Wednesday, February 27, 2008

10. Long. Years.

Just Kidding.....Tomorrow is my 10th Anniversary. Yesterday I had my kids watch our wedding video. Well, I duct taped them to the couch and did wouldn't let them move or speak. (j/k again!) They didn't even recognize their own Father because he didn't have his Goatee then.

Our wedding was an event. It was held at the country club where I was the Head Pastry Chef at the time. We got a discount, it was convenient for people to get to and it really is a beautiful place. We had it all planned out and 3 weeks before the wedding the catering department came to me with a request. Could they cancel all my plans and re-plan it, the way they wanted, so they could shoot a commercial and a video to show prospective brides and grooms? And for a Contest for the Lifetime channel called "The Ultimate Wedding." I was a little stunned, but once they started giving me the details, I jumped on it. No extra cost, and this was to be the NICEST wedding they'd ever done. We had an excellent Executive Chef at the time, so I totally trusted him to plan the menu. They wanted to bring in a 12 piece band (with a brass section) From the Hudson Club in NYC. Flowers covering ever square inch of the place. We were having the ceremony downstairs and were being married my my Uncle and Godfather who is a Judge. Then we moved up to the dining room for the reception. The Pastry Chef before me was a great friend of mine and she offered to do our wedding cake as a gift. It was gorgeous! I made the dessert. Heart shaped Napoleons filled with pastry cream and fresh Raspberries around the edges. Whipped cream on top, with abstract spun sugar designs on each one. I wish I had a scanner to add photos, but I don't......sorry!
The wedding was spectacular, aside from it looking like the set of a movie. And I was a nervous wreck. We had to do so many things more then once, so they could get good shots. We had drive up to the club and get out of the limo twice. I was so nervous, that having to do things over and over just made it 50 times worse. I think the guests got a kick out of it though. Right before the ceremony started I poured a little bit of GREEN Scope Mouthwash down the side of my dress. I had had a glass or 2 or champagne at that point, so all I could do was nervously laugh it off. Oh well! What was I going to do? Ends up, you couldn't even see it.
All in all it was a Fantastic day and I would do it over and over again. Happy 10th Anniversary babe :)

Oh a side note (and this is really just to torture my sister), 2 weeks before the wedding my sister shows up at our apartment. (She was my Maid of Honor) I was in the bathroom and my husband answered the door. The only thing my Husband could say to her was "Your sister is going to KILL you." She comes up the stairs and gets to the top, just as I was coming out of the bathroom. My jaw dropped. I choked and had to prevent myself from wrapping my hands around her neck. Her almost-down-to-her-butt, curly blond hair was GONE. She was completely bald except for this little tuft of hair that were supposed to be bangs. That's my sister.....takes her own path, does her own thing, and that's why I love her. Except for that moment. I don't think I actually said much. I was speechless. I think I muttered something about, "You do remember this is going to be on TV right?!"
Anyway, she may be planning a wedding in the near future and let it be said that Paybacks are a bitch. I'm making the Cayenne flavored wedding cake, with Tabasco filling. Er, I mean the wedding cake of her dreams..... :D

10 comments:

Michael C said...

Congrats on 10!!!! It takes a lot to get there. I should know as my 10th was last year.

Michael C said...

And did some dumb ass really type Bogger Blogger in your comments yesterday? Gheesh!

someGirl said...

10 [longish] years :) CONGRATS!! Sounds like you guys had a shnazy time. Was your daughter all giggles watching the video?When you get a scanner, PLEASE post some pics, OK?! Do you love birds have anything special planned? Anything involving the chocolate fountain you got for X-MAS, *wink, *wink?!

chefmom said...

michael c: Thanks! It has been a long road for us. My Husband has had 3 back surgeries in those years, and the fact that I survived each one of those is miracle...or the fact that I let him survive!! LOL! And yes someone really did right Bogger Blogger...I relly did thinkit was kind of funny ;)

somegirl: LOL!! The fact that you remember the chocolate fountain is cracking me up! And Thanks for the idea... I just may have to get a little creative with the fountain!!! Yes, my daughter was all giggles. She has tried on my gown and was besides herself. I'll have my Dad scan in some pix or even make a dvd from the original VHS tape (seems so old!) so I can post a little clip. My parents are going to take the kids Saturday night....haven't decided what were going to do yet. But it will involve the chocolate fountain!

Momo Fali said...

Wow. I thought it was bad that one of my bridesmaids got braces two weeks before my wedding. You win.

chefmom said...

LOL Momo Fali!! I can't say my Mom was to happy about it either....

meleah rebeccah said...

HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY sweety.

Congrats!


(I cant find someone to last 19 minuets with I cant imagine 10 years!)


BRAVO

chefmom said...

Aawww, Thanks Meleah! You'll find someone. If I were a guy, I'd be happy to spend 10 years with ya ;)
We've had a black cloud over our heads for 10 years. Many Surgeries, lost babies, a few Lay-offs, and through it all, He always keeps me laughing. Alot of people didn't think we'd last a year. Ha! to them :P

meleah rebeccah said...

xxoo. That is AWESOME.

The Beginning of the Middle of the End said...

I know, the bald thing was a BAD idea. And so help you, number 1 sister, if you make me a cake with tabasco filling. I'll feed the whole thing to your husband and you'll have to deal with him!!! LMAO
Congrats! love you!!!