Mariachi played during the cocktail hour.
Cocktail hour aperitivo: Chips, salsa, and guacamole.
Adam and Andy
Brett and Kelly with coconut drinks.
Brett and her coconut!
Even Dallas had one.
I noticed that the wedding photographer was taking shots of the wedding party on the pier at sunset. Beautiful!
Trevor and all his friends! Just kidding! He stepped away to smoke and take in the sunset.
Soon, everyone joined to watch the sun set.
The dinner setting was gorgeous during the sunset.
Table #5, Couple #1: Kate and Trevor
Table #5, Couple #2: Mitch and Emily
Table #5, Couple #3: Dallas and Rachelle
Table #5, Couple #4: Damian and Vanessa
The photo slideshow that friends put together. The photo showing is of ziplining in Hawaii on our wedding trip!
Surprise! Guy on stilts with a live marionette puppet!
We followed them down to the beach.
Brian and Sara’s first dance as a married couple.
Everyone rushing the dancefloor!
Brian busting out some Michael Jackson moves. He also did his signature move, the worm.
“…. now I had…. the time of my life… ” (Josh and Kelly)
“…. I put my hands up, they’re playing my song….. “
It’s a Party in the
Mike and Todd
Josh and Dallas (and their horrible dance moves).
Mike, Todd, Josh, Dallas
Kelly and Vanessa
After Brian and Sara’s wedding ceremony, we all went back up to the palapa where a mariachi band was playing. On the boat I said something like I’d hoped there would be mariachi, so I was extra excited about this! The band played for the cocktail hour, where we chowed on salsa, guacamole, chips, and many, many fruity drinks. On this trip the Miami Vice had been the most favorited fruity drink, but during the cocktail hour the favorite was definitely the drink in the freshly chopped coconut!
For dinner we headed up to the upper palapa. Dallas and I were at Table #5 with Damian, Vanessa, Trevor, Kate, Mitch and Emily. We had been hanging around with all these guys for the whole vacation, so it was a fun table to sit at. Adam gave a really nice (and funny) speech during dinner and Brian’s brother Mike poignantly stood up to say that he wished their mother could be there with them that day.
Next, some friends put together a surprise slide show with photos of Brian and Sara throughout the years. At first everyone paused dinner just to watch the show and take a trip down memory lane with Brian and Sara, but it soon became apparant that this thing would go on forever, so dinner resumed. (I helped edit a lot of the photos, so I know there were over 500, which would auto-play for something like 40 minutes.)
At the end of dinner everyone was surprised when an elaborately dressed guy on stilts came in and was controlling a life-sized, real-live-person marionette puppet. This grand entrance was punctuated by the two guys following, who were playing a slide trombone and a drum! They moved all around the dinner space and then all the guests followed them to the beach where they performed a fire dancing show. Extra impressive, since it was a very windy day!
Next up, Sara and Brian had their first dance. After that everyone basically rushed the dance floor and it was nonstop til the end of the night! People danced their butts off! Especially to Brian’s favorite Miley Cyrus song! What a fun wedding! Thanks to Brian and Sara for inviting us to be a part of it!