One of my closest friends, Kate Alapizco, got married to her high school/college sweetheart today and I was lucky enough to come back from the Peace Corps just in time to attend!
With 160 acres of forest, Descanso Gardens serves as a scenic hidden woodland in Southern California. For 50+ years, locals and tourists have come to the internationally renowned gardens to explore its botanical collection and enjoy its year-round programming (gourmet cooking or fitness class anyone?). Thus, it made a lovely backdrop for a summer wedding!
It was a classy night catching up with old friends and making new ones. My favorite part of the evening? In true USC fashion, the two alumni couple played the official Trojan "Fight Song" as they made their way down the aisle. Congrats Kate and Kris!
Nick Kump, my plus one, and me waiting for the ceremony to begin
The Priest and Groomsmen
Old USC friends and wedding party members, James Miao and Sarah Robinson
The beautiful bride!
Yes, that would be my awkward and colorful Cameroonian bag amongst the wedding gifts!