Monday, February 15, 2010

I Do's and USC Marching Band

We ventured down to LA over the weekend to see Mr. Pickle's friend, Brian, get marry to the very beautiful, Mindy.

The venue (Vibiana) was unbelievably gorgeous. Apparently this place was a former cathedral that underwent major renovations and is now available for weddings/parties. I wish I would have gotten a picture the way the venue was set up for the ceremony, it was breathtaking.

Me and Mr. Pickle before the ceremony

Father of the bride and bride

Husband and wife
Since the ceremony area was the same space the reception was to take place, we were moved outside for the cocktail hour. The weather was perfect and the hors d'oeuvres and drinks that were provided were great.

Cocktail Hour
Once the I Do's were exchanged and the room was transformed for the reception area, the cocktail hour came to a close and we were shown to our seats. As tradition has it, the bridal party and the bride and groom were announced and hanging out on the dance floor when all of a sudden part of the USC (Brian's alma mater) marching band entered through the front of the room and played for about 30 minutes. This was a gift to the groom from his groomsmen and he was totally surprised.

Everyone was in awe and since half of the guests attended USC there was much excitement.

Even Mr. Pickle joined in on the excitement. I swear he was like a little kid running around an amusement park!!

All this followed by the first dance and some good times.

Congrats Brian and Mindy!!! Can't wait to hear what Brian has in store for the honeymoon (he surprised her with an unknown destination and didn't tell any one).


Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Oh my gosh! What a great wedding!! I love how the band came in. You two are so cute!

Katelin said...

okay i love so many things about this wedding, the usc band, an unknown honeymoon (how amazing!) and her dress! ah, so fun. congrats to the happy couple.

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Nikki said...

Wow that looks like a beautiful wedding!!! with a marching band!? Very unique:) My sister is getting married this June and her dress looks alot like Mindys! Gorgeous!!!

Kristin said...

That looks like it was a gorgeous affair! What a stunning bride!