The Ramdolfi Wedding | The Venue

The Ramdolfi Wedding | The Venue

When we visited Orcutt Ranch for the final walk-through, we could picture what our wedding would look like, but actually looking at our venue as we intended it to look was a dream come true. Every detail that we spent a year planning came to life. It was perfect.

The Ceremony

The Reception

The Happily Ever After

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About Page Update

About Page Update

Now that we are officially married, we have updated our About page accordingly! Please go check it out! As an additional incentive, you’ll get to see a picture of my groomsmen and me in our natural habitat.

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The Ramdolfis

The Ramdolfis

At last, my best friend is my wife. In retrospect, it’s clear that she was always the one. However, it took us years to arrive at forever and always. Our story begins 11 years ago during the summer of 2008 in a Southern California desert, right in the middle of nowhere. We were but teenagers who attended the same youth group meeting. While we were instantly infatuated, it would be almost a decade before we would admit it. We filled the years with phones calls, handwritten letters, and after moving to opposite sides of the country, overnight flights to see one another. Fast forward to April 2017, with a dozen roses in one hand and a guitar in the other, I surprise-serenaded her in the middle of the night surrounded by some of our closest friends in my attempt to ask her to be my girlfriend — she said yes. I promptly proceeded to quit my job, subleased my apartment, and bequeathed my possessions to move back Los Angeles where we would sign a lease. I began to plan the engagement, and the following year on the exact 10 year anniversary of when we met, I asked her to marry me — she said yes. The following year was a wonderful blur of wedding planning. Finally, as she walked down the aisle, I looked back at the long road that lead us to that moment where I would ask her in front of our friends and family to be my wife — she said yes.

Boyfriend and girlfriend, fiancé and fiancée, husband and wife, each of these periods pictured above have been a blessing unlike anything I could have ever imagined, each better than the last. As we embark on the adventure of a lifetime, as Mr. and Mrs. Ramdolfi, I thank the Lord for taking me to the middle of nowhere all those years ago and introducing me to my best friend, my better half, my wife.

Tell me, have you ever experienced a moment in life that seemed ordinary at the time but turned out to be momentous years later?

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Appreciating Wife

Appreciating Wife

One of the things that I could not possibly ever come close to achieving is appreciating my wife enough. Although I do try to constantly show her gratitude and appreciation, Mrs. Ramdolfi simply does not get enough credit for everything that she does. Perhaps it’s that absence makes the heart grow fonder why some distance exacerbated my fondness, but I’m rather fond of her as it is. That said, after a weekend apart from her, I came back to the most loving, thoughtful, and stunning wife — not to mention an impeccable apartment!

This was our first weekend apart as a married couple, and despite our nightly calls and constant text messages, the 270 miles that physically separated us provided me with enough distance to better appreciate just how much she means to me. She is my better half. I’m not just talking about a partner to divide domestic chores like washing dishes while I vacuum the apartment — though I do very much appreciate that. But rather, I’m talking about someone who will listen to you at the end of a long day and care about you, someone who thinks of your needs before their own, someone that makes you want to share life with them — and who also wants to share life with you. To me, she is that and so much more.

Admittedly, it did not take a weekend apart for me to draw these conclusions, I’ve known them from the beginning. But it certainly made me acknowledge them and reminded me that I should never take her for granted. For those reasons, when I saw her waiting to pick me up from Union Station, she was a sight for sore eyes. We embraced one another and proceeded to secure some In-N-Out burgers. After dinner I gave her the fruit tart I had purchased at Eataly, and she surprised me with a copy of the most anticipated movie of the year. I think it may go without saying, but it’s always worth repeating, I love and appreciate my wife.

Tell me, in which ways have you been shown appreciation? Who have you been appreciated by? When was the last time you showed someone appreciation?

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We’re Back!

We’re Back!

Dear Caffeinated Nation,

It’s been a while! So much has happened since we last spoke. For starters, it’s Autumn. The leaves have turned orange, the weather has encouraged us to dive into our closets for those warm sweaters, and if you’re anything like us, you are over the moon because it’s holiday season! But before we get in the holiday spirit, we have so much to share about the best summer thus far. Things to look forward to in the next few weeks:

The Wedding: We finally got our wedding pictures and we could not be more happy! We are thrilled to re-live our happiest day yet through the most stunning photographs and video we could have hoped for — and we cannot wait to share (and print) them!

The Honeymoon: In what seemed like the blink of an eye, we went to and came back from Hawaii. Our trip to Maui was everything we had hoped for and more. In fact, if I close my eyes and focus, I can still hear the waves from our condo’s balcony.

Married Life: Finally, we can truly share life as a married couple! Much like our engaged life, it consists of adventures in Los Angeles. Among other things, you can expect museums, restaurants, and of course:

Coffee: Lots of coffee. For instance, I’m having some at this very moment as I type. How else are we going to keep this blog caffeinated? Cheers!

It is our hope that by sharing these stories we can spread some positivity, inspire you to explore the world (starting perhaps with your own neighborhood as we are doing with LA), and of course, share a cup of coffee.

Truly yours,

The Ramdolfis

Tell us, what have you been up to since Summer? What are you looking forward to the most in Autumn? What would you like to read more about on our blog?

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Be Right Back

Be Right Back

Please pardon our absence — we thought it prudent to disconnect from the internet during our honeymoon. We promise we’ll be right back to answer all your comments, emails, and share our adventures! In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of our most adorable family member, Bagheera, caught indulging in some sweets.

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Las Vegas | Does Not Stay In Vegas

Las Vegas | Does Not Stay In Vegas

And I would not have it any other way. I absolutely wish to remember every bit of the legendary weekend that was my best man’s bachelor party. Fortunately, with age has come the wisdom to make better decisions, the very same that kept us from experiencing any memory loss. Instead, we shall remember his last outing as a bachelor as a reunion of gentlemen, a classy affair, an elegant soiree. Then again, what kind of friend would I be if I did not share at least one piece of undignified evidence — don’t worry, I ran it by him. Enjoy!

The best man’s bachelor party in Las Vegas was by all means the perfect way to wrap up the best summer thus far. Please refer to exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F for further evidence and exhibits G and H for coffee stops. For the bachelor party that the same best man organized for me in Los Angeles, please refer to exhibits A, B, C, D, and E.

Tell me, where would you want to go to bid your single days goodbye? What would you want to do? Who would you want to go with?

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