The wind didn't deter the couple. They were all smiles. The bride wore a beautiful cream mermaid style dress with small bead work throughout the gown. The reception was fairly large with seating both in door and out where it wasn't quite as windy. By the time we arrived, the seating outside was taken. So, we sat at the long tables inside facing the large sliding doors to the patio area. There were a few people I knew, a few people I've only seen on social media, and many more that I met.
The reception was bustling with noise as people chatted and laughed, having a great time. The food was delicious with bbq'd steak and chicken. And, the favors were useful both at the reception and at home, being stemless wine glasses. All and all I had a good time. I had three friends accompany me so that I didn't have to go stag. And, I'm glad that my friend found his partner in life.