The past week and a half has been quite a whirlwind, but I want to make sure I blog some of it before I forget. I had such a wonderful time! I have a few pictures, but not nearly the shots that I wish I had since I did not take a lot of pictures. Our photographer was there starting at the rehearsal, so I’ll have great pictures Friday through Saturday once we get back for the honeymoon. For now, a few teasers and shots I took or poached from friends.
Family started arriving as early as Saturday with the arrival of my in-laws for my sister in-law’s graduation with her master’s degree. For the long ceremony; I tried working on my Marlene socks, but it was a little dark in the auditorium. Thus I got a bright idea, cast on stockinette socks! These are mainly for knitting in dark places such as movie theaters (which I plan to do all summer for the blockbusters) and knitting on the go. My stockinette sock came in really handy for the wedding weekend; everytime I got stressed out I knit furiously.
We had dinner at Bacaro for both graduation and my bachelorette party. I had only been in there once and hadn’t eaten anything, so I didn’t realize how much I loved this place. They always have an assortment of local dishes and so many wines to choose from. It was great both times I went.
The days of the week were filled with errands to get ready for the wedding; I didn’t realize how much fun I could have running errands while doing it with my best friends. One of the very important tasks I had in preparation for the wedding was finishing and blocking the chuppah. My sister and my friend Helen helped me; we soaked it in the washing machine for lack of a bigger sink, and laid it out and pinned it up in the garage. I ordered lace blocking wires from knitpicks, but they came late, so we pinned it up with 200 pins instead.
When I showed up to my bachelorette party on Thurs, I was floored. My friends ordered great little party favors and made a fabulous cake. Almost everyone thought it was decorated with dog bones ; ) I was crowned bachelorette and we ordered food and wine. Everything was delicious. I had risotto with prosciutto and asparagus.
Here are me and my sister and my best friend from Philly Rach celebrating! Great view of the wine bottles in the background.
After dinner at Bacaro, Helen, Rach & I returned to my house where some of the boys were playing board games. We talked Rach into it and played “If Wishes Were Fishes,” a perfect game featuring purple worms for post-bachelorette party. It was very fun.
Still to come: rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, wedding day, ceremony & reception