wed – it’s stupid to waste your money and energy on a ceremony for other people…making it personal and your own is the coolest way to go!

    you guys are so funny in that pic.

  • Stephanie

    You both looked fabulous. Heather did you try the curlers again that day? I must say it looks fantastic.

  • Holy Schmidt

    Love the hair Heather!

  • amy

    You are a stunning couple – even when you are trying to figure out if the camera is working!

  • Danielle

    I really like this photo. I too, thought that you’d hired a photographer, or that the person who did your wedding ceremony was doubly-talented. So, I’m impressed at the use of the tripod and timer.

    I went looking for your wedding pics, tried “wedding”, “elope”, and “hair disaster” in the search category…. but nothing pulled them up.

    So, I’m going to take pity on anyone else who goes searching and post the link here:

    The third pic? Long arms and a steady hand, wow!

  • Mir

    See, now, I only have beautiful and posed pictures from my wedding, and I’m divorced. I firmly believe it’s pictures like this that hold a couple together.

  • JulieT

    Heather, A good friend of mine (who reads my site and has subsequently become hopelessly addicted to Dooce) pointed out that it has been a while since you have done any albums like the Elopacious one and the others from trips, etc. So from one reader… they were awesome and I, for one, would love to see more of them. :)

  • RazDreams

    Danielle: the search on dooce’s website seems to be case-sensitive. try searching with Capitals at the beginning of the words to see if that helps. likely, you also may have to have the word typed *exactly* as it is in the post (i.e., if the word is “eloped,” you couldn’t find it with just “elope”…that’s what i’m thinking).

  • DG

    No.7 & No.12 = ♥

  • Danna

    I like that one alot.

  • Gooooder


  • romy

    hehehe i love it.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    I love 1, 2, *3*, and 14!!! (yes I just used 3 of em) So pretty!

  • HoneyBunny

    wow. what an amazing backdrop. you both look awesome. i hope that my b/f and i can take cool wedding day photos…whenever that day arrives ;)

  • Southern Fried Girl

    That is such a beautiful spot to get married. Good for you all for doing it your own way. :)

  • Amanda B.

    That scenery is surreal it’s so beautiful.

    I love the fact that you and Jon did that together. You just went off and got married, damn it. Took your own professional wedding photos, thankyou very much.

    After the clusterfuck that was our wedding, I wish Scott and I had done the same damn thing. In fact, on our 10th anniversary, we just might.

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  • squish

    I love this pic! Perfect wedding photo.

  • squish

    By the way, gorgeous dress!

  • Kerri

    hehehe. That’s cute. :)

  • Alena

    Totally unrelated to the photo, but in regards to sex with fat men..

    I read an article about the size issue with overweight men, and apparently the heavier a man is, the more his penis shrinks. Yes, you heard me, his penis shrinks. So it’s scientifically proven that fat men generally have little bitties. I’m at a loss as to how to describe why, but maybe you can Google it.

  • Kristine

    I wouldn’t even know where to start looking for my old wedding pictures ;)

    I will write up something formal and mushy for what you all did yesterday for Julia.
    I had no idea how many awkward 13 year old adults who had been teased in school resided on’s comment page.

    You guys are fantastic and I love you for commenting for Julia…I wish I could just give everyone a hug. I got home and I read what you all wrote and cried. You guys are unbelievable and I am in awe of all of you.

    As soon as I hear from Julia & her mom Laura, I will let you know what she said.

    Thank you again!!

  • Ash D

    I also enjoy the word “RIFUCKINGDICULOUS”

  • gardens grey

    So beautiful!

  • bb

    You DO have large hands!
    (not meant as an insult, since I admire you very much and check this website often)

  • Sarah

    I was wondering if you got your dress at the place that advertised their selection of “hundreds of modest wedding dresses” for the modern Mormon bride.

    Just kidding. You look lovely. :)