Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nuptial Fun

If I wasn't doing the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this post would have been titled "Wedding Fun." But when this handsome couple was right in front of me heading to their nuptial reception and I was in dire need of an "N," I took this as a sign for my "N" post.

They very graciously agreed to post for a picture. Beautiful, beaming bride!

I also happily get to write about their reception destination, Carmine's. This is a family style Italian restaurant perfect for big parties. The food is good, the atmosphere is lively and the portions could feed a very, very large family. I rarely eat here because I don't often go out with a large group, but when I have the event is a lot of fun. 

A fun place for a large party. 

I doubt if anyone is keeping track, but if you are, yes, I have skipped "M." I need a few more pictures for "M" and decided to trade around the letters. I hope this doesn't disqualify me from the Challenge. I will be doing "M" tonight or possibly tomorrow morning and have "O" ready to follow. I read on the webpage for the Challenge that this is part of the A to Z Challenge "where we are exhausted." I wouldn't quite say exhausted, but it is a lot to blog every day with the Challenge and Pink Saturday. 

Our Passover Seder was lovely. There are now two little ones joining us and yes, it's noisier, but so much fun. The weather has slipped back from summer to late winter -- thankfully, no snow -- and I am back to dreaming about going away for some of next winter again. I'd put the idea aside as the weather got nicer, but it came back with the return of my winter coat. 

As always, thanks for your visits and comments. You make my day!


Terra said...

You took a great photo of this charming couple, a good reach for an N post.

Susie said...

Buttercup, That was a very nice picture of the wedding couple. Wish them so much luck and love. Hope you aren't freezing there. It has been so cold here the past two days and that is after a weekend of 70-80 degrees. Unreal. Blessings, xoxo,Susie


A lovely couple. I hope they'll live happily ever after. Glad you had a wonderful seder. It snowed here yesterday and has been freezing cold. Got a little warmer today.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It always puts a smile on my face when I see a happy bride and groom. You chose a very good subject for "N" and how nice that they were going to Carmine's for you to stick to your theme.

Simply Linda said...

AWESOME!!!! I so love this post. Thank you for making me smile. Just a wonderful happy post. I love the brides coat. Blessings

Betsy Adams said...

What a happy looking couple... So glad that you could capture their happy moment... Love it.

We had a little tiny cafe in my hometown back in the 1950's ---where we 'kids' would eat lunch and hang-out... It was called CARMINES. I used to order a chili bun and a coke for a QUARTER..... ha


Melinda said...

How fun, to run into a new bride and groom!
I admit-I am exhausted. I keep telling myself, you can do this,
you CAN finish this challenge!

Haven't seen you for a couple of days
hope to see you soon.

Sounds like you had a nice Seder.

M : )

Nellie said...

What a happy couple! Carmine's sounds like an amazing place!

Mevely317 said...

Yes, I'm one of 'those' (troublesome) folks who wondered whatever became of the letter "M"! Thanks for the reassurance I'm not losing my mind! :)

Great image of the newlyweds. ... Why her smile just lights up the frame, doesn't it? I'll bet your asking them for the picture made them feel really, really good.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a happy couple and lovely bride. I hope your weather warms up. It's raining here this morning and I feel absolutely freezing!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We had the snow here in my part of the world but only for a day. The sun came out and melted it away yesterday and hopefully it will be warmer today. The sun is shinning and that is all good. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

I love your descriptions of sites in NY--always wanted to see NY from the stance of a local! Happy Passover and a blessed Easter!

Stephanie said...

Oh what a charming picture of the newlywed couple - too sweet :)

Have a blessed Easter, Carol! Hugs to you!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Family style eating is the best way to go for weddings, I say. Lots of gusto! :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Grammy Staffy said...

I hope that part of your traveling plans will include a stay with us. Did you mention you were coming to CA sometime this year? I am foggy about what I read while I was in the hospital but I remember you saying that. If you can take the time we would love to have you stay with us. We could take you to some of the local attractions or just lounge together around our pool. You are welcome any time.

I hope you will visit my O post today. I featured our opera singing Claire. Hugs, Lura

BJ PUP said...

Nice post. You can always claim you're dyslexic and switch letters around.

I switch letters and numbers because I am dyslexic..

Catherine said...

Dear Carol, The wedding couple look very beautiful and the weather looks great for their day.
The weather did get quite cold again. There was ice! yesterday!!out back.
Well, I hope all is well and you have a beautiful weekend. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Ida said...

The "Nuptial" couple look very happy. It was nice they let you take their picture. Sounds like a great place to eat and celebrate.

Annesphamily said...

Nice thinking Carol! Love the Nuptial post! Take care and love that photo you took, so much happiness!