Friday, September 12, 2008

FFF - An Amazing Wedding

(ABOVE: Jaden at the Hotel Swimming Pool)
(ABOVE: My Mom and Dad)
(ABOVE: All my Siblings - Jenny, Harry, My mom, Nicole, ME and my Dad - from left to right)
(ABOVE: Here come the Bride!)
(ABOVE: The Happy Couple's Initial sculpted in ice!)
(ABOVE: The Martini Glass Ice Sculpture - filled with Vodka!)
(ABOVE: The Ice Bar)
(ABOVE: Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Nicole Makepeace)
(ABOVE: The Wedding Cake)
(ABOVE: The ceiling inside the Crystal Plaza)
(ABOVE: The Bride dancing with her daddy!)
(ABOVE: The Reception Menu - made to order)
(ABOVE: The Appetizer/Salad - this kind of reminded me of the plant from The Little Shop of Horrors - but it was good!)
Happy FFF Everyone! It seems like it always takes forever for Friday to arrive but once it is here I always say – I can’t believe it is Friday already! This week I am on theme becuase this week's theme is 'Our Choice' so I thought I would finally post some photos from our vacation to NY and NJ for my cousins wedding. It was a beautiful time and the rain stopped just hours before the outdoor ceremony was to begin. My cousin looked beautiful and the wedding and reception location was priceless … it was called the Crystal Palace in Whippany, NJ. The ceremony was amazing and filled with tears … the hors ‘devours hour before hand was amazing … they had stations throughout the reception hall …each station was filled with food from different areas around the world … they had an Italian Station, a Mexican Station, a Seafood Station – with ice sculpture dishes to keep the LOBSTER and jumbo shrimp cold … they also had a salad area and plenty of meats and cheeses to go around. But the most amazing this to see when you walked in was the Ice Bar and Martini Bar … it was an open bar all night long … custom made Martinis and drinks of all sorts … but the neatest thing I’ve seen was the Ice Sculpture in the shape of a Martini Glass … it had a spicket on it with the chilled Vodka inside it for you to make your own Martinis … being that I am pregnant and a HUGE fan of Pomegranate Martini’s it was hard to be around so much goodness but I refrained and drank my lemon juice and water … the reception was also beautiful and my cousins dad wrote the most amazing song for her and had a professional there to sing it to her while they danced – more tears … the food was amazing … filet mignon (all you can eat), salad, bruschetta type appetizer and of course the end was a desert bar out in the main room. This was no ordinary desert bar – they had a cannoli station, a flaming coffee bar, a 4 foot chocolate fountain, a funnel cake area and an ice cream bar along side the wedding cake, carrot cake and chocolate lava cake … YUM – YUM – YUM! It was amazing and truly breathtaking to be a part of it … I was bummed kids weren’t invited but Jaden stayed at the hotel with my niece Amanda – they ordered room service, went swimming and rented an in room movie so I am sure they enjoyed themselves … the next day we headed to my cousins house for a BBQ … it was a beautiful wedding – not without some drama due to excessive drinking but that’s what you get with an open bar …
Enjoy the Photos and stop by Sarah's Site to view more FFF's
I hope you all have an amazing weekend – like I said in my previous post we are busy which is always nice!

Love ~ The Clark Family ~ Rebekah, Jason, Jaden and Baby Charlotte


Sarah said...

Sounds like a FUN wedding! I can't believe all the ice and desserts!

Rebecca said...

That wedding was beautiful!! So many ice sculptures! Looks like you had a great time (:
Have a great weekend~

Leslie said...

OHHH that wedding looks amazing!!! Im not even going to ask the cost!!!!! LOL!!!

Gorgeous! hugs,leslie

Suzanne said...

Wow! Look at those ice sculptures! OMG-I love the one where their initials are carved into the ice-great idea...

Hannah said...

I am jealous!! I want to go to a fancy wedding with out kids. :)

It is a beautiful wedding and what a pretty bride! I hope you had a great time and enjoyed the yummy cake!

Graycesmomma said...

Great pictures. It looks like a very fun time...also looks very expensive!

Sarah said...

My husband and I met on the internet through AOL too! I randomly picked a chat room to get help with corny saying on a gift I was making for my little sister. Mike was the one who responded and it just happened that he lived down the street from me while we were both in college. Crazy world!

Jaden is adorable! Not too much longer until you get to welcome baby Charlotte. How exciting!!

Jennifer said...

WOW!! That looks like it was a beautiful wedding! How fun!

Have I told you that I love the name Charlotte? I do. I love it, love it, love it! I voted for it on your blog poll. Okay - I confess, I voted for it more than once on your blog poll!

Stacey and Dewey said...

WOW beautiful wedding!!!! It looks like a wedding right out of the Bridal mags. LOVE the Giant ice zodka glass, yummers :)
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Kelly said...

Holy Cannoli!!!!!!!!!That was some wedding!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous dress, gorgeous ice sculptures but my fave was the cake!!!!Wow Wow Wow

Bus and Sabra said...

What an amazing wedding-absolutely beautiful!

ANDREEA said...

I love that huge cake!!!!:)lol
By the way,I saw that picture of you pregnant,and you look soooo beautiful!!!Baby Charlote is making you look hot!

Megan said...

Well that just makes me want to get remarried- to my hubby of course! Great pics! Have a great weekend! BTW I LOVE the name Charlotte :-)!

Madelyn's Mommy said...

Wow It looks like a fairy tale. Beautiful bride.


Robyn said...

What a beautiful wedding!!


Christina said...

wow- that looks like it should be on that show "Platinum Weddings"! Beautiful! i love the name Charlotte! Congrats on 23 weeks!!! You look great!
Take care,

Steve & Amy said...

WOW! What a wedding! It looks and sounds like a fairytale!

Anonymous said...

Amazing...i love the photos..Everything looks beautiful at your cousins wedding. i cant believe a ice bar and things I never had 15 years ago at my own wedding...I bet you are getting excited about the baby huh??
Love, Marci

Stacy said...

What a beautiful wedding! I love the pictures!
I am so excited for you and baby #2!!!