I met Cordell and Tamara while living in Cambodia. Actually I “met” them in December 2010 when I went to my first music gig and a band called Los Poporks was playing their very last gig. I remembered a woman singing a French song and thinking she sounded pretty amazing. Girl crush alert. Fast forward a year later and I officially met Cordell and Tamara when TJ and I went down to Kampot for a weekend with some friends. Knowing them now for a few years, it wasn’t a surprise when they told me they wanted to go with an animal elegance theme for their wedding. Guests could go all out if they wanted (and some certainly did), but at the minimum you needed to at least accessorize. It was going to be one big party! This was further confirmed when Mike, one of the groomsmen, sent out a mass email organizing a big surprise animal onesie dance party. While I was in on the secret, when it actually happened, I was pretty blown away. It was the first time in my life (and probably the only time) where I witnessed eighty grown adults dancing to “What Does the Fox Say” in onesies. It was a definite sight to behold.
Tamara and Cordell’s wedding was high in energy and low in fuss. Friends from all over the world came to take part and while the guest list wasn’t extremely small, the wedding itself felt intimate and warm. Old traditions were thrown out and it was kept authentic. Their wedding was wildly honest and joyful. Congrats my dear friends, I hope the rest of your travels are a blast!