A Pebble Beach wedding

Posted on June 11, 2012

Pebble Beach

Recently I headed down to California for Tim and Eva’s wedding at Pebble Beach.

Pebble Beach

Flights from Vancouver to the US are rather expensive, even for the short three hour journey to California. For this trip we drove an hour across the border to Bellingham and flew from there. It worked out to be half the cost.

Pebble Beach

Arriving at Oakland, the plan was to meet up with Angie and Bobby (who flew in from Australia) at SFO before hiring a car and driving down to Monterey.

Pebble Beach

First things first though; we needed lunch and opted for some soul food.

Pebble Beach

People had told me to expect a wait at Frisco Fried as they cook to order. 15 minutes later and my order of chicken and waffles arrived. The chicken was great, the waffles… not so much.

Pebble Beach

While on the topic of food, there are many Aussie things that I can’t get in Canada. Tracy back in Sydney kindly bought some of my favourite staples, with Angie and Bobby cramming it into their luggage. The care package included Bundaberg Ginger Beer (possibly the greatest beverage on Earth), Arnott’s Shapes, Milo and Coco Pops (the US have Coco Krispies, but they’re not the same). If anyone from Aus is heading this way, all I need now are Chilli Kettle Chips and some Pure Blonde beer!

Pebble Beach

Rather than have everyone stay at a hotel, Tim and Eva booked this enormous house for the weekend.

Pebble Beach

This pad was amazing. There were at least six bedrooms (I lost count to be honest) and two enormous gardens.

Pebble Beach

View from the first floor overlooking the golf course.

Pebble Beach

There were a few worries about the weather forecast but come wedding day we were met with blue skies.

Pebble Beach

Timothy proposed to Eva at this beach, so what better place for their intimate ceremony.

Pebble Beach

After the ceremony, we headed back to the house for their afternoon reception.

Pebble Beach

Great beach-themed cake decoration. The ’sand’ is a mix of brown and white sugar.

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Table decorations.

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Throwing the bouquet. It’s funny how girls leap for it while guys flee the moment the garter’s tossed.

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Choose your poison. This was a sign of things to come as the drinking continued for a solid 8 hours.

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Some of us were nursing hangovers the next day so we took things easy, lazing about and doing some sightseeing along 17-Mile Drive.

Pebble Beach

Finally here’s the Lone Cypress, one of Pebble Beach’s landmarks. I have a backlog of stuff to post, which I’ll try to get through during the week. Have a good one!

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4 Comments so far
  1. long July 18, 2012 1:52 pm

    very beautiful photos

  2. James July 29, 2012 4:17 am

    Much rather Stella over Pure Blonde!

  3. Okibi September 6, 2012 12:20 am

    Great photos, looks like a beautiful location and wedding . I wonder if a box of BBQ shapes would make it to your house if I just stuck an address label on the front and some stamps. Email me if you want to give it a try.

  4. Charles September 6, 2012 12:44 am

    Okibi: LOL. Judging by the other packages that I’ve received, the Shapes would arrive (eventually) but no doubt crushed into a fine powder.

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