Wedding Weekend Part 2!

Part two of our wedding weekend starts on Saturday morning after Ellen’s wedding. We rode with my parents down to Birmingham, Alabama for our friend Jennifer Faulkner’s wedding. My brother and I grew up visiting the Faulkners in Birmingham whenever we’d go down to see my grandparents in Alabama. My dad spent part of his childhood in Birmingham – high school to be exact – and he and Stan, Jennifer’s dad, have remained friends since high school. We also have Jennifer’s mother Diane to thank for our obsession with the board game Puerto Rico – she’s the one who brought it to Nashville about a year ago and then bought us our very own version! (Thank you Diane!!) Parte 2 del fin de semana de bodas comienza la manana del Sabado luego del matrimonio de Ellen. Viajamos con mis papas a Birmingham, Alabama al matrimonio de nuestra amiga Jennifer Faulkner. Mi hermanao y yo crecimos visitando a los Faulkners en Birmingham cada vez que viajabamos a visitar a mis abuelos en Alabama. Mi papa paso su adolecencia en Birmingham y el y Stan, el papa de Jennifer, han sido amigos desde entonces- desde el liceo. Tambien tenemos que agradecer a la mama de Jennifer, Diane, por nuestra obsecion por jugar Puerto Rico – ella es la que lo trajo a Nashville mas o menos un ano atras y luego nos regalo uno a nosotros! (Gracias Diane!!)

We got down to Birmingham with time enough to freshen up and go straight to the temple where Jennifer was marrying her now-husband Daniel Seigel. This was my first Jewish wedding and I loved it. Jennifer is an incredible classical singer and I figured that the music during the ceremony would be amazing but I was blown away with her processional. She had a whole choir singing 5 traditional Jewish love songs. It was just amazing. The program for the wedding ceremony explained all the various traditions that happened throughout the ceremony and they were all so meaningful and had such a rich history. I loved that the program had explanations so we knew what was going on all the time. Llegamos a Birmingham con suficiente tiempo para relajarnos y luego ir directo al temple donde Jennifer se casaba con su ahora marido Daniel Seigel. Esta fue mi primera boda judia y me encanto. Jennifer es una cantante clasica increible y claro que la musica de la ceremonia seria genial pero lo que mas me encanto fue su procession. Tuvo un coro de 5 cantando canciones judias tradicionales. Fue precioso. El programa de la ceremonia explicaba en detalle las diferentes tradiciones que tenia la ceremonia y todas tenian un motive hermoso y significativo con mucha historia. Me encanto que el programa tuviera explicaciones asi podiamos saber lo que pasaba.

After the ceremony we went to the reception, which was held at a place called “Old Car Heaven.” It was appropriately named – there were beautiful restored old cars everywhere. When we walked into the main room (which was huge) there were old cars lining the wall and behind the stage there was a whole garage  full of old cars from every era of American car history. It was like a car museum, and we walked through taking pictures of our favorite cars – or pining over them (which is what Javi did with this pretty red truck). Despues de la ceremonia nos fuimos a la fiesta, la cual fue en un lugar llamado “El paraiso del auto Viejo”. El nombre era perfecto – habian autos antiguos renovados por todos lados. Cuando entrabas en la sala principal (que era enorme) habian autos antiguos alineados junto a la muralla y atras del scenario habia un garage entero con autos de cada era de la historia Americana de los autos. Era como un museo de autos, y nosotros nos paseamos sacando fotos de nuestros favoritos – o pegarnos a ellos (como lo hizo Javi a esta linda camioneta roja)

The reception was great – they hired another incredible band (LOVED having two weddings in a row with great bands!) and we danced most of the night right up in the front. At one point Jennifer’s grandfather, Diane’s father, got up on stage and played some saxaphone – it was AWESOME! We had a great night celebrating Jennifer and Daniel, seeing friends we haven’t seen in a long time and I had a great time dancing with my folks. And just like that, our wedding season as wedding guests is wrapped up! We attended 4 incredible weddings this summer and two of them in one weekend – I think I’m still recovering from all the fun we had on Friday and Saturday. Congratulations Jennifer and Daniel!! La fiesta estuvo genial – contrataron a una banda buenisima (me encanto tener dos bodas con buenas bandas!) y bailamos la mayor parte de la noche. En un momento, el abuelo de Jennifer, papa de Diane, se subio al scenario a tocas saxo – fue GENIAL! Lo pasamos muy bien celebrando a Jennifer y Daniel, viendo a amigos que no veiamos hace mucho tiempo y yo lo pase bien bailando con mi familia. Y con eso, la temporada de bodas, como invitados, se ha acabado! Fuimos a 4 bodas preciosas este verano y 2 fueron el mismo fin de semana – creo que todavia estoy recuperandome de lo bien que lo pase el viernes y el sabado. Felicitaciones Jennifer y Daniel!

8 responses to “Wedding Weekend Part 2!”

  1. What a cool wedding and unique reception! Patrick would have died… cars/motorcycles are his thing. I would have never seen him again! haha

    • I am sure you would have loved seeing those cars Joan. They were like that one you are sitting on in that photo of you as a teenager. So cool!

  2. Hey there–just found your blog after you stopped by mine. You have a cool blog here–like that you have it in English and Spanish both. I took Spanish for four years in high school and was trying to read some. Some of it I got. The rest I gave up and read the English 🙂 You guys look like you had a lot of fun at the wedding. You two make a really cute couple by the way. 🙂 Looks like you belong together!

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