Posted by Julie Wiens Posted on 9:03 AM | 1 comment

Coast to Coast

On September 10th, Kyle and I went to Portland, OR for a wedding. Yes, Oregon. It took a 6-hour non-stop flight to get there, but it was worth every minute. We met our friends Nathaniel and James and bummed around the city on Saturday. We took in the Portland Saturday Market, full of crafters of all kinds.
We walked along the river and bounced around town enjoying local beers along the way. We also stood in line to try out the infamous Voodoo Doughnuts. My verdict was that they were pretty similar to other doughnuts. I think Kyle was more impressed than I was. They did have some unique and crazy doughnuts like one topped with Captain Crunch cereal and one in the shape of a voodoo doll.
Perhaps the most exciting discovery for Kyle was the barcade. Yep, an arcade full of classic games and pinball machines that also served beer. It was extremely crowded that night, but we had to try it out.
Sunday morning we were lucky enough to be able to have breakfast with our college friends, Rebekah and Joey, and their adorable girls. It is always great to see them, even if it is just for a short visit.
Awesome t-shirt Rebekah has on!
That afternoon we arrived at our main event for the weekend: Chuck and Tammy’s wedding. The weather couldn’t have been better, and we were so happy to be there to see the beginning of their new life together.
The ceremony started with Tammy singing beautifully to Chuck. She has an amazing voice.
Of course there were vows, exchanging of rings, and then they where married!
As with all weddings, the ceremony was followed by lots of photography. I couldn’t help but join in on the picture snapping.
They had a pretty sweet ride to the reception, which was apparently a surprise for them.
I’ve never seen Chuck so happy.

Our behavior at the wedding was good enough that we were allowed to attend the intimate reception at Tammy’s mother’s house.
Kyle and I even got to eat with the bride and groom, at which point I took the opportunity to grill Tammy on what she liked to do. After all, I didn’t know much about her. My verdict is that she is perfect for our group of college friends. So, welcome Tammy!
Nate was awarded the garter. He didn’t even have to push other guys out of the way. Chuck literally handed it to him. No pressure, Nate.
That was it for our coast-to-coast adventure. Our group grew by 1, and one of our dearest friends seems happier than ever. You couldn’t ask for a better weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for traveling so far to attend my wedding. It was great to have so many of my closest friends there.

    Also, that's a great photo of Kyle. I hope to see it used in the future as an author photo. Kyle, you need to write a book so you can use that photo.