Last Thursday, Mr. Meatball and I witnessed the marriage of our very dear friends—one of whom (the groom) will be officiating our wedding! It was beautiful. It was very beachy, very lovely, very them. Broke-ass brides, listen up—this was a very budget-friendly event, but came off extremely luxe and personal.
The wedding was held at the Pacific Edge House at the Vacation Village Hotel on Laguna Beach. Basically, there’s a beach house that’s part of the hotel, designed specifically for hosting large events such as weddings. It comes with three refrigerators (whoa momma) in a gorgeous cook’s kitchen, an incredible patio with waves crashing right up to it, and loads of space for party goodness. What’s brilliant about it, is that the families can all stay in the one house (they had 12 sleeping there), and it can be a hub for major wedding activities, such as the rehearsal dinner or day-after brunch… as well as the main event.
The night before, they hosted a delicious Mexican fiesta rehearsal, with a taco bar and margaritas that the families made earlier that day! We ate cocktail style, very informally, which was great because it gave us all a chance to catch up with old friends and to get to know new ones.
On the day of the wedding, most of us hung out on the beach, riding the huge waves right in front of the beach house. I even braved the ocean and swam, too! I’ve never seen such big waves on such a tiny shore. It was nature’s wave pool. The weather was perfect, and we got to see dolphins swimming just off shore.
The even more handsome groom, and the glowing MOG
She was one of the most beautiful brides, ever. Girls, that is a bridesmaid’s dress she’s wearing, and it cost a fraction of normal gown prices! Woot!
Look at his face! SO sweet.
Stay tuned for the ceremony, reception, and more!
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- Actor/Writer/Office Maven
- Wedding Date:
- May, 2009
- Private Garden/The Bungalow Club