We went to Naples the second week of April to attend the wedding of Channa Cook (a friend of mine from Tech) and Justin Jones (a school mate of Chad's). We introduced this precious little couple over 2 years ago and as they say....The rest is history!
We arrived on Thursday about noon and after checking in we headed to the Gumbo Limbo for some beverages and food. I had a West Coast "Grilled Cheese" (Shaved Molasses Cured Pork Loin, Smoked Gouda, Granny Smith Apple, Passion Fruit Mustard on Rosemary Pullman, Garden Salad ) and Chad ordered the All Sirloin Beef Burger, duh! After we had all decided that we were about to pop we headed to the beach for some sun! We hung out for awhile and enjoyed the beach before we started getting ready for a night out on the town in Naples!
The rowdy crowd at Vergina's!
JJ, Chad & Chris keeping Corona Lite in business!
Mer-Mer & Brit
We spent Friday at the beach and relaxed before getting ready for the Rehearsal Dinner that night!
After the Rehearsal Dinner we headed back to The Ritz and hung out at "The Bar"
Kelly and I in front of "The Bar" ~ for some reason we thought that was just hilarious!
Our favorite adopted little sister (and baby-sitter) Courtney!
The wedding was at 5:00 and there was a nice breeze. We enjoyed appetizers and drinks before dinner and then the wedding party walked down to the beach for sunset pictures. Can I tell you that there in nothing more weird that standing on the beach in formal attire and posing for pictures and the tons of people that stop and take your picture. What? Why in the world would someone want a picture of complete strangers in wedding attire? Their were not just a few people...their were droves of people. One little Asian women literally stood behind the photographer and took all of the same pictures that she did...Is she going to try and pass these off as her own shots...I don't know - it was WEIRD! Then there is the guy in the water with his headphones on and his metal detector...dude, are you searching for a massive treasure that someone playing in the ocean just happened to drop? WTF? I'm thinking he is going to have to be photo shopped out of the sunset pictures...the guy just wouldn't take a hint and I can't imagine how he thought that he wasn't in the way...Here's your sign!
Chad and Jack gettin' loose
Are Teri and the Mister's eyes open?
Flying home on Sunday! These are our excited faces!
We loved spending time at the beach BUT seeing this face when we got home late Sunday night was priceless!
Pee-Pie's monkey souvenier from The Ritz in Naples, Florida
Congratualtions Mr & Mrs Justin Jones!
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