california love!

okay, pauly and i know all the lyrics to ‘california love’ by tupac……..truth. and it’s pretty amazing. i’ll try to post a video soon. but you can listen to it here while you scroll through this post. (FYI: if you right click on the link and then hit ‘open in a new tab’ you can play the song in a new tab and read my post at the same time….aaaand that’s as tech-y as i get, folks. ya welcome).

a few weeks ago we had the incredible honor and pleasure of attending (and participating in) the amazing wedding of our friends josh and hayley. we met josh while at school in AZ, and he quickly became one of our absolute best friends. there are not very many people in this world more generous and fun and encouraging to be around than josh……. and then we met hayley.  it’s so so SO cliche to say, but they are LITERALLY perfect for each other. hayley is SO fun, loving, kind, and hilarious….we told josh after we first met her “well…we choose her. if you guys break up…we choose her. so don’t screw this up!” :) needless to say, their wedding was incredibly special to us both and we are so excited that they are married now!!

the wedding took place in newport beach, CA right on the ocean and it could. not. have been more beautiful. the sun was just starting to set, the weather was PERFECT, and having the ocean as your backdrop…i mean…..come on……

so, by the power vested in me by the state of…my blog… i present to you, for the very first time: some california love. (in no particular order, because..i’m too lazy….)

on the flight! ready. set. california!

on the flight! ready. set. california!

this is as crazy as our bachelor party got with josh. brownie dessert. at true food kitchen. it was wild.

this is as crazy as our bachelor party got with josh. brownie dessert. at true food kitchen. it was wild.

rehearsal dinner. don't they look like a disney prince and princess??

rehearsal dinner. don’t they look like a disney prince and princess??

pauly was a groomsman, along with these lovely ladies' husbands...we gals got to hang out the whole time, and LET ME TELL YOU: i LOVE THEM!!

pauly was a groomsman, along with these lovely ladies’ husbands…we gals got to hang out the whole time, and LET ME TELL YOU: i LOVE THEM!!  we called ourselves the ‘groomie-gals!’

at the end of the night we lit and sent off over 70 chinese lanterns. it was such a beautiful ending to a truly beautiful wedding day.

at the end of the night we lit and sent off over 70 chinese lanterns. it was such a beautiful ending to a truly beautiful wedding day.

handsome groomsmen. handsome groomsmen.

truth moment: i BAWLED when hayley walked down the aisle. to be fair, it was because josh was crying. HOW COULD I NOT CRY AT THAT?!

truth moment: i BAWLED when hayley walked down the aisle. to be fair, it was because josh was crying. HOW COULD I NOT CRY AT THAT?!

beautiful bridesmaids

beautiful bridesmaids

yep. the ONLY pic we took of all 4 of us...at the end of the night...all sweaty...after a night of dancing...cuz i'm good like that...

yep. the ONLY pic we took of all 4 of us…at the end of the night…all sweaty…after a night of dancing…cuz i’m good like that…

father/daughter dance. i LOVED her family. her dad called me "minnesota" the whole weekend.

father/daughter dance. i LOVED her family. her dad called me “minnesota” the whole weekend.

groomie-gals dancing it up!

groomie-gals dancing it up!

one last pic of the three amigos. we love you kraak......but are so thankful for our hay-bop addition!

one last pic of the three amigos. we love you kraak……but are so thankful for our hay-bop addition!

oh yeah...we got down with our bad selves....

oh yeah…we got down with our bad selves….

who gets wedding pics like this?? stunning!

who gets wedding pics like this?? stunning!

what a great gift! (not given by us...have we met?)

what a great gift! (not given by us…have we met?)

pre wedding pic! let's do this!

pre wedding pic! let’s do this!

magazine. unreal.

magazine. unreal.

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