Kitchen Monkey Done Got Hitched!
That's right folks: June 5, 2010. Any attempt in this blog to describe how meaningful and wonderful it all was would come up short. That said, allow me to set the scene.
It was an intensely classy affair, with the ceremony and cocktail hour held on the rooftop of the Hay Adams Hotel, which is across the street from the White House, with only a brief strip of Lafayette Park in between. The photo you see above was taken from said roof top. If you're going to wed in D.C., I can't imagine a better backdrop than this. Sadly, Mr. and Mrs. Obama did not accept our invitation, despite being just across the street, but they did send us a card wishing us a happy future together. I'm not even kidding. OK, granted, it was no doubt an intern with pre-singed stationery whose sole job is to answer wedding and birthday party invitations from the lowly masses, but I still think it's pretty cool.
After the ceremony, the Hay Adams served hors d'oeuvres, which I'm told were delicious, but which I did not get to eat, sadly, as I was down in Lafayette Park being photographed with family and the bridal party. This is a good time to mention our photographer, Thomas Graves. We couldn't have been happier with him--he was great to work with. The photos you see below are his. You'll not see better pics than this on Kitchen Monkey, ever.
The reception was held in the Lafayette Room, which is normally a restaurant. The guests were served a lobster bisque appetizer, a caprese-like salad, and for the entree, fillet mignon, sea bass, and a gratin. It was all delicious, though honestly, with all the well-wishing and guest-greeting, I didn't get to eat everything that was served (including all the beautiful desserts seen below, which I missed entirely). In any event, it was an amazing fantastic day that I will remember forever. I'm a very lucky monkey.
Posted by Kitchen Monkey at 7:45 AM