Last night was so awesome!!! But the best part is, as Churchill once said in a very different context, this is not the end, it is not the beginning of the end, it is perhaps the end of the beginning 🙂 After so much fun last night, I can’t believe the wedding hasn’t even happened yet!
Yesterday, as promised, we had fun and run. Matt drank a BEER and then we went running! I could never do that! We covered about 5 miles on beach, off beach. It was fun and I was running 8:30 miles – finally a good couple run!
Then he got in the pool!
We had out of town bags waiting for us with some Charleston snacks, which we nibbled on before we left for the party. I had about 3 of each.
There were many reunions of people I hadn’t seen since graduation!
We met at a house and took a trolley downtown.
Downtown Charleston is SO CHARMING!! And full of energy.
The party was at McCrady’s, and they had the whole upstairs space for guests to mingle
We found the bar 🙂
Matt got a Manhattan, the first of a series of Old Man Drinks and I decided to hold off on Round I.
The food was SO awesome! They had a few stations and tons of passed hors d’oeurves
Is this not the biggest bowl of arugula you’ve ever seen!?
I started with a chilled soup and “shrimp and grits on a stick”
And Matt and I shared this plate
and this one
And then we found the passed truffled mac and cheese bites!! I had 2 of these along with a mini crab cake…
And…….3 of these delicious goat cheese quiche things
And I had a few tastes of his risotto plate.
I got an Old Fashioned after a while, but I only had half of it though because I traded it for wine later
Kanz had fun with some Mint Juleps
I switched to club soda with a little cranberry after 1.5 drinks (and some Old Man drink sips)
Here’s us with our good friend Whizzle!!
The coolest part of the evening was this SONY photo booth. It was all digital though, and you could see the photos on a big screen as well as have them printed into proofs. It was a HUGE hit, and if you’re wedding planning, I highly recommend researching this! (Sorry, I don’t know what it was called or any more details)
The photo quality and lighting was amazing!!! We’re going to frame these 🙂
They had a fabulous bluegrass + everything else band.
There was lots of fun dancing – Kanz and I got it started!
Megan + Mihir were quite the dancers too!
Sweet endings included waaay too many of these nut crusted dates
Some nibbles off the candy buffet
And this tart that Matt delivered to me. There were more desserts, but I was too busy dancing to notice them. Imagine that, Kath!
Mizzle and Mihir are a wonderful couple and the toasts were so fitting
I ended the night with a tiny glass of pinot
And was caught with another whopper!
We crashed at 1am – no energy left to blog! I managed to sleep until 8:30, but did not manage to wake up without a mild headache 🙁
I packed various options for breakfasts – instant oatmeal packs, bananas, Barney Butter and this Rockit cereal I got from a reader a while back
It was a mix of grains and dried fruits with peanuts
The package said to just add water and eat cold or to heat for 1 minute. I decided to add half a cup of milk plus a banana and I microwaved it on and off until it thickened.
Matt and I split the mixture
It was good – nice and chewy with bits and pieces of things. The volume was a bit sad for being so calorie dense. And the Barney Butter was the best part!
Today’s plans include:
- Biking adventure
- Lunch at a beachy place