Here I am in all my finery ready to go to the wedding. It was hot as all get out but I wanted to get a photo with my shawl. I wore it during the reception because the a/c was on full blast. This is one of my favorite dresses because it doesn't wrinkle, it looks colorful and it's generally flattering. The photo isn't the best but like I said, it was hot.
The wedding was outdoors and we were nervous for a bit as it looked like rain but the sky cleared and we were treated to a humid August late afternoon. We were at the Old York Country Club. Very swanky. You can tell we're close to Amish country. The barn on the club property has hex signs on it. You see them in Pennsylvania Dutch country although the Amish do not paint them on their barns. The grounds were beautiful and the ceremony was lovely. The groom is a friend of PK's. They worked together for a while and kept in touch. He met his bride while attending a Buddhist temple. She is Korean and their ceremony was a blending of the two cultures. There is no wedding ceremony in Buddhist traditions so they and their celebrant made one that fit them both. Their vows were beautiful and of course I sat there and cried. What little bit of makeup I had left on my face after sweating in the heat, just got cried off. I'm bad that way. There was a civil ceremony outside and then they set up for a traditional Korean wedding ceremony inside. The bride's mother had wedding costumes made for them and they were beautiful. (I'm using that word alot). I am uncomfortable posting other people's pictures on my blog so I'll have to settle for a shot of the silk screen with the table in front. You can see them in the background. The bride and groom are presented to each other's families. The family members throw chestnuts at them (for fertility) and the number of chestnuts that they catch is the number of children they will have. We lost count at 12.....It was colorful and happy. And the food was delicious. Unusual for wedding food.
We got home at 10 and rehashed the day saying over and over how lovely and moving it was.
Today, the grocery shopping got done and also some bookstore browsing. Pk is doing some woodworking and I'm getting ready to fix dinner. The weather was perfect today. Sunny, hot and no humidity. Tomorrow I have the endoscopy. The prep is easy, no food after midnight and I report at 6:45 am. I'll be done in time to get some breakfast and take a nap. And then the rest of the day is mine. And on Tuesday my baby is 19! How can Kate be that old? She and Elanor are going to an anime convention on Thursday and will be gone until Sunday. Emily and Jim and I am taking PK to Cape May for his airplane ride and a picnic on the beach on Saturday. Weather permiting. I'm crossing my fingers for a nice day. Of course that will make it hard for me to knit.....