Rich used to work for this great ad agency and while he was there, he made some great friends. Two of those friends are Mike and Lauren -- and this weekend was their wedding in San Luis Obispo, California. (For those of you not in California, it's on the Central Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco.)
We made the drive early Friday morning and picked up another agency guy (who we met for the first time) to ride up with us. Turns out (a) he has become one of our favorite people and (b) he was the "ordained online" officiant for the wedding.
The bride-to-be, Theo-the-Officiant and Mike the Swedish groom -
Lauren was cool as a cucumber, funny as always and picked the best venue for a wedding -
I always love seeing Rich get all gussied up -
Holland Ranch, the venue. Dancing started in a beautiful old barn just after sunset -
Early in the night, nice smiles and good behavior in the photo booth -
The bartenders were fantastic as was the wine selection -
Clearly, it was time to take the shuttle home -
Weddings are all the same in such a good way. Different groups of people brought together. A little awkward at first but by the end of the night, everyone's dancing to Thriller and toasting the bride and groom.
Congratulations, Mike and Lauren. A beautiful day for a beautiful couple.