If it hadn't been for Amelia, and for Russia, Natalie and Travis might never have met. See, Amelia knew that Travis was pretty amazing, in fact she told Natalie, but Natalie didn't pay proper attention.
What none of them knew was that he would be more than amazing for Natalie, he would be perfect. And through a slightly complicated maze of parties, and roommates, and first dates on her birthday, it started to dawn on Natalie that Amelia was right. Travis was pretty darn great. So great that he climbed a fence for her and braved the Russian police.
And so great that both of them could endure waiting more than 7 months for her to finally get her fiancee visa and come to the United States. Having personally watched Travis wait, I'm so glad they're finally together. That we could all watch them come together this past weekend in San Rafael, and make it official.
The ceremony and reception were held at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Rafael.
And did I mention that my favorite thing about this wedding is the kilts?! I could just die!
Natalie's father Graham flew in all the way from Scotland to give her away.
The ceremony was short, but sweet. I think the highlight might have been when Travis accidentally promised to love Natalie 'conditionally.' Oops!
Loren, way to pose!
And aren't those rings great? How many girls get to have three rings?
Outside, things got a little frisky . . .
That's right, no shoes. This is how we roll in California.
And what could be better than bubbles?
Travis, Natalie, thanks so much for letting me share this special day with you, one that you'll remember forever. I know you'll be amazing going forward. (Just don't forget to thank Amelia!)
*And come back on Friday for Part II - The Details!*