wedding reception

I went to a wedding Saturday. For me, the best part of going to a wedding is attending the reception afterwards. I was intrigued by the location of the reception, the old Revolution Cotton Mill in my city. Since nothing is manufactured in this country anymore, parts of the old mill have been turned into offices and an event center. It's a nice place.

The Reception.

Image #1: The menu was stellar. I had some of everything. I think the wedding families had some money to burn on this one.

Image #2: When at a wedding reception, gulp as much wine as you can. It's OK to get shit-faced drunk as long as you can sit up and act more or less normal. Just sitting at a table, it's not hard to pass off as being coherent. Only the most annoying relative will be counting and know that the glass you are drinking is like your twelfth one.

Image #3: I was intrigued by this lamp near our table. I thought it was sinister/pretty. I couldn't figure out how to steal it, so I just took a picture instead.

Image #4: I also liked this chandelier over our table, though I now see that it has a burnt-out bulb.

10 responses to “wedding reception

  1. Loved this blog but heres a different perspective. (funny), You went to the wedding reception got bored then pissed with the last photo taken on your back moments before passing out! ")

  2. Always a possibility, especially when I was a few decades younger, but I got through this one unscathed.My elderly mom went with me. Two glasses of wine and she was totally sleepy.

  3. Originally posted by yooperprof:

    I have to ask, was there dancing? Nothing ruins a wedding reception for me like the "chicken dance"

    There indeed was dancing, and it was everything you mentioned. :yikes: The music was sometimes good, sometimes weird. A singer was doing the Rolling Stones "Miss You" where Mick does that "hoo hoo hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo" part. My elderly mom asked, "what is that noise out there?" I told her it was indeed noise, though I think I had that LP years ago.In addition to the chicken dancing, for the Seinfeld fans out there, there was some classic Elaine Benes "Little Kicks" dancing. Nasty!The wine was good. The hosts' idea of big-party bulk table wine is something that I would have to struggle to buy.It was a great event, but I had to walk my mother an extra distance from/to the car because some nouveau riche toad had a Ferrari parked across 3 handicapped parking places. It turned my stomach. They must be bailout-bank people or something.

  4. Oooh, I love it when the reception is a real "do".I have to ask, was there dancing? Nothing ruins a wedding reception for me like the "chicken dance". :ko:

  5. Sorry to hear about the "chicken dancing". That probably means that there was the Macarena as well! :insane: But at least the wine glasses were nice1

  6. LOL, your mom and I are about the same when it comes to alcohol….two of anything and I'm ready for a nap. The food and wine at wedding receptions are always good to my way of thinking. The grits and the vegetables at the one you went to sound yummy. I always remember the one and only time I ever had beef wellington was at a reception. It was really good. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Love the ornate light fixture! I'm always on the lookout for different looking small tables, chairs or lighting. Or at least I was. Now that I live in my daughter's house, I can't go all weird. I left most of my lamps at my old house in Phoenix. A few were in need of rewiring. They just didn't make it into the truck. My son sold five of them to one guy at a carport sale he had at my house. Broke my heart. But…..I am learning to 'let go'.

  7. Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    I can't go all weird. I left most of my lamps at my old house in Phoenix.

    Weird lamp ladies are the best. :heart: There's a place in town that can rewire anything, but sometimes the price is hefty. I should figure out how to do it myself. I have one lamp with a marble base that must weigh 30 pounds. An internal light makes the marble glow.Nice to see you again.

  8. I agree with Yooper – the Chicken Dance should be banned. Forthwith. Henceforth…Lovely lamps too!

  9. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    I should figure out how to do it myself.

    I've watched it being done on one of the HGTV shows and also watched someone in person so I probably could have done it. My son-in-law is an electrician so I don't have to do it now. One set of lamps that did make it on the moving truck are going to be rewired by him. The lamps are a wooden figure of a female, sort of looks like driftwood, with really rather ugly shades. I'm guessing they are from the 40s or 50s. I am thankful my daughter likes them. They are sitting on two side tables that were my parents when they got married in 1945. I must take a photo of them as they go quite well together. The tables, unfortunately got a bit scratched up on top during the move. I will lightly sand and refinish the top only as the rest of the table is fine.

  10. Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    I will lightly sand and refinish the top only as the rest of the table is fine.

    They sound like nice shop projects as the days get so short. Maybe you'll feel like some pics of things later.

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