S: Alvin & Kara's LA Reception and Honeymoon
FC: Alvin & Kara's LA Reception and Honeymoon
1: Alvin & I were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on July 31, 2010. We had a reception that evening at the home of my parents in Shelley, ID and immediately afterwards left for our honeymoon. We spent the first night of our marriage in Idaho Falls at Destinations Inn and then drove to Salt Lake City where we spent a night before flying to Vancouver, Canada. After three nights spent in Vancouver, we flew to LA to wrap up our honeymoon and enjoy a second reception hosted by the Paat's.
2: We spent our first night as husband and wife in the Paris room at Destination's Inn. We felt like we were in Paris with the beautiful painted walls and decorations. The Eiffel Tower shower added a nice touch as well. We enjoyed sparkling cider and cheesecake on arrival and cinnamon rolls and fruit for breakfast.
3: On our first day in Vancouver we visited Capilano Suspension Bridge. It is one of the world's longest suspension foot bridges. I was a little scared to walk over a bridge suspended over a canyon, but did fine with Alvin by my side. We enjoyed seeing the sights!
4: A DAY TO REMEMBER | We were in Vancouver from August 2 - 5, 2010. We visited Canada Place and saw the Olympic cauldron from the 2010 Winter Olympics. Alvin would have loved to have flown one of those seaplanes. We ventured around Vancouver using public transportation and saw the city via a double decker tour bus.
5: We spent a day at Grouse Mountain. After a ride on the aerial tram to get to the top we watched a bird show, a lumberjack show, and rode chairlifts. We enjoyed the nice weather and atmosphere.
6: Grouse Mountain in Vancouver
7: We ended our honeymoon in Los Angeles, CA where we stayed with Alvin's family. We enjoyed touring around Venice Beach, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Towards the end of the week we met up with my family who had come for our LA reception.
8: Fathers | Mothers | We hired a photographer, Steve Engelmann, to be our official LA reception photographer. Alvin, his Dad, and Ian wore traditional Filipino attire, the Barong Tagalog. The reception was held at the Burbank LDS church. We took photos prior to the reception. The surrounding landscapes were perfect for pictures!
10: A DAY TO REMEMBER
11: BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER, AND IT WILL COME TRUE
16: My mother-in-law with the help of Alvin's cousin, Frances, did an amazing job decorating for our LA reception. The end result was beautiful! | Dinner was served at our reception with "lechon" as the main attraction, a full-sized roasted pig! Of course the food was Filipino inspired and it all tasted fabulous!
20: We enjoyed a chocolate fountain and several dipping options for dessert. Tito Nonie, a cousin of Alvin's, played his guitar and sang us Tagalog love songs. It was fun to have live entertainment especially as it gave us the opportunity to dance together! After two fabulous receptions and an amazing honeymoon Alvin & I are ready to embark on the next phase of our life as husband and wife!