Wedding! + BBQ
It’s been almost a month since Andrew and I got married on October 1—I can hardly believe it! As promised, here are a few pictures from our wedding weekend. I actually have very few pictures of the wedding food. I brought my camera, but believe it or not I didn’t get a chance to take any photos at all! I do have a few from our rehearsal dinner, which was at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, Lot 2. The restaurant worked with us to come up with a special menu just for the event:
The kale salad was our favorite:
I always love romanesco, and the short rib was delicious!
Looking fancy for rehearsal dinner! (So Park Slope with both a bike and a stroller in the background.)
My aunt Cindy officiated the wedding—she wrote a beautiful ceremony (we had both the ceremony and the reception at the Green Building in Brooklyn) and we wrote our own vows, which really stressed me out during the writing process, but, à la Dorothy Parker or Hemingway or whoever originally said it, I really enjoyed having written them and Andrew having written his (which I think were better than mine, not that it was a competition, but . . . ) Also, doesn’t he look great in that incredible suit??
Here we are après ceremony (photos by the amazingly talented visual artist Rebecca Krupke, who also happens to do wedding photography and was, very conveniently, my brother’s date to the wedding!):
If you’re wondering, my dress is from Veka Bridal, a Brooklyn shop I highly recommend! I also VERY highly recommend both my hair-and-makeup artist, Susy Verdecia-Paz, and our month-of wedding coordinator, Stephanie Gatton. They were both INCREDIBLE and I can’t believe that we ever considered trying to do hair/makeup/wedding without them!
Susy even snapped a few photos! Here’s one that I love:
Here we are getting ready to kiss in the street. Love just makes you do CRAZY things!
After the photos everything was a bit of a blur! Here’s the menu:
The whole hog!
Appetizers were pimento cheese on Ritz, deviled eggs, and crudités. If you want to read all about our wines and the fun selection process, you can do that here. In addition to the wines we chose (DiamAndes Perlita Malbec-Syrah, Line 39 Pinot Noir, and Isle Saint-Pierre Blanc Vin De France, all ordered from the also-highly-recommended Slope Cellars) we also had beers from Sixpoint Brewery: their Sweet Action and Bengali IPA. And a (not very) secret whiskey bar—with Bulleit Bourbon, Laphroig 10 Year, Monkey Shoulder, Ardbeg 10, and Glenfiddich 15—after the cake was served! The cake, from Brooklyn bakery Nine Cakes, was orange blossom with cream cheese icing between the layers and white chocolate icing on the outside, yum! Flower arrangement garnish by me. The little bride and groom were a gift from my aunt Noreen. I made them when I was eight as a gift for her wedding and she saved them all these years to give back to me for mine. So sweet.
And there you have it! We had such a wonderful time celebrating the day with our friends and family. And so far, marriage is excellent.