My family and I had a fun trip to Chicago this past weekend to attend the event of my cousin (once removed) Amanda's wedding. It was actually more like a party than a wedding, as the groom's family practices Jewish traditions. Therefore the bride and groom were married under a huppa, or canopy, at the gazebo in an outdoor park. It was a pretty ceremony ~ the weather was lovely ~ as were the attendants, especially the two little girls, Claire and Aaliyah, who stole the show!
The reception was held in a barn, a couple of blocks from the gazebo. Decorations were simple: wheat stalks in jars on burlap table runners, and sunflowers. The food was delicious, especially the wedding cake! The music was unusual, but some of it nice. I especially enjoyed participating in the dance, Hava Nagila. I stepped out of the dance in time to catch a couple of photos of Amanda and Zach.
Our family enjoys getting together, and this time was no exception!