As I’m sure most of you know, the sounds of church bells are officially in the air, wedding season is upon us. Finally, the stressful months of dress shopping, food tasting, venue visiting, and seating chart arranging have come to an end, and brides around the country are slipping into their white gowns and making their way down the aisle to their husbands to-be.
For those of us not involved in the planning, wedding season is a wonderful, fair be it expensive, time of year. We get to dress up, watch two people promise to love and cherish each other for the rest of their lives, eat wonderful food, and dance the night away – did I mention we get to eat wonderful food?
This past weekend I headed back north for my boyfriend’s brother’s wedding at a beautiful little chapel in Sudbury, MA.
The festivities began on Friday, after a brief run-through of the procession at the chapel – I was honored to have been asked give a brief reading – we headed over to the Wayside Inn (which is the oldest running inn in the country – since 1716!) for the rehearsal dinner.
Me and the Best Man at the Rehearsal Dinner!
A cheese platter and spinach artichoke dip (my favorite!) led the way for the main event – lobster potpie. Giant, succulent, and tender pieces of lobster in a light cream sauce topped with a crunchy breadcrumb topping were served, piping hot, in individual ramekins to everyone who was smart enough to order it! As gut-busting as they were, I couldn’t resist the strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream for dessert – absolutely delicious.
After such an amazing rehearsal dinner I couldn’t wait to see what we would be served at the reception.
On The Big Day, after the Gorgeous bride and handsome groom exchanged their vows, we headed to a private country club for the reception!
Caesar Salad to start.
A stuffed tomato with noodles and vegetable ribbons in a creamy sauce for me (YUM!)
And steak with stuffed shrimp, mashed potatoes, and veggies for the carnivores.
A SIX-tiered wedding cake.
And a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries, truffles, and mixed nuts – just to ensure we were really full.
Then we proceeded to dance the night away.
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