It was only a year ago when an email was sent and entitled Squash patch, a conk mushroom, and a ring…A was engaged to K and we couldn’t have been more thrilled. In fact, we visited Pepper Sky’s (BMH’s review of Pepper Sky’s) with the bride and she explained this was the location of their first date.
We were looking forward to visiting Wonlancet, New Hampshire, the location of the nuptuals and location of the proposal. The gorgeous couple’s ceremony was one of the most awe- inspiring and cultural. From the advice from loved ones to recitations of poems and Sonnet 116 from Shakespeare.
The San San Kudo Japanese Wedding Cremony (Three Times Three Equals Nine) was lovely and it was fun to watch the groom get tipsy on sips of sake. A looked stunning in the Engiyamata Maasai Wedding Ceremony in which there was a shuka (blanket) unveiling and A had colorful strands of beads around her neck and down her dress.
While mingling, we enjoyed some prosecco and sparkling water. Who doesn’t love bubbles?
Loved the pastel origami cranes.
The canoe full of seasonal and local beers as an absolute hit. Such a creative touch.We devoured these bacon wrapped dates (some stuffed with bleu). The salty and creamy sweet flavors kept saying eat me.
We had many of the goat cheese, olive and filo mini tarts full of creamy, tangy flavor and crunch.
The table had lovely local wildflowers, boxes from Kenya filled with tea and little bottles of hot sauce given the bride and groom’s mutual love of heat and spicy foods.
We enjoyed Lesse Fitch Sauvignon Blanc throughout the evening and we were served family style with Mesculin Salad with Radicchio, Endive and Native Blueberries with Vinaigrette Dressing, Tabouleh with Tomatoes and fresh mint, assorted Wonalancet Breads with olive oil. The Marinated grilled “Huxley” Flank and assorted grilled summer vegetables with lemon and thyme was so good and wish I had more.
We loved the menu itself inscribed a quote from Julia Child. “Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.”
The first dance begins with Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillait’s angelic duo of Lucky.
And then, the chaos ensues. Is Ellen here?!
No it’s A+K showing off their unbelievable dance moves and clever humor with a breakout Lady GaGa Just Dance.
The wedding cake was pound cake and berries and cream served with Kenyan Coffee and Tea. (Don’t you love the furry friend eyeing the cake too!)
Our welcome bag had a tiny bottle of Tabasco, luscious European chocolates, AK M&Ms, bug spray, Japanese rice crackers, bandages. The perfect combo. Congrats!
The lovely bride and her gals write Cooking From Afar, which is full of creative healthy dishes, as well as SOME meat. Check out A (+K’s) Goat Recipes! and another recap of her wedding from her dear friend. There is a yummy recipe for Spinach, Tomato, and Feta Strata.