And yes I’m totally stealing Andy Cohen’s line. So thanks AC!
This weekend was the end of wedding bonanza 2010-2011. From mid-September last year to this past weekend I’ve had a flurry of weddings, wedding related events and many celebrations to attend. It’s been a blast and I’ve never seen my friends happier or more lovely!
The final installment took place in Saratoga Springs NY at the Saratoga Polo Club. It was an amazing venue and my friends, Ben & Liz (or as I’m sure I’ve referred to them before, Bliz) were blessed with a phenomenally warm October day. We began with a wonderful ceremony outdoors, officiated by Ben’s sister, she was funny and kind, telling great stories of Liz & Ben and highlighting their strengths as a couple and asking the friends & family gathered for continued love & support throughout their marriage.
Ben is also Jewish, or as he likes to say, “Jew-ish.” (Hence the Mazel title) So there were elements of a traditional Jewish ceremony- the chuppah (a quilt made by our friend Susan), the breaking of the glass, and whatever you call the chair-dance thing. Clearly, I’m not one of the chosen people. Anyway, after that it was time for the party!
There was a cocktail hour with champagne and lots of goodies… I loved the crudite presentation…
And this lil’ delight changed my life. Parmesan cheese toast- thing- I think I had 5.
Then it was onto dinner in the tent.
Dinner was lovely- I didn’t take more photos because I was too busy eating and talking! But I did snap a pic of the soup…
Then there was of course dancing, and fireworks! (A surprise to the bride & groom) And then dessert… there was red velvet cake, apple crisp, and a candy bar.
And to accompany the candy bar, complimentary floss & toothbrushes. Yes, the bride’s father is a dentist.
This came in very handy for my drive back to Boston Sunday.
All in all it was a fantastic weekend- and I know Liz & Ben had a great time. I’m so happy I could be there with them to celebrate this next step in their lives. And I also hope to be invited over for dinner soon to their new home- Ben is an amazing cook!!
Mazel you two… xo, AT