The Welcome Reception was hosted by the Bride's parents in their suite.
We mixed and mingled until it was time to get on the shuttles to the rehearsal dinner.
We rode a shuttle with several of the bridesmaids' husbands.
The bridesmaids weren't there since they were at the rehearsal.
Although the ride was short, we garnered a LOT of information.
I'm a good eavesdropper!
These were all 20 something guys.
One was talking about the State Department and all of the different embassies around the world- which ones had the best grounds, the best security, the ones that were styled out, etc.
He was speaking from experience.
He was Jenna Bush's husband.
One guy was talking about living in New York and working at/on/for a hedge fund.
It took me awhile to figure out that he worked for Goldman Sachs.................
because his last name WAS SACHS!
The third guy was not as dressed up as the others.
Everyone was in business dress.
He was dressed in some pants, combat boots and a loose jacket....just a little bit more laid back and casual.
He was going on and on about being "on tour" this summer.
He listed city after city that his band was going to.....Prague, Vienna, London, etc.
Brian was like - "This guy can't be that big. It sounds like he's bragging too much. If he was big, he wouldn't be talking about it"
I didn't think he was bragging. Brian couldn't hear the other guys asking him question after question.
Turns out, he wasn't bragging.
His "little" band is opening for U2 all summer.
This guy was Ryan Tedder.
Perhaps, you've heard of him. He's from a little group called ONE REPUBLIC! Although he wasn't bragging, he certainly deserved to!
So our fun filled listening in ended as we arrived at The Hammer.Named after the groom's great grandfather Armand Hammer.
The locale for the rehearsal dinner (as well as the guest list) changed several times during the planning process.
For some crazy reason, the family was a little worried about security!?!
I wonder why? The museum was stuffed with -