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We attended the most opulent wedding this weekend for my co-worker, Justin, and his fiancé, Marcella.  It was the bees knees, the mack daddy of all weddings, really something special and I wanted to share with all of you.  First, we headed to Yonkers where the ceremony was held.  It was in the sweetest little church – St. Anthony’s.  This was Marcella’s childhood church where she attended catholic school.

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The service was “short” for a catholic ceremony and I have to say it was beautifully done.  The decorations were minimal and Marcella’s dress was gorgeous!

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After the ceremony, we headed over to Del Frisco’s Steakhouse for a pre-cocktail reception drink!  Their ‘VIP’ is yumm-o and all you need is one 😉  We also had a bite to eat since we were starving.  If we had known what we were in for at the cocktail reception then I’m sure we would have waited to eat anything!

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After Del’s we hopped in a cab and rode over to The Pierre where the cocktail hour and reception would be held.  We walked through the doors, checked our coats and there it was…a sigh from the heavens – lamb chops station, raw bar, antipasto station, two ice sculptures, full drink bar, fried food bar, the list goes on and on.  Everything was tasty…everything!

We were able to snap a few pictures and even grab the groom (Justin) for a quick pic!

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After a couple drinks and some grub we made our way into the reception area.  It was some walk…

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We walked into what I think is the nicest wedding I have ever attended.  From the lighting to the cake, the bride planned everything to a T!  The tables were decorated with candles and white flowers.  Chandeliers hung flawlessly from the ceiling.  The lighting was placed just right to highlight all the best elements of the wedding.

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The wedding party was announced and the bride and groom proceeded to entertain us with a wonderfully choreographed song which was a culmination of weeks of dance lessons.  It was a beautiful moment for them and they did a great job!  There were about 220 guests at the reception so you can imagine how tight it was on the dance floor.  Over half of those guests were Sicilian and the rest were Canadian; needless to say, there were A LOT of people dancing!

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After the first dances and speeches, the food began to arrive.  There was a crab salad, mushroom and asparagus risotto, choice of fish or steak and a dessert.  Oh, I’m sorry, did I say ‘a’ dessert???  I meant an array of desserts – petits fours, caramel lava cake, wedding cake, espresso bar, and butler passed ice cream cones!  The service was impeccable.  Two waiters to every two tables and the drinks were never empty.  I think that is almost unheard of at a wedding.  Then, if that weren’t enough, the servers started passing out mini bottles of Grey Goose and Patron in frozen shot glasses – the shot glasses were completely made of ice!  :O  What!?!

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Midnight rolled around and not even that double shot cappuccino could keep this woman awake!  I had to say my goodbye’s and head back to the hotel.  Congratulations Justin & Marcella!  We had a great time and you definitely wow’d me.

Here’s to the new Mr. & Mrs.

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