We’re hitched! We couldn’t be more excited to be married and to embark on this next adventure together. We had the most amazing wedding week with friends and family coming in early to help with last minute crafting, prepping and planning. Our good friend, Brian, also organized a pre-nuptial party down in Venice Beach starting the Tuesday before the big day. And by Thursday we had about 30+ people helping us start the festivities off right.
Friday brought our rehearsal and dinner. Melissa and Alan threw a delicious dinner with a California to Maine theme complete with food ranging from fish tacos to lobster rolls to pumpkin whoopie pies! Melissa also gave a beautiful speech and put together a touching sideshow of Dave and I. We had a great time chatting it up with our families and closest friends and it was the perfect precursor to the big day.
Saturday morning Dave and I were busy primping with our wedding parties while our parents and MANY of our family and friends were busy setting up the wedding of our dreams. We did a first look at Neighborhood Church and couldn’t believe how beautiful everything looked. Everything looked better than we ever could have imagined. We can’t thank everyone who came out to set up (and stayed to clean up!) enough. We really do have the best family and friends in the world!
The day was absolutely perfect- relaxed and stress-free; filled with delicious food, drinks and lots of love and laughter. It flew by, but time always flies when you’re having fun. We only wished we had more time to spend with all the amazing people who came from all over the world to celebrate with us. Luckily my parents hosted an awesome brunch the next day and we got a bit more time to spend with some of our guests. It was the perfect way to wrap up the week and we’re so grateful to my parents and everyone who pitched in to help cook and set everything up. Plus the Packers, Patriots and Red Sox all won- a wedding miracle 🙂
The Monday after the wedding we took a red eye flight down to Panama City, spent one day there before flying up to the beautiful area of Bocas del Toro. A couple days ago we hopped the border and are currently loving life in Punta Uva, Costa Rica. Our honeymoon has been fantastic thus far and we still have a few weeks to go. We’ll post some more updates and picture when we return stateside. Until then adios from Central America!
Just as I was finishing up this post I saw that our photographer, Ivan, posted our wedding photos. If you’re interested check them out here: http://www.ivanchenphotography.com/index2.php#/fgallery/2/