In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that Chris & I would be attending a wedding; Chris was actual part of the bridal party! We met Bob & Ashley a few years ago; Bob used to be the drummer in Chris’s band, Always Second Favorite.
The wedding took place at the Sheraton Great Valley in Malvern. I didn’t get many successful shots during the ceremony but here’s one of Chris & the best man, Rob, & other groomsmen, Jarrod (both Rob & Jarrod are in our wedding, too!).
- Pork & Vegetable Pot Stickers with Ginger Soy Sauce
- Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Chili Dipping Sauce
- Scallop Wrapped in Bacon with a Maple Glaze
- Miniature Beef Wellington
I tried both a scallop & a veggie spring roll & both were delicious!
During the cocktail hour, guests could paint their name or a message for the couple on a blank canvas:
Next up was dinner! The first course was a salad – mixed baby summer greens with crumbled mild goat cheese, candied pecans, craisins, & balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I also enjoyed a buttered roll with my salad.
Guests had a choice of chicken or salmon for dinner; I went with the chicken – Coq au Vin, breast of chicken braised in red wine with caramelized pearl onions, mushrooms & bacon served with horseradish scented Yukon gold mashed potatoes & fresh steamed green beans.
After dinner, the night continued with dancing. I did enjoy a piece of cake, but my picture didn’t turn out! It was very good, & I especially loved the thick, sugary frosting – my favorite kind of frosting!
My last two pictures of the evening are of my handsome date & I, & an awkward self-portrait of my outfit 😉 (for those of you who care, the dress is from Ann Taylor circa 2009!).
Despite the late evening, I still managed to get up & out the door for BodyPump this morning! Surprisingly, my little at home arm workout from yesterday left me quite sore this morning, but I was able to power through! 😉
Before I “sign off” for the day, I must wish my mom a Happy Birthday! My mom has been such a big help to me lately with all of the wedding mania taking place! So Happy Birthday Mom, thanks for all you do!
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
What’s your favorite part of weddings?
I’m a sucker for the ceremony!