The After-Party

After my sister got married, a bunch of people went to the Japanese Gardens

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and Tomoe got stuck with George.  Poor Tomoe.

While everyone was there, my mom and I got ready for the celebratory dinner.  I guess it was like a reception, but there were only 14 people so I’m going to call it a dinner.  Or the after-party.  We booked a private room at the Multnomah Athletic Club, which is also where G and I got married and had our reception.

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I helped Em and Toya get ready for the dinner.  I had to flatiron Toya’s hair and that was quite an experience.  I was afraid I was going to burn all her hair off, but I just went with it.

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And it turned out okay, I think.  On the other hand, my hair looked like sh*t so that was nice.  I did Em’s makeup, but forgot to bring my lip stuff with me when we got ready so I had to add lips when we got to the room.

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A sister’s work is never done.

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I was designated as the photographer so I went balls to the wall…and mostly took pictures of myself!

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That’s my dad’s sister, Judi.  I feel bad for her because she grew up having to deal with my dad as her brother.  It’s amazing she still has arms and legs.

Eventually, I got around to taking pictures of some other people.

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My dad wouldn’t stop talking long enough to let me take a picture of him.  At least Jon looks good!

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That’s the entire group. My Uncle Keith and Aunt Judi (on the left) were on their way to a super-fancy event so they were only able to stop by for a few minutes.  It was great to see them, though.

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That’s one of my favorites…the Double Stuffed Oreo.

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We had a mishap with the zoom.  I love this picture.

So after our photoshoot outside, we sat down for dinner.

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Which was pretty amazing.  Salmon, mashed potatoes and asparagus.  It was good.  And then it was time for toasts.  My mom and dad both gave toasts, which was nice.  Then I gave a toast, which was the best.

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I’m not quite sure what I said, but I gave them a gift that everyone should receive at a shotgun wedding.

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A onesie with dogs on it!  Isn’t that what every newlywed wants?!!!

G and I also loaned them our wedding song, What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, so they could have a first dance.

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We played it twice so we could dance to it too.

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After dinner, toasts and dancing, it was time for the best part.

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George ate about 5 pieces and grabbed one piece (with his hand) as we left that night.  You can never have too much cake.

We had a great time celebrating with everyone.  Congrats, Emily and Jamison!!

Bring on the baby.

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5 Responses to The After-Party

  1. kelsey says:

    I love the close up picture. So much.

  2. nbosch77 says:

    best gift idea ever!
    our wedding guests got an email the morning of the wedding. we had been secretly planning the wedding for a couple of months (it took that long to get our documents in order!) but wanted it to be a surprise. it was the best party ever!! and the next day we left b/c a level 4 cyclone came! (i hope not a bad sign?! 😛 )

  3. Emily says:

    Love the dog onesie! So cute!

  4. brandyp0509 says:

    The reception looked great. You and your sister are beautiful ladies with beautiful smiles. Heck the whole family is great looking, reminds me of a Benetton ad, so diverse but everyone attractive, etc. ~~~Brandy

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