This year we've got 6 weddings in a row, every month from May to October.
Memorial Day in Boulder, CO kicked off the season. Steph and Andy had a great wedding over looking the rocky mountains. It was a great ceremony and a fun reception. He works for Avery brewing, so there was REALLY good beer there. I had a few.
June was Adam and Holly's month. We decided to get there early and see Northern California. Julie and I flew to San Fran and did all the touristy stuff. We went to China Town, Japan Town, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Ghirardeli Square (the original factory!). It was super fun. Then Ali, Shannon, Nick, Ryley and Angie joined us for a trek northward. We checked out Muir Woods briefly and saw some redwoods - WOW, they're big. Then headed into Napa Valley for some vineyard tours. I drove the ladies around to sample as much wine as possible in two days... turns out they can sample a lot. So, they ordered several cases for home delivery. Fun stuff. We also got to Anderson Valley to see a vineyard run by Nick's old friend from back home. Goldeneye Vineyards. All Pinot Noir, all very tastey. Got a case there too. Finally, we migrated north again to get to Ashland for the wedding. That was great fun too. Adam and Holly got married outside, wore linen and stuff, all quite nice indeed. I got to stand up there with everyone as a groomsman, it was a great honor I think. The trip was a terrific way to take a week and see Northern Cali and Southern Oregon.
So far, we've only been to half of the 6 weddings. The third was yesterday in Pittsburgh. Matt and Martha were married on Saturday night, and I got to be a groomsman in that one too. Of note: The reception was in the same room where they filmed a scene from Silence of the Lambs. The scene where Hannibal Lecter is in a cage in a large room and he breaks out and kills those cops... it was in the Soldier and Sailor Memorial building in Pittsburgh. Very fun reception. Theirs was about the polar opposite from Adam and Holly's. It was in a big catholic church, limos, tuxedos, live wedding band, it was great. Both weddings were fabulous, I loved them both in very different ways. The only odd thing about Matt and Martha's was that two of my friends decided to try and kill each other at the reception... very odd indeed. All was patched up and drinks drowned their differences in no time. I guess that's what happens when the groomsmen drink and entire bottle of scotch on the way to the reception.