This weekend was our third wedding of the season. The last one for a while. It was completely different from the other two, and also amazingly beautiful. The really neat thing about this one was how formal all the coast guard officers in their formal uniforms made it feel. John and Trine had to kiss to pass through each pair of lowered swords. Having the ceremony on the cliffs overlooking the ocean was gorgeous (I didn't get a good photo of it though, because I was standing in the far back with a less-than-cooperative baby).
Chris was the only groomsmen not in uniform, but we thought his linen suit and white tie combo turned out really nice. At the reception (located in the beautiful courtyard of an old naval training center), table assignments were in categories like "hiking", "backpacking", "biking", etc. John and Trine are really outdoorsy. We were at the hiking table.
The little starfish stamp was a really clever way to tie everything together. They appeared on the invitations, the welcome gift bags, the name cards, and in other little details. I also loved the color scheme for a springtime beach wedding.
The father-daughter and mother-son dances were surprisingly emotional. I liked this photo of John dancing with his mom.
I can't even tell you how much we enjoyed having a little weekend getaway by the ocean, hanging out with Chris' mom and all of John and Trine's families. We loved San Diego, much more than I thought we would. We'll have to go back and spend a little more time with John and Trine sometime soon.