After my fun Saturday with Mango, Sunday was even more fun! I ran errands in the morning, then got ready for Alix’s wedding!
(If you’ve been reading this blog regularly, you probably have heard Alix’s name a lot. Alix and I interned at Intel together in the summer of 2010 and then both started back full-time in the same group! She is one of my greatest friends!)
The wedding was at the Boojum Tree, a venue here in Phoenix. Apparently, the Boojum Tree was a nursery & about to shut down, when someone asked to hold their wedding there before they closed. From there forward, it became a venue! It is very cool, almost tropical, with a million plants, little alcoves & different areas to walk through, lights strung from the ceiling, etc. I really liked the vibe!
Side note: I was with Alix when she booked the venue for her wedding yippee!!
Anyways, as normal with work events, my neighbor/coworker/friend Katie B was my date! Without even pre-planning, we matched quite well! (You can’t see her shoes, but they were the color of my dress haha :))
I call her Katie B. because there is another Katie– Katie T 🙂 Katie T though is moving to Portland in a couple of weeks 😦 so then Katie B. can finally just be Katie!
Alix looked absolutely stunning and the wedding was so intimate & perfect! Nick, her husband, is really great too. He’s really funny!
A ton of Intel people attended the wedding. Here we are all together!
And then we also made sure to take an “Interns” picture, meaning a pic of me and the other girls that all interned together in 2010– me, Alix, Katie T, and Nadia!
Nick’s mom put together a fun video of Alix & Nick growing up, to watch during dinner, and they also had a tradition that they would call married couples up to come & demonstrate a kiss that Nick & Alix then had to copy! I had never seen that before and it was cool. During the ceremony, they also did a wine ceremony, which I had seen before at a wedding of Mark’s friends. Basically, they seal bottles of wine with different letters to be opened on different anniversaries. For example, on their third anniversary, they’ll enjoy a bottle of wine with a note that Nick’s parents wrote to them, describing their feelings on the day of the wedding. I really like this tradition!
After a yummy Mexican dinner, we had a cupcake cake, and then danced before previewing the wedding photos & sending them off into the night in a limo! They’re going to Hawaii for their honeymoon– oh la laaaa! I really hope Instagram still works when I’m in Europe because if not, I will miss out on the play by play that Alix is posting of their honeymoon!
I’m off to finish packing! Then hopefully post a pre-trip summary before I jet off to Europe WOOHOO!!!!!!!