There’s nothing like getting out of town for a wedding. I’ve been to some “pretty”:http://juniorbird.com/archive/002711.html “exotic”:http://juniorbird.com/archive/000113.html places for weddings in the last few years, but last weekend’s getaway to Pasadena was a pretty darned satisfying getaway. Two of the Actual Irish Girlfriend’s friends were getting married, and I was lucky enough to tag along.
The AIG was in the wedding (and working hard at it!):
It was an emotional affair:
Of course, it was happy too:
Everyone had fun:
They even let me go out on my own a little later and take some shots of Pasadena:
(Although somehow we managed to spend a lot of time in the hotel room too.)
It was actually a lovely ceremony, at a nice place, and even at a good time of day. I learned a lot about what I’d want in my wedding — including that, for my guests’ convenience, I’ll put an 18% gray card somewhere near the altar. Sorry about the blacks above. “More pics here”:http://juniorbird.smugmug.com/gallery/2608416#137590515.
fn1. I think it’s time to give her an actual name, and I think this one works pretty well. Long-time readers may know that the aforementioned “Wonderful Girlfriend’s”:http://juniorbird.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?sourceid=Mozilla-search&IncludeBlogs=2%2C1&search=wonderful+girlfriend name was misleadingly Irish, and of course we don’t want to use such normative descriptors in case this new one should give me the boot, as I so richly deserve, like the WG did, as I so richly deserved. No, at this rate I’d run out of superlatives in no time; so it’s descriptive descriptors instead.