Another ‘I Do’

Travel

Saturday’s wedding was delightful.

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The sun popped out just in the time for the 4 o’clock ceremony (thus the squinty eyes). I really didn’t think Houston was that hot, but I’m sure the men felt differently in their suits.

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The church was beautiful and I loved the candles in the background. I also think it’s sweet when the whole family goes up to the altar for a blessing.

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Mr. and Mrs. Monda!!

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The gals during cocktail hour:

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I had my usual whiskey sour before enjoying a few glasses of champagne.

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Francois wanted to be on the blog – he’s sad here because he was only poured half of a beer:)

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The reception was held at a country club and the main ballroom was just beautiful.

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There were tea light candles in glass balls and hydrangeas hanging from the ceiling!

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The food was top notch. I especially loved the little cup of sweet coconut soup with shrimp.

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The main course was beef tenderloin and stuffed quail over mashed potatoes, spaghetti squash, and haricot vert in a wine merchant sauce. You never know with wedding food, but this entree was fabulous and I managed to clean my plate.

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Wedding cake, it’s what I live for.

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This one was great – almost a little lemon-y with thick, traditional buttercream. My piece was small, so I split a second one with Matt. I was hoping to get my hands on just one more piece before the end of the night, but all three of the waiters I asked weren’t able to find any:(

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The bride’s dress was gorgeous!!!!

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And there’s an up-close-and-personal shot of Oliver on the dance floor. The band was a blast – they were able to play lots of classics as well as new songs.

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There were many sad goodbyes, but I’m so glad I was able to catch up with lots of good friends. Now, it’s back to Durham, job searching, unpacking, and real life.

  • Kath
    July 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Does that mean you want me and mom and dad up at the alter with you for a blessing!? lol. And Bills!

    • Mom
      July 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      So fun. SIgn us up!!!!

    • Laura
      July 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      ha! it’s usually just the parents because you’ll probably already be up there…

  • Kat
    July 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I’m definitely That Shameless Friend who hunts down an extra piece of wedding cake…Even if the actual cake disappoints, the frosting rarely does 🙂

    • Laura
      July 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      Mmmmm….

  • krista
    July 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I think it’s about time you head down the aisle too! 😉

    • Laura
      July 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

      🙂