My daughter's and son-in-law's reception was last Saturday evening. You might remember that they eloped, more or less, back in July. Since then, the groom's mother thought it would be nice to have a reception, somewhat defeating the point of eloping (they didn't want a fuss made).
Fuss or no fuss, everyone had a great time, and the food...most of it Mediterranean, much of it vegetarian...was outstanding. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the beautiful buffet before everyone started digging in, but if you are interested you can get an idea by clicking here, then going to the menu and catering sections.
Here's a picture of my son-in-law and daughter (left and center), along with my daughter's best friend, who also officiated at their wedding (right).
The pretty cake was a light and tender ginger spice cake with lemon curd between the layers. Outside was persimmon-colored buttercream (to match the invitations and decorations) with edible sugar orchids.
Here is my sister with her grandson. He was the most handsome man in the room.
Finally, here's one of Kat feigning sleep on the way home. Believe me, she was wide awake then and for a few hours after.
In other news, life has calmed down a little for me. I'd say I'm 90% recovered from my surgery (still no heavy lifting), so I can't use that as an excuse to bail out of my housework anymore.
I'm slowly looking toward the holidays now, considering things like what will be on the Thanksgiving menu, where we'll put the Christmas tree this year and whether and when I'll change my blog to a winter theme. I have to say, happily, that our holidays this year will be more laid back and low key than they've ever been, so I'm approaching it all at a very leisurely pace.
But first we have to get through this weekend. School is closed tomorrow and Friday for parent-teacher meetings. Since when did Halloween become a four-day weekend? Just thinking of all that sugar-laced free time? By Sunday, one of us is sure to be crying.
It will probably be me.