It was held at a location called The Willows , a venue with lovely Victorian architecture, in-house catering (they’re a restaurant), a courtyard lit by lanterns, and an enclosed conservatory where we ate dinner.
Source: The Willows
Cynthia and her husband did a fantastic job of picking the menu. We enjoyed canapes (the shrimp cocktails were my fave!) and cocktails in a separate room before moving into the conservatory for dinner.
My picks were the snapper green curry as an entree, and the market fresh fish of the day (which happened to be salmon – yesssssssss!!) with roasted fennel, potatoes, and a delicious lemony sauce.
A lot of food indeed, but I think everyone in the bridal party felt pretty hungry after a day of hair, makeup, and looking pretty at the church! Dinner was followed by the bride and groom’s first dance, dessert, and more dancing. Those Greeks really like their dancing! The cake was cut just before we ate dinner, but it wasn’t actually serves because there were already 3 desserts to choose from on the menu. Instead, slices were put in cute little cake boxes and left on a table for guests to take as they left.
Things wrapped up around 11, and by the time we got home, I was pretty much dead on my feet! I don’t think I ever quite fully adjusted to the time difference (14 hours ahead of our Eastern time) so being up till midnight was my record! The next day (my last one) was spent cleaning up, collecting things from the venue, packing, washing hairspray out of my hair, and finally, relaxing. All in all, I had a great time. 10,124.5 miles is a long way to travel for an 11 day holiday (especially when almost 2 of those days are spent in the air) but the opportunity to re-unite with one of my besties for her wedding made it totally worth it.
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