Saturday, June 2, 2007

Post wedding bell blues?

Nah, the wedding and reception were great! The ceremony was held at St. Bernadette's Church on the east shore of New Haven, a beautiful neighborhood church with wonderful stained glass and stunning woodwork. This particular church is known for the Five Satins recorded their famous 1956 hit In The Still of the Night in the basement. To prove the sort of urban legend myself and the F.O. have been perpetuating about this wedding, please gander a look at the beautiful bride, Katie, being escorted down the aisle by her really good guy father. The ceremony was really nice, and the bride was not upstaged by anyone!

I went to this affair dressed up in a suit, etc. I haven't decided which pose best represents my personality - the hit man in a wheelchair pose (L) or the unassuming wedding guest on the veranda (R). Either way, the reception was one of good eats. The appetizers included very large shrimp cocktail and crab legs, a pasta bar, great bruschetta, a raw bar (I didn't partake, as I only eat shellfish that has been cooked)...everyone was stuffed by the time the entrees arrived. Far more important were the very interesting people I was introduced to. We went with Patti's mom who was her usual elegant self, and I met many of her cousins, some I knew (the bride's mom and her brother) and some I had many years ago and the many years ago bunch are very literate and were very nice people as well. And the DJ played so many great dance tunes (Brick House, Night Fever, Disco Inferno, Picking up the Pieces, etc) that the floor was packed for most of the night. I even danced (in a wheelchair you ask? It has happened before :>) It was a great time, and I stayed up as late as I did in college, falling asleep about 12:45 AM, generally 2 hours past my bedtime...what a radical concept, staying up late and having a good time!

And I must say that Patti looked absolutely stunning in the outfit she wore. I expect that she will reveal herself in said outfit. There is a picture that I took that really shows off her beauty and elegance. Stay tuned!

9 comments:

Lynn said...

I like both pictures. I especially like the picture of you in front of the water holding your drink...quite elegant. Nice shirt and tie did it coordinate with the First Officers outfit? Just wondering...

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

great pictures ralph! looks like a wonderful wedding. we have one in two weeks to go to! oldest grandson is getting married in west va. and i also like both pictures of you! waiting for the lovely fo!

smiles, bee

Patti said...

those pix do look good if I say so myself, Homer!
I can't see the photo of the bride though. I hope it's just my computer.

Joan said...

Thanks for proving me right...you are just as handsome and your wife is lovely. Love the outfit...particularly that snazzy tie!. And isn't it amazing how you can manage to stay up late when you're having a great time?!?!?!

Patti said...

Lynn: no, we didn't coordinate!

the moose buyer said...

both you and Patti look super. I too love the picture in front of the water.

Sigh, I sure do miss being able to look out on water like that.

Michael C said...

Go with the hitman pose ;-)
Great suit! They really recorded still of the night down there are you got to listen to Night Fever and Disco Inferno? Does it get any better???
;-)

Patti said...

Yes, Michael. I'll answer: It's all true...

sari said...

I'm glad to hear you had such a great time, and I have to say, I love that song "In The Still of The Night."