Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weddings are the current hot topic around here

TM Amy recently got married. Needless to say, we've all been a flutter for month trying to help her prepare. Even the CFO of the museum helped out, by allowing them to have the ceremony here and the reception on our roof at a fraction of the normal rental fee. It took a lot of work to turn our board room into a place where anyone would want to get married. A woman after my own heart, Amy had prepared a specific job list, so that everyone had a task. From ironing the window treatments, to punching out place cards, to building a wood arbor, to hanging the aforementioned window sashes, the family and wedding party were all put to work. Even the team punched out of work in the afternoon and went up to help. Amy had gone with silk flowers - lovely bunches of hydrangeas. Her theme/color palette was peacock feathers so she used every color available. She had already made all of the bouquets and boutonnieres months ago - a great advantage to using silk - and had a lot of stems left to use for decorating. She asked me, TM Sam and TM Elise to do the table settings, which i think turned out rather well. They went well with the painted bottle centerpieces that maid of honor, Jillian, had hand painted. I really loved the one she made for Amy and Aaron with peacocks painted on them. We took a little break from preparations for presents: the team bought them toasting flutes with etched peacock feathers on them, that were used at the reception. By the end of all of the work, you'd never know this room is used for boring meetings Because of the space and budget, they only had about 40 people at the wedding, so the next night they had a Rock and Roll Reception at the Sidebar. They rented it out for the night -it is normally closed on Sundays- and provided the entertainment. They got to choose the drink specials including the delightful Admiral Akbar -Cheer Wine and Jack Daniels- in homage to the Star Wars character that Aaron has a picture of in a family photo collage (they call him Uncle Ackie). I was pleased to have the opportunity to not only celebrate with Amy and Aaron, but to have an excuse to once again bust out the understated wedding ring brooch, though this time i went with it in my hair Amy met Aaron when he moved from Arizona to join her friends' band, Karmella's Game, several years ago. It seemed only appropriate to have that band play a set, especially since every member was in the wedding party. To round out the evening, the band Avec -bass player Adam is married to the singer/keyboard player of Karmella's Game, Katie - also played a set. The highlight of the evening, though, was the debut of Amy and Aaron's band, Fifth Wheel and the Double Dates. Comprised of 3 members of Karmella's Game, one member of Avec and Amy, the band captures the history of Amy and Aaron's relationship as well as symbolizing their union in life. It was so great to see them play out for the first time, especially in celebration of their wedding. Fifth Wheel and the Double Dates played a five song set, 4 originals and a cover of Tommy James and the Shondelle's I Think We're Alone Now with appropriate heartbeat hand claps. It was delightful to watch Amy perform not only because she is really animated, but because all of us know her from being on stage with her so we could recognize some of her go-to moves Congratulations to the happy couple from the whole team Lindsey, Elise, Niki and Sam


Anonymous said...

Thank goodness she got her arm out of that graduated cylinder in time for the nuptials.


Rea said...

congratulations, Amy!

Debbie said...

Something jogged my memory to this post...and I came to tell you that Amy is in my play!