Going back to Cali…

Back to Cali for another incredible wedding… Some of our good friends, Brent and Holly, had a destination wedding in Newport Beach California over the 4th weekend. How much more fun could that be? The rehearsal dinner, on the evening of the 4th of July, consisted of all family, wedding party and out of town friends. We kicked off the wedding festivities by boarding a bus headed to the Newport Harbor. Everyone boarded the massive paddle boat fashioned after something you would see headed down the Mississippi River, pictured below. We cruised the harbor for several hours, there were drinks, food, music and great times with good friends. Brent was our last groomsman to get married so, we were exceptionally excited to see these two tie the knot. They also went with us to the last So Cal wedding the previous October. Two So Cal weddings in a year, does it really get any better than that? We finished the evening by anchoring the boat in the harbor and watching the fireworks over the water, a great way to kick off the wedding weekend and celebrate our nation’s freedom!

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Marriage Advice from 1886

I just had to share this when I came upon it. Funny how we think times have changed, but really nothing changes much at all.


Marriage Advice from 1886

Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger.

Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.

Believe the best rather than the worst.

People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them.

Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. The person you choose to marry is deserving of the courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends.

Please hand this down to your children and children’s children: The more things change the more they are the same.

– Jane Wells (1886)

Best So Cal Wedding Yet (And Another One to Go)

This post was borrowed from my other blog, but what an incredible time, what incredible memories and we just found out our friends, Brent and Holly will be getting married in So Cal this summer, so Yahoo, we will be back in So Cal again very soon!

In early October, we went to Southern California to celebrate the wedding of a dear friend of ours and former TCU swimmer, Ryan and his fiancee Emily. We were warned that high-heels need not be present or welcome, the setting of the wedding was in a canyon, which included rocks, cacti and snakes. You can imagine what I and the other girls in our Dallas crew were imagining. The news of the venue definitely changed what we planned on wearing. I do have to say since the creation of Pinterest, I have never been to or seen such an amazing wedding, decorated, planned, designed and crafted entirely by the bride and groom. No detail was left untouched and most everything was Eco-friendly, re-purposed or handmade (all things I adore and one more item that inspired my 2013 challenge). I made every attempt to photograph every detail, but I fear I still could never do this wedding justice. The photos need little explanation, but the event was incredible. We all had a blast and the Texas crew certainly made our mark in So Cal!

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