BIRTHDAY to Jenni!
CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah and Parkin!
Dana woke me up at 5am. I slept a total of three hours, but I don't think I really slept. I was plagued with anxiety and conscious of Sarah's mom pacing the halls nervously all night. The hair and makeup artist arrived promptly at 6am...with the arrival of the photographer and videographer at 8am. Sarah, Dana, Ivy, and I headed to the church in Palo Alto around 10am in a stylish PT Cruiser Limo.
ceremony began promptly at noon. The weather was warm and sunny...we
couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. The church looked great
and you could feel the happiness and warmth. Wil brought Ashlyn in
right before the ceremony began. We gave her some Jamba Juice (with
Energy boost) and crossed our fingers that all would go smooth. hehehe
After the ceremony and picture-taking at the church, we hopped into a kickass Hummer Stretch Limo. We picked up Miyakes for lunch, ate in the limo, and made our way to the Stanford campus to take outdoor pictures. Afterwards, we had snacks and champagne in the limo and made our way to the reception in the City. The Limo was so BLING, I felt like I was riding with P. Diddy's entourage or something. It was pretty dope! =D
The reception at The Rincon Center was breathtaking! It has got to be one of the biggest banquets I've ever been to....over 600 guests! The set-up was amazingly lavish. We enjoyed cocktails, an impressive lion dance (with a total of nine lions!), a scrumptious 10-course meal, a fun slideshow, and dancing. Sarah and Parkin's wedding was a reunion of sorts for friends I haven't seen or talked to in a while. I was running on adrenaline all day and I had so much fun! =D
Aric, Ashlyn, Wil, Tony, and I left around 11pm (though it felt much later). Everyone, except Tony, crashed out on the way home. Before bed, I just smiled reflecting back on the day. The bride and groom looked so radiant and happy. I'm so elated for them. It was great! =D
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