Hello Wedding Season, We Meet Again

For some people, wedding season starts and ends at clear times. For Timmy and I, it’s never ending. I say “season” with a smirk because truly, it’s year-round for us. Last year, we were invited to 13 and made it to 11. By Feb 2013, we had 8 already in the books for the rest of the year. We did have a little respite from November until March, which would’ve been more appreciated if not for the moving to another state, moving from two cities in FL, back and forths to Atlanta, and a hellish commute thrown in for good measure. But I’m not going to lie, if wedding season had to start back up again, it could not have been for a more amazing couple, Denise and Vinnie, and awesome wedding.

Denise and Vinnie

Join me, will you, as a I recap my friendship with Denise and how Timmy and I came to be at this first of many many MANY weddings of 2013.

I met my bestie Denise at NYU during our study abroad in London the summer before senior year. We hit it off immediately, along with her roomie at the time, Nikki, and the next year, the 3 of us were inseparable.

Time to do the car wash dance in London summer 2005!

Time to do the car wash dance in London summer 2005! God I was tan

just another after party in our dorms in London

just another after party in our dorms in London

This is what happens after a lot of vodka. Not bad.

This is what happens after a lot of vodka in NY in your early 20s. Not bad.

I had actually met Denise in my freshman orientation group the summer before college even started, but we never made it past then for some reason. Thinking back, how much did that suck for me?! We should’ve been friends from the beginning!! I could’ve had delicious home cooked Peruvian food for years thanks to her abuela (she is missed)!! I guess we’ll never know what it could’ve been like instead, *sniff, sniff*.

This wedding weekend was to celebrate Denise and Vinnie. My bestie Denise married her mestie (her man bestie) Vinnie, and they are incredible. They are both so cool, calm, collected. Really, the three Cs. I always feel like I smoked a joint after hanging out with them, that’s how chill they are.

they're going to the chapel (actually Tarrytown first)

they’re going to the chapel (actually Tarrytown first)

Rehearsal dinner, no jitters

Rehearsal dinner, no jitters

What a chill pair

What a chill pair

So two weekends ago, we packed our bags in 86 degree weather and we traveled up to Westchester County, NY to the Tarrytown Estates to celebrate their wedding weekend, in 32 degree weather.

I spy, with my little eye...

I spy, with my little eye…

The Estate is amazeballs. Holy cow was it pretty. And it’s right next to Sleepy Hollow, which yes, does exist in real life! The rehearsal dinner was at Harvest on Hudson, and when I say the food was unreal, I’m not doing it justice. I didn’t really take any food pictures because I was so busy STUFFING my face full of it (that and champagne), but believe me, it was amazing. The location was gorgy too but it got dark fast and I couldn’t see outside to take nice pictures. It was a small, lovely event without a lot of hoopla and crap because Denise and Vinnie just aren’t those types of peeps, which is why I love them so.

Vanessa and Denise, lovely at the rehearsal dinner

Vanessa (MOH) and Denise, lovely at the rehearsal dinner

love this lady

love this lady

We sometimes shouldn't be allowed to take pictures with alcohol.

We sometimes shouldn’t be allowed to take pictures with alcohol.

 

delish dessert from rehearsal dinner

So the wedding itself was a hit. And by hit I mean hilarious. The priest was quite similar to the priest in “Princess Bride” and we were cracking up at his quirky nature. He definitely said at a few points, loud and clear, “So, uh, you two feel like kissing!?!?” Hilarious.

Then we hightailed it back to the Tarrytown Estates for the reception, and it was snowing! I know for some of y’all, you’re totally over the snow. I remember a time in my life where I could say the same thing. Now, one flurry sends me into a state of crazy, over the top, childlike enthusiasm, so just humor me right now. And it was gorgeous, a white wedding. Absolutely perfect.

Snow is exciting to me now that I live in FL. So I def freaked out for this.

Snow is exciting to me now that I live in FL. So I def freaked out for this.

Once we settled in for some prosecco and food, the DJ started cranking up the hits, and it wouldn’t stop the whole night. I forgot to eat more than a plate of ceviche (which I definitely paid for the next morning, along with most of the wedding party) because I was on the dance floor pretty much the whole night. And I have this crazy bunch of amazing people to thank for that.

LOVE THEM!

LOVE THEM!

so happy

Viva el amor, for reals

Viva el amor, for reals

Vinnie and Denise's nephew straight killing the dancefloor

Vinnie and Denise’s nephew straight killing the dancefloor

Another bonus to the weekend was that it was a mini London reunion again because our good friend Matt got to come up from DC for the wedding. He is hysterical, one of my most favorite people to hang out with. Don’t let his nerdy exterior trick you; he’s a cunning, sly, hip-hop loving, dancing machine. And he also paid dearly for all the delightful alcoholic beverages because he had to sleep on the NJ Turnpike on his way back to DC the next day, which is something I don’t encourage anyone to do.

please don't ever change Matt

please don’t ever change Matt

These men are not silly at all.

These men are not silly at all.

homies forever

homies forever

London abroad reunites in the same room, the space time continuum explodes

London abroad reunites in the same room, the space time continuum explodes

So all in all, the weekend was an amazing success, and the beautiful couple danced their way into their honeymoon in Spain.

What a happy couple

What a happy couple

But not before this happened.

What's a wedding without a pair of ripped John Varvatos pantalones??

What’s a wedding without a pair of ripped John Varvatos pantalones??

And this.

And we can also take really stupid pictures

We can take really stupid pictures. Clearly, we’re meant to be.

Honestly, we love you, Denise and Vinnie. You are an amazing couple and are going to change the world. Disclaimer: if you hurt her Vinnie, I will destroy you. LOVE YOU! 🙂

We really had a wonderful time and can’t wait for the rest of the weddings this year!

 

…I’m chuckling to myself because before I finished writing this post, I got word that we have two more weddings to add to the docket. No joke. No lie. We’re screwed.

♥, VB

 

 

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