Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jersey Girl

Wow, I didn't plan on not checking my email or updating my blog AT ALL for the past week, but when the vacation bug bites, it's hard! We went up to New Jersey for Greg's cousin's wedding and made little side trips to DC and Manhattan. Anyway, some highlights from the wedding!

Asheley and Dave got married at St. Peters Church in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and were received at the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club on the shore, a really beautiful venue overlooking the beach. Guests were welcomed to a cocktail hour outside with a couple of open bars, a specialty mojito cocktail, and passed hors d'oeuvres like mini Kobe beef sliders and coconut fried shrimp.

Their first dance was a live version of Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen (this made me wonder how popular this might be as the first dance song in NJ, it's beautiful!). The father of the bride's toast was tearful as he spoke about how his late wife, and Asheley's mother, couldn't be with them to celebrate-- and in leiu of favors a donation was made to the ALS Association in her honor.

Dinner was served, a buffet of seafood, chicken marsala, roasted vegetables, carving stations of filet mignon, ham, and turkey (suitable for stuffing myself silly...). The cake was actually a beautiful tieredtower with huge chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries served to each table. The night was topped off with A LOT of dancing by the crowd. Congratulations Asheley and Dave Jordan!

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