Monday, October 29, 2012

Opening Wedding Reception c/o The Union League

LB and C.'s nuptials took place on a Sunday. It was a wedding with many an out of town guest, so there was a welcome reception on the preceding Saturday. It was held at the Union League. I meant to go exploring and really take advantage of the access I was getting to such an exclusive, members-only building...but I got sidetracked by actually enjoying the pomp of the reception itself, and the lovely faces of so many of the bridesmaids. The spread included tea sandwiches (or at least they resembled tea sandwiches to me), a cheese plate, a veggie spread, and additional treats that servers walked around and offered us. Those additional treats included mini sliders, buffalo chicken mini tarts, and pigs in a blanket. There were also two bars, which once the full crowd arrived, were much needed.
V., in from NYC, N. in from Oregon, and BC in from Philly. High school buds.
Cheeeeese. That blue cheese was particularly to my liking.
The room in which the reception was held was rich in detail and luxury, and its wallpapered walls were further adorned by portraits of many a president. I'm not 100% sure, but I think most of them were Republicans. George W. got a really great view and placement for looking benignly down on all of us.

V. with a blown out City Hall in the background.
The bride wore a killer white blazer, not to mention heels you can't see that were fierce.

Those of us in the bridal party or groom's party eventually hopped on a trolley and made our way to Old St. Joes, where the wedding would take place the next day.
We were given a tour of the church and a rough outline of where we'd be going and what we'd be doing during the actual reception.

And thus concludes the reception and rehearsal footage. Next up, rehearsal dinner.

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