Monday, April 18, 2011

Sailing into the Sunset

Tracey & Angela - Mrs & Mrs Beal!
The last two weekends have been a whirlwind of activity from coast to coast. First, I was in Miami for a bachelorette party. We had a grand time - no drama, no divas - but it was so fast that I don't think I ever really relaxed despite the South Beach warm weather, great company, and fabulous itinerary.

Our fabulous jazz singer.
Fast forward four days and I was headed home to San Diego for a dear friend's wedding. Tracey, blogger extraordinaire of A Bicycle Built for Two, is a San Diego native and we decided to move to New York together in 2008 (I arrived 6 months after her.) She and her now wife,  New York native, Angela, had their ceremony this past Saturday on the Yacht America sailboat in San Diego bay. The weather was AMAZING even for San Diego standards. And for the 20 or so of us who traveled back from the East Coast, it was even more incredible after the winter we've suffered through.

Sunset over the Del Coronado.
The backdrop of Downtown San Diego, North Island and Coronado made the perfect decor for this emotional and touching affair and the group gathered to celebrate were the best of the best. The officiant was the husband of the bride's good friend who happens to have a PhD in poetry. Obviously he did an amazing job. Totally apropos readings were done by Angela's youngest sister and Dawn, another childhood friend of Tracey's. And Tracey's sister, Ali, killed it with the maid of honor speech...equal parts riotous, emotional, articulate, sincere and just awesome.

Coolest. One bride wore gold boat shoes and the other gray & white converse with the wedding date printed on the side.
Yacht America
Paying homage to Angela's ancestry, there was catered Greek food that was scrumptious, a bevy of cocktails and mocktails and the BEST desert ever. VG's cake and doughnuts. I mean, it's just the "bizness" when it comes to cakes. Whenever and wherever I get married, I will try to get a VG's cake fed exed for our eating pleasure. Enjoy a few pics from the day...

Sailing around San Diego Bay

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