Picture Book: A Wedding in West Virginia

Visited the state of West Virginia for my friend's wedding, here's a glimpse of what I did:

 Landed at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. and walked down onto the runway. It was my first time doing so, and at first I was like "cool, this is what presidents do!!" but the rain kept a' comin and then I was like "cool, my clothes are wet..."

Landed at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. and walked down onto the runway. It was my first time doing so, and at first I was like "cool, this is what presidents do!!" but the rain kept a' comin and then I was like "cool, my clothes are wet..."

 Driving through parts of the Mid-Atlantic states was quite peaceful. I rarely saw more than 10 moving cars at a time and I heard a total of zero car horns over a 4-day period. To make matters better, there was a plethora of chuckle-worthy street names such as Old Furnace Rd,  Shveda Way,  and Chickamauga Dr. 

Driving through parts of the Mid-Atlantic states was quite peaceful. I rarely saw more than 10 moving cars at a time and I heard a total of zero car horns over a 4-day period. To make matters better, there was a plethora of chuckle-worthy street names such as Old Furnace Rd, Shveda Way, and Chickamauga Dr. 

 After meeting up with everyone at a casino in Charles Town, we all headed over to Leslie's home in Harper's Ferry. It'd been a long time since we were all together, but we hung out like we were in high school again — it was the best. Cheap beers, plenty of hijinks, and of course: W hite Cheddar Cheeze-It's.

After meeting up with everyone at a casino in Charles Town, we all headed over to Leslie's home in Harper's Ferry. It'd been a long time since we were all together, but we hung out like we were in high school again — it was the best. Cheap beers, plenty of hijinks, and of course: White Cheddar Cheeze-It's.


 Time for the rehearsal at this beautiful barn surrounded by gentle hills, soul-calming silence, and just as much green as Kevin Durant's next paycheck. Being from a big city, I find it awesome when places don't have designated parking spots.

Time for the rehearsal at this beautiful barn surrounded by gentle hills, soul-calming silence, and just as much green as Kevin Durant's next paycheck. Being from a big city, I find it awesome when places don't have designated parking spots.

 Even as grown men, the silliness ensued over and over again. Photos like this one remind me of how MF'ing magical great friendships are — there's no need for rekindling. 

Even as grown men, the silliness ensued over and over again. Photos like this one remind me of how MF'ing magical great friendships are — there's no need for rekindling. 

 Being lifelong friends with these two dudes, this image struck a chord with me. Here they are, probably discussing the delicious components of a  Sheetz  burger — it's something they very well could've done during lunch time in preschool (which is when they first met).   

Being lifelong friends with these two dudes, this image struck a chord with me. Here they are, probably discussing the delicious components of a Sheetz burger — it's something they very well could've done during lunch time in preschool (which is when they first met).   

 Weddings mean new beginnings, kinda like the feeling you get on January 1st mornings. You know it's just another day, but your outlook is renewed with possibilities. 

Weddings mean new beginnings, kinda like the feeling you get on January 1st mornings. You know it's just another day, but your outlook is renewed with possibilities. 

 In our current age of digital technology, it's very easy to bypass the little gestures that can make a big impact. This regular ol' haystack was imported to the wedding site from a far away distance, a very thoughtful move from one of the guys. It is a symbol of the strong bond we fellas share... and it's also just freaking ridiculous.

In our current age of digital technology, it's very easy to bypass the little gestures that can make a big impact. This regular ol' haystack was imported to the wedding site from a far away distance, a very thoughtful move from one of the guys. It is a symbol of the strong bond we fellas share... and it's also just freaking ridiculous.

 After a quick rehearsal, we headed over to the Clarion Hotel for some drinks and dinner. It was nothing too fancy, which was exactly how we like it: quaint, carefree, and exchanging effortless pleasantries.  

After a quick rehearsal, we headed over to the Clarion Hotel for some drinks and dinner. It was nothing too fancy, which was exactly how we like it: quaint, carefree, and exchanging effortless pleasantries.  

 While filling our tummies with an Italian buffet, we saw a sweet slideshow commemorating the upbringings of the bride and groom. After the formal presentation, a couple of the dudes grabbed the mic and gave epic roasts — a great NSFW way to end the night.

While filling our tummies with an Italian buffet, we saw a sweet slideshow commemorating the upbringings of the bride and groom. After the formal presentation, a couple of the dudes grabbed the mic and gave epic roasts — a great NSFW way to end the night.


 No better way to start the big day than by playing an intense game of H-O-R-S-E  at the hotel gymnasium. We grew up playing basketball together, so it was fitting to sneak in some hoops action before the festivities. 

No better way to start the big day than by playing an intense game of H-O-R-S-E at the hotel gymnasium. We grew up playing basketball together, so it was fitting to sneak in some hoops action before the festivities. 

 Dressing up as a group was a special experience. It wasn't like high school P.E. where you constantly feared getting whipped with a wet towel. Instead, we all helped each other when needed (way better than watching those poorly-lit YouTube tutorials).

Dressing up as a group was a special experience. It wasn't like high school P.E. where you constantly feared getting whipped with a wet towel. Instead, we all helped each other when needed (way better than watching those poorly-lit YouTube tutorials).

 Sorry, couldn't find the photo where we were all buck naked together. As a consolation, here's one before any of us put our jackets on.

Sorry, couldn't find the photo where we were all buck naked together. As a consolation, here's one before any of us put our jackets on.

 Wishing I had a beard so I could do this majestic maneuver...

Wishing I had a beard so I could do this majestic maneuver...

 No, he is not picking his own hair for bugs... and no, he is not about to pour beer down his own pants.

No, he is not picking his own hair for bugs... and no, he is not about to pour beer down his own pants.

 We are very fortunate to have a professional barber in our group of guys. Thanks to him, we were all able to reach maximum sexiness.  

We are very fortunate to have a professional barber in our group of guys. Thanks to him, we were all able to reach maximum sexiness.  

 Speaking of which, sometimes all it takes to make a wedding even more memorable is a unique hairstyle.

Speaking of which, sometimes all it takes to make a wedding even more memorable is a unique hairstyle.


 Sure, it was slightly gloomy outside, but I couldn't be happier of how things went. The ceremony was just right, it was beautiful.  

Sure, it was slightly gloomy outside, but I couldn't be happier of how things went. The ceremony was just right, it was beautiful.  

 Could there possibly be a more handsome group of guys? Well yeah, okay fine, if you add in Mr. Gosling I suppose...

Could there possibly be a more handsome group of guys? Well yeah, okay fine, if you add in Mr. Gosling I suppose...

 Instead of intimidating lineup poses, each of the fellas took silly couples shots. I cannot wait to cover my bedroom ceiling with 2x3 posters of each of them.

Instead of intimidating lineup poses, each of the fellas took silly couples shots. I cannot wait to cover my bedroom ceiling with 2x3 posters of each of them.

 The perks of going to a professional brewer's wedding: beer, beer, and chimichangas!! (just kidding, I meant to say more beer).

The perks of going to a professional brewer's wedding: beer, beer, and chimichangas!! (just kidding, I meant to say more beer).

 In a very short amount of time, I met some really wonderful people. Although they started out as strangers, I ended up wishing that I could've spent more time having fun with them. I guess that's what a room full of love will do to ya.

In a very short amount of time, I met some really wonderful people. Although they started out as strangers, I ended up wishing that I could've spent more time having fun with them. I guess that's what a room full of love will do to ya.

 Not only was it my first time being a part of a wedding group, I was honored to be the best man as well. Thankfully my speech was well-received and I am just relieved that my voice did not crack.

Not only was it my first time being a part of a wedding group, I was honored to be the best man as well. Thankfully my speech was well-received and I am just relieved that my voice did not crack.

 I owe a lot to this man: my optimism, my open-mindedness, and my sense of humor would not be what it is today if it weren't for the times I spent with him.

I owe a lot to this man: my optimism, my open-mindedness, and my sense of humor would not be what it is today if it weren't for the times I spent with him.

 It was a whirlwind night of fun and emotions (...and booze). One of the more bizarre things I remember is being violently hand-fed a delicious array of strawberries and grapes. I am proud to say that I ate each and every bite that was given to me, all 16 (or so) of them.

It was a whirlwind night of fun and emotions (...and booze). One of the more bizarre things I remember is being violently hand-fed a delicious array of strawberries and grapes. I am proud to say that I ate each and every bite that was given to me, all 16 (or so) of them.

 The only thing cuter than a giggling baby panda is a giggling baby panda wearing a sombrero, but these two girls ballroom-dancing with each other comes awfully close.  

The only thing cuter than a giggling baby panda is a giggling baby panda wearing a sombrero, but these two girls ballroom-dancing with each other comes awfully close.  

 By the end of the night, we were all having a booty-spanking,  t  hizz-  facing good time. Furthermore, I probably witnessed the most awesome improvised dance duet that I will ever see in my entire life.

By the end of the night, we were all having a booty-spanking, thizz-facing good time. Furthermore, I probably witnessed the most awesome improvised dance duet that I will ever see in my entire life.

 Just two brewers doing what normal brewers do...

Just two brewers doing what normal brewers do...

 I had an unforgettable time in West Virginia. Thanks to all the friends and families that helped make this wedding a most joyous occasion. 

I had an unforgettable time in West Virginia. Thanks to all the friends and families that helped make this wedding a most joyous occasion. 

*I did not go on this trip alone. I could not have had such an enjoyable trip without Stacy, who is an amazing travel buddy (and donut lover).