Andre and Amanda's Wedding
March 19, 2016
Amanda and Andre's wedding in San Marcos, CA (north San Diego county)
The wedding venue
Because of the horrendous traffic in the I-5 corridor, we were about 10 minutes late. It took 2.5 hours to go 50 miles.
So the wedding had already started.
And we missed the procession.
At least I had my telephoto lens with me.
Amanda's beautiful wedding gown.
It was a nice ceremony.
Ok, time for the vows.
A few chuckles
With this ring...
He leads a final prayer
I now pronounce you....
You may now kiss the bride
Not the best shot but it's all I could get.
The parents of the bride and two brothers.
Therisa (groom's mom) in her $13 dress.
The venue was really cute. It included this 1800s school house
and a fountain.
There were furniture and photos of the kids all over the place.
A closer shot
More cute stuff
The entrance to the school house
Another of the buildings on the property
The wedding party inside the school house. Mom and son hug.
A proud moment
His ring. I never saw hers.
The happy couple
Cousins-Corey, Addison and Kimmie
Nina and Mark (Andre's sister and uncle)
Nina's boys, Dominique and Devin.
Looks like they got a good haul.
And I'm glad the envelopes were in a locked birdcage.
Cuz I'm happy......
Wedding party photo time
Ok now it's family photo time
Tom and then us girls in age order. Eva, Donna Barbara and Therisa. Of course I'm the most beautiful one.
Me and Alex (my son)
Me and Alex again
Awww, my boy.
Tom's girls...Dee, Shire and Kimmie
Tom and his lovely family
Alex, Eva and her girls, Valeri and Cristine
Rocky and Barbara
Rocky, Barbara and Alex photo bombng
And now for the Goofball Express
Top row: Kimmie, Addison and Valeri
Bottom row: Shire, Corey, Alex and Cristine
Corey and Alex
Same people except Nina and Devin standing on the left
And now add Dominique
They are having fun
Check this out!
Alex takes a photo for these random people.
The wedding couple get the professional shots done.
The DJ set up for the reception
The reception tent
With the dance floor
Nice place setting
There were giant Hershey's kisses in these boxes.
I think there were almonds inside the chocolates
The menu, except a lot of my family got a vegetarian option.
They had assigned seating and the (v) is for vegetarian.
The wedding party on their way to the reception.
Come on, I'm hungry!
Boogey on down.
The first dance
It started as a slow dance.
Then picked up the pace with an Earth, Wind and Fire song.
Then everybody danced
I danced with Eva.
Go Amanda go
They had some fun slides playing while people danced.
The girls boogey down.
Oh man, I'm getting tired
But having a lot of fun
Therisa dances with Devin
There was even a line dance type thing
Andre is telling Therisa about the honeymoon to Bermuda coming up.
The wedding cake
Other sweets to go with the wedding cake
Cake cutting time.
The deed is done
It was good
What! There's chocolate cake??
Did you say chocolate????
Yep and vanilla frosting
Addison and Kimmie in the background
The happy couple
Me, John and Valeri
Eva, Cristine and Barbara
Barbara and Rocky
Dominique and Devin with Andre and Amanda
Amanda and Andre with Nina and her boys
The next morning, eleven of us went to Beach Board Cafe in Oceanside for breakfast.
Alex's friend, Marty and his girlfriend, Deanna joined us.
The motley crew
The breakfasts were huge
John had this omlette
I had this banana french toast.
We were only a few blocks from the ocean, so we went to see it.
A nice stairway to the beach
Or for a nice view