A Wedding in Washington, DC
I haven't posted anything in the last few days because I'm in Washington, DC right now. We attended the wedding of our family friends, Katie and Sven. Incidentally, they were recently interviewed about their impending nuptials by Politico. The ceremony took place on the roof of the Hay Adams Hotel, across the street from the White House.
This is the view from the roof of the Hay Adams Hotel.
The President and the First Lady didn't make a surprise appearance, but from what I heard, Angelina Jolie was staying in the hotel and Reese Witherspoon was filming her new movie two blocks away. Love was in the air, the weather was perfect and I couldn't imagine a more beautiful or glamorous place to be.
The ceremony was very moving. The Father of the Bride got teary-eyed giving away his baby girl. There was a beautiful array of appetizers served after the "I Dos", like seared medallion of Ahi Tuna with sesame seeds and yakiniku sauce, veggie eggrolls, petite goat cheese tarts, chicken satay, spinach puff pastries and lamb chops. The reception followed downstairs. It was funny because the main meal brought me back in time; it was exactly what we served for our wedding reception: duo of grilled filet mignon and pan-seared Chilean sea bass, garnished with fresh vegetables and chateau potatoes.
The party ended with a very original arctic-themed wedding cake, since the couple first met there while on vacation. Everyone enjoyed the band, and Katie got to dance with her father, her new husband, and my little sister-in-law.
As the night wound down, Sven capped a day filled with memories with a picture with his buddies, smoking cigars in front of the Ferrari he got to use on that special day.
As my 4-year-old little sister-in-law would say: "Katie, you looked like Princess Giselle [from the movie Enchanted], I wish you a lot of happiness with your prince"