celebrations

this weekend was extremely busy but very fun! saturday was kicked off with a trek out to benicia for my friend katrina’s wedding. i’ve been hearing about drew for YEARS so it was fun to finally see them commit to each other. their relationship has really been an inspiration to me–i don’t know drew well, but i get plenty of stories from katrina. they find so many quirky ways to keep the relationship interesting and on track, so it has been fun to follow their story time, and i hope to learn from them and grow with them as well.

we arrived at the church at 12:30 to help set up for the 2:00pm wedding–i was a “hostess” of the church reception, helping keep the cake and punch stocked up. after the ceremony and church reception/clean-up, we got about a half hour of down time before heading out to walnut creek for the second reception (the first was open to the entire church). it was at a restaurant in downtown walnut creek in an absolutely beautiful garden patio setting. it was intimate and just very well coordinated. there was so much love and happiness in the air–the families get along very well and it was fun to see them so involved in everything. dinner, dancing, live band…it was all perfect.

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cake waiting to be eaten


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flowers


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the getaway vehicle


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reception lantern


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the reception


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bride and groom first dance


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father and daughter walking off the dance floor


we headed back to san francisco around 9:30pm since we had to get up early–my brother-in-law and his friend nik ran the san francisco marathon today, and we were there at mile 21 to cheer them on. brandon also joined up with them and ran with them for the final 5 miles to provide some fresh legs for encouragement and help keep them moving in that final stretch. i’m so proud of josh and nik–quite an accomplishment! for the record, josh does not recommend hill-filled san francisco for your first marathon. it was so inspiring to see all the people running it–i was so extremely impressed! congrats to everyone who ran today!

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waiting for bart to get to mile 21


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14th & guerrero


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josh, smiling at mile 21
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