This weekend we had the pleasure of driving up to Georgetown for the wedding of Matt’s fraternity brother, David, and his beautiful bride, Lauren.
Matt left on Friday by train so he could attend the rehearsal and festivities as a groomsman, and Maze and I went to Fridays After Five and to bed at 9pm. (I think we were getting up when Matt was going to bed!)
Saturday morning Karen and I drove up to Georgetown to join everyone. Karen graciously offered to babysit for us during the wedding and took M on a picnic with two of her friends.
We had a great time reuniting with many of our college buddies!!
Casey and I talked about being moms while the guys discussed old times and drinks
The ceremony was a few blocks away, so we all walked from the church to the reception.
So glad I brought some walkin’ shoes in my purse!
The reception was held at Dumbarton House, a historic picturesque garden setting.
We sipped drinks and nibbled on passed apps until the bride and groom made their entrance.
Lauren was stunning!
I loved their menus – both in paper and in food!!
One of the best wedding meals I have ever had. I feel like buffets are so popular, but this was a night where a plated dinner really shone.
The salad was one of the best I have ever had!! Buffalo mozzarella with watercress with sliced grapes, edible flowers, parmesan crisps in a lavender-honey-lime vinaigrette. Underneath it all was a pistachio pesto of sorts. Incredible!
The main course was a perfectly rare beef tenderloin topped with sautéed mushrooms and spinach, Maryland crabcake with a peppercorn sauce, sweet corn soufflé, asparagus and tomatoes. I couldn’t decide which of the flavors I liked the most!
Lauren made Oreo truffles as favors for each place, so these served as First Dessert : ) Loved the peanut butter the best! I can’t believe how many of these she must have assembled.
Second dessert !!!!
Check out their adorable cicadas. David said he thought they would be swarming so why not embrace it, but I have to say I think these were the only two cicadas in the room ; )
OREO cake!! Gah I loved this filling. They also had red velvet and carrot cake. I had bites of all three from friends – but the Oreo was my fav.
We spend the rest of the night dancing to a great band!