I loved that you could see Anne and Josh’s personality throughout the ceremony and the reception which really made the day significant to them. The typical events of a wedding were edited down to those that the bride and groom found meaningful, which, in turn, made more meaningful for the guests.
Anne and Josh are quinticential New Yorkers in my mind, so nothing was more fitting than celebrating their marriage at Chelsea Piers on the West Side of Manhattan. It’s right on the Hudson River, with a beautiful view of my old stomping grounds: Hoboken and Jersey City.
The cake and all of the food at this wedding was phenomenal. So phenominal that I couldn’t be bothered to stop and take pictures. We enjoyed a cocktail hour after the ceremony with passed hors d’oevers and buffet stations, followed by a four course dinner, and then cake! The food was thoughtful and eclectic, and though I ate enough to start hibernating for the winter, I wasn’t uncomfortably stuffed. I’m not sure if this can be attributed my skills as a power eater, or the appropriately sized and conveniently spaced courses.
One of the highlights of the evening for me was seeing Josh preform one of his own songs with a friend. If I didn’t know he wrote it, I would have sworn it was right out of Stephen Sondheim’s catalogue.
Since it was a four course meal, every square inch of the tables were covered with various wine and water glasses and several silverware options. It got to be kind of comical by the end of the night as we were trying to determine which glasses were our own and what they were filled with. Between the open bar and the waiters attentively refilling wine, the spirits were flowing!
The wedding band was great. Besides playing some of the standards and swing music they also forayed into some unexpected pop hits from people like Usher and Michael Jackson. It was pretty funny.
All in all, it was a grand affair, and I wish them nothing but happiness and a fabulous honeymoon in Tuscany!