[Photos from Joyce and Ryan's registry wedding. You can check out Joyce's blog about her wedding and travels here.]
Joyce (of blushingjoy) and I have been following each other on the blogosphere for close to two years now, and I had the pleasure of meeting her and her husband Ryan this holiday season while they were honeymooning in California. After reading about their wedding planning and life in Sydney, it was absolutely wonderful meeting them in person!
We ate American-sized breakfasts at Old Vine Cafe in Costa Mesa, where Joyce met her first cinnamon roll, and we ended the meal with a big surprise. Earlier in the meal we had given up the chance to eat at a bigger table so that a family could eat there instead. The family ended up paying for our entire meal as a thank you for giving up the table, it was quite generous!
[My banana crepe at Old Vine Cafe]
Meeting Joyce and Ryan was like meeting up with old friends, which probably just sounds ridiculous to anyone who doesn't blog. Sometimes I have people ask how I can be so open on the Internet, but I'm reminded of why whenever I make a real connection with someone across the globe. So, um, Joyce and Ryan, meet you in Sydney, 2012??
[Like us, Joyce and Ryan had a wedding banquet and tea ceremony]
Have you made many friends through your blog? Do people think you're nuts?