This past weekend, JEGs and I traveled up to Macungie, PA for a wedding held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Friends, this place was a decor whore's dream. Modern, rustic, sleek, AND environmentally friends. I adored it.
Our room was so warm and inviting.
Hello big gorgeous mirror, how are you? My name is Lizzie. Would you like to come home with me?
I've never been skiing before, but if it means I get to hang up my jacket here after a long day of hittin' the slopes, sign me up!
Big bronze-framed mirror: gorg. Black granite counter tops: I die. Multiple times.
Oh yeah, the wedding. Let's talk about that.
JEGs grew up next door to the groom, Eric. We had just met the bride, Meghan, this past June, and I was instantly smitten with her. She's a sassy red-head, and you know we sassy Gingers have to stick together.
The ceremony was held in a beautiful church, and I have to say it was easily the most beautiful ceremony I had ever attended. It was a full Catholic mass which at first made me a little antsy. However the priest of officiated the ceremony had known the bride all her life and was able to not only make the service personal, but also very funny!
|Meg and her father|
The centerpieces had no flowers, only a single lantern atop a block of wood with the table number painted on each side and a ring of berries surrounding it.
The ring of berries were also echoed at the cake table
All the decor, including the buffet table, was very minimalist, but still had a very pull-together feel.
My absolute favorite thing about the decor (and I am kicking myself that I didn't take a picture earlier) was the escort card table. They took branches and made notches in each of them to hold the place cards. Holy crap, best idea. Ever. So jealous I didn't think of it ;)
OMG, can we talk about the food for a minute? De. Vine. During the cocktail hour I practically hunted down the girl carrying around the raspberry and brie puff pastries. Everytime she would walk by, I perked up and was all "Yes, I would love some" before she even asked.
For dinner, I ordered the filet mignon. That was wrapped in bacon. And infused with cheese. It was like a cholesterol nightmere, but it was sooo friggin good.
|They used to play Transformers together|
Meghan and Eric met while attending Penn State. I've been to a couple PSU weddings, and most of them are the same; bridesmaids wear blue and carry white flowers, and every surface has a lion on it. I get it... We are Penn State and all that jazz. These two (God bless them) didn't go that route. Instead, someone dressed up as a Nittany Lion toting a flag ran in the reception and stuck around for a couple photos!
I almost forgot to tell you about the other guests at our table. We were afraid we weren't really going to know anyone becaue the only other people we had ever met (once) were sitting at another table. We were pleasently surprised when this guy sat down next to JEGs and introduced himself as Joel, and JEGs was all, hey I know you-- we grew up together!
So we are doing the usual, where do you live, what do you do, this , that and the other thing. Then I heard the best words I've ever heard from another wedding guest:
Joel: I'm a stage manager for Martha Stewart's show, 'Martha'.
Me: I love you.
Joel. Ooooo. K? Never got that reaction before.
After bombarding him with questions like Do you know Eddie Ross too? ( No.) Is Martha wonderful as she seems? (She's ok. Not a bitch like some might think) Does she shit rainbows? (I never looked) Who was the craziest guest ever? (Jeff Goldblum. He talkes in third person) I think he realized my obsession with She Who is Crafty.
All in all it was a beautiful wedding, and we couldn't be happier for the couple! Best wishes to you and we hope to see you soon!