May 6, 2013

May the 4th Be With You

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the wedding for my good friends Andrea and Travis. It was a very intimate gathering of close friends and family on the rooftop of the Esplanade, followed by dinner at Desert Blume, and an after-party back at their place. As a Star Wars fan myself, I think any couple who has a wedding on May the 4th just so they can say "May the 4th be with you" deserves bonus points.

For all the weddings I've been to, this one was unique. Andrea and Travis really wanted to keep everything simple and low key, and the short guest list made it seem even more special. In the end, it actually meant the whole group was able to interact with one another. Sometimes you barely feel like you have a chance to say hi to the bride and groom, but that wasn't the case here. I loved catching up with her family, joking around with everyone, and enjoying the ambiance of such a tight-knit gathering. The Dark Side blend coffee favors were a nice touch too.

One of the highlights of the wedding was seeing Andrea's dad walk her down the aisle. Ted has been in a wheelchair for the most part since having a stroke several years ago, but he wanted to do this for Andrea's big day. He did really well and it was a touching moment.

Andrea and I have been close friends since high school, and because they weren't having his and her wedding party's, she asked me to be her witness. I couldn't have been happier to oblige. It was an awesome day with beautiful weather, great friends, terrific food, and plenty of shared stories. No doubt, this is a wedding that we'll all be reminiscing about for years and years.

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