so we're back from Seattle. one of Ryan's best friend's got married this weekend and we were up there for the festivities. the weather wasn't too bad. probably a comfortable 70 degrees, and no rain!
Mike and I flew in early Friday morning and my parents had already arrived an hour before us. We picked up our rental car and headed to Pike's Public Market for some lunch. We had lunch at the Pike Seattle Brewing Company where we indulged in fish and chips, Reuben sandwiches, dungeoness crab chowder and bacon cheeseburgers. We walked the market afterwards, and saw lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fragrant flowers and some seafood too. We didn't get to see any fish flinging though. the crowds were gathered for it, but I think because no one was buying any fish, they didn't have any to throw. We grabbed some gelato before heading back to the hotel to check in.
Saturday was the day of the wedding. This is the kind of church that I would've loved to get married in. It had lots of pretty, colorful stained-glass windows. It was a traditional Filipino wedding (the bride is Filipina) but thankfully, it was no more than an hour long! my brother was a groomsman (he's the second guy in line) and it ended up
being a pretty long day for him and the rest of the wedding party. My parents, Mike and I along with Ryan's friend had pho for lunch afterwards, since we figured it would be at least a few more hours before dinner and didn't plan on the hotel food being all that great. Then we went on our search for some hard liquor. Did you know that in the state of Washington, you cannot buy hard liquor in a grocery store (they only sell beer and wine)? You have to go to a liquor store for that. When we asked for it, the workers looked at us like we were weird. Now we know why.
The reception was at 6pm, which I was late for because I was taking a nap. Luckily our table was right by the door and the ambience was pretty casual so no one noticed. As predicted, the food was not good. I think I had half a bite of the chicken (it was dry) and the sauce on the salmon made my stomach churn. So we pretty much just ate the salad, potatoes, and steamed veggies.
There was dancing (the electric slide!!) and lots of drinking going on. A lot of my brother's high school friends came up (the groom is a friend of high school too), so it was a big reunion for them. They'll all be getting back together in two weeks for another wedding in Northern California. I love that despite time and distance, these guys are all still together.
The newlyweds, Ken and Aimee, are heading down to California from Seattle today. Aimee is moving down and they'll be living in Hercules (my hometown). We''ll be seeing them again this weekend since they're leaving out of Long Beach for their Mexican cruise. Congrats to you both and thanks for inviting us!