Sunday, June 26, 2005

I'm melting.....I'm melting

I attended a wedding of a friends son this past Friday night, it was an interesting wedding. The Son had flown his then soon to be fiance to Paris to ask her for her hand in marriage, he asked for her hand while taking in the view from on top the Eiffel Tower.....She said yes and they quickly set the date. Pretty hard not to be impressed with that proposal huh?

For their center pieces on each of the tables, they had a 12 inch wire replica of the Eiffel Tower placed on a square piece of mirror (sprinkled with rose pedals) with votive candles as table gifts with their names and wedding date etched on the glass......adorable! I know! The seating cards were of guests names with the name of a popular French tourist location instead of table number....loved that idea too! Then on each of the tables, was a black and white framed picture of them taken together at the location assigned to each table card....just love that idea too! Then instead of the traditional white guest book with the white feather pen, they had a 5 X 7 glossy black and white photo of them taken in front of the tower, matted into a very large black frame were each of the guest hand wrote their best wishes right onto the mat.......another fabulous idea! The card box was a leather mail case with air mail written in French, another nice touch and nice memento for them later. Event The wedding cake was done in the fashion of the Eiffel Tower (yummy too) lol

I just loved that they incorporated their romantic proposal into their wedding reception and the gardens around the place that they booked their reception was just beautiful, with reflection ponds, cascading water, brick pavements and flowers everywhere.........where they seemed to have lost their theme was the room that the reception actually was held in, it looked like a very large renovated loft kinda garage without any AIR CONDITIONING! Just floor to ceiling garage doors on two sides of the room with a bar on another and a loft up above.....lets not forget the indoor basket ball hoop hanging from above! Hello........It's June in Chicago....with temperatures reaching 96 degrees that day and a heat index of even higher I'm sure. It was actually more comfortable outside at least there was a slight breeze. The least they could of done was to let guests know this ahead of time......maybe a discreet mention of it noted in the invitation which was gorgeous by the way too.......and they didn't include directions to this place either, another faux pas (pardon my French! lol) in my book.......now with all these French themes you think they would of chosen a French Cuisine dinner menu.......nope it was southern BBQ buffet style (although very good)..........I love the idea of a theme wedding, but if your going to go that route....finish it to the end and for the love of Pete at least choose a place with air conditioning! By the end of the night (early) I was reduced to a puddle and could hardly breath the hot humid air anymore.....it's not good for people with health conditions such as mine (heart) it wasn't healthy for healthy people to breath in either anymore.

I very rarely rant........but I'm still feeling the effects of the heat that night. I would of never lasted in any other place in time if it didn't have air conditioning! I could just kiss the inventor of that fabulous idea! lol lol lol


Haviland Carrier(American) invented air conditioning in 1902.......Muahhh Haviland Muahhh!

8 comments:

sinnermeetevil said...

i was all into this wedding..just like i was there than BOOM it was all ruin by the southern bbq and no air conditioning. it sounds like a beautiful wedding though!

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lesiira said...

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brandyp0509 said...

Ya know this wedding sounded fabulous until the no air conditioning, lol. I would wilt, you know us southerners don't melt or anything like that darhlin' we wilt, lol. I was even all for the BBQ though it didn't go with the theme but no air conditioner well that's just evil, rofl.  Brandy

luvspspnkids said...

I agree with the other people who left comments. I felt the exact same way. The Louve in France doesn't have air conditioning LMAO! Sorry it was so hot that was inconsiderate *sigh*

happysunshien said...

oh man I was so feeling it till that basketball goal...lmao...and no AC...maybe they ran out of money...lmao...

Kelly

plieck30 said...

NO AIRCONDITIONING??? Would you have gone if you had known? I would have had second thoughts for sure. Paula

domesticatedchic said...

Oh wow.. the beginning of this entry was a good start.. I was like oh wow sounds like such a fun time.. but in the end .. I guess it kinda slumped yeah? I agree they should have tried to stay with the theme.. :) Mel

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sdoscher458 said...

Hi demandn...with all the brides I used to work with..the main thing that I stressed to each and everyone was the comfort of their guests...after all they are there to celebrate & remember the day.  Given the expense that they went to and possible savings on the reception site...they should have brought in portable airconditioning for the main hall...it's definitely do able and really they should have.  I had a girl who wanted a small intimate home wedding during the summer in Florida the home was not large enough to accomodate 50 people so we did put a tent adjacent to the pool area where they could also dance.  I arranged a portable air conditioner for the outside tent...no way was someone going to bake in the heat down here.  Themed weddings are beautiful when done right...Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises