3: Our Beach Wedding

Happy Day of the Dead. We were told it was lucky to get married on the Day of the Dead, so here we are. There were no white things allowed, no flowers and no wedding arches. What we did do is ship (and when I say ship I mean carry-on in an old Good Will suitcase I got for $5) down any and all decor we wanted. All the decorations we made at home - because well thats what I do and Im picky about that stuff.

"Anna-y-Jose Beach Club"

We offered a cocktail hour that we planned on enjoying with all our guests  - and did.  It really made it feel more personal and much more comfortable for us doing it that way. No anxiety, no rush.... 


Where its all going to go down. Who needs an arch when you have these awesome palm trees.
Xtabentún gifts. It is an anise liqueur made in Mexico's Yucatán region from anise seed, and fermented honey produced by honey bees from the nectar of xtabentún flowers. Rum is then added to the anise and honey mixture. Deeee-lish!
The Johnston's some of my favorite people.
The hot ladies. I like to call this one pregnant, not pregnant, not pregnant, pregnant.
And for those that aren't into Hootch, Here is Mexican cocoa with a brownie recipe.
Moi getting ready with the girls. My hair started down, but it just gets a little too sassy in this humidity.
The dudes.
OO gearing up during cocktail hour for his big moment as "our Joey"
Cocktail Hour. Brian pretty much had this guy following him around all afteroon, making sure he wanted for nothing
My Oggie.....
The Watts at cocktail hour! In prime Watts style
Me at the 2 hour cocktail hour BEFORE the wedding - because I will not be left out of cocktail hour.

We had a very simple and casual ceremony. All the readings were non-traditional and were chosen because they represent us as a couple more than any other we found.(Ok, I was asked by a few people for copies of one of the readings so I will put at the end).  did not walk down an isle;  just moved the crowd down by the water after a cocktail hour. It really made it feel more personal and much more comfortable for us doing it that way. No anxiety, no rush.... All the readings were non-traditional and were chosen because they represent us as a couple more than any other we found.

Ok, I was asked by a few people that day for copies of one of the readings readings. Honestly I do not remember who they were so here they are and if you wanted them, you can copy from here. For everyone else - stop reading here... here it is.

Wedding time! Mr B, playing songs he chose for us!
This right here says it all about our gusts and the vibe we wanted. Absolutely love it.
Dinner Music, The non-Trio Trio from Verscruz.
Diner! And we even got to eat some, which I hear is rare.
Dinner ..... The spot we picked under the olive tree.
All the way from Ihmsville Denver: Geoff, MaryAnn, Piper and Kiana
The future heartbreakers club table. Aleens's girls Makayla and Danyella. And the Ihm girls Kiana and Piper
Great and not-so-great embarrassing stories from our Framily. (Assrags may or may not have been mentioned).
The Cowles. Chillin after dinner - ready to get-down to band #2
Late Night. The band, the lounge and a sand dance floor...
Ma and Pa Cowles Dancing on the beach
B man dancing it up this is a rare sight.
Dad: Makayla (Marisha's niece) and her Papa
My Siater and Her hubby Hamilton
Even by flashlight, we shall serve you endless free booze. He is probably looking for Brian.
The guys: Denver, Omaha and Cali....
The guys: Denver, Omaha and Cali....
And of course - there is Steve too...... where there is one there is the other.
My second favorite picture of the day
The Cowles - we are like superstars, all this damn paparazzi.
A true Yucatan selection of delicious food - Anna y Jose Beach Club.
No way we could have survived without food! mmmmm Been waiting all day for this!
The Essers : Tom, Jene, TJ and Toby. Even though they don't look like it, they live in Japan.
More Essers...... All the way from New Orleans: Cuz Ali and Wes
Friends from Denver: Jimmy, Autumn and Ronaldo Venezuela
The Perfect spot for dinner. We schlepped all these tree candles in a suitcase from Denver. Totally worth it.
Pre-Partytime Dinner ending. Just before the Band started....
Los Boheminos - super fun!
Dancing Jim.
Our #1 favorite photo of the Day: Us and the Band
The Shallow Gene pool that is the Farbotko family. , Me and my Aunts - we look nothing alike.
The Fam. Mom and Dad Farbotko, The Olivers Sue (my very very very best friend), Leo and My sister Aleena
Probably should have known where to look. And it wouldn't be a Colorado Clan wedding without bringing "Herbie" along. Herbie loves weddings.
My nutty cousins.......
Very Late Night. Oh for Christ's sake - the cereal again....
Very Late Night. It wouldn't be a good night without having fun with a passed out Brian! Guess thie wedding night will NOT be a romantic one! hahahahha

Here is the reading as promised. It's also my favorite one from the wedding. Its called "I like you and I know why".

"I like you and I know why"

I like you because you know where I'm ticklish
And you don't tickle me there except just a little tiny bit sometimes
But if you do, then I know where to tickle you too
You know how to be silly
That's why I like you
Boy are you ever silly
I never met anybody sillier than me till I met you
If you go away, then I go away too
or if I stay home, you send me a postcard
You don't just say Well see you around sometime, bye
I like you a lot because of that
If I go away, I send you a postcard too
And I like you because if we go away together
And if we are in Grand Central Station (crazy crowded India?)
And if I get lost
Then you are the one that is yelling for me
I like you because if I am mad at you
Then you are mad at me too
It's awful when the other person isn't
They are so nice and hoo-hoo you could just about punch them in the nose
If you find two four-leaf clovers, you give me one
If I find four, I give you two
If we only find three, we keep on looking
Sometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we don't
I like you because I don't know why but
Everything that happens is nicer with you
I can't remember when I didn't like you
It must have been lonesome then
I like you because because because
I forget why I like you but I do
So many reasons
On the 4th of July I like you because it's the 4th of July
On the fifth of July, I like you too
Even if it was the 999th of July
Even if it was August
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
I would go on choosing you
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again
That's how it would happen every time
I don't know why
I guess I don't know why I really like you
Why do I like you
I guess I just do

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