Day 2 07/23/14The wedding day! My boyfriend's close friend is getting married today. This was mainly the reason why we went to San Francisco in the first place. The bride (soon to be) today will be getting married in Napa Valley which is around an hour and 30 minutes away from where we are staying. So the first thing we did was got ready, dressed up, and went to get some "brunch" We decided to go to a sushi place near our hotel. The sushi place was called Nama Sushi.
It was small and quaint. We went during lunch rush hour so it was a little busy. We ordered a combo box which had beef, tuna, rice, salad, edamame and a California roll and an order of the Mango Lobster Roll. The box and rolls were yummy and filling.
HOWEVER, it was quite expensive ... the tax itself was expensive and what we found out was that when you pay with credit card, and they give you the merchant copy to sign, the gratuity is greater than the original gratuity on the original receipt. They try to chip people off! Overall, it was good but not the greatest sushi place to eat at lol. After we ate, we decided to head towards Napa early just in case of traffic or if we get lost. Heading up there would probably be the best drive out of the whole trip personally.
Napa Valley is GORGEOUS! Super green with all the vineyards and farms. So many different small, old, beautiful designed boutiques, houses and buildings.
The only bad thing about Napa were the narrow roads. Anyways, good thing we went early! because it took use some time to actually find out where the place was. we got lost a couple of times and then our GPS/Phones stopped working because there was no signal up the hill. We decided to ask for help at the museum of Petrified Trees. The cashier lady kindly directed us in the right direction which was really nice. When she told us which way to go it seemed like she had given the same directions before so we felt relieve kinda knowing that maybe others were getting lost too. While we were there, it was really cool to see the oldest billion year old petrified trees. Its amazing to know they go through a process that seems man made but isn't. I was learning so much that my boyfriend decided to buy me a little piece of petrified wood as a souvenir of our "getting lost" and short visit to the museum. It was really sweet . The venue was beautiful.
We were 2 of 4 friends that she personally invited to this wedding. I felt really lucky to be able to share this intimate moment with her, her husband (now) and family. It was a beautiful wedding, the ceremony was consist of each of them reading their personal vows and promises to one another ... I cried so much lol. It was followed by cocktail hour with horderves, cucumber water, raspberry lemonade, and white or red wine made from their vineyard.
After we were invited into a cave for dinner. Yes you heard me right ... a CAVE. It was so cool! Its a cave with twinkly light and a long table for everyone to sit together at. It felt so warm, I felt like I was part of the family because we all sat together.
For our entrees they had bread with olive oil/butter. A light salad with balsamic dressing, strawberries and pistachios. Next we got a surf and turf dish with baked salmon and steak on top of garlic mash potatos and a side of grilled veggies.
For dessert it was the delicious wedding cake, fluffly vanilla cake with vanilla cream in the inside and a chocolate ganache outside. Their topper for their wedding cake screamed the bride and groom lol. it was unique and represented them so well. She's jumping on his back and he's holding a football. (He's a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan) . The dessert ends the wedding night and it was a great note to end on.
The now married couples family were so very sweet, they really treat as if we were part of their family. We felt very welcomed and important. I'm am very happy to the new bride and groom. Congratulations! And may they live happily ever after❤
We left a little early because it will take us an hour and a half to drive back to where we were staying as we left Napa... we got hungry again so we dropped by a nearby crepe place like 5 minutes away from our hotel.
This place was good and inexpensive . However it was not light as crepes are suppose to be. These were as thick as tortillas so they became very hardy that we had one crepe to take home. My boyfriend got a savory smoked salmon, cheddar and spinach crepe. And then we got two dessert crepes one had strawberries, kiwis and honey. The other one was their special which had nutella, bananas, strawberries, coconut, almond powder and flakes with whipped cream on the side. YUM! After our late night snack we went home to the hotel ... watched bizarre foods on the travel channel and went to bed. Yet another great adventure ❤
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