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!