Monday, August 27, 2007

The Wedding

Sonja and Geoff were married on Saturday, August 25th on the beach at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. It was a beautiful weekend and Brian and I were honored to be a part of it. It was only my second time as a Bridesmaid and Brian’s first time officiating a wedding!

We arrived in Port Townsend on Friday and the bridesmaid’s (Amy, Laura, Renee and I) all met up for a bridesmaid picnic (without the beach, but still fun).

In the afternoon, the wedding party met on the beach and in anticipation of Saturday’s wedding – ran through a quick rehearsal.

The Bridesmaids - Renee, Amy, Sonja, Laura and Stacy

The first party was the rehearsal dinner at the Bishop Hotel – a beautiful white tent set up at the back of the hotel with a beach theme and wonderful food (appetizers of oysters, mussels and California rolls – main meal of capresse salad, halibut and cheesy pasta). The Bridesmaids took a couple of bottles of wine back to the Belmont Hotel and helped Sonja write her wedding vows and celebrate her last night of freedom.

Stacy, Amy, Laura, Elly (Renee's Daughter) and Renee

The Wedding Site

Stacy and Reverend Brian

The Groomsmen - Eli, Geoff, Brian (best man) and Boris

Saturday was over-cast, but we made it through the wedding with no rain! It was a beautiful ceremony and Reverend Brian preformed the ceremony with heart-felt love and emotion.

Sonja and Emmy Seymour (Groom's Mom)

The celebration continued at the Silverwater CafĂ©, a place very close to our hearts. Brian and I “loaned” it out to Sonja and Geoff as a wedding present. The Seymour’s designed their own wedding cocktail, a vodka – mango, coconut aperitif, served in flutes along side two different kinds of bruchetta, apricots stuffed with blue cheese and smoked salmon bilinis. The main meal of spinach salad, salmon, Greek pasta salad and chicken with mushrooms was out of this world.

We danced the night away and toasted to the happy reunion of two pretty special people!

Congratulations to the Seymours!