Sunday, November 02, 2008

Cantaloupe? Oh, yes we did!



Yesterday the Erics got married in the cute little Tuscany Chapel at The Hollywood Wedding Chapel in West Hollywood! It was a very sweet, simple service performed by the Rev. Lorelei and attended by a couple of friends. It was really lovely and I highly recommend The Hollywood Chapel for all your wedding needs. They also do beach weddings or other locations but their two chapels on Santa Monica Blvd. (we were in the smaller of the two) is perfect if you don't want to reserve a church or make a bunch of other plans.


We didn't want to make a fuss so, originally, we thought we would get married at the courthouse in West Hollywood but we waited too long and they got booked up. We also couldn't do it in Beverly Hills because they were also fully booked by the time we got our license! So they gave us an appointment at the courthouse near the Los Angeles International Airport, which didn't sound very nice to begin with, but the date also turned out to be problematic. So then we were able to get another date at the Norwalk courthouse, which is the main courthouse for Los Angeles County, for October 31st. We were not thrilled with that, either. Getting married on Halloween in some city we've never been to just seemed depressing.

So, then Eric found The Hollywood Chapel and it was such a lovely, yet inexpensive, alternative to the courthouse and we were able to do it on November first, which will make our anniversary very easy to remember! We got the elopement special and kept it very casual. We were in jeans and dress shirts and wore leis that my mom had shipped from Hawaii. Afterwards, we went down the pub for pints and fried food. Perfect!

Anyway, I just wanted to put up a little post about our day. Thanks to everyone for your kind wishes!

26 comments:

Steven said...

OMG! Congratulations!

I am so happy for the both of you.

Cliff O'Neill said...

Congrats, fellas!!

And hopefully when y'all beat back Prop 8, it'll put us all closer to being able to get married wherever we are!

Anonymous said...

Congrats...

Happy returns...

Cheers to society... dear god, keep it up...

Now go *eff* like monkeys to celebrate.

Kat

Cindy said...

Congratulations Erics. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

Christin said...

Congratulations, guys! I'm glad you found a location/date that worked for you. Now, go honeymoon somewhere! Shoo! Shoo!

(That's crazy, how booked it is just before the vote. I'll raise a toast when all the rush is for naught and Prop 8 is defeated!)

StinkyLulu said...

Congratulations!

Aimee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't believe Eric kept it so quiet!! I saw him on Thursday and he didn't say a word!

TLo said...

Congratulations Mr. and Mr. Three Thousand! Best wishes!

XO
TLo

cdelphine said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Catherine said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

lovemesomepreston said...

Pints and fried food! Now that's a wedding.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! (and fairly unexpected from the food or fashion dig I was thinking I was going to get. The least you could do is tell us who you were wearing.

Sincerely Yours, Melissa (a long-time blog lurker)

eric3000 said...

Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate it!

And, of course, you want labels, Melissa! How rude of me! OK, let me see ... I was wearing Club Monaco jeans, an H&M slim-cut dress shirt, Kenneth Cole shoes (I think), and my Calvin Klein underwear (only worn for special occasions)! I'm afraid I don't know who the Other Eric was wearing.

Eric said...

I was also wearing an H&M shirt with Guess Jeans and my black low-top Converse. I could've dropped better names had we decided to go the suit route.

Thommy said...

Awesome...so happy for you guys. You need to have a party!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to you both! (Yaay, E3000 was wearing my client's footwear!)

And let's keep our fingers crossed and encouragement strong for NO on Prop 8 (this from someone on the Right Coast, yet!).

All the best, (repetitious, but sincere)

NDC

desertwind said...

Congratulations, sweet hearts!

Vic said...

Congratulations, Eric and Eric. You are both deserving of a lifetime of happiness together.

Vic

mumblesalot (Laura A) said...

Congrats, Gentlemen!

May you have lots of joy and a long life together!

Sewing Siren said...

Congratulations! Your wedding sounds very romantic and sweet. Thank you for adding the details about the clothing. It's what I live for.

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So sorry about Prop 8.
On a brighter note NC was finally called for Obama! That is so huge you can't even imagine. People do change.

mizelana said...

Congrats to you both!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the Prop 8 -- I voted against it.

I guess you and the other Eric are part of the 18,000 people is marriage limbo (It's okay Jerry Brown is own our side).

I personally don't think the voters should be allowed to change the CA. constitution. At least it should be 2/3 majority like in Congress.

I was surprised at a lot of the results were so close (like parental consent).

Anyway, I believe everyone should have to have a civil union - that is sanctioned by the state. If you want a religious marriage, go to your church that has the same beliefs as you. But it should have no legal standing.

It's called separation of Church & State.

Pittypat said...

Congratulations, Erics. I am really happy for you, and I think you made a great choice in that chapel. Much better than the courthouse, I believe. May you both live happily ever after.

wildflower38 said...

Congradulations!!!!!

The Java Junkie said...

That is so very excellent! Congrats Erics!

Laura K said...

Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life together!