I don't know when Nigel and Molly
decided to get married. All I know is that Purple (Nigel) invited
me to his wedding a long time ago. Long enough that being ready
for a wedding on the day felt like a "must do!" Ed and Will were
kind enough to offer me a ride (half hour by car from Sunnyvale,
much more from Mountain View) which I gratefully accepted. It
didn't occur to me to pull out my camera until we were waiting for
Izzy and Rob to join the carpool. Looking at the golden hills I
thought "nice view".
The location for the wedding was
high in the hills to the east of San Jose, so there was plenty of
time looking out the windows while Ed negotiated hairpin turns and
steep grades. At some point I wondered "is that smog or fog?"
We got there in plenty of time. I
took pictures of people as they showed up, if they were okay with
that. Turns out I knew a lot of the guests from bike party.
Usually I just put one picture of
every type in the pictures, but since this is a wedding I'm
putting all the decent pictures on this page. What you see is what
Some time around this part of the
event I was talking to a woman from the bride's side of the event
that explained that the whole bride's family has a thing about
purple. Being totally purple (except for today) she knew he was
the right guy for her. All I'm sure of is that they are a nice
I think Ronnie was the only one that
managed to get to this wedding by bicycle. That was a feat of
Good thing Rob knew how to tie a bow
Mark did DJ honors with the Orange
Julius bike. A great sound system and nicely chosen music.
In the corner of the lawn these guys
were toiling over hot grills, making a meal for all of us.
By this time the ceremony was just
ahead. I took pictures of the assembled crowd. First this one of
the brides side of the aisle.
The grooms friends were more
scattered so I just went down the aisle clicking...
Now we're waiting for the bride to
walk down the aisle...
Here comes the bride...
They stopped right there. The
minister asked the father if he was willing to give up his
daughter to holy matrimony. He said yes and sat down.
They did the putting rings on each
So now they are married!
The announcement boiled down to
"Thanks for coming everyone! The food is over there. We have some
private business to attend to but we'll be back in a while."
By this time the weather was warm
enough that people were moving the tables into the shade, where it
was very comfortable to sit.
By this time the party was going
strong. That's tequila he's doling out with a generous hand.
There was much toasting.
Nigel enjoyed pointing out that his
shoes matched the icing flourishes on the cake. I think the other
cake matched his outfit better though.
Kind of bummed that I didn't get a
picture of her feeding him, but they didn't make it easy. Oh well,
it was a great wedding anyhow.
Thanks Ed for the ride!