Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Year of Love, Purple Edition

Today we attended a beautiful wedding in the redwoods. Ms. Redowa and her new husband created a highly unconventional, inclusive, and logistically impressive party, all decorated in her favorite color, purple.

She told me that she admired my pink ombre 1930's style gown and worked with our costume designer to make the perfect purple ombre wedding dress. The long layer is detachable for vigorous partying. They were a stunning couple together, looking so happy.

Fascinating attention to detail: In an effort to be ecologically responsible, the invitations and programs were printed on 100% post-consumer-waste cardstock and all disposable plates and napkins were made from biodegradable potato starch. There were two full pages in the program detailing the contents of the hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and cakes, so that vegans and guests with food allergies could carefully select their meals.

Since this was the fifth of eight weddings that we're attending this season, I was expecting some event fatigue to set in. Quite the contrary! All three of us had a fabulous time and stayed all the way until Q's bedtime, enjoying the company, dancing, and performances by Ms. Redowa's own dance troupe.

Now I need to go rest, as my arms are aching from carrying the kiddo for so long. SwingDaddy and I can both check off "sustained weight lifting workout" for today.

P.S. Thanks for your kind words in the comments yesterday.


Mayberry said...

Gorgeous gown--and great shoes too!

Karianna said...

Very nice - I love purple!

And I'd definitely appreciate a detailed menu like that given that my son has food sensitivities.

Lady M said...

Indeed, a great dress!

I just had dinner with someone with a wheat gluten intolerance, and he was thrilled to hear about the gluten-free wedding cake!

Anonymous said...

What park was the wedding at?