Sunday, November 23, 2003
Oh! That Wedding!
The Wedding was unbelievable! The finest of everything from the valet parking to the top shelf liquor served throughout the entire reception with 300 invited guests. It was held in the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in Philadelphia in the Grand Ballroom. TWO STORIES! The second floor was like a huge walk around balcony that over looked the dining room. It was decorated for Christmas and everything sparkled and twinkled. There were 3 ice sculptures including a Porsche, since the groom was in the car business. Each table had a centerpiece that consisted of a 2 foot clear glass cylinder containing fancy gold fish and betas swimming around inside with a large white lilly bouquet cascading down from above. It was a sit-down dinner where they served filet mignon or Chilean Sea Bass, each entree decorated with an orchid. And Lemon Intermezzos in between courses. A 10 piece live band... or should I say orchestra played a wonderful array of music all night long. The actual wedding ceremony was beautiful and fraught with many Jewish traditions that I had never been privileged to witness before. The bride, who would have looked beautiful even if she didn't come from a family who owned and operated a large beauty parlor and spa, was also a semi-professional singer. She wrote and recorded a song for her new husband and had it made into CD's adorned with fantastic pictures of the couple taken by a photographer on a secluded beach, which were given out to each guest as a memento of this day. As if anyone would ever be able to forget this wedding. Now... they have the rest of their lives to make home repairs and design renovations... together. It doesn't get any better than that.
Posted by onmiownnow2 at Sunday, November 23, 2003