Wednesday, October 12, 2005

And the Bride Wore...

...a lovely sleeveless gown of white satin, sewn patiently and lovingly by her mother. Her blonde hair had been fashioned into a chignon, which was accented by flowers beneath a fingertip length veil of net.

The groom was resplendent in a black tuxedo with satin lapels and a black waistcoat, which set off his dark good looks to perfection. He wore his black wavy hair slightly longer than is currently stylish, giving him a youthful, rakish appearance.

Each guest was welcomed to the nuptials with a glass of champagne accented by a ripe strawberry. The ceremony, held inside in deference to the uncooperative weather, was short and intimate despite the 100 or so guests present. The adult attendants wore black, while the flower girl and ring bearer wore white.

The cocktail hour immediately followed the ceremony. Two buffet lines provided fruits, meats and cheeses, a carving station, ziti in Alfredo sauce, and tortellini in Italian gravy. Hors d'oeuvres were circulated by wait staff, and included miniature Beef Wellington, stuffed mushrooms, marvelous barbecued jumbo shrimp, chicken satay, and small lamb chops. An open bar, complete with specialty drinks named for the members of the wedding party, set the scene for the fete to come.

The reception was held in a lovely room with beautiful crystal chandeliers. The service was white glove. Lobster ravioli were proffered as the appetizer, followed by a salad of mixed greens with goat cheese and tomatoes. Guests were offered a choice from three entree selections: chicken encrusted with pistachios, tournedos of beef, or salmon. The wedding cake was served alongside a scoop of cinnamon ice cream and a banana chimichanga. Wine glasses were kept filled with a choice of red or white wine, and the couple was toasted with champagne.

Music was provided until the wee hours, since the revelers were all guests of the establishment for the night. The celebrants found their way to the breakfast buffet in the morning for one last moment of communion before dispersing.

The newlyweds are rumored to be honeymooning in Greece and Spain. The hearty best wishes of their guests travel with them.


PaxRomano said...

The last wedding I went to was held in a basement and I think their were bottles of Cold Duck on the tables ... it must be nice to fancy events!

Merci said...

It was quite a do!

My sister-in-law and I were talking about our weddings. We both said if we were doing it all over now, we'd have something very simple, very small, and very intimate.

I feel like a fish out of water at the fancy stuff. Nothing wrong with Cold Duck! I'll bet you had a blast.

Zelda Parker said...

sounds wonderful, Greece and Spain I mean. Just kidding! Isn't it time to remember someone else's wedding anniversary? Hummm, Enjoy your vacation.

Virginia Gal said...

oh sounds like it was a lovely affair. I do enjoy a nice wedding, well put together - but my favorite weddings are ones where I know the bride well and I have a ton of friends there.
oh Greece is a lovely place to honeymoon!

Merci said...

It really was lovely, and I was at a table with family so it was fun, too.

I'll make it to Greece one of these days! It's on my list. Italy first, however!

Joe Tornatore said...

what a honeymoon. Greece is the word.