I can’t really think of a better way to spend a Saturday than by joining two friends who are joining to each other… … in the old west. Yes, I did say the old west. If I hadn’t seen the iPhone flashes lighting up the night as guests crammed to get their instas of this fabulous couple, I almost wouldn’t have known we were in present day times at this wedding! First of all there’s the bride, Chrissie, who is one of our dearly loved friends. I always knew she was beautiful. But I have to admit that I had no idea just how classically stunning and radiant she could be, until I saw her on this day! When she transformed into what I imagine her great, great, great grandma might have looked like once upon a time on her wedding day, I (Breanna) was completely blown away by her timeless beauty! Seriously Chrissie, mind blowing. I’m sure her dashing and dapper groom agreed! He happened to be looking quite debonaire himself with his bow tie and pocket watch, combined with a little old west swagger. The ceremony backdrop was of course just as lovely as the rest of this wedding, and was within walking distance of the reception taking place in Old Town San Diego. The ceremony and reception were close enough in fact, that they had a mariachi led parade of the bride and groom and all their guests as they all happily danced and spun their way over to the cocktail hour and reception that was happening at the time period appropriate, Cosmopolitan Hotel.
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This parade wouldn’t have been complete without the paparazzi they inevitably drew, who I think truly believed Chrissie and Matt were celebrities. Which is appropriate, since on this day, they pretty much were. As it should be. At this point the guests were all ready to head in for a continuation of their merry making, but found that their plans were foiled by GUNFIRE! Yes, gunfire! But no worries, it was all taken care of by the heroes of the day, Chrissie and Matt, as their smoking guns lit up the town square not just once, but twice, with two fantastic Old West gun fight re-enactment shows. It was an idea that Chrissie and Matt concocted themselves, and just in time too as the whole gunfight show thing was just about to be outlawed in Old Town San Diego. In fact, Chrissie was the last one to ever legally fire a fake gun there! And it’s important to note that she highly recommends that every bride fires a fake gun on her wedding day, as she felt all the stress and tension of the day burst out of her fingertips as she pulled that trigger! Once the gun had fired, leaving them care free and ready to party, that is just what they did! And we celebrated right alongside them into the night. And it was sweet. Chrissie and Matt, thank you so much for being so loyal and encouraging to us over the years. Especially as we moved to a new city and found ourselves immediately embraced by Chrissie as a fast friend, as well as supported by her as we moved our business with us to this new and scary place! As much as we enjoyed hearing Chrissie’s interesting tales of romance woes during those first couple of years, I have to say that we MUCH prefer hearing her laugh and have a good time now that Matt has joined our threesome and turned our nights out into double dates. We are so very happy you’ve found each other! We’re very excited for you guys and can’t wait to see how your life together unfolds in the years to come! Thanks for bringing us into your lives, and into this amazing day in particular that we are happy to know we’ve now been able to help you remember for years to come. We love you both! Congratulations! Click to see the rest of Chrissie and Matt’s Old West wedding photos here.