Just seventeen months after the first Chui cousin got married, Chris and Emily tied the knot on a beautiful February afternoon in California. We made the drive down to the San Francisco area to celebrate their union and I’m glad that our family love weddings.
We drove for 9.5 hours on Saturday to reach Fairfield, California. Unfortunately, we missed the rehearsal, but we joined the family for a dinner before the big day. Afterwards, we hung out in Kevin’s room to catch up and all of the cousins were present for a group photo.
The wedding and reception was held at a golf resort and their ceremony was brief and intimate.
I’m so happy that our family and extended family dances. Once we finished the meal, the dance floor filled with joy as we partied with our dancing shoes.
Chris and Emily performed their first dance, which included a lift, and then there’s Jack and Rachel, leading the way with line dances. Violet got her cousin Vienna dancing and Bruce and Grayson had lightsaber duels with the glow sticks.
When we all got Rick Rolled, Kevin made a special request for the Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way.” And that song will likely be a recurring anthem for any cousin get-together going forward.
And Bruce pulled off an awesome worm.
We finished the party for the happy couple with a glow stick tunnel before earning a noise complaint during our after party at the hotel.
Normally, that should be the end of the story, but I woke up early the next day to work on the photos in the hotel lobby and saw Jack going to the exercise room ten minutes later.
Looking to recap the fun evening together, I joined him in the fitness room, and just minutes later, we were surprised to see the newlywed bridge Emily enter for a run.
Our California adventures were just beginning. Chris and Emily’s wedding kicked off a tour of San Francisco and Monterey Bay.
On our way to Monterey, we stopped briefly at Chris and Emily’s house in San Jose.
The family had a great time and all of us are happy to see Chris and Emily married. Now, five of the seven cousins from one Gene are married. Who’s next? Eileen and Devon or Kyle and Abby? Whoever it is, the party is comin’!