Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rock Me Like A Hurricane

This past weekend Chris, the fam and I traveled up to Philly to celebrate the wedding of my childhood friend Corinne and her husband Dave.

Our first stop straight from the airport was good ol' Pat's King of Steaks

The weekend was filled with wonderful events from the welcome BBQ on Thursday,

To the rehearsal, dinner and cocktail party on Friday 

The bride and all the bridesmaids

LOVE my new coach purse from the bride

To the big event on Saturday.  Of course the weather was a big topic of interest as Hurricane Irene was heading our way.

Corinne and her mom worked so hard on the beautiful purple and green wedding details many of which were DIY such as the programs, flip flop baskets, ceremony decor and cake pops.

The flowers were bright and beautiful!

Alter arrangements

Bridesmaids bouquets

Close up of their tasty cake.  I don't really like cake, and I ate all of my piece that night, it was that good!

Corinne even surprised Dave with a Boston Sports themed groom's cake at the cocktail party on Friday. I like to think she got that idea from all of her dedicated reading of Weddingbee :)

Unfortunately their plans of a gorgeous garden wedding were dashed by the torrential downpour and wind thanks to Irene.  

Family shot with the bride and groom

Their wedding was still amazingly beautiful even though the tornado warnings shut the party down a little early.  The food was amazing, the cocktails were flowing and we made more than one trip to the photo booth not worrying about the rain until the very end.

With warnings of the hurricane approaching and transportation in the Tri state area shutting down, there were more than a handful of guests that understandably decided not to make the trip to the wedding.  If you were a bride in that position, would you want to receive cancellation calls and texts ahead of time, or after the wedding?  Have you been through a hurricane before?

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cake! I think this is the one circumstance as a bride where I would totally understand people not wanting to travel — even though it would probably make me really sad. That said, I would want to know before the wedding, even if I couldn't adjust head counts, because it's rude to just no-show.