Engaged Encounter Retreat in Malibu

As part of a pre-requisite to getting married in a Catholic Church, we needed to do an engaged encounter retreat.

So we decided to look around for places that provided it. My sister, Joy, and her husband, Tom, did theirs in Santa Barbara before they got married and had recommended and showed us the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu. Although there were places up here in the Bay Area to do the retreat, we decided to make a trip out of the whole experience as well as getting a chance to hang out with Geri’s family.

Our facilitators were really awesome and shared some really great and touching stories about their lives. The retreat grounds were very peaceful and had scenic views of the ocean and hills.

It was an intense and very enlightening weekend and at the end of it all felt very connected and on the same page about things and even more excited about getting married. We definetly recommend doing this type of retreat prior to getting married.

Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, CA

Our facilitators, Cherrie & Adrian  were such a sweet couple – 50 years strong

Gorgeous views of the ocean

The grounds around Serra Retreat House

Just such a serene place for being peaceful

Statues in their garden

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Eric’s Boys Weekend!

A few of Eric’s boys including his best man and brother, Rich, planned a trip to Las Vegas (Sin City) a few months ago to celebrate his bachelor party Hangover-style.

Luckily his boys did not loose him on the rooftop of Cesar’s Palace nor were there kidnapped tigers from Mike Tyson’s estate, stolen police cars left in the middle of the Las Vegas strip, missing teeth or a baby Carlos found.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! But pictures are worth a thousand words.

Photos courtesy of Darryl Wong’s Facebook photos, since other photos have not yet surfaced “P.  Thanks Darryl.

Room Accomodations – Suites at Planet Hollywood

This is Eric pre-partying

Let the partying begin…

Speed Racer

Starting Lineup for the 2010 Indy 5000

On you mark…get set…GO!

Post Racing – Good times, Good Times!

Suite view of the Las Vegas Strip at night

Eric and His Boys

(Top Row: Darryl, Jayson, Noel, Eric (the Groom-to-Be), Kormann and Scott; Bottom Row: Rich and Pete)

Are you guys ready to let the dogs out? What? You know….who let the dogs out?

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Engagement Photo Session by Photographer, Ann Hamilton

We had the pleasure of having the fabulous photographer, Ann Hamilton, shoot our engagement session in late June at Cavallo Point in Sausalito.

It was a bit windy, but we braved the weather and the pics came out gorgeous. It’s a bit odd having the cameras turned on you. We’re so used to being the ones taking the pictures.

You can view our engagement photo session here:

http://gerianderic.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=13232588&AlbumKey=68Bka

Enjoy!

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Wedding Registries

We are registered at the following places:

Williams-Sonoma

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Crate & Barrel

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Macy’s

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Wedding Countdown

Hi Everyone….

It’s been a while since we’ve updated our blog. We’ve just been so swamped with different things and wedding details.

T-Minus, two months from last Monday. Eeks. We’re getting very excited and at the same time feeling a bit surreal about everything.

Here’s a rundown of the festivities:

We’re getting married on Saturday, October 2, 2010.


Ceremony will be 3pm at St. Ignatius Church (at USF) – 650 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117.

Wedding Ceremony Parking – Parking is located at the Law School directly across the street from the church. Street parking may be available on Parker Street. Parking is only permitted for the duration of the wedding ceremony.

Reception is located at Sofitel Hotel – 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, California 94065.  Cocktail Hour will be at 6pm. The Reception will be from 7pm-12am. This will be an “Adult Reception“.

If you would like to stay at the hotel, we have a rate of $89.00 for Superior, $109.00 for Luxury & $189.00 for Sofitel Suites.
Please call their Reservations Department directly at (+1)650.598-9000, Monday through Friday, 6:00AM-8:00PM and refer to the de los Santos – Yee Wedding.  Please submit your reservations prior to Friday, September 10, 2010  before 5:00 PM to receive the special rates.

We can’t wait to start our new life together as husband and wife. We look forward to having you all there to celebrate with us…and of course, get your

boogie on and dance the night away.

Xoxo,

Geri & Eric

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More to Come…Stay Tuned

We will try to keep our blog as up-to-date as we can. Especially when we know more about time schedules.

In the meantime, you can check out our cool new wedding website:

http://gerianderic.showitsite.com/

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More Bridesmaids…

I know. 1 Matron of Honor and 6 Bridesmaids. That’s a big entourage. But I could not see myself without these girls being a part of and surrounding me on my special day. These girls have seen me through my good times and bad and have always been there for me.

I was excited to ask my other Bridesmaids…

Rach and her husband, Rico, came over to the East Bay to have dinner with Eric and I. I gave her the doll before we left. She was thrilled about her doll and me asking her to be my bridesmaid.

I told Reanne, my cousin, that she was going to be my bridesmaid when I was down in LA. We went to this really cute tea place called royalT cafe in Culver City (per Rita’s suggestion – Thx Rita!). http://www.royal-t.org/

I asked Rey to be one of my bridesmaid over a nice drink of Boba. She was excited about her doll.

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