Monday, March 9, 2009

Tying One On

Things have been a little hectic around here but hectic in a very, very good way. My Mom came for a visit and then my Husband's Mom and Ome came to stay as well. Their trips overlapped so we had all three of them staying with us at the same time. Ome hadn't been able to leave home since her stroke and she was so excited to visit. That got us thinking...Ome's wish was to see us get married and who wants to disappoint a beloved 85 year old? Not us, that's for sure, so we upped and got hitched!

Although our engagement was brief, we had been together for six years so it wasn't exactly a rash elopement. The actual ceremony however, came on WAY fast! It was very small with just our Mom's, Ome a photographer and the Bishop. I didn't care much about the details of the wedding, it was more about our marriage and Ome's wish. So, some candles here and there, some flowers, a little mood lighting and music was good enough for me. One of the most important details though, was the food. I knew I wanted to make everything myself and we decided that an array of our favorite appetizers would be perfect. So it went a little something like this:

Onion, Fig and Goat Cheese Tarts
Swedish Meatballs
Vegetable Platter and Onion Dip
Shrimp Cocktail
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Cheese Platter
Lemon Tarts
Chocolate Truffles
Raspberry Mimosas to drink. (Recipe to follow)

The evening was beautiful and eloping was one of the best decisions we made. It was low stress and focused on what really matters. Love, family and of course, good food.

Raspberry Mimosa Recipe:
Raspberry puree (made from 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries pureed in the blender)
Chilled dry champagne or sparkling wine

Place 2 Tablespoons of raspberry puree in the bottom of each champagne flute. Top the glass with champagne.

Serves 4


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to what's in store for your next meal.

P.S. I made your banana bread. It was really good.

knitandputt said...

Congratulations to you both! How very sweet to have the important people there at an elopement. Your Ome must be very special, that you honored her fondish wish.

musingegret said...

Truly Best Wishes to you both and all your loving witnesses! I love your recipes and will be serving your mimosas this weekend. Congratulations!

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks Anon! Mmmm, I love that banana bread. Up next? Fish Cakes...they should be up in the next couple of days and they are so good.

Thank you so much Knitandputt! Ome is such an amazing person, we absolutely adore her.

What a nice comment Musingegret! I'm blushing :) Thank you.

Fatty 2 said...

Congrats! You managed to pull together a really awesome menu. I guess eloping is the way to go.

MDS said...

Texas Honeymoon!

All the best!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I've been reading your blog for quite a while and this is an awesome post!

I have to say, my husband and I were very blessed to have his grandmother at our wedding. She passed away less than a month afterwords (she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a month and a half before), and my favorite wedding photos are the ones that have her with us.

~Madeline~ said...

Oh Fatty 2, I highly recommend eloping. Spend your money on food and wine! And LOW stress.

Thanks MDS! Yes a Texas honeymoon is definitely in order. I'll let you know and you can tag along ;)

Thank you Sarah, I'm so glad you like the blog! I'm sorry to hear of your husband's Grandmother. I agree, having her here for the wedding was definitely one of the best things.

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