I will let you figure you which half.
On to the reception..........
After the wedding, the motor coaches drove us up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu.
About 45 minutes into this little adventure,
we were starting to wonder WHY?
Couldn't they find a reception place closer?
Then we arrive at Church Estate Vineyards.
The estate includes a chateau, gardens with streams and a lake with a boathouse.
(Evidently, Fergie and Josh whoever got married here too and so did Natasha Bedingfield).
You walk through the Chateau to the back. The grass was covered with tables. We could wander through the gardens and down to the lake. There were bars and h'ordouvres on flagstone patios throughout the gardens.
The boathouse down by the lake, where we would go for dancing after the dinner.
Where the band would play.
The "new" dance floor. There wasn't a dance floor here before. So the bride and groom had one built.
One of the 40 dinner tables.
My dinner table
Yes, that is an engraved menu with my name in calligraphy at the top. Each of the 350 guests had one. I guess that cuts out last minute menu changes!
Armie being goofy!
The wedding cake - one layer was a special princess cake, another was coconut.
The grooms cake - with a Hammer - get it?
They also had a whole separate dessert station with what were called "Sentimental Selections."
There were desserts from the all over the country or basically, the bride and groom's favorites:
Caramel Cake from Mississippi,
individual cups of Blue Bell Ice Cream from Texas,
Chocolate Mud Pie Cookies........
well, you get the idea.
And I HAD to try everything! We danced and ate and danced and ate until it was time to leave for the after party.
Oh but I won't leave you hanging -
I met so many people, I can't remember who I met. I should have written it all down.
Joe Manganiello - He's the werewolf on HBO's True Blood. Nope. Never seen it.