An Anniversary Wedding

On our first anniversary, 5/24/09, we went to our friend’s wedding.

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The wedding was at a local hotel.

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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.

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It was our first Jewish wedding, so our first time seeing a wedding with a Chuppah. I love seeing different traditions in action.

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The hotel had some really interesting carpet…

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…and tons of chandeliers.

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After the wedding ceremony, while the couple did their photography, we enjoyed this super yummy punch (wish I got the recipe)…

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…and fruit and cheese…

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…from the appetizer table.

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We eventually moved to the reception room.

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They had a beautiful traditional wedding cake

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…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.

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Our table.

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Drink of choice for the evening – cranberry vodka with lime wedge.

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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.

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Salad dressings were served.

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Yummy salad with Italian dressing.

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Super-tender chicken cutlets with broccolini…

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…and baby zucchini and carrots. The veggies were too cute.

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Glowing room.

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Cake-cutting #1.

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Cake-cutting #2.

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Father-daughter and Mother-son dances. I love how I caught someone else’s flash in my shot…pretty nifty!

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Bouquet toss – I totally got the bouquet mid-air…score!

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I also got the garter toss mid-air!

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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!

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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.

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More fun lighting.

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Friends

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Happy Anniversary!

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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.

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Mmm…coooooffeeeeee.

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At the table.

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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.

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I went with the Junior Plate4 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! :)

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