So I’m back from galavanting around… for now! Before my beach adventures, Mr. Dish and I had a wedding to attend!
This was the first wedding I attended as an engaged lady, so I was concerned about becoming overly emotional… as I have a tendency to do, especially at weddings! Surprisingly, I was too engrossed by all the details of the wedding, so I didn’t need too many tissues. Mr. Dish’s parents are friends with the bride’s parents, so while I’ve met the happy couple before, I think I was far enough removed that I wasn’t a blubbering mess.
The ceremony and reception were both held at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, Pa., about an hour’s drive from Philadelphia. The ballrooms are stunning and rustic. The couple had done a “first look” and pictures prior to the ceremony, so cocktail hour started promptly after the brief ceremony.
Purple was the color of the day, including bridesmaid dresses and these stunning centerpieces. (Mr. Dish’s sister got to take one home!)
Normandy Farm is listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places, and there are lots of cool details to take in while you’re there. The reception was held in the “Silos Ballroom,” which has two actual silos attached to it. One of them housed the cake…
But when you get closer and look up, you see this!
One of my favorite parts of the evening was watching the bride dance the polka with her 90-year-old grandfather! I guess it made me think of my own grandfather… seeing a guy of 90 years have the energy to dance up a storm with his granddaughter brought tears to my eyes. Of course, I don’t have a picture of this because I was too busy holding back tears and laughing simultaneously.
As I took in the whole scene, I looked at everything with a new appreciation for all the work that goes into a wedding. Exactly nine months from today, I will be celebrating my own!