Monday, July 30, 2007

A Capitol Celebration

This weekend was filled with the wedding of Andrea Donahoe and Chris Garrity!!! The entire weekend was draped in everything "DC" which was perfect since they'd met and have since lived here; the only outlier was their engagement, last August, on a glacier in Alaska.

It was a spectacular weekend... capped off with a fun and delicious rehearsal dinner Friday night, at 1789 in Georgetown. The dads gave the traditional words of welcome and toasts and then we were treated to a choice of their famous and amazing crabcakes or the beef filet; Chris and I wisely each had something different so we could taste both. *Chris loved the filet but said that the accompanying "hashbrowns" were his favorite part of the meal (and you wonder why he likes my cooking).

Saturday was an early morning with the girls getting their hair done and then heading to the Fairmont where the rest of the preparations awaited. We all had our make-up done and had some time to relax with a fun champagne toast... to the bride and groom!!

The rest of the afternoon, until the time we took our SUV stretch limo to the church, was somewhat of a blur. I do know there were beautiful flowers, great memories retold, and a stunning bride... in no particular order.

After a series of photo shoots around the lawn of the Capitol, we headed back to the Fairmont to get the party started.

We sipped mojitos, margaritas, and sangria during the cocktail hour and then dove into the delicious seated dinner of either free-range chicken or pesto-crusted salmon. *Both were excellent! The Fairmont did some really neat and creative things with the different courses during dinner including a sorbet palate cleanser and plating the wedding cake so beautifully with a creme brulee and chocolate-covered strawberry!

Such a perfectly memorable weekend for the happy newlyweds... everything went according to plan and the weather even cooperated!

Congratulations, Andrea & Chris!!

1 comment:

  1. Fun! I love weddings - I have four to attend between now and November - one being my sister's! I love that wedding-cake plating, too. And you looked so pretty!


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