The PNW & Wedding Bells

The flight in to Seattle
The flight in to Seattle

We’re married! Sorry this post is just so delayed, but I made a pact with myself that there would be limited online engagement while I was home before the wedding, and absolutely none on our two-week honeymoon in Bali. But oh it was wonderful to be back in the Pacific Northwest for a while! I’m viewing Shanghai more and more as my home, but it’s always nice to go back to your hometown and see all your friends and family. It was quite a crazy couple weeks before that big party we threw where we hung out in a church first…and some legal stuff happened, I think, where I now have a hubby? Hmmm. About that. Since we don’t yet have our professional photos back, I wanted to give you guys an idea of our time back home and a few of the big day itself, to share in our joy.

There are always a few amazing parts to being home – seeing our cat, Lt. John McClane, who’s currently staying with my parents; seeing my horse, Voltaire, who is the love of my life (sorry Hubby – don’t worry, Hubster knows it); driving (seriously, I never enjoyed this until it was cut from my life – now one of the most simple pleasures when I’m home is driving with the windows down, in shorts, blasting music and singing along); and hanging out with my dearest friends and family, who mean the world to me.

So here is a bit of a photo diary from my time spent at home. I promise another post later of Bali – because it was wonderful, and oh so gorgeous.

Flowers from the then-future-hubby to greet me when I got to the parents house after nearly 24 hours of travel
Flowers from the then-future-hubby to greet me when I got to the parents house after nearly 24 hours of travel
The handsomest man in town. Seriously.
The handsomest man in town. Seriously.
The man of the hour all snuggled up on my bed
The man of the hour all snuggled up on my bed
Ivar's. Because, I mean, it's a necessity on a gorgeous day.
Ivar’s. Because, I mean, it’s a necessity on a gorgeous day.
Oysters. Because in Shanghai they cost $10 per oyster, for oysters imported from my home state of Washington.
Oysters. Because in Shanghai they cost $10 per oyster, for oysters imported from my home state of Washington.
Blessed Sacrament Church
Blessed Sacrament Church
My favorite :)
My favorite 🙂
The view from Ray's Boathouse, our reception.
The view from Ray’s Boathouse, our reception.
Just a few of our delicious cupcakes
Just a few of our delicious cupcakes
Our best request for our wedding :)
Our best request for our wedding 🙂
The gorgeous end to the night
The gorgeous end to the night
Twinkling lights to carry us into the night
Twinkling lights to carry us into the night