Oh good. I’m glad you didn’t want to see wedding photos yet.
You are such good patient readers.
Since you’re not impatient for wedding photos from last weekend in San Diego–the wedding ceremony of our son, Christopher, and his bride, Seunghye–we’ll pause a bit longer and provide some background for our wonderful celebratory get-together.
We arrived last Wednesday–or the Wednesday before–you know how you lose track when you’ve been traveling.
The bride and groom had rented the most wonderful villa in La Jolla for the wedding. The villa was large enough to fit six of Seunghye’s family from Korea (her mom, dad, brother, sister-in-law and two babies), us from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and, of course, Chris and Seunghye.
In this post you shall see photos of the Villa Mare and our immediate family. You’ll have to wait, oh heavens you’ll have to wait, for actual ceremony photos. We have lots of pictures to share before you actually come to the simple but beautiful casual ceremony and sip champagne and listen to our toasts.
You all know who exists in our immediate family, don’t you? Barry and I are the parents of the groom. Our daughter, Kiah, and her boyfriend, Diaa (who was born in Egypt but grew up mostly in New York City) flew in from New York City.
It was lovely to be all together again. We can’t really place the last time we were in one physical location at the same time.
(Thanks, Chris, for getting married and making this possible!)
California is beautiful at the time of year.
OK, Upper Michigan is gorgeous too, but it’s a different kind of gorgeous.
It was delightfully warm as we flew into San Diego. It stayed warm for the entire week. The thermometer lingered in the low 70’s. (22-24 Celsius.)
I won’t even tell you how cold it is now that we’re back in Michigan. Brrr….
In the meantime, you Midwesterners can keep looking at California pictures and try to imagine the warmth we experienced oh-so-recently.
Note: we did not swim in the Villa’s pool. It was too cold. Alas.
However, we had plenty to keep ourselves occupied. Especially after the rest of the family (my mom, dad, brothers, brother and sister-in-law, niece) and assorted friends arrived.
We are not really used to living in the lap of luxury, those of us from Upper Michigan. The villa shimmered with chandeliers and marble. It is a lovely rental home, although needs some fixing-up with paint brushes in the near future.
If you keep coming back to the blog in the next week you shall view, among other things, a dashing croquet tournament at the rehearsal picnic and see photos of my extended family, as well as an adorable Korean three-year-old with whom I fell madly in love.
And, OK, you’ll eventually see wedding photos. You’re satisfied with waiting, aren’t you? Oh good.
I’ll leave you with this rose from the wedding. Hold it in your heart and I’ll be back soon with MANY more photos.
Thank you for celebrating with us.