“…Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace!” [Sweet Charity 1:04min]
Yesterday was my neighbor’s wedding and of all the weddings I’ve seen it had the most personality of them all…but, maybe I’m biased. The wedding took place at 5:30 and only a few hours earlier, at noon, it was raining cats and dogs. Oregon weather is incredibly unpredictable even in July, but by 3:00 the sun began to break through the clouds, to everyone’s relief. The ceremony was not traditional; Cannon in D was played briefly, but when the Father of the Bride and the Bride entered to walk down the aisle Jump in the Line( Shake Senora) played and they danced their way to the altar. Even the groom was surprised! They took their vows and promised to be best friends, catch each other when they fall, to always be partners in crime and with a brief story they exchanged rings. The ceremony was true to the couple and thoroughly enjoyed by the guests.
The ceremony and reception took place in their stunning garden, perfectly sized for the intimate gathering to dine and dance. Dinner was delicious! Fresh fruit, roasted vegetables, salad with vinaigrette dressing, chicken or beef and a dinner roll.
Touching speeches were given by the Father of the Bride, brother, Best Man and Maid of Honor, and then dessert was served. Instead of a traditional cake choices were given to the guests; apple crumble, lemon bars. chocolate ganache bars, and blueberry tart.The chocolate ganche was my personal favorite!
After dessert the dance floor slowly filled up and guests broke it down with Michael Jackson, Ice Cube, Beyonce and countless other artists. I wish I had pictures of all the babies dancing, they definitely stole the show!
I can’t wait to have a wedding of my own someday! But, not for quite a few more years, I will definitely be finishing school first and hopefully have a great job.
Here are a few more shots from throughout the evening. Enjoy!
Have you been to any weddings this summer?
What’s your favorite part about a wedding?