On our first anniversary, 5/24/09, we went to our friend’s wedding.
The wedding was at a local hotel.
I got to see the bridesmaids jewelry I made last week in action – I thought the necklaces and earrings looked great with the bridesmaid dresses. The jewelry I did for the flower girls and honorary bridesmaid looked pretty fab, too.
It was our first Jewish wedding, so our first time seeing a wedding with a Chuppah. I love seeing different traditions in action.
The hotel had some really interesting carpet…
…and tons of chandeliers.
After the wedding ceremony, while the couple did their photography, we enjoyed this super yummy punch (wish I got the recipe)…
…and fruit and cheese…
…from the appetizer table.
We eventually moved to the reception room.
They had a beautiful traditional wedding cake…
…and a not-so-traditional cookie cake for the groom. He said for years he’d have cheese pizza at his wedding but alas…the hotel wouldn’t allow it. At least he got his other fave – cookie cakes.
Drink of choice for the evening – cranberry vodka with lime wedge.
Dinner started with the waiters dropping off rolls – they must have known what I wanted because I got one of the whole grain (I think it was WG at least) rolls, which I enjoyed with some whipped butter.
Salad dressings were served.
Yummy salad with Italian dressing.
Super-tender chicken cutlets with broccolini…
…and baby zucchini and carrots. The veggies were too cute.
Father-daughter and Mother-son dances. I love how I caught someone else’s flash in my shot…pretty nifty!
Bouquet toss – I totally got the bouquet mid-air…score!
I also got the garter toss mid-air!
Then, one of my personal fave parts of the night – the chair dance! I googled this to find the name of this dance – the Hora!
Then, it was cake time! I love cake…I think it is my fave dessert…probably even more so than chocolate, itself. I had a nice serving of each of the cakes – the traditional and the cookie cakes.
More fun lighting.
I know it seems random to talk about pancakes in the same post as a wedding, but the couple arranged a group get-together at the local Original Pancake House, one of the bride’s fave spots, for the morning after the wedding.
At the table.
Do you see the size of that lady’s omelet in the background?! It was HUGE! They said it only had 5 eggs in it, but it looked more like a dozen.
I went with the Junior Plate – 4 buttermilk pancakes, 1 fried egg over medium, and bacon. I asked for Wheat Germ pancakes, but I think I got buttermilk – they certainly didn’t look like they had wheat germ in them and they were so busy in the restaurant, I didn’t feel like bothering our waitress to ask.
Breakfast was awesome. Though the restaurant was too busy to let our entire group sit together, hubby and I got to eat with our couple-friends who were in town for the wedding, which was nice. I even spotted the flower girls and honorary bridesmaid sporting their wedding jewelry at breakfast…guess they really liked it…yay! We also got to chit-chat a bit with the bride and groom and wish them well before they took off for their honeymoon.
Congratulations Justin + Emily!