Thurs., August 25
Pre-Wedding Party at the Shakedown. 8:00-Closing Time
Official Shakedown page: https://www.facebook.com/events/943240532488695/
Oooh, this is going to be a fun one, folks. Come drink drinks and listen to hobo music with us as we officially kick off our long, slow descent into domestic tranquility. This is a public show. All are invited—and bring your friends. And anyone who knows us gets to hang out in the private bar upstairs.
Fri., August 26
Wedding Rehearsal. 2–4 p.m.
Shuksan Golf Club. 1500 E Axton Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
Wedding party and others involved in the ceremony and running the day-of festivities get to come together and practice the wedding thing.
Rehearsal Dinner. 5–8 p.m.
Old World Deli. 1228 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Family, wedding party, and guests who have traveled great distances are invited to share a night of cheer and good conversation.
Rehearsal Drinking. 8–?
Anyone who wants to hop a bar or two to help Chas shake off the pre-wedding jitters is welcome to come hang out.
Sat., August 27
Venue Set-Up. 8 a.m.–Whenevs
Those of you who have volunteered to get everything looking as it should, this is your chance to shine! We’ll be reaching out to all you dedicated volunteers as we get closer to the date. If you haven’t volunteered yet but would like to help, contact us.
First-Look Photos. 2–3 p.m.
The bride, groom, and wedding party get to go hang out on a farm and pretend that they like how each other looks—although secretly all they want to do is ride the wooden llama, like so:
Family Photos and General Freakout. 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Upon returning from their first-look photos, the bride and groom will embark on another photo session with close parents, grandparents, relatives, and such. This will also be the point where those involved likely start freaking out about all the things they forgot to do, ultimately realizing that those things probably don’t matter too much anyway.
Guests Arrive. 4–5 p.m.
Ceremony. 5-5:30 p.m.
The big moment! We’re getting married outside on this patio, so prepare to be outside in the hopefully-not-too-hot late August sun:
At the request of both our hired photographer and ourselves, we politely ask that guests keep photography to a minimum during the ceremony. There are two reasons for this: (1) we want you to enjoy the moment, and (2) we’d like to avoid shots where tons of people are holding up their phones in the background. But trust us: there will be plenty of opportunities for photo ops throughout the night. 🙂
Cocktail Hour. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dranks. Socializing. Perhaps a little horsing around. All sorts of tasty appetizers will be provided too.
An Eating of Feasts and a Hoisting of Glasses. 6:30–8 p.m.
While you eat stuff, others will say stuff.
Sparkle Party. 8-11 p.m.
Did you wear your rubber boots?