the day before the wedding a bunch of us had lunch at addendum for fried chicken goodness.
then went sparkling wine tasting at Domain Chandon
rehearsal dinner at Pizzeria Tra Vigne
Chris was a groomsman so i was invited to partake in the rehearsal dinner. pizza and new friends? i opt for 'yes please!'
the groomsmen with their awesome name engraved decanters.
Phil, Dan (man of the weekend), Ben, Chris, Brian
found a chinese guy to hang out with.
my coworkers saw this picture and thought i wore white to a wedding. no, assholes! i may be a little crass here and there but i know the rules, mmmkay? i would never wear white to a wedding! rude!
Betzy, my weekend buddy
we shared a room with Betzy and Brian for the weekend. both of our boyfriends were a part of the wedding so while they got ready and had lunch with the fellas, we spent the day having lunch in town and getting ready ourselves. she was also my date for the ceremony portion. what a pretty doctor she is, huh!?!
the best "guestbook" ever.
the typical and literal guest book is a thing of the past. i've seen thumbprint trees and trees with hanging ornaments, among other versions of well wishes and congratulations for the bride and groom. this is one of the more inventive and awesome ones i've seen, especially because it highlights California, which we all know is the best state of all time (yep, i live in that bubble)!
checkin' out his gorgeous bride
alas we see the beautiful bride!
now checkin out his official wife!
paparazzi entrance for these two.
Dan, in the moment he mastered the Vietnamese language. i can't remember what he said to Tina's parents but it was pretty impressive and definitely unexpected.
told you they appreciate food! short ribs, heirloom tomato caprese salad and tiramisu for dinner. best wedding food i've had to date.
oh, lemme get that cake off your face.
tequila and lime shooters with the newlyweds
please excuse my t-rex arm.
i thought he was my Chinese but i guess he had his eyes on someone else.
fun! though i'm pretty sure traditionally the groom carries the bride.
Cuban cigars for the groom/smen. the last hurrah before we left the weekend festivities behind.
Dan and Tina: fun times, friends! i hope that i'll be able to see you two more often and get to really know you guys well. any time you're in or around the Bay Area, let me know and we can grub on something spectacular (we don't need Chris either. i can get down on some deliciousness any time)! i hope you two are enjoying your European excursion and eat as many croissants and as much foie gras your tummies can handle. not to mention pastas and pizza! thank you for inviting me to your wedding and congratulations!