Wednesday, March 4, 2015

my week in pictures 87
the frace wedding & a few extras...

I am playing some major blog catch up right now, and definitely have some big posts to get to before I am done, like my two trips to California for example. In the meantime, I am going to try to get to the present with a few My Week posts, though there may be some holes in the dates, so bare with me...

monday 2/9 - sunday 2/15

First off, I have a few random pictures from the night before I flew our to San Jose. Me and Pat decided to grab dinner downtown and ended up scoring a giant seafood tagine at Joolz for the special price, score! It was delicious. Obviously I spent two weeks in and out of California... which I will get to soon, and we FINALLY got our Save The Dates out, which made me very happy.

[[ pat and the giant seafood tagine. dinner at joolz. flying over mt. hood... several times. our save the dates back from the printer! ]]

Now then, on to the post... The week was mostly spent playing catch up from California, but on Thursday night we headed over the pass to Portland for our friends Alex and Drea's wedding. Our friend Molly and her boyfriend were nice enough to let us stay in their awesome apartment, right up the street from the venue, which turned out to be perfect for the whole weekend.

Pat was one of the groomsmen, so on Friday we met up with everyone at Bridgeport Brewery for the rehearsal, and then headed to Lucky Lab for lunch. Afterward, I hung out with Drea for a bit while the boys picked up their tuxes, and then met back up with everyone for drinks. 

Saturday morning we grabbed some brunch at a little cafe below her building, relaxed for a bit, and then Pat went off to do groomsmen stuff while I got ready. 

[[ beautiful sunset on the way to portland. enjoying our new moscow mule mugs. friday morning. rehearsal dinner. portland through drea's hotel room. delicious saturday breakfast. my awesome gift wrapping job. ]]

Since the wedding was on Valentine's Day we finally got to spend one together and I was really excited! I even bought a cute new dress for the occasion. 

The venue was a private event space inside Bridgeport Brewery, and it was perfect for their intimate wedding. The ceremony was so sweet and I am super happy for the two of them! My absolute favorite detail of the wedding was the Voodoo Doughnut "cake" display, though their gold "Best Day Ever" backdrop was pretty awesome as well. 

After the reception was over a group of us headed downtown to Boiler Room for a few more drinks and some dancing slash karaoke before calling it a night.

I didn't get a ton of great pictures myself, so I grabbed a few from Instagram and Facebook as well. 

[[ a few shots from the wedding from the interwebs. us taking silly pictures at the reception. my valentine's date. fun with bubbles! boiler room. ]]

Once we finally got up Sunday morning we walked up the street to Brix Tavern to grab brunch with Molly and ended up running in to the bride and groom at a coffee shop on the way. They both seemed super happy and glad to have a day (mostly) to themselves after all the family craziness from the few days before. We said our goodbyes, grabbed a delicious brunch (complete with more free doughnuts), and then headed back over the pass for home. Though it was hard to leave such a beautiful Portland day behind. 

[[ a beautiful portland day! our yummy brunch at brix, complete with free doughnuts. the sunny drive home. ]]