11.01.2014

Adventure // LA Wedding Weekend

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Hello, hello! Happy November! How are we here already?! I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about this here 'ole blog and my goals for it. It all makes me very happy and excited to think about the possibilities and the things to come. I'm sure I will delve into more about that soon, but for now I wanted to share some photos from my cousin's wedding that we went to in LA last weekend!wedding2
The wedding was held at a place called Orcutt Ranch and had the most beautiful grounds. My cousin (the gorgeous bride!) did such a great job planning out all the details and decorations, and I felt that everything really represented her and her new husband's personalities. I was so happy that Dai and I got to make the little trip down south for this occasion, and it was so great to spend time with family and friends!wedding-3 wedding-4
The ceremony was in a rather sunny spot, so hand fans and parasol umbrellas were provided for some shade. Someone really loved this and looked quite snazzy modeling his parasol ;)wedding5
Unfortunately, due to some last minute complications, my dad and stepmother weren't able to make it, BUT my eldest sister was there and we were able to spend some nice time with our dad's twin brother, the father of the bride :)
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I don't know why, but I got so teary-eyed watching my uncle and cousin dance! It was just so precious. I was also waiting for my uncle to start crying, and I believe I caught him choking up a bit ;)wedding9
The Panian cousins that were present at the wedding! Who knows the last time we were all together, but this is actually a pretty good collection of us! My sister, myself, and our four cousins who are all siblings. Believe it or not, we are actually missing 6 more!wedding10
I loved our place settings! Our place cards were attached to little individual tea boxes and each guest/couple was given a set of coasters that were handmade by my cousin. They are so cute!wedding11
Dai and my brother-in-law shielding themselves from the sun. I seriously could not stop laughing at this photo! Even though I love my nephews dearly, it was fun to drink mimosas and have some kid-free time with my sister and brother-in-law :)
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I am so happy for my cousin and her new husband! I really think they are perfect for each other and wish them (and their two furry babies!) so much happiness. Over the summer I had the honor of doing a little photo shoot of them with their pups, so maybe I will share some of those photos here soon!

Other than wedding festivities, we spent our trip having brunch with friends, watching the Giants play in the World Series (WOOHOO!!), enjoying our hotel, and exploring. I even got to see the lovely Danica again! It was a really lovely long weekend away, but man did it go by too quickly ;)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!


4 comments:

Jess said...

Such a beautiful wedding!
The place settings were gorgeous, and I love her dress :)

Jess said...

The wedding looks so beautiful! I'm planning a wedding and I might just snag a few ideas~ I love the handmade coaster idea! You look great!

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Jess said...

I couldn't agree more! I loved her dress so much!

Jess said...

The handmade coasters were a total hit! Such a cool gift. Congratulations on your engagement and good luck with wedding planning :)

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