Shortly after David and I started dating, we went on a camping trip to Big Sur with friends. There was probably alcohol involved when we ended up doing an impassioned fireside a capella duet to LL Cool J’s “Around the Way Girl.” My girl Melissa said, “Man, you dorks were made for each other.”
And the rest is history, a marriage built on the fundamentals of, among a few other key things, a shared love of ’90s hip hop. Appropriately, on our wedding day, my MOH sister Elisabeth and bestie bridesmaid Avril kicked off their shoes and did an epic rap in lieu of a toast to MC Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock’s “It Takes Two,” with new lyrics just for us. *Tears.* It was the best. (Note to self: Launch retroactive viral video campaign. First dig up video.)
Four years later, now that we’re expecting twins — guess what? The “It Takes Two” theme works equally well as a celebratory anthem! (Twins! Two?! Get it?) So the wedding party crew was back at it as hostesses behind an amazing ’90s hip hop baby shower theme.
Behold some of the photographic highlights from the day:
Epilogue: With so many people in town for my shower, I wanted to keep the party going. So, sure, maybe I was swollen and sweaty and generally overexerted (yeah, that’s just what time it is at 33 weeks pregnant with twins), but I actually went out and met the girls at the Ace Hotel for drinks (me: food) afterward! And the next day, I hosted a breakfast here before everyone left for the airport. I was glad to have a new patio on which to entertain, and a shade umbrella from Kohl’s to manage my pregnant-lady glow, also known as profuse sweating that is not remotely cute.