Originally Posted by peibeck
My figure skating heroes are ... Michelle Kwan. The way she managed to stay on the top of the skating world for so long is amazing. Even more impressive is the way in which she skated. She moved from the tips of her fingers down through the end of her boots. She drew you into her performances and made you feel as if you were skating along with her. I don't know if we will ever have a skater like her again. I also admire her transition into the real world from skating. She has handled herself so professionally throughout the years and I admire everything about her.
best set of pics yet! flower girls, even, and shots of her parents
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
I'm surprised Michelle didn't wear the good luck charm her grandmother gave her.
Mrs. Kwan looked smashing. Never seen her with long hair before.
Need to check the MKForum to see if maybe she sent them some special pics.
!! I just saw this! Congratulations to Michelle and Clay, I hope they have many happy years together! And now I can share my birthday with their wedding anniversary as well!
Congratulations Michelle & Clay.
Thanks for the link kwanette. The best looks yet and up close too. Is it a French version of People?
I love the shots of Clay and Michelle in profile, leaving the church. And views of a balcony kiss too!
Lovely Michelle. Such emotion, such beauty!
I'd love to see pictures of the entire wedding group together.
Last edited by aftershocks; 01-21-2013 at 06:15 PM.
Carter Oosterhouse and Amy Smart were guests.
^^ Where did you read that all_empty? Is there more information about the guest list?
Anyways love these pix... she is 2nd generation Asian American, and I just can't help but feels very pleased for her parents. This is the ultimate American Dream wedding any immigrant would dream for their daughter. Even got that amazing 'An Officer and a gentleman feeling to it'. Totally classy, to a first class lady and gent! Beautiful people inside and out!
I wonder if one of Michelle's outfit was Chinese QiPao which matches her roots from HK. I love how Clay is apparently fluent in Chinese and studied law in China, and seems to have gotten used to his share of limelight with many of his own personal achievements to speak of in the public services. These two are really well matched so no wonder Michelle said it was love a first sight So excited for them both! A future power couple for sure!
(and wow Michelle's Mum is a gorgeous elegant lady. Very lovely face.)
Last edited by os168; 01-21-2013 at 07:22 PM.
Huh. I thought that looked like Amy Smart in the last pic in that french slideshow. Thanks for the link kwanette--she looked absolutely radiant.
I wonder what the weather was like that day, since Michelle was outside in a strapless dress with no cover-up. Maybe LOVE kept her warm!
Nubka - Unpaid Slave Laborer...
She's a figure skater. She's used to being scantily dressed in the cold.
Yep, and Clay has a family heritage that is long and distinguished in government, public and community service (actually caring about other people and using their position to do something about it). An old Rhode Island family with rich, historic roots. Limelight ain't a problem for Clay, nor is it something he likely seeks or is fazed by. Definitely, it seems that Clay and Michelle were made for each other.
ITA re Michelle's Mom. Michelle, Karen, and Ron are so fortunate in having the parents they have. I learned a lot in reading Michelle's autobiography.
Last edited by aftershocks; 01-21-2013 at 08:36 PM.