Monday, November 10, 2008

RE-POST: The Soon Wedding

Last weekend we went to our friends wedding, Eric Soon and Anna Johnson. They had their ceremony at the church and their reception at this awesomely artsy venue called "7 Senses". During the day this studio showcases lighting installations that are designed by the owner and at night they open it up for wedding receptions and such. There were like ten different rooms (maybe more, I didn't explore all of them) lavishly decorated, with much attention to detail. They had a yummy signature drink called "The Singapore Sling" (the groom is originally from Singapore) and the food was out of this world (side note: we used to call Eric the "Food Pastor" because that is a main passion of his and he's so good at picking the best places to eat). Okay and a little background on the people below, in order: 1) Chelsea Chapman is one of my friends from college. We were part of the same campus ministry for a couple of years and now we're both married and attend the same church. All four of us have watched Cowboy games together and we live in the same neighborhood & occasionally pop in for a 1am visit every now and then. Chelsea and I are the only remaining friends out of our whole SMU "crew" (for lack of a better chessy-sounding word) still living here in Dallas. And we're both such people people that we love sipping coffee and talking for hours. In fact, that's our plan this Friday at 7:30 am :). 2) Melissa Bunker has been a close friend of mine for around six years now. I was in her small group held every week at her house for about two years and she, Tori & I went to Afghanistan together for four months to teach English back in 2003. Melissa is one woman I really look up to and we share the same heart for international people. I love spending time with her and Stephen loves talking with her husband, so when we see them at a function and we're like "Bunkers! Go!" :-). You know how rare it is to both connect with a couple equally, it's very cool thing. So there's a little background to the story behind all of these faces, I figured most of you non-Texans might appreciate a little background :).

Us and the Chapmans

Me and friend Chelsea Chapman

Me, my friend Melissa, & little Caleb (her baby boy)


Jolene Grace said...

Thanks for the I feel more connected! You are so lovely, the pictures are gorgeous!

Chelle said...

I feel ya on the couple-to-couple friendship - so hard to find. It took Carl and I about 3 years to find our buds Jason and Gracie. There was a funny episode of King of Queens about that years ago... anyway, great pics!