So, yesterday’s post was all about a big important lesson on stress and how it’s like so totally ridiculous and you should probably stop it. Well, today’s wedding, submitted by Adam Nyholt, is kind of a picture show on what it means NOT TO BE STRESSED OUT ON YOUR WEDDING DAY. Which means, yup, it’s a fun wedding. Also, it’s super awesome and I love it. Wanna know why? Well, it’s pretty straightforward, actually, because it’s got those elements you guys KNOW I covet. Such as, but not limited to:
1. CRAZY DANCING. And I mean CRAZY, or, as The Khloe Kardashian would call it, “cray.” (Yeah, I’m doing that.)
2. GLITTER & SPARKLE. It’s there, you’ll see it. Scrrrrroooollllllllll my pretties. :)
3. A NINJA CAKE COMPLETE WITH NINJA THROWING STARS. Because I mean, what? A ninja cake? What? That’s why.
And also because, for some reason, according to my Honey, guys like things that have to do with ninjas. Which is slightly out of what always seemed to be his character, but ladies and gentlemen, they come in all shapes and sizes, these men. Once you think you’ve got them figured out, they go and tell you they like ninjas. I like it; keeps it fresh, keeps it new. Always learning.
Enjoy! And, of course, stay tuned for another installment of Life with Bambino. (Yup, he’s bickity back.)
I love that shot of Whitney. You guys, this couple? They’re kinda fun.
… What’s that? You need more evidence?
Well, as you can see in this example below, the large, furry hat is removed to reveal a miniature, glittery hat beneath.
He looks like fun, but I’m just guessin’.
Here’s the rundown from our lovely bride, Whitney:
Jorge and I had a mutual friend, Eddie, who really wanted to set us up. We knew of each other at the time but weren’t that big of fans. One day Eddie asked me to go to brunch and then surprised me by saying he invited Jorge as well. We ended up going to brunch, and then to a movie, and spent the rest of the weekend together. Eddie knew all along that we were meant for each other, he just needed to get us alone together!
We worked really hard to make this wedding a representation of ourselves. We included our friends and family in the ceremony as much as we could, and we really wanted our own music for the ceremony as well. We are non-traditionalists, and we wanted our wedding to be special for us, as well as all of our guests. We knew that the wedding is really about the feel of the ceremony, as well as the food and the music, so we put a lot of thought into those areas.
We had a sunset ceremony on the hilly property of the Chavez ranch, overlooking a pond. We served champagne and wine during the ceremony and lined the entrance with white parasols. My husband’s best friend was our officiant and we wrote our entire ceremony. I entered with my father in a white Phantom Rolls Royce. We used non-traditional songs to enter, the wedding party entered to Somewhere Only We know by Keane and I walked in to Hysterics by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The groom’s best friend from Mexico and good friend from graduate school played And I Loved Her by The Beatles, and the groom’s brother played Bach’s Aria on violin. My brother read a The Art of Marriage by Wilferd A. Peterson and my husband’s cousin read a poem his late Uncle wrote for us on his deathbed. We had 5 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen, two ring bearers, and two flower girls. My bridesmaids wore purple and the groomsmen wore gray tuxedos. We exited to Queens Another One Bites the Dust. When the wedding party had exited, the mariachis started playing and led the group to the reception.
The Mariachis played during the cocktail hour while people were served passed appetizers, micheladas, and Mexican Martinis. After that they were let into the main hall were we had several bars set up and serving tables for food. My husband and I entered to Feeling Good by Nina Simone and then did our first dance to Strangers in the Night by Cake, followed by the Father Daughter Dance Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. Our first band was an amazing Austin Wedding Band called the Skyrockets who played various 70’s 80’s and 90’s songs and the front woman did several costume changes. We cut the cake around 9, I had a 6 tiered cake in various shapes, and various colors of purple, the groom’s cake was silver and had a ninja theme. The food was upscale Mexican, with a ceviche bar, salsa and queso bar, and various other meat dishes. Our second band came on at midnight and was the Spazmatics, they rocked the house. We had 2 photo booths with various props, as well as props for the dance floor, which include big hats, little hats, sunglasses, inflatable microphones, blinking rings, glow sticks, etc. Around 1am they brought out the churros and cajeta, as well as sweet potato fries. And then at 2am they brought out the chiliquiles. There was a main dance floor with tables around the perimeter and a room off to the side where you could still see the band which was more loungy. The party was shut down at 4am and we shuttled people to and from their hotels nearby.
And now, again, because you ask for it (!!!), another day in the life of Bambino McPuppypants:
So here’s what he does whenever I put him on the couch to lounge (that is, when *on my lap* has become a bit of a hindrance to the ol’ worky worky).
Nothing wrong, right? Innocuous behavior; he’s clearly just a Mac enthusiast, or he’s feeling chilly so he wants to warm up by the fire that is my MacBook Pro, which is incessantly EN FUEGO.
Now, honestly, I wouldn’t even consider all of the above “something wrong” if he didn’t have the following reaction to me walking over, every time…
Clearly, he’s doing something seedy. Further investigation required; I’ll report back.
Sigh. You guys. If you keep encouraging it, you KNOW I’ll keep doing it. It’s all your fault. ;)
Anywho, what do you think of this weddin’, yo?!
xoxo! – Alison
Photography: Adam Nyholt / Cinematography: Lady Flash out of Austin / Rehearsal Dinner: Red River Saloon / Ceremony Location: Chavez Ranch, Tomball / Reception Location: Chavez Ranch, Tomball / Wedding Consultant: Christine Hoffer of Belle of the Ball / Cake: Who Made the Cake / Caterer: A Fare Extraordinaire / Invitations: Atelier du Paper / Flowers: Events in Bloom / Makeup: Corrine Williams at Façade Uptown / Wedding Gown: Kleinfelds, Anna Maier / Shoes: Kleinfelds / Bridesmaids/Mother of the Bride Dresses: Saks Fifth Avenue / Tuxedos: Calvin Klein via Al’s Formalwear, the Groom wore Armani / Décor and Rentals: Events in Bloom / Bands: Skyrockets and Spazmatics