Monday, May 26, 2008

Wine and a wedding

As promised - wedding pictures!! Our friends Steve and Sharon got married at Wente Vineyards yesterday. It was absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful time with lots of good friends and festivities and even fantastic food (and wine)!

There's something about an outdoor wedding and there's something about a winery wedding - and there's something about combining the two which is absolutely stunning. Flowers, twinkle lights, white linens, candlelight, glassware. Our only problem last night was - the cold. California has been rather confused lately in terms of where to set the thermostat. One week ago it was 85° at night. Last night it was about 55° instead. And the wedding was from start to finish - held outside.

Needless to say, this was one wedding where the men weren't sweating in their suits. At least, we girls did find one redeeming quality in the freezing cold night: no one saw our dresses since we kept our coats and jackets on all night. So we can wear them at the next wedding!

The food was fantastic and really rather generous. It's not very often that I step away from a [western, as opposed to Chinese] wedding feeling stuffed. Well okay, so maybe I wasn't stuffed but we were thoroughly satisfied. And even topped it all off with cups of hot tea and coffee - lots of cups of hot drinks (is it okay that we used it to warm our hands more than to drink?)The DJ brought hats, leis and sunglasses which was a truly BRILLIANT touch. It really fanned the flame of party spirit in everyone. As we neared the end of the evening everyone was dancing and wearing some type of silliness. Top it with a Bud or Corona and the night ended on an amazingly fun and carefree note.

I got to try out my new 50mm, f/1.8 lens - GREAT shots!


  1. i love reading your blog. you're so creative. the wedding was a lot of fun...can't wait to see more pics!

  2. I am in love with the picture of you and Mike dancing with the hats on. Rock on!