Now, to happier things: Em's wedding! I don't know too many men who have very much to say about any weddings, except maybe if it's their own. Mr. Helen has been talking non-stop (and telling everyone who asked) about this wedding. He actually declared it the best wedding he's ever been to. And, let me tell you it was spectacular. I think he summed it up perfectly when he said, "It had everything a wedding and a reception should have without all the pomp and circumstance." It really was a celebration of Em and Steve and their personalities. Though I can't bring the party ambiance to you, I can try to show you.
First off, I hoped to not wear the boot, but we prepped it just in case. The hotel we were staying at was right across the street from where the ceremony was being held so Mr. Helen said he'd run back and get it if I needed it.
Here's my outfit. Mr. Helen actually took this photo - I am so proud of him! I love, love LOVED this dress. It was super comfortable and I felt pretty in it. As we all know feeling pretty is just as important as actually looking pretty.
The wedding was held at the Connecticut Science Center. Yes, a museum. The ceremony was set up on the first floor and then we went up to the fourth floor for the reception. We were allowed to play with any of the exhibits that we wanted to. It was quite unique and so much fun!
Her color scheme was such that each of the attendants wore black and then had a particular color as their accent. So one man and one woman each wore, orange, yellow, pink, or red. All the wedding accents, i.e., the napkins on the table, the program, etc. brought the theme together and Em's bouquet had all the colors. So beautiful and seasonally appropriate.
Em was a beautiful bride. I loved her dress too. It was so flattering and she looked like the queen she was. Gorgeous. The first photo was taken by one of her bridesmaids prior to the wedding. She wore orange shoes!
Finally, instead of a traditional wedding cake, there were cupcake stations! Yay! I'm not even going to deny it, I had one vanilla and one chocolate.
There were also these little raspberry cups, with a vanilla cream in the bottom. I ate a couple of these too.