Category Archives: Getting Married

Thank you letters

I must say that Katherine was really on the ball when in came to keeping track of who gave us what and writing thank you letters for all the great gifts we received at our wedding in a timely manner.  Unfortunately, she decided not to include any popular science fiction references in her letters.  So, this post is for everyone who would enjoy a Star Trek/Star Wars thank you letter.

Official Wedding Photographs

Katherine checked the mail this weekend, and in with the usual credit card applications, random advertisements, and various other justifications for keeping the US Postal service busy, we found an oversized envelope from our wedding photographer.  She sent us over 700 images on three CDs from our wedding.  I’ve included a few here, and a whole lot more on my facebook page.

Wedding Photos Part 1

Wedding Photos Part 2

Wedding Photos Part 3

Wedding Photos Part 4

All of these photographs were taken by Angie Taylor, a professional photographer who specializes in weddings in the Denver metro area.

Wedding Photographs

Not much to say on this post. I’m waiting for the photographer to send me the photographs from the wedding.  Angie did her job and then some– storing more than 800 images on her digital camera.  Hopefully I’ll be smiling decently in at least one of them 🙂

I don’t know exactly why, but I don’t smile very well, especially when someone tells me to smile for a picture.  Katherine can smile for three hours straight and looks great– she doesn’t know why I have such a hard time looking happy.

If anyone has digital pictures of the wedding they would like to share, send me a link to them on the “Contact Omar” page and I’ll post the link on this post.

Here are pictures my sister, Karen Lutfey, took during her trip to Colorado to be at my wedding.

The images seen during the slide show can be seen on my account or on my facebook page at

12862, 11561, 67, 2465, 762, -178, 938, 1292

What are these numbers– winning lottery numbers?  The numbers printed on the mysterious hatch on the television show “Lost”?  The combination to my luggage?

No, these were the table numbers at our wedding.  Instead of starting at 1 and ending at 8, we decided to make  our table numbers have multiple purposes.  In addition to telling people where to sit, each number represented an important milestone in our lives– measured in days.

Anyone who has been to a wedding with a buffet knows that you can’t just let everyone get up and start filling their plates all at once.  So I went around to tables and asked them what their table number meant.  It got a lot easier once the first table figured out to answer in the form of, “number of days since…”

Here are the answers:

12862:  Number of days since Omar was born.

11561:  Number of days since Katherine was born.

67:  Number of days we were officially married

2465:  Number of days Omar worked at UPS, or number of injury free days for Omar at UPS

762:  Number of days since we adopted our dog Maury.

-178:  Number of days until the baby is due.  (This got quite a few people’s attention.  Not everyone knew she is pregnant, so we figured this was as good of time as any to announce to everyone.)

938:  Number of days of safe driving for Omar at UPS.

1292:  Number of days since we met.

Some people were very fustrated by their numbers.  My UPS supervisor ended up having a bit of trouble getting the number of days of safe driving number, but it was a lot of fun to make fun of him with a microphone in a room full of people, many of whom were fellow UPS drivers.  His table ended up going to the buffet last, after giving him several big hints.

So when all was said and done, it was a fun activity to keep people occupied during the buffet down time.

Omar and Katherine Lutfey

I got the day off on Tuesday, so I decided to get a few errands taken off my to do list.  I took my car to the shop to get the driver’s side power window fixed, a saw my doctor for my annual check-up, oh, yeah, and I went and married Katherine.

“You did what?” many people have asked.  We are having a wedding in June, and we are going on a honeymoon to New York City in May.  Since we weren’t really doing anything in the traditional order, we decided to get the paperwork out of the way.  It turns out that getting married in Larimer County, Colorado is fairly simple. Katherine filled out the forms online, and the next day we went to the office to get the paperwork.  Actually, it is the same place where car registration takes place.  The only strange part of the process was the fact that we weren’t allowed to sign the marriage certificate at that office.

So we went home, and in a very beautiful ceremony that involved Katherine, myself, and the dog, we signed the marriage license.  We wanted Maury to sign as the witness, but when we put the pen in his paws he kept trying to tear it apart with his teeth.  But he watched us– hoping to get a treat when we were finished.  The next day Katherine took the paperwork back and now we are officially married.

So now Katherine Herbig is now Katherine Lutfey who gets to change her name.  I don’t have do to any of that– I won the coin toss over whose last name we were going to use.  We thought of combining our last names, but then we decided that if we have kids and they wanted to get married to someone else with a hyphenated last name they would have four last names, and that just seems like a bit much.  So now Katherine has the exciting privilege of changing her social security card, driver’s license, passport, and Starbucks frequent drinker reward card.