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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Bride's Party: A Yummy Time

The moment we received the evite, the switch boards around Westerly went crazy. I mean seriously. I got a call from my buddy (and amazing photographer) Kim and she could barely contain her excitement. She said 'Have you checked your email?!' I said 'no, why?' She said 'Erica has invited us to a bride's party. We have to wear our dresses and then we go to her house for dinner." I pretty much hung up on her, ran upstairs, told my husband to stop working and help me get into my dress. I mean, there was no way I was replying until I knew the dress situation. What does this have to do with food? Stick with me, I will get there. Here is a snipet of the evite: I am having a brides dinner party. Thats right time to dig through the basement or the attic and find your wedding dress, seems like a waste to only get to wear it once! So if you have diet goals here is another be able to zip it!

Here is the lovely hostess.

So more about the evening: We first met at a restaurant....picture it: looking out a window enjoying your dinner and seeing a number of women in wedding dresses walking in randomly.
We created quite a stir. After a bit of time chatting and enjoying some wine, we converged upon Erica's home.

Naturally, there was lots of shrieking, hugging, admiring and modeling before we dug into the eats. There was a lovely shrimp cocktail dish to nibble on and some wine to sip. After a bit, we sat to a beautifully set table (the woman has 3 kids under 4 and somehow did this!). Erica asked us not to bring anything and I was so excited to see what was coming.

Here is the menu. Come back for the chicken recipe Friday.
*Mixed greens with candied walnut, dried cranberries and feta cheese with a choice of asian sesame dressing or a champagne Gorgonzola vinaigrette
*Pepperidge farm cracked pepper parmesan toast
*Chicken with artichokes, sundried tomatoes, onion soup and garlic.

The Hostess and The Foodie.

~I think I may use this ideas as some sort of a fundraiser...hum...bridesmaid party coming this spring


Bridget said...

That is hilarious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I think it's a very cool idea!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like so much fun! Cool party.

Donna-FFW said...

OH, this is way awesome. It looks like it was a blast, and you looked great!

Anonymous said...

Great way to get another wear out of a wedding dress! Looking forward to the chicken.

The Diva on a Diet said...

You both look gorgeous - and what a great idea! You're right, it would make a good fund raisers, but also particularly fun with friends. I wonder if I could rope mine in to doing this? (Though I'm pretty sure my dress wouldn't zip!) Love it!

Anonymous said...

What an cool idea! I wish I still had my wedding dress (it was borrowed--I preferred to save money rather than be sentimental at the time)so I could get some friends together to do this. Perhaps a variation like a bridesmaid's party? It'd be nice to get some mileage out of those things, too.

Jennifer said...

Yes, we have all talked of a bridemaids party.I will plan it for late spring because.

RebeccainGermany said...

You guys are gorgeous!!! A great idea for a fund raiser. Who wouldn´t want ot be a bride again for the night!!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks like sooooo much fun! You look gorgeous!

emily said...

I love this idea! I am totally stealing it and planning a girls night ASAP!!!

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