Congrats to Matt and Morgan!
March 23, 2009
I am back from an incredible weekend in Santa Barbara. Despite the cool temps and drizzles that surrounded the rest of the weekend, Matt and Morgan's wedding day was absolutely beautiful and so full of love and laughter. (Even if it had rained, I don't think anyone would have noticed or cared!) I really can't stop thinking about the day and smiling from it all. The wedding day started with a most touching ceremony that made me laugh and choke up all at once (Morgan and Matt are both comedians so funny is in their blood, but as they recounted the story of how they met, the significance of the particular day of Matt's proposal, and as they exchanged the promises they had written for each other- I admit-was fighting back the tears!)
The festivities continued into a reception that included a square dance caller, the band "Trainwreck," an impromptu performance by "Billy Joel" himself, and utter destruction of hanging paper lanterns during what else, but House of Pain's 'Jump Around.' The fact that the room was filled with absolute comedic genius (and some of my VERY favorite at that!) meant that there were loads of laughs all evening but also a genuine sense of fun and friendship. I felt so lucky to be a part of it all. :)
It was so much fun working with and getting to know Morgan and Matt and their adorable son, Jude and I am looking forward to seeing them many, many more times in the future. Morgan and I discovered (just a few short weeks before the big day) that we actually went to rival high schools (in Portland OR!) Small world, right?
Morgan and Matt- I am so thrilled for you guys! Huge congrats to you and your family. :) Can't wait to see you very soon!
There are no photos yet, but here is one of Mik and I in the photobooth (big thanks to Cheesy Photobooths who I adore working with and who are always a hit!) Of course, we had to bring Barack in with us (he was standing at the doorway, watching over the reception..)
In other news, I am officially back to blogging. (Seriously, how is it almost April? And was my last post really in January?! Oh how time flies in the wedding world..)
Yayy! So glad you're back and blogging.
Love it! Now get off my man. - Em
Bumped over here from Grey Likes Weddings -- *love* these details + the colors + everything's so pretty!
You have just experienced one of the most incredible events of your life. The person who you love most in the world has popped the question and you have answered 'yes!' The whirlwind of the wedding planning world has now opened- questions and excitement from friends and family, your childhood wedding dreams re-visited, wedding magazines taunting you from the shelves of the check out lanes. You are finding yourself with a new language. A vocabulary full of words such as Fiancé, Chivari chairs, fondant--words you had no idea that you knew and now they seem to run off your tongue effortlessly.
I know how fast everything seems and how overwhelming it all can feel at first, so I created this blog to help answer questions, give advice and inspire new ideas.