Sunday, September 10, 2006

Fifth Anniversary

We celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary last night. It was a little early (our actual anniversary is on September 17th) but since we are going to be out of town for that, (stay tuned to my European Blog for more information about that) we decided to try and gather the people we had at the wedding for a nice small dinner.

We only had a dozen of our closest friends at the wedding. Partly that was due to the rapidity at which we arranged to get married (we got married one week after 9/11 – because of 9/11. Originally we were going to get married 02/02/02 – a date we could not forget. But 9/11 changed all that) and partly because we wanted a small ceremony anyway.

So the plan for this party came together pretty well. Sadly, two of our original participants were unable to make it – they had both moved out of town. One to Denver and one to San Francisco. But to keep the original number in place, we had two new partners come into the fold. So while we were sad to miss the original folks, we could celebrate the new friends.

We ate at Brennan’s – the same place we had our Wedding dinner. This time we had enough time to arrange for a private room, so we had the Terms of Endearment room just to ourselves. (Yes, part of the movie was filmed in the room).

A bit of background: Even though we wanted to be married on 02/02/02, we were planning our reception to be held in Charles & Eddie’s garden on 3/17/02 – St Patrick ’s Day. Ed’s idea was to hire dwarfs to dress as leprechauns and jump out from behind the bushed with pots of gold. We loved the idea, but alas, it was not to be.

Of course, as we were having our drinks last night, what happened but a “leprechaun” showed up with a pot of (chocolate) gold, some REAL gold (A Magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne!), and a proclamation from The Mayor! (It was our good friend Lary Barton. He is a champ)

After that event, the dinner started. The menu (after a bit of negotiating with the restaurant) was tremendous. We included the flights of wines described, and they all matched the food with tremendous subtlety. It was well presented and well served after a slight bump at the beginning. It was great fun.

Here are a few photos that we took last night. When I get a photo of Lary Barton, I will post that one as well.

We are off to the airport shortly.

3 Comments:

Blogger Melanie said...

Very nice! Here's to 5x5 (or 6, 7 or 8) more years.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Abbie said...

Congratulations. Here's to the lovely couple.

10:08 AM  
Blogger netteree said...

As I said last night - Quinn is still trying to find the perfect quote/toast from Dante's Inferno. :)

I had so much fun. Thank you for having me. Love y'all and be safe.

Love,
Ree

11:03 AM  

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