Monday, August 30, 2010

Wedding Bells

August has been a joyous month...The Month Of The WeddingS!

It started with Katy's bachelorette party in New York.
From a sail around New York harbor aboard the old Shearwater sailboat, to dinner at Jane, karaoke at Pulse and a bedroom themed bachelorette brunch in Brooklyn Bridge Park, it was an action-packed (yet tasteful;-)) weekend. I highly recommend the Shearwater! This was the second time I've been on it, and have been amazed both times at how professional the staff is and how much fun I have.

Karaoke at Pulse was also a ball. I know, I know, you're saying, "but Erin you hate karaoke." So I thought!! But I picked Pulse because you can also play Rock Bank, which I became addicted to at Noelle's last year. Minus points to Pulse because they couldn't get Rock Band to work properly. And message to them, offering people a shot every time something goes wrong does NOT fix the problem. However, I had rented a private karaoke room so we switched to that and had a riot singing our (off key) hearts out.

August continued in Rochester, New York, at the wedding of Matt and Tricia, on a hill overlooking Lake Ontario. Matt was a fellow fellow in Germany. Their ceremony reminded me of what it must be like to get married at Jolli Lodge, overlooking Lake Michigan, except for the missing Manitou Islands:-) It was a lovely service, where Matt and Tricia wrote their own vows and had friends read poems and excerpts from the stories that were significant to them. They fulfilled every guy's dream and served Dinosaur BBQ for dinner. And they topped the evening with a cupcake wedding "cake"-- hundreds of mini cupcakes in flavors like PB&J (my fav!) and strawberries and champagne. The evening concluded at a local bowling alley, which was also a blast. Who knew New York State was so vast, but we had a nice drive up to Rochester and really though Webster was a nice area!

And last but certainly not least, Katy's wedding to Tyler on August 21, 2010. I feel blessed that I could be part of such a special day for one of my oldest and dearest friends.

The weekend started with a bridesmaid lunch at Katy's parent's house. Tea sandwiches were just what the bridesmaids (all 11 of them, plus 3 junior bridesmaids and a flower girl!!) needed to get ready for the rehearsal. [Cooks note: check out these cucumber tea sandwiches...pretty and tasty... though we used chive cream cheese instead of Tofutti.] The rehearsal dinner at The Black Bass Inn along the Delaware River was picturesque. And everyone was in bed early (well at least I was!) to get ready for the big day.

Katy looked beautiful in a Vera Wang gown and chandelier earrings. Tyler was styling in the suit Katy made him wear;-) The reception at Font Hill castle in Doylestown almost matched the elegance of the bride...almost. Congratulations Katy and Tyler!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

<3 the pic of you singing and in your bridesmaid dress (<3 the neckline).


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