Pat, Jolie and I were in high cotton this weekend! We were in Dallas for the wedding of one of my best friend’s son. Jolie had never been to Dallas, so she was excited about using her new Nikon for the sites.
We were invited to the rehearsal dinner Friday night which was held at Mattito’s Oak Lawn.
The Mexican food was very good and the speeches given were even better. There were 11 groomsmen and 11 bridesmaids and I think they all spoke! Pat and I were amazed at the poise and confidence of all these kids! They had good stories to tell and the love and camaraderie was evident in their words.
I channeled Susan Street from Susanafter60.com. Susan often recommends wearing black pants and a black tank as your base and adding a swing jacket. I found this jacket at Dillard’s by Multiples. I really liked it and it was comfortable. We would normally wear dresses, but it was freezing in Dallas so we went with pants.
Jolie was warm in boots from Justice and a sweater from Cato’s junior area. You really can’t tell from the photo, but her top had a sparkle to it.
Saturday morning, I got dressed for the Groomsmen Luncheon that I helped hostess. Three of the groom’s aunts and Sandi and I as his honorary aunts, thought this would be a good way for us to do something and the boys needed to eat before the ceremony at 5p. We chose a BBQ restaurant called 18th and Vine. They were able to set us up in “The Roost” and served ribs, pulled pork, brisket, Mac n cheese, beans and cole slaw family style. The groomsmen opened their gifts which were monogrammed suspenders. The groom gave us hostesses a gift too!
While I was at the luncheon, Jolie and Pat went exploring. They ate at Gators and then walked to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. They looked at all of the interesting parts of Thanksgiving Square where we were staying in the nearby Hilton.
The wedding was at 5pm at the SMU Perkins Chapel.
The reception followed immediately at the Room on Main.
Here we are with Becky, the mother of the groom, and our daughters. The dinner was delicious! We started with artisan cheeses and crackers with dates and figs. There was an excellent Irish cheese that was green and white. So good! Dinner was an havarti chicken dish, beef au jus, mashed potatoes, spicy green beans and a dinner roll.
The band was called In10City and they were fantastic! We all danced so much that I had to soak my poor feet when we got back to the hotel and take 2 Tylenol and a Benadryl! LOL!
The beautiful bride and groom having their first dance.
They ran through a shower of rose petals on the way to their car and were followed by the saxophone and french horn players in the band playing “When the Saints go Marching In!”
We took off for San Antonio on Sunday around noon and made a pit stop on IH35 in the town of West where they are famous for kolaches. We had fun picking out apricot, blueberry, peach, etc.