To Davenport and back in less than 24 hours! 8O
Last night Ben and I attended the wedding of an old co-worker of mine at the Figge Art Museum!
The Figge Art Museum is located in Davenport, Iowa (about 3 hours east of us) and last night it served as the coolest wedding ceremony and reception location EVER!
Guests were nestled into tables between the sculptures, hangings and exhibits in the museum, which meant there was a view from every seat!
Pretty cool, huh?!
The great thing about having your wedding at an art museum is that not a lot of extra decoration is necessary.
The bride and groom did a great job at supplementing the art with flickering candles on every surface.
Guests mingled before the ceremony started while sipping cocktails,
and listening to a 4-piece orchestra. I felt like I was in a movie!
The whole vibe was so chic!
We hit up the bar, natch,
and toasted to the happy couple. :)
Cheers! (oh, ps, another guest at the wedding had on the EXACT SAME OUTFIT and she was at least 25 years older then me. Awesome.)
Oh, Ben. :)
The ceremony took place in the same room as the reception, so we all sat down at our tables to watch the happy couple say their “I do’s.”
(Jelly Bellies at each table setting!)
The ceremony began and just like that, they were hitched!
They had their first kiss and we all raised our glasses in a cheers!
While the bridal party took pictures, we all dined on apps…mama was hungry!
They had a great spread, and I had some meat, cheese & crackers, plus some nice crunchy veggies to hold me over until dinner was served.
A nice salad and chicken with rice pilaf and veggies (which I devoured before I even thought to snap a pic!)
and of course, cake!!! I chose chocolate. When given a choice I ALWAYS choose chocolate!!
This wedding was the most unique one I’ve EVER been to and totally reflected the couple’s personality. I thought they did an amazing job with picking out the venue and customizing it around their tastes. Makes me want to go back and do something uber-cool like that (with the same guy, of course ;) )
There was dancing, more cocktails and and even a late night pizza involved, but we still got up early and headed home this morning. You know my irrational, being away from home on Sunday issues!! Upon arrival, I dug into a big bowl of Kashi GoLean Crunch! for lunch!
I have had a serious cereal craving lately, so I snagged a box at the store last week. I love GoLean Crunch because of the meteor-sized cereal nuggets inside. They’re the best!
Splashed with some ice cold unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, I was in heaven.
x2 bowls. :)
ps thank you so much to those of you that told me almond milk is ok to use more than 7 days after opening the carton. I shudder to think of all the almond milk I’ve wasted in the past!
Ben and I are going to relax and enjoy the rest of our Sunday. I’ll be back later with the dessert recipe for the Breakstone’s Triple Churned Sour Cream Blogger Challenge and an epic trifecta of deliciousness that I’m whipping up for dinner…YUM!!
Wishing you a great, lazy Sunday!
What’s the most unique wedding you’ve ever been to? If you’re married, is there anything you’d go back and change about your wedding or was it exactly what you wanted?
I’d go back and change my photographer – I semi hate my wedding pictures!!!