Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Catalina Island Part 2 - Frank & Chris get married!

This was one save-the-date that we saved! :)

Saturday, May 2nd

After our 2 hour jeep tour of the island, we quickly headed back to our villa to get ready for Frank & Chris's wedding! (If you missed Part 1 Catalina, click here!)

Selfie on our balcony



The Ceremony:



Chris's parents Linda Jane and Daniel taking a selfie! :)

Photo taken by Chris's mom Linda Jane

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A video clip above of Tom as wedding officiant. Reference to Owen is Frank's + Chris's pooch! --

Photo taken by Frank ♥



A few funny moments!

THE KISS!
Photo taken by wedding photographer Shana Cassidy

My pic ♥

Photo taken by wedding photographer Shana Cassidy


After the nuptials, we headed by the water for a group photo!
Pic taken by Shana Cassidy

The grooms with their Mommies

The handsome couple! Photo by Shana Cassidy

Photo by Shana Cassidy

Reception:


Fondant-free wedding cake made by local baker, Katrina. :)
The main tier was vanilla butter cake, with lemon mousse, lemon curd and raspberry drizzle.
The top tier was Devil's Food Cake with chocolate mousse. The entire cake was covered in vanilla buttercream and decorated with the organic flowers by Tracy from Bloom florist.



Loved the wedding favor! -- Wine stopper, salt + Scharffen Berger chocolates ♥




Chris sipping his Moscow Mule and Bill

When I posted this on Facebook, Chris wrote, "I think he was shocked to see that I drink. The things we learn on our wedding day..." :)


Frank's gorgeous cuff links (Chris wore the same ones) from Gilt.com


"Please leave advice and best wishes for the new couple"

Scott Babe writing his 2 cents! Or shall I say, novel! hehe.

  Dear friend of the grooms - Sandy Hernandez.  Frank and Sandy met in 1987 in high school. A few years ago, Frank & Chris found out that Sandy and Chris are vaguely related. :-)

Nicole, another dear friend of the grooms, singing "The Man I Love" by Ella Fitzgerald

Boy, I was touched in a different way by each of Frank's and Chris's mommies. Above is Chris's Mommy, Linda Jane. Her raw emotion reached the core of my heart.


Frank's mommy, Irene, I loved her energy! She lights up a room.

Frank had a beautiful moment alone on the dance floor as a newly wedded groom!


Billie's heart stops for veggies ♥









Clean cake feeding ♥


Both flavors were delicious, but the vanilla with lemon won me over.

♥ Dancing with their Mommies. ♥











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Madonna's "Celebration"

There was even a photo booth!

The day after the wedding:


My morning coffee with breathtaking view.

Brunch at the Club House at Hamilton Cove:




Views from the Club House and pool :)



Frank, me and Tom

Newly wedded Chris!

Matt G., Chris J., Frank, Matt B.
(Photo taken by Eric)


Scott Babe and newly wedded Frank!

 Ed Johnson -- who wrote Frank and Chris' wedding song!


Zip-lining: 
Scott Babe and I got into our golf cart (first one above) and drove less than 5 minutes down to Descanso Beach, where Frank and I would have a refresher and Scott Babe would participate in zip lining with Chris and fellow wedding guests.

WHEW! Scott Babe passed the weigh-in. hehe.

Our newlyweds, Frank and Chris :)



Safety first!

 Chris, Brian (Lisa's hus.), Frank's cousin Lisa, Frankie, Frank's sister Elena, Eric, and Scott Babe

Refresher at Descanso Beach Club:











Girl throwing shell:




We met the group at their last zip-line:
Frank and Tom waving at our group. 





Eric
Chris


 Frankie



Scott Babe

 Frank's sister Elena doing it with one hand!!!

Elena



Lisa


 Brian, Chris

 Scott Babe

Lisa

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The instructor being playful as he zip-lines to the end

Exploring more of Hamilton Cove:




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Last dinner:

 Our last dinner on the island was at Antonio's.

 Moscow Mule - refreshing!

 Chris, Frank, Frank's Mom Irene, Johnna, Eric


Mamma Mia's Day Old Spaghetti! -- Not bad!
Frank's cousin's Lisa's collage! :)

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Lloyd's of Avalon Confectionery
 The same taffy puller has been used for the signature saltwater taffy since 1934.

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Skateboarders on their way to the ferry after BIG skateboarding event on the island.

8 am - Monday, May 4th - Ferry back to Long Beach, CA

Commodore Lounge
We enjoyed the luxuries of this upgrade with priority boarding and a complimentary beverage!

THE END. The Grooms lived happily ever after.

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