Tuesday, September 8, 2009

SIL's Wedding

And we're back! The trip that I had been dreading for months (I don't really enjoy traveling....I don't like flying, I don't like sleeping in unfamiliar places, and I don't like uncertainty) is now over and it actually was a lot of fun and almost everything went smoothly!

I was mostly stressed about flying out Thursday morning and arriving on time for the wedding festivities Thursday night. Props to United! Our flight into San Francisco arrived 40 minutes early and our flight into San Luis Obispo arrived 10 minutes early. It was only a 15 minute ride from the airport to Pismo Beach, so we had plenty of time to get ready and take pictures with the rest of the wedding party. Phew!

The wedding was very small; only 19 people, including the bride and groom, were in attendance. It took place in a gazebo on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Very beautiful!

My MIL was born and raised in Hawaii and their family still adopts a lot of Hawaiian traditions, as you can probably tell from the pictures. Instead of carrying flowers, we all wore leis that were shipped fresh from Hawaii.

Flashback: My MIL had us wear traditional leis at our rehearsal and dinner too.

Okay, back to the current wedding....

We also took pictures down on the beach. I love this one of my SIL and her MOH.

After the ceremony we had dinner with the wedding party and guests.

By the time we ate it was almost midnight on the East Coast, so we snuck back to our room shortly after eating to get some sleep. We were exhausted!

I was planning to do my entire California recap in one post, but I didn't realize how many pictures I wanted to post. Stay tuned for more recaps and some exciting news!


  1. Looks beautiful - can't wait to see more photos!!!!

  2. You are such a good photographer! It looks like it was beautiful :)

  3. How gorgeous! Love that first photo.

    Can't wait to hear the rest of the recap. I am so sorry I didn't write you back-this weekend was so busy!

  4. it looks beautiful!! i love the teeny tiny weddings... if we ever do it again that's what it would be : )
    and fresh leis... mmmm, i love the scents that waft from them!

  5. Oh my gosh, what a crazy coincidence!!! I live just 25 minutes south on the 101 of Pismo Beach in Santa Maria/Orcutt. I grew up here and know the area like the back of my hand. If I had known you were coming here we could have met up or I could have given you some sight seeing ideas! Oh well. I'm sure you had plenty to do. I'm excited to hear how the rest of your trip went. Hope you liked the Central Coast!

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  7. That is a very small wedding. Glad you made it on time. How did Kona do at the dog hotel?

  8. What a GORGEOUS place to get married.

  9. fantastic photos; I feel like I was totally there! So glad everything went smoothly, and that you guys had a good time, too!

  10. What a beautiful wedding! I'm so glad the stars aligned and everything went well - especially since I have had horrific experiences with United. Everyone looked beautiful!

  11. That looks like a cute wedding- can't believe however your flights were all early...