Mazel Tov

Sunday, July 13, 2014

There are three things that are really important to me when it comes to a wedding reception: the setting, the music, and the food. The Berlin wedding we attended on Saturday night absolutely nailed all of them. 

First of all, the setting was the historic Standard Club downtown. I won't even attempt to describe how beautiful every last detail was so hopefully you can tell from the photos below. The bride, Charlotte, clearly had a vision. 

The music was absolutely perfect. Two of my favorite songs were played by the musicians before the ceremony even started, Blackbird by the Beatles and the Feather song from Forrest Gump. And look closely in the photos and you'll see the band during the reception was about twenty people deep.

And then there was the food. I don't even know where to start, it was just a constant flow of good stuff. Immediately following the ceremony we went to a cocktail room and were served an array of appetizers. For whatever reason, the waiters bringing around the food took a liking to a Chris and I and they made sure to stop by our table every single time. It started with little quesadillas, then small pigs in a blanket, mini wraps, tiny bites of mac'n'cheese, liver pate, truffle something, watermelon and feta, and just when I was about to blackout from pure appetizer bliss our favorite waiter brought around lamb drumsticks. And this was all just at the cocktail hour! 

I'm pretty sure there's at least five other appetizers I'm forgetting to mention, but like I said, I was already starting to slip into a food coma at this point. 

The main course was delicious as well, but I was a bit full so I only took a few bites. And I've always been more of an appetizer kinda gal anyway. However when waitresses brought around miniature donuts and milkshakes after the cake was cut I was able to make a little room.

And now I'm exhausted and feeling a little bit heavy recalling every thing that was eaten on Saturday evening. 

So Mazel Tov, Berlins. You know how to throw a wedding. And congrats to the groom, Mike, for stomping on that glass like it was nobody's business. That's one tradition I really wish Christianity would borrow. That and the chair dance. I would love to be bounced in the air on a chair someday. 

And now to look at a few photos from the beautiful evening.











And here's a few shots from the rest of weekend. We spent Sunday afternoon walking around Lincoln Park enjoying the nice weather and watching the rowing competition that was going on. Sadly the Winklevoss twins were not in attendance.





And that's all I've got. Bring it on Monday.

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24 comments:

  1. Thats sooooo odd I literally just went to the lily pond in Lincoln Park two days ago! You and Chris look so cute together at the wedding!
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  2. That wedding looks awesome and you guys looked great! Also, your bf the whitest teeth I've ever seen haha

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  3. The chair dance is so much fun! But don't let a few drunken men talk you into doing it at midnight. I nearly bailed. Anyhoo. Lovely photos - you two look gorgeous!

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  4. I love weddings! That one sounded amazing. Also, was there SPARKLY TABLE CLOTHS?! I'm ferociously typing into Google as we speak, because I have to have one! x

    Jottings Of Love

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  5. Auch beautiful photos!! And I adore your dress and necklace!

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  6. those centerpieces are amazing! loved your dress!

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  7. WOW! That wedding looks amazing!! Beautiful!!

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  8. This post did nothing but make me hungry for all the food you mentioned, and put Blackbird in my head.

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  9. Harlow drinking from the water fountain... AMAZING!

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  10. I love a good wedding. It always reminds me of my lack of design and planning inspiration.

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  11. There are few things in life better than a wedding with good food/music. You looked beautiful!

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  12. Wow, Ive only been to one wedding and they had a mexican buffet cater it LOL

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  13. What a gorgeous wedding! That's a dream. And now I need a bunch of appetizers, I'm hungry after all that you mentioned!

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  14. Wow, that is a beautiful wedding. Definitely pinterest worthy! ;)

    guesswhathollie.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. What a gorgeous wedding! Love those sparkly table cloths!

    xo
    Mandy
    Saguaros & Stilettos

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  16. Beautiful wedding - looks so romantic!! And geez, the sound of all that food has me drooling already!

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  17. That is literally an exact replica of a Jewish wedding I went to in New York in May! They really know how to throw a party!! Did they have dancing between each course as well? That really kept my appetite up :)

    chatclinkrepeat.blogspot.com

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  18. You know I love weddings, I always have a great time and I love to see how pretty the bride looks

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  19. Wow, the wedding was absolutely beautiful and I am in love with her table cloths! (Did I really just say that?)

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  20. that is one fancy wedding! I love weddings and love it when other people do to! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Its the food. Receptions are all about the food!!!

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  22. that wedding looks beautiful! I can't get over her dress! thanks for sharing!

    -Kara
    http://applestoamore.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thanks for sharing your heart

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