Wedding Recap & Pics

Posted by Michael Michelini on Jan 15 2014

I feel like my blog has definitely spun to be more personal than business lately, but I promise to add more business like posts now that the wedding insanity is behind us.

Weddings I imagine are always stressful. For me, that Saturday last weekend, was also extremely stressful. I think the main concern / worry is “what other people will think”. I want people to enjoy the ceremony, and the party. I was also so stressed that maybe I didn’t invite someone who would be offended, or didn’t pay attention to everyone at the wedding.

The ceremony was pretty hilarious – Chinese was literally translated to English, and we kept in the Chinglish vows as “Do you promise to not derail her train” or “Do you promise to be his mermaid” with my friend Larry as the “Chinese priest / God”.

Dinner was kept simple with buffet and a wide assortment of food, as we had some vegetarians and others who didn’t like Chinese or Western food. So we did our best to accommodate all. Free flow of beer and wine. I picked the French wine, not because it tasted better than the Australian I was considering, but because the name itself.

I upheld the Chinese tradition to drink at every table, heck I think I drank with every single person. The restaurant charged us for 150 people, though I think it was closer to 120 people.

Haven’t drank that much maybe since college, but heck, YOLO.

Packing up for my USA trip tomorrow, and will promise to take more care of my blog and post more of the “adventures” so many request.

For those interested in checking out the photos – we have some select photos here:

  • Bart Verkoeijen

    Congratulations Mike and Wendy, it was great to be part of your special day!

  • http://mikesblog.com Michael Michelini

    Thanks Bart!
    I know you stayed much later than expected.

    Appreciate you crossing the Hong Kong / Shenzhen border for it!

  • Anonymous

    big congrats Mr. Happy! go Mike

  • http://mikesblog.com Michael Michelini

    Thanks Rayfil!
    You’re also mr happy!

    Heading to SFO friday for the weekend

  • Nicolas Rodriguez

    Congrats brother I am happy for you.

  • http://mikesblog.com Michael Michelini

    Nick!!

    Thanks man! I will be in Connecticut at the end of this month! Get together at Andrews place Friday Jan 31

  • Guest

    Congrats Mike!!! I’m happy for you!:)

  • Sheena

    Congrats Mike!I’m happy for you!!

  • http://mikesblog.com Michael Michelini

    Thanks guys!!

  • http://mikesblog.com Michael Michelini

    Thanks Sheena
    Wish we can meet sometime soon! Miss u and josh and summer!

    I plan to go through chicago next weekend …. but not near Columbus I dont think

  • Sheena

    I know we should meet up again..we are here in California;) its been 8 months since we moved from Ohio

  • http://mikesblog.com Michael Michelini

    Ohhh. I land in san Francisco Friday and stay til Monday morning! Fishermans wharf

  • Joyce

    Congratulations Mike!

  • http://mikesblog.com Michael Michelini

    Thanks so much Joyce!

    Ill be in seattle on Wednesday jan 22! Pike market for lunch or coffee??? :)

  • TJ

    you both look so happy! congrets!

  • http://blog.michaelmichelini.com Michael Michelini

    :)

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