On Sunday September 5th my good friend Hannah Cloud Sharpless got married to John Graff (my nickname for him = G-raff, like giraffe) in Cambridge, MA.
Here's the bride flanked by her parents and shocked at the betrayal. They told her she was getting dressed up to go to the theater:
Look at how cute this couple is.
They're about to eat dinner. We all hope that John opens his eyes one day.
Here's Hannah's mom sharing with the kids table, memories of her own wedding that involved drunkeness, acid trips, etc, etc. We were hooked.
Here's my friend Koh who's clearly become Jonah's friend too! You only make funny faces with best buddies. We hung out with him in Tokyo 3 weeks ago but we were all caught up in the moment and didn't mention the wedding. Next thing I knew, Jonah emerged from the men's room at this wedding and said, "I just ran into Koh at the urinals."
Wedding planners, take note: White sangria with freshly cut pears is delicious and should be a wedding necessity.
Koh's a respected sangria thief.
Awesome wedding cake:
Hannah dancing with her father-in-law...they got close, we were worried for a second.
A long, luscious veil and a hint of a tattoo: Hannah as a metaphor.
Here's one of Hannah's bridesmaids and my friend from college, Lindsey Shaw. Hannah and I like to Asianize her name into Rintsi Xia. It's better that way.
Here's my friend Yume (Koh's older sister) who I went to high school with in Tokyo and I was so happy to be reunited with this sassy lassie. Here's us looking like Japanese school girls with flash...
And here we are without flash...which is better? You decide. Jonah much prefers without flash. I'm leaning more towards with flash but I'm undecided.
Here we are having a good time but as Jonah points out, when I use the camera's night mode, it looks as if we could be anywhere...so true!
OR, do you like the night mode? I think it's my fave.
A big thanks to the cast and crew that made this wedding a heart warming, wicked* fun time!
* My friendly shout out to Boston, MA.