princess genevieve

mardi, mai 30, 2006

Harvard of the South

The wedding I went to this weekend was the wedding of a college friend, Mercy. At the reception, we took a picture of everyone at the wedding who had gone to college with us. (numbering 5, counting the bride) This is something we do at every wedding I've been to of a college friend.

I had carpooled to the wedding with my friend Matt (Trinity) and his wife Angela (non-Trinity). When we pulled out of the parking lot, Angela said, "You Trinity people are sure full of yourselves when you get together!" Matt & I didn't understand what she meant. I thought everyone took college pictures like that! "Well," says I. "It *is* the Harvard of the South. You'd be full of yourself too."

(the Harvard of the South thing is a joke. Ask Amy or Ellen to explain. Or if you don't know them, ask me)

Angela decided that for alumni of her school, it seems more likely that they would take a sorority or a fraternity photo, not a college-friends photo.

What's the tradition with your friends? Do you take college photos at weddings? (or uni photos, if you're not American?)


At 5/30/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger Malady said...

I don't think it's weird to take pictures with your college friends at events. Why is that weird? We do it all the time. Then again, I'm one of those Trinity people. We'll do it at my wedding. Although there will only be a few of us.

At 5/30/2006 4:42 PM, Blogger Genevieve said...

I don't know why she thought it was weird! She just said no one from UT would ever do that (they would be the sorority photo takers, instead of the all-alum photo takers) but I think also unless you go to a small school you don't really understand how we know everyone from our graduating class, at least their names.

At 5/31/2006 3:37 AM, Blogger Paisley said...

We don't have sororities over here (unless there was something going in deadly secret that I didn't know about). We always take a "Monash Girls" photo at weddings.
I don't think I quite understand your non-Trinity friend's issue. Why would it be being more "full of yourself" to take a photo of everyone, than just those who belonged to the select society?

At 5/31/2006 4:24 AM, Blogger Reuss said...

I don't think it's weird at all (and I don't see why taking a photo of college alumni would be "full of yourself" but taking a photo of sorority members wouldn't... but then I don't really understand how sororities work), but it's not something I would particularly do as I'm only really in touch with one person from college!

At 5/31/2006 9:33 AM, Blogger Amie said...

Well, I only see two friends from college on a regular basis and never at the same time. If I were ever at an event with a group of college friends,I would probably want a picture though.

At 5/31/2006 9:57 AM, Blogger Genevieve said...

I think the difference between taking a picture of a sorority and a picture of just all college alumni is that sororities are supposed to be social organizations. So doing things like taking pictures of all members is super common.

although I have to say, being both a former sorority girl and a former college student, it doesn't make a difference to me. I suppose you're supposed to have a special affinity for your "sisters" but there were plenty of them I didn't like.

I guess also, Angela went to a really big school. So she could potentially be at a wedding and there would be other people who she graduated with and she wouldn't know them. That wouldn't happen to me. If there was someone there from my college, I would know them, or at least know of them.

At 5/31/2006 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonyme said...

hmm, i do neither, but most of my friends from the college years are from going to parties/raves and yes i do take pictures with those folks when appropriate.

i think it's cute that you guys are still close. and cute should always be documented.

now, where are the dang pictures?


At 5/31/2006 12:04 PM, Blogger Molly said...

Hmm...I don't know as I have not been to the wedding of any of my college friends, other than one I was in while still in college and only three people were from my university and we were in the wedding/inseperable so the three of us had our pictures taken together. The only other friend of mine from college to get married, I wasn't at the wedding. Now I feel like I missed out on a photo opportunity :-)

At 5/31/2006 1:37 PM, Blogger Genevieve said...

oh, you probably did, Molly! well, in any event, you'll have to report back if you get to any other college friends' weddings.

At 5/31/2006 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonyme said...

The Wittenberg graduates always take pictures together at weddings. Then we submit them to the alumni magazine to get published. It's done at all Witt weddings. -Les


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