Gabe is from Ohio, which is where his brother’s wedding was held (our reason for coming home to the US). He is from the western side, but on the way in from Virginia, we stopped in Columbus to see some of his good college friends. It was really nice to catch up with this sweet family, see their new house, and enjoy some local cuisine.
After Columbus, we continued driving to Mendon, his hometown.
We were very much busy with the wedding set-up, but had time to visit his grandma along with Gabe’s grandfather. They are both doing good and we had nice visits, making us wish we were closer.
We also had the opportunity to witness some beautiful Ohio sunsets on Gabe’s family farm.
The night before the wedding, we threw a Ohio State themed rehearsal dinner. Since D’s family was from Brazil, we wanted to provide a taste of what a family get-together was like in Ohio. With B being an Ohio State fan, we figured an American football themed soiree would provide a glimpse into typical family & fall parties.
Everyone dressed in Ohio State’s colors of red/white/grey. It provided with some fun for the actual rehearsal.
After the rehearsal, we all drove to Gabe’s family farm where we were hosting the rehearsal dinner. All the foods were typical of Ohio and we jazzed up the house with themed decorations.
It was so good to have some time in O-H-I-O!!!