Sunday, June 22, 2008

A beautiful day

We went to the wedding of one of our neighbors yesterday. Her second marriage, the groom's first, it was a splendid affair. It took place at the nearby Grounds for Sculpture. Neither Mike nor I had ever been to this place and weren't really sure what to expect. We knew it was a beautiful setting, but we weren't prepared for just HOW beautiful it is. The event took place at the Grounds' restaurant, Rat's. Rat's? That's right. Rat's. The restaurant was built and decorated to look like a late-19th century European chalet. After the ceremony, we had hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, lunch (I had the filet!!) and desert. There was delicious wine and champagne for our enjoyment as well. It was a truly wonderful time. Spanning the lily pad-scattered pond was an arched Japanese-style bridge, like the one on Monet's Garden at Giverny painting. That's where they said their vows. The guests sat across the pond on a shaded patio. Both of the bride's sons from her first marriage, ages 5 and 11, were in the ceremony. They were super cute. The older one read the passage from 1 Corinthians about the characteristics of love.
Silly me, I forgot my camera--I had no idea how beautiful it would be. I found these pictures from the site for the Philly/South Jersey area.
There was a little bit of a scare before the ceremony--the groom couldn't find the bride's ring! He rushed back home and found it, in the box from the jeweler's, wedged between the couch cushions. Whew! Sounds like something that very well could have happened at our wedding....
W did NOT go. He went over to the home of our neighbors that have five kids. Their two older kids (ages 16 and 13) were in charge. He did pretty well, considering we left him there around 9:15 or so and didn't get home until after 3! He was definitely happy to see us upon our return.
We didn't do much last night--we were tired from our full morning/afternoon. By bedtime my right ear had started hurting. This morning, when I woke up, it was worse. I think I've acquired an ear infection. I tend to get them every summer. I suppose I'll call the doctor in the morning and see if she can prescribe something to knock it out. It's a miserable feeling, as anyone who's ever had an ear infection, knows.


rachel said...

how much fun! hope your ear gets to feeling better!

black betty said...

lovin' the buildings.