Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Nicole + Matt | From London to Hollywood!
I knew from my first meeting with Nicole and Matt that we would be fast friends. Nicole is quite possibly the sweetest, kindest person you could ever meet and Matt has the smile and personality to light up an entire banquet hall.
Their ceremony was at St. Jude's in Redmond and included not only a lovely service, but also special musical pieces sung by friends and members of their families. Matt and Nicole lived for a time in London together and honored that part of their relationship by having a traditional black London cab whisk them away for photos after the ceremony.
The reception at the Hollywood Schoolhouse was a blast with wonderful food, a fantastic slide show, and favors of tasty French macaroons from Le Panier, another nod to their European adventures. Instead of a traditional toast, Matt's parents sang the couple a beautiful song while his mother played the guitar.
The partying went late into the night with crazy dance-offs and lots of singing (I of course had to chime in just a tad during Don't Stop Believin') and was punctuated by waving streamers of white and ivory as Nicole and Matt exited to their getaway car.
Thank you so much to the Shellooes and LaBuwis for showing me such a fantastic time and throwing a magical party. Michelle, I expect the first draft of our movie manuscript on my doorstep soon! :)