A few weeks ago I got to take a little trip to see my lovely friend Robyn get married. I wasn't sure if I'd get to make it across the country for the wedding, but luckily I was able to spend a couple of days working in our LA office and then head down to Orange County for the wedding weekend.
First, a little note about Robyn. We met on London Study Abroad in 2004 when we shared a room with 12 other girls. The following semester, we shared an apartment with Marisa (who was also in our London group) and Noelle (who we'd visited in Rome). Robyn has many excellent qualities, including but not limited to: baking delicious treats on a regular basis, great taste in music, a tendency to say exactly what's on her mind (which is usually something sarcastic and hilarious), and a fantastic laugh, not to mention a smile that can stop traffic.
I've taken this opportunity to steal pictures from other people's Facebook albums, because my laptop is broken and I can't upload my own.
After working and meeting with clients for a couple days (I know, I am super fancy), I drove down to Anaheim on Friday night for a bachelorette dinner at Downtown Disney. It was a lot of fun, and it was great to spend time with friends that I hadn't seen in years. My Uncle Morrie and Aunt Dawn live one town over from Robyn's family and were nice enough to let me stay with them for the weekend. I loved getting to see them and catch up!
Robyn and John got married in the LDS temple in Newport Beach. It was a beautiful day and Robyn looked STUNNING. In addition to some college friends, I got to hang out with my BFF Fara (Marisa's baby):
We are basically inseparable. She texts me all the time.
Fara's mom kept wanting to take pictures with me, too.
Between the ceremony and reception, Fara, Marisa, her husband Rob and I made the requisite stop at In-N-Out so I could get my fix. I noted to Marisa that I was a little taken aback by how chatty and friendly the cashier girl was. Some things are just a bit jarring after being in New York for so long, and especially after a long and bitter winter.
That night there was a ring ceremony and reception in Robyn's backyard, and everything looked fantastic! After sending the happy couple off with a line of sparklers (and some hugs), we all said our goodbyes and I headed back to Morrie & Dawn's.
The next morning it was back up to LAX for my flight to New York. I managed to get a yogurt through security, but then the only movie on my flight was Voyage of the Dawn Treader, so... win some, lose some, I guess. Anyway, it was kind of a whirlwind weekend, but I'm glad I got to go!