Nearly Nautical Nuptials : Food & A Few Special Words

While we were making sure everything was legal, our guests were lining up to get some of this yumminess:

We hired Diane Bartley to cater our event.  Her home is only a few minutes away from our tent location which was key since the tent had no kitchen or water.  Our menu was carefully designed so that everything could travel well since it would be all made off-site.  She, and the food, was absolutely fantastic.  She also allowed my mother (who is an avid gardener) to bring in her own fresh herbs and vegetables to encorporate into the dishes.  Yum.

Our Menu included the following:
Marinated, Grilled Chicken with a Tomato & Onion Concasse

Sirloin Tips sautéed with Onions, Mushrooms & Peppers
Spinach Lasagna with Freshly Grated Parmesan

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Fresh Vegetables & Feta Cheese
Caprese Salad with Fresh Basil Tossed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette
Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Sea Salt & Fresh Rosemary
Summer Squash & Zucchini Medley with Garlic & Fresh Herbs
Yeast Rolls & Oatmeal Molasses Bread

While our guests were eating, Glossy MOH gave her speech.

We'd been friends for 10+ years at this point so there was a lot of good memories to reflect on - including how we still talk on Thursday mornings early in the AM and call it 'Locker Talk' (we shared a locker in high school).

I laughed, and I cried .... she's the best.

Mr. Gloss's brother (and best man) gave his speech next.

Parts of it were pretty amusing.  When Mr. Gloss laughs really hard it sounds like he's going to choke - this was one of those times ....

Then, we got down to the good stuff - THE CAKE!

If you remember, my dad made the cake stands, I made the two cakes on the side and the top 2 tiers of the center one out of styrofoam - the bottom layer was real and made by my mom.  My aunt and grandmother frosted and decorated the cakes that morning.

I thought it appropriate to annotate the photos below:
1. Me: Give me the knife, you don't know how to do it right.  Him : We have to do it together.
2. Me: You're wrong, I'll do it.
3. Me : You better not smash this in my face, no seriously.  (Look at that smirk on his face).
4. He's still smirking.

...and, he fed me nicely.
Look no mess!
So I fed him nicely.

Up Next : Dance the Night Away

*photos by Erica Lyn Photography and &Unlimited

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