This past weekend, the husband and I, along with a bunch of our close friends attended The Lights Festival in Willows, CA. It was a first for all of us. The event begins in the late afternoon (around 2pm) and goes into the evening. It’s basically a huge social gathering with food, music and dancing. It’s a family event and kid friendly, which is a plus. Each ticket receives a lantern and marker to decorate with. Everyone’s lantern was unique. Some drew on it, personalized it with their goals and dreams, a prayer or a ‘hello’ to a family member who passed. As soon as it got dark, the event hosts showed us a video and demo, which got everyone hyped up and once we got the green light, we lit our lanterns and released them into the sky in unison. It was the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen and experienced. I’ve never had a breathtaking moment, until this. It was emotional, sentimental, and meaningful. Being surrounded by your loved ones made it that much more special.
Raf and I just posted the vlog for this day and it is now our favorite vlog to date. We’re pretty proud of this one. Check it out in the link below!
Raf and I celebrated our bachelor/bachelor weekend on October 21, two weeks before the wedding. The reason I mention it now, is because I JUST edited the vlog, lol.
Our celebrations happened to be planned the same day, but that wasn’t planned to be the same day. Raf’s bachelor party was jam packed. The guys took him go karting in the morning, followed by brunch. Then they headed over to the shooting range, then the golf range, and finally, dinner at Simmer in SF. The girls and I on the other hand had a full day as well. We started off at The English Rose Tea Room in Pleasanton, followed by wine tasting at Murietta’s Well in Livermore. Then we checked into our hotel and got ready for dinner at Tri Valley Bistro in Pleasanton and had dessert at O’Honey in Dublin. Shout out our wedding party, especially our Best Man (Kuya Rodel) and Maid of Honor (Yvette) for sending us off in such a fun way!