Sunday, June 27, 2004

O Brother-In-Law, Where Art Thou 

Is it really Sunday already? Apologies for the long delay between entries; we were back far too late last night for blogging, and left in such a rush for the road-side Connecticut Best Western on Friday I plumb forgot to leave an away message. In the future, if it's been a day or so, check out the "coming soon" listings on the sidebar.

But I've got a good excuse: A helter-skelter rapidly-planned wedding early yesterday morning, where, on a beach pavilion down in New Haven, wherein Darcie's once-beauty-queen sister Alicia hitched herself formally to long-time boyfriend Matt in the presence of just under twenty family members and friends. Willow threw petals for the equally-glowing-in-white bride as she entered, was successfully coached to bring the rings up to the couple mid-ceremony on cue, and otherwise wandered off to chase seagulls with me in tow, but I hear the ceremony was broef and wonderful despite the Justice of the Peace's wild, garish, cartoony tie and giant hoop earring. I'll try to post a few pix later.

Later, after a long overcast but rainless day beach-wandering with Willow and a heavenly coffee shop discovered with Ginny, we had a rich and wonderful reception at some fancyfine place near Yale; for me, as the designated and trying-to-lose-weight driver, that meant jumbo shrimp, fried calamari, Tanqeray and tonics and a delicious bacon-wrapped shrimp caesar salad while others threw steak on their champagne and daquiris, and a great time bouncing and blowing soap bubbles at an Egyptian eight-month-old while her parents ate next to us.

All in all, not a bad set-up for a wedding announced less than two weeks ago. And they looked really happy together. Please join me in wishing Matt and Alicia the best on their Newport Beach honeymoon!

posted by boyhowdy | 3:01 PM |

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