Monday, October 26, 2009

And They Lived Happily Ever After...

*Photo courtesy of Jane Weigel Barbosa
This weekend was one of the best in a while. My beautiful cousin tied the knot in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday afternoon. Everything was beautiful. The dresses were divine, the flowers were fabulous, the view from the reception was to die for, and the look on the groom’s face as he watched his bride walk down the aisle was indescribable.  It was so nice spending time with my cousins and reminiscing about our childhood shenanigans. Though it was hard to say goodbye, the great thing about a wedding (as I learned from my sister’s wedding in June) is that we will relive it through memories almost every day. 

Now, down to business--the d├ęcor of the event. Here is the low-down: 

* Photo via Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six
The location for all of the wedding weekend festivities (except for the ceremony that was held at Little Flower Catholic Church) was the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. It was a fabulous location and very convenient for those of us who stayed at the hotel. The reception was in the Panorama Room. It spinned throughout the party and gave great views of the city and the Intracoastal. 

* Photo courtesy of Tom Weigel
This is a photo of one of the tables at the reception. The flowers were gorgeous and I loved the pink sashes on the chairs and the menu cards. 

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The bride’s dress was exquisite. It was from Alfred Angelo’s couture label. Kimmy was the epitome of a regal bride, complete with a tiara (note: this isn’t the actual dress). The bridesmaid dresses were also gorgeous. They were gold silk with a really pretty rhinestone accent on the lower back. They had a small train and were strapless. 

The lady’s room had Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea hand soap placed at each sink. Kimmy also told me that her mother, my Aunt Kathy, had designated certain hotel staff to spritz the reception room periodically with Sweet Pea spray as well. Who would have thought of that?

I loved the monogrammed cocktail and lady’s room napkins. These are a cute version that I found on but, in my opinion, a monogram like the one Kimmy used just can’t be beat.

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In lieu of a guest book they had a giant bottle of champagne that everyone signed (note: this, again, is not a picture of the exact champagne they used). I thought this was such a good idea. I wonder how Kimmy and Chris will display it in their house.  

As parting gifts, guests were given a crystal heart wine stopper in a little bag with the photographer’s card. The photos should be up by Saturday, I can’t wait!

* Photo courtesy of Tom Weigel
Here is a picture of the boyfriend and me at the cocktail hour on Saturday.  

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, I love Pier 66! You and Dan look adorable!