We left slightly later than planned, but still had a great fun time driving an hour to the Swan Club in Roslyn, NY.
The ceremony was quick and sweet. Actually it was rushed, but by no fault of the bridal party. I’m actually annoyed from a professional point of view that the crew would begin to break down the setup while the guests were still sitting, and not to mention have a “technical error” during the initial procession and ask the wedding party to do the walk again, after the ceremony. Poor planning from management’s responsibility.
Cocktail hour took place while the wedding party got their pictures taken. The food was spectacular. J-man and his 5 siblings were in the same place for the first time in nearly 10 years, so of course it was a photo opportunity. It was wonderful to meet all of J’s siblings. I had previously not met 2 of them!
Dinner was inside. Following a salad course and pasta course, we could choose from steak, chicken francese, stuffed sole, or veggie ravioli. Again, from a professional point of view, I wish the matre d was not so controlling and in every picture. The DJ was telling the crew what to do, yet the matre d was on the dance floor the entire time, telling the bridal party where to go and what to do. It was distracting.
Highlights of the evening: J dancing on his hands, teaching his aunt the Cha Cha Slide, his brother thoroughly analyzing (and publicly making it known his dislike for) cookie dough cake pops.
The next wedding, M & J, is a year away. Needless to say we are all very excited, and can’t wait for the next one!