A weekend crammed with weddings - the first for our friends Matt and Emily at Astra on the 14th floor of the Design and Decoration Building on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. It was an intimate black tie affair, with cocktails on the balcony. (Fancy!)
Sunday night was the wedding of one of my college roommates, Mary, and her now-husband Tim. This was a wedding with countless tables of loved ones and laughter.
As a bride-to-be, I view weddings with more of a window-shopping eye than I ever have before. Each DJ or band is enjoyed and then Chris and I whisper to one another, "Should we go talk to them about our wedding?" We kept watching the photographer and noticing how professionally and efficiently she was handling the wedding. She seemed terrific - to the point where I accosted her in the bathroom as she was washing her hands.
She looked at me. "Hi!"
"Listen, I know you're busy with this wedding tonight, but my fiance and I are getting married on May 18th next year and we're really impressed with your work tonight." I grabbed a paper towel, doing my best to not look like a bathroom stalker.
"Oh, thanks! I have my business cards here with me, if you'd like one."
"Would love one!"
Fantastic. Chris and I spoke with her briefly and took her business card. Weddings have become one-stop-shopping for both a celebration with friends and potential vendors for our own wedding.
And this afternoon, my mom and I are going to a few bridal shops so I can start trying on wedding dresses. :D