Well, we are back. The wedding and the honeymoon are over and we are settling into the fall season back in SF, which is quite a shock after being in the Dominican Republic for so long.
The wedding was AMAZING. It really was everything I ever dreamed of and more. The weather was warm, so warm in fact that I didn’t need my sweater in the evening. Our friends and family were amazing and really pulled everything together with all their help and hard work. It was so special to have so many hand made details made by people we love. My papa cooked all weekend and then some, my mama sewed for weeks, my maid of honor busted her ass making the gorgeous flower arrangements, one of my bridesmaids hand embroidered our groomsmen’s pocket squares, my friend Audrey wore her bossy pants and was my day of coordinator (shwoo), groomsmen Kyle made our website function including an online rsvp form, our buddy mark silkscreened our invites, our bridal party worked hard setting everything up…the list goes on and on. We are so grateful for all of the love and support that really made the day unique and special. If you remember, we were lucky enough to win a contest hosted by RockN’Roll Bride for free photography by Carina & Amanda of Love Me Do Photography. I can’t wait to be able to share photos with you once they are done and go live on RockN’RollBride. For now I can only give you this sneak peek, to keep you wanting more.
What I can do, is give you an update on how the honeymoon went and a ton of pictures from that.
okay, so there’s not that much to tell. We basically sat on the beach all day every day. We broke our trip up by staying in two different places. The first was in Los Corales, in a small condo right on the beach. The condo itself wasn’t that great, but when its right on the beach, who cares. It was nice that it was in a pretty good little neighborhood with lots of restaurants, markets etc all within walking distance.
The second half of our stay was in an area known as White Sands. It was a lot more remote. No markets, restaurants or beach within walking distance which was a bit of a bummer. But the condo itself was super nice, very large and luxurious and they had a golf cart that would take you to their beach whenever you wanted.
We did feel a little trapped and limited at our second condo compared to the freedom of the first. So to break things up we decided to rent a moto for a few days. Which was nice because not only could we go to our favorite restaurants again, run to the market whenever we wanted, but we could also explore. We took a drive out to Macao beach. Driving around on the moto was a bit crazy. While there may be signs and speedlimits and things like lines in the road, none of them really mean anything. But it was great to see more of the country. The four photos below are from Macao.
John tried a little surfing in Macao as well, although the waves were terrible, but I think he felt he had to try.
Overall the trip was extremely relaxing and enjoyable. So nice to be alone and have little to worry about.
I think I’m channeling the old man from Up in this next picture. Ya, that’s how I lured him into marrying me.
ps, we also shot a some video with our Zi8 so maybe we will have a little film to share later.
Also, to come, our wedding film, woot!