We took a three day trip to California last weekend for my cousin’s wedding. It was at a pretty little golf resort in the mountains.
Despite some travel delays, we made it in Thursday evening. Friday was spent relaxing, watching the new Transformers movie, hitting a conveniently placed comic book shop, and then attending rehearsal dinner. Here’s a shot of most of the family near the end of rehearsal dinner. It was my kind of shindig – casual dress and pizza!
It is funny how weddings are completely different when you are just a guest versus when you are participating in the bridal party versus when you are the bride or groom. Our “just a guest” Saturday was spent eating breakfast with family, playing a round of disc golf on the course at the resort, and then relaxing until it was time for the big event.
I did wear my space dress to the wedding and reception. Here I am with the hubby in front of a pretty fountain and greenery.
The ceremony was short and sweet. Lucy and Chris read each other their vows – actually, Lucy began by reading Chris’s vows to her, realized it, and we all had a good chuckle before she found her paper with vows. It made me think of my own wedding where dad tried to sit down before giving me away. I love moments like that at weddings – makes things more memorable. Here is the happy couple enjoying their first dance as husband and wife.
The reception was nice. Lots of dancing, and some lovely toasts by the maids of honor (Lucy’s sisters and Chris’s sister) and the best man. The wedding favors were cute little boxes of candies – since the bridesmaids wore red, the Swedish fish inside matched well 🙂 And the tables were named after the locations that were important to the bride and groom – ours was a museum where they had a high school prom, and the centerpiece had an old picture of them from the dance. Here we are at our table when the bride and groom made their rounds.
Here’s just a photo of Jesse and I with my parents. I really wish I had not forgotten my good camera, but alas all I had was my phone. Some weird lighting effects going on, but whatever.
It was a great weekend filled with lots of family fun. My mom’s side of the family does not get together frequently as she and her brothers and sister live pretty spread out across the US. Not all of them were able to make it for the happy event, but those who didn’t were there in spirit. Congratulations to Lucy & Chris – I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!