Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Unions & Reunions

Oh hello there! I know I haven't posted for a week, but I promise I have a good excuse. My momma got married this weekend!!

I swear to you, it was one of the most beautiful and magical weddings that has ever happened on this earth. (As the Maid of Honor, I'm obviously not biased at all.) The venue was the stunning DeLille Cellars Chateau in Woodinville, Washington - a backdrop so picturesque and enchanting, I thought I was in a fairytale.

It was one of the classiest affairs one could possibly imagine. (None of that cutesy Pinterest crap that I'll probably want at my wedding one day. These are real adults we're talking about here.) Not to mention, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. I'm fairly certain that most guests completely lost it when they saw my mom & I walking down the aisle together. Man, I tried so hard to keep it together!

It was truly an epic day. My mom is one in a million, and she deserves one in a million - which is why I am so glad that she found Lee. I am so, so happy for them, and I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to celebrate such an amazing day with them.

All photos courtesy of my dear friend Matt, because I was too busy celebrating to take any pictures of my own.

If you're not a foodie, why are you even reading this blog don't bother reading this next part:

I'm just going to take a minute to talk about the amazing food & drinks. With me being my mother's daughter, it's no surprise that she has a keen enthusiasm for fine wine and quality cuisine. On the wine list: DeLille Doyenne Aix, DeLille Doyenne Roussanne, and my personal favorite - Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Chardonnay (the best Chardonnay in the world. Amaaaaaazing).

Plated appetizers included the Barking Frog's famous Grand Marnier prawns, mixed greens with sliced strawberries, candied pecans, gorgonzola cheese and a lychee vinaigrette, and a kaffir lime & coconut sorbet to cleanse the palate. 

For dinner I indulged on the pork tenderloin, baby tri-colored potatoes, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, hazelnut romesco and sweet onion nage. The menu also included pan-seared halibut with quinoa & corn, english peas and heirloom cherry tomatoes, sautĂ©ed bloomsdale spinach and asparagus cream sauce. For our vegetarian friends, there was also ricotta gnocchi with patty pan squash, fava beans, english peas, hazelnuts & lemon-brown butter emulsion. 

Are you hungry yet? (If you haven't done so yet, I highly recommend dining at the Barking Frog - it just might change your life.)

I'm already going through wedding withdrawals. Seriously. I want to go back in time and relive this day again, because quite frankly it all went by too fast. And did I mention how ridiculously fun it was? All in all, I'd have to say that it was the perfect event. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Hendrickson!

1 comment:

  1. Oh how beautiful!! This looks like a stunning location, how fabulous, congrats to your mom!