Whistler Wedding-Weekend Bliss!
Earlier this month, just a little over a year since we said our good-byes and parted ways, my Beirut friends met up in beautiful Whistler for a bliss-filled wedding weekend for our dear friends Jimmy and Madeleine. It’s hard to imagine a better reunion weekend than this, with friends from across the globe coming together for a weekend of food, exploration, World Cup viewing, coffee, laughs, yoga, and a celebration of love.
Jodi and Andrew met me at the airport in Seattle and we drove up to Whistler with some fun times at the border crossing and a quick lunch in Vancouver on the way. When we arrived at our Air B&B condo that Jodi arranged, we met up with Bethany and Ted (who I had last seen in Portland last August) and their sweet baby girl Lucie who is quite the charmer. She and I immediately hit it off.
After some exploration and dinner in the village, the boys headed out for a boys’ bachelor night of sorts, while the girls had a stay-in night with wine, cheese, and chocolate.
Friday was a big brunch at home and a spa day for the girls, followed by lunch and catching up by the lake.
Night time festivities included craft beer, comfort food, Whistler Wedding Olympics, and a bonfire, complete with sparklers, S’mores, and sing-alongs.
Saturday morning before the wedding, we made another communal brunch with plenty of strong coffee.
Bethany and I took Lucie to explore the village, while the rest of the crew headed back to the spa.
Saturday evening it was time for the wedding. The rain let up just long enough to have the ceremony outside by the lake.
Sunday morning was yoga and a brunch, again hosted by Jimmy and Madeleine.
After brunch we headed out for one last adventure riding the Peak 2 Peak gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb. It was quite the cloudy day, so rather than scenic views, we got the experience of riding into the clouds with just a few glimpses of the earth below.
And with that we said our goodbyes and until-we-meet-agains. Perhaps at the next wedding??
Congratulations, Jimmy and Madeleine!