Last weekend, we went to Christian (my cousin) and Suzy’s wedding.
After the ceremony and the reception, we realized that it might be the last “family wedding” in a long time (when I say family, I mean, including first cousins).
While weddings can be stressful for the people getting married and their immediate families, I think they’re a welcome reunion for the rest of the extended family. At least that’s how I feel.
Anyways I’ll let the photos speak for themselves here.
Here are some snippets on their special day:
How do you like the white rose balls?
I heard about 3 people touch them and ask if they were real. They weren’t, but these are getting really popular at weddings. Very pretty in pictures, plus you don’t have to worry about getting fresh flowers that might wilt fast in the summertime. Not to mention they can get really pricey.
During the wedding ceremony, I briefly “stole” my cousin Ley’s baby girl, Lexi. Well, if you call 2 hours brief, then yes, that’s how long Lexi stayed on my lap without making a fuss. She’s baby extraordinaire!
Lexi’s chubby legs and her beautiful shoes:
Lexi and Auntie Joy:
Lexi trying to read the wedding program, I told you she’s baby extraordinaire!
Below are the mothers of the bride and groom:
The bride with her dad.
The wedding kiss.
It’s not the very best photo, but you get the drift.
The wedding reception at Shiang Garden Restaurant.
They did a 12-course Chinese Banquet Style dinner. To those of you who are unfamiliar with that, it’s exactly as the name describes. It’s basically a 12-course dinner, but they serve each course, one at a time.
The head table:
My mom, Lexi, and my cousin Ley:
Lexi being playful. (with Ley)
Aji and I:
Uncle Ed and Auntie Flora:
Mom and I:
Mom and Dad:
The Lucas family: Len, Ley and Lexi
I’m sure not everyone will agree with me here, because for most people, weddings can be awkward and can be dreaded family gatherings.
I have my reasons.
Our extended family is close-knit by most people’s standards. We used to go out with our cousins and do things friends would do together like dining out, snowboarding, rollerblading, hiking, and just hanging out.
Growing up and being married is great and all, but our busy married lives kept us from visiting with each other often. In fact, the past few years, we’re lucky if we even saw each other once a year. So you see why I welcome weddings and having a great big reason to celebrate together as a family?
Anyways, that’s just me. Hope you’re not feeling stuck in one of those family weddings/gatherings during the weekend!
On a bright note, they say smartphones are a great companion during unwanted, uncomfortable moments.
Have a great Sunday everyone!