ah yes, without question, the earth did shake this past weekend. and while the facts remain a bit murky, most accounts place the epicenter as having been somewhere near sonoma, california.
but this particular disturbance of the peace was not caused by any shifting tectonic plates. rather, this RICHTER SCALE RUMBLER was brought on by a true cosmic bandito crossing over into marital bliss...
that's right, YumBeer himself tied the knot on saturday, marrying the spicey Princess Nickola in a swanky ceremony held at the glorious Cline Cellars estate.
the celebration actually kicked off last thursday in san fran as folks began to roll into town from parts unknown. the festivities kicked off at the cheesy-tiki tonga room before the crew jetted over to the tongue & groove to catch a sneak preview of the wedding entertainment, Tainted Love.
friday, it was up to the wine country as more friends and relatives flew in. that evening, we all descended on the sonoma barracks and did what we could to make up for lost time.
while billed as a "mellow" barbeque, not everyone got the memo. and those that did, chose to ignore it. nevertheless, we managed to keep the fort secure through dinner before hitting the neighborhood bar, Steiner's, to make friends with the locals.
satruday was a smorgasbord of daytime activities which varied depending on what you were into. wine tasting, shopping, napping, college football...or just good ole fashioned beermongering with bruce willis.
the wedding itself was held at the Cline Cellars vineyard in the wine cellar. the space was outstanding and a perfect playground for the group.
the reception blew up as Tainted Love took the stage and the duct tape came out. can't say enough about the positive energy in the room.
check out this glimpse of the action [VIDEO CLIP].
a grand time all around and an appropriate tribute to an all-world positive couple...