Hello everyone!Last weekend I had the privilege of exploring the town of Bakersfield, CA while attending Aaron's brother's wedding. It was a lovely little ceremony and a HOT town. Not "omg, that's so hott," kinda hot; more like "holy sh*t, my clothes are soaking wet and it's only 9am", kinda hot. Even the ice cream INSIDE at Baskin Robbins was melted a little. Yeah. But aside from the intense heat, the weekend was fun and very laid back.
Here's Aaron and I after the wedding. I'd like to point out that I was the ONLY person wearing yellow at the wedding and the reception :)
Here's the couple at the beginning of the wedding. Since Gloria, the bride, is Mexican and Catholic, the wedding had a few interesting differences from the hum-drum typical weddings. Not only do the bride and groom exchange rings, but the bride's parents give coins to groom who takes the coins as a sign of his monetary responsibilities in the marriage. He is to provide for their household and she, in return, accepts the coins and her responsibility to manage the and take care of the household. Then, the bride's grandparents took a rope and lasso'ed it around the bride and groom, displaying how they are "tied together" or connected for life (I think). What eye opening experience.
Here is Aaron's grandma and his Aunt Tammy. Before last weekend, Aaron's grandmother had never painted her fingernails or toenails, she had never had her hair done and she had never had her eyebrows waxed. Well, that all changed last weekend and here is Grandma Betty is all her beauty and glory (Aaron's sister and I did her make-up!) She's a new woman!
Here's a really awesome shot of Phoenix, AZ from the airport. My plane took off an hour late so I got to see a beautiful sunset over the city and got to capture some of it on camera for you.
Oh and by the way, I had a hair catastrophe right before the the wedding. I was attempting to dye my back to its normal color of brown but it turned out red. RED. So, of course, I freaked out and had to go get some profressional help from Salon Dacota and this how my hair turned out :)
All-in-all, it was a good weekend, a good wedding, good people, good times. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. To everyone traveling (LUCKY), be safe and take lots of pictures! Until next time...