The huppah was a light green fabric and the structure was made by their families. That gal in blue is Dave's mom and she looked beautiful! The lady can party, too. There was an impromptu jazz-fest at their house late after the rehearsal dinner and she was shakin' it in the living room dance floor while folks banged on the piano, drums, keyboard - even a viola!! So fun!
The bridesmaids chose their own dresses from David's Bridal and carried bouquets of off-white and red lilies (I think those are lilies - Laura can probably verify by looking at this pic)! I have to say, they all chose a different dress that was PERFECT for each of them. Plus, I'm very partial to red since that was the color of my bridesmaids' dresses! These girls were just stunning!
The bride, Jenny's, dress was also stunning, but I can't remember all of the details (I know, I'm a horrible wedding-goer). Bottom line, she was gorgeous and I couldn't stop staring at her.
And OOOOOHHHHHHH, the cake! First of all, the reception hall was huge, with dark hardwood floors, a stage and beautiful wooden rafters in the remarkably high ceilings. There was a spotlight mounted way up high that shone right down on the cake in the middle of the dance floor. You can't see it in the picture, but the white fondant ribbons have just a touch of sparkle to them! Aside from being a perfectly pleasing cake aesthetically, it was also very good to eat!
And after the cake came the dancing! The Hava Nagila lasted FOREVER and there was much stomping and circling around and chair raising and "Heys!" and shouts of other sorts. I've never seen anything like it. The band was excellent (you can see their pic, along with many others from the evening, on my Myspace page) and the dance floor was always hopping. Chud even danced a few slow songs with me!
But alas, all good things must come to an end, and I had to get up super early this morning to get myself to New Mexico for the Dar Al Islam Teacher Institute. But that's another blog for another time........