Lots of pictures. Be prepared. The only hitch is that (someone who shall remain nameless but rhymes with PIE) took my external flash out of my camera bag, so these pictures are not very good and I could not capture the "mood" that was there with the dim lights and Italian opera playing. Oh, well. Just trust me. It was cool. And sorry about so many slanted pictures. They are making me a bit sea-sick. haha!
-Our favors were the traditional Italian candy coated almonds, each one symbolic.
and I just happened to have a really cool frame for the welcome sign. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary and voila!
-The food was really really good. It was more important to me to have QUALITY food than quantity in variety, so we kept it simple and it was delish!
meatballs in marinara
phyllo wrapped brie
mozzarella tomato and basil skewers
chocolate covered strawberries
Italian ice lemonade
seasoned olive oil and bread dipping station
Many many thanks to all who helped make it so lovely. Just to name a few:
Thank you Carmella for spending TEN hours making so many cheese straws for those (tiny) baskets and for helping with the signs, candles, and everything.
Thank you Annette for paying for it all and letting me do whatever the HEdouble-hockey-sticks I wanted and trusting me.
Thank you Regina for being the extra set of hands that we so desperately needed, as well as a much needed support and kitchen crew.
And thanks to my husband, for watching the kids and making the best marinera sauce in the world.
Oh--and thanks Robby and McKenna for getting married so I could do this;)
more pics of them here