Recap: The week before

Here’s a quick recap of all the wedding activities leading up to the big day.

First off, my Dad and Patricia came into town Saturday evening to enjoy the week of fun. We had a lovely Easter with Dave’s family. Between the 4 of us, we had high hopes after the tasty Polish food to conquer the ‘To Do’ list, but God must have decided it was our day to rest. And rest we did with a few cold beers in hand and a tasty dinner at Kid’s.

Now the next day, we asked D&P to help with some empty flower pots we had and they busted out their HGTV style because they gave our front and back yard some massive curb appeal!

Curb Appeal

By Tuesday night, my Mom and Jim were in town. And Wednesday we had a nice Greek feast with M&J, L&G, and D&P as the crew helped finish up menus, place cards and program. At this point Patricia was already starting to prepare for the oh-so-goodness that would come the next night for our “welcoming party”

Thursday

Patricia & my Dad and L&G really did an amazing job for the family party we had at our house on Thursday night. The kitchen was hopping all day long. The love they have for cooking really comes out in the food they create.

Our feast was all about the Northwest. There was fresh fish flown in, oysters, clams, salami, cheeses, fruit, champagne, Seattle beer, wedding meatballs, orzo, wine and some of the best tasting desserts (including my fav Red Velet cupcakes)! Most of my family came into town Thursday night and Dave’s family came out in full force. It was the perfect opportunity for our families to meet and interact a little before the big day.

FOOD!

Men & Oysters

Quite the party!

Everyone not only enjoyed amazing food on Thusrday, but really just seemed to be having a great time (although Jim and Gary were at the grill forever cooking up the last of the food).  I was even able to take my nephew to get a tour of our local fire station, which was a lot of fun. He seem to know more than some of the guys working at the station!

D,P, L&G did it again! Not only did they serve up some tasty food, but totally impressed everyone with their talent. I just hope people don’t expect a party like that every time we have a gathering in the future. I have a lot to learn from the masters!

Next up: rehearsal & dining fit for a King and Queen…

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