Pat and I had the most exciting weekend. We were able to attend Pat's best friend, Ben's, wedding AND my brother, Tyler's, wedding, all in just a a few days. I called it our "Weekend Wedding Extravaganza!"
Our first stop on this "Wedding Extravaganza" was to Newport Beach, California for Ben and Patty's wedding. Yes, that is right. Patty. Ben is marrying a Patty and she is great, just like MY Patty. We arrived on Thursday afternoon, so we could attend a Bridal Party Dinner at Patty's parent's house.
That night Pat went out for a "Bachelor Party" (Mormon style of course) where they went to Dave & Busters, hung out on a water fairy and whatnot. Pat's high school friends have special bond, they are more like "family" than "friends". They are really good at staying in touch with each other and it so fun to see them all together.
The next day was certainly a day to remember. Everything about it was perfect. The ceremony was a tearjerker and the reception...oh the reception! If I could do my wedding all over again, and have the budget to provide such a reception, I would copy EVERYTHING about it.
|Pat's parents came to the wedding as well.|
|Handsome. Handsome. Handsome!|
The reception was held on a yacht named "Eternity" (very appropriate for the day). It was three stories. One floor was the dinning area and the other stories were used for lounging, pictures, and dancing. The night was so much fun as we celebrated Ben and Patty's love. We danced the night away, with me and my pregnant belly and all.
Pat was asked to give a groomsman speech last minute. And with only a few minutes of preparation he gave the best speech! I am always so in awe of Pat's public speaking abilities. He gave a heartfelt speech that made you laugh and cry--the perfect combination. I was so proud to be his wife (as always of course).
The kicker of the night was when Ben and Patty floated away on a fair tail gondola adorned with a candles, sparkling cider, and a white canopy. The gondola picked them up before we docked, rowed them around the yacht while everyone the boat cheered, and then floated away as it took them to their hotel. It was too perfect to be real!
But that was exactly how the whole day was: "too perfect to be real."