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Beaumont, CA
48° / 65° Partly Cloudy ☁
TODAY’S RV PARK: Cherry Valley RV Park
OUR RATING: 4 Stars because it was convenient off the highway, super cell signals, full hookups, nice friendly staff, and great county park within a 5 minute drive
PRICE: $13/day with RPI membership

The drama continues….
Stephanie wasn’t able to help this morning since her corporate office was closed too. She offered to extend our stay one night until things can be figured out in the morning.

♫ Dunt-Dunt-Dunnnnn….. ♬

Last night’s wedding was an entertaining mix of beauty and humor.  If I had to guess, the groom’s family hand selected the beautiful location that was full of old-school charm and exquisite taste.  The venue was an old home turned into an event location with well-tended manicured landscaping and ages old shrubbery. The old trees were the focal points of the grounds.  It felt beautiful just to sit there with most of the guests dressed in their finest wedding clothes.

king bridal coupleAs everybody took their seats, we were surrounded by theme music from “Twilight” and then “Alladin” and then “Star Wars”.  Apparently, the bridal couple are big Star Wars fans – so the entire evening had an under current of related nostalgia.  They walked down the aisle to the famous theme song as the crowd of 150 all giggled and clapped.  A definite breaking of the ice in an otherwise traditional outdoor ceremony.

The reception itself carried the theme forward and even the most shy of guests couldn’t help but be pulled into the celebration festivities.  The very experienced wedding DJ had the guests playing games at their assigned tables.  Laughing and mocking as we engaged each other in the icebreaker group table games.

The entire evening continued in a comfortable ease, especially since our table had a good group of party goers and good humoured people.  We even sang a song as a group – a DJ game to get the bridal couple to kiss.  We sang the theme song to “Married with Children” since it was the only love song we could think of that included “love” and “married”.  We think we were the best singing table of the night!  We rocked the song!  Of all our singing and practicing, we were only awarded a small peck of a kiss.  Talk about feeling cheated over a job well done!

laurean-steve-weddingSteve ended the evening as a true man in love.  At one point, he took my hand and led me to the dance floor.  Apparently, the DJ didn’t have any slow romantic songs in his playlist for couples in love – even for a wedding – so we rocked out to some song my daughter would probably have enjoyed.

After all the hugging and tears and congratulations were shared, we left feeling satiated at having attended a thoughtful, well put together event.