Monday, October 10, 2011

the best worst day

here's a lesson I have to keep relearning throughout my life: sometimes saving a few dollars on your plane fare isn't worth killing yourself. Case in point: This weekend, Chris and I travelled to memphis to see my lovely friends Joy and Minsu get married. When it came to finding a flight, however, I decided the cost of the flight was priority numero uno. As a result, we both wanted to die the entire time.

Here was our schedule:

2:15 a.m.: catch a cab to union station
3:15 a.m.: catch a train to BWI airport
5:30 a.m.: catch a plane to Charlotte, NC for a 2 hour layover.
9:30 a.m.: catch a second plane to Memphis, TN
10:30 a.m.: arrive in Memphis, get a rental car and drive to Corky's for a quick, AMAZING lunch.
12:30 p.m.: get to chapel so Jeannie could practice the song she will sing during the wedding ceremony
2:00 p.m.: check in at hotel and sleep for 2 hours
4:00 p.m.: get up and get ready for the wedding
5:15 p.m.: arrive at chapel to do one last sound check
6:30 p.m.: watch the most BEAUTIFUL BRIDE EVER get married.
7:30-10:30 p.m.: celebrate the wonderful couple with delicious food and merriment.
11:00 p.m.: sleep in a semi-comatose state.

OK, i'll spare you the details of Sunday which required a lot more travel. basically we were in motion almost all weekend and it was exhausting and i've learned my lesson. Pay more. travel comfortably. Enjoy your life. Some costs are worth coughing up.

But seriously, the weekend was totally awesome and WORTH IT because Joy and Minsu's wedding was beautiful. Here's a big photo dump.

I think this was BWI? Or Charlotte airport? I can't remember.

Corky's! Famous for Memphis barbeque

THE sweetest, tastiest glass of sweet tea. The whole time I was drinking it,
I thought about Rick Bragg and his ever-present sweaty glass of sweet tea.

Chris is happy to get some good food in his belly.
Sorry dude for all the torture this weekend.

we WILL be back

On our way to the wedding after an emergency trip to Target
for forgotten essentials! Him: a belt. Her: accessories

playing air piano as I practiced my song during the car ride to the church

pulling in to Joy's home church where her dad is the pastor.

cute and simple program
she looked STUNNING. her dad officiated the ceremony
i loved the bridesmaid dresses: navy strapless 
the reception hall was beautiful and the food was amazing: Korean buffet, baby!

I was like, Chris let's take a picture, and he was like, OK after this one bite.

There he is.

Joy in her traditional korean garb. I LOVE YOU JOY!

the handsome groom and me.
I am grinning because he wears pink so well!

Yay for MinJoy!

the dessert table! yummers

our name-tags were hole-punched with a heart shape,
so i put the heart over my camera lens and took some photos.
they turned out cute, right? :)

bahahahaha! don't kill me Joy! some childhood photos
were displayed around the reception area. SO CUTE!

twas a lovely affair

the end/the beginning!

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