Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Congratulations Candis and Anthony!

Candis and Anthony got married on Sunday, and a good time was had by all. The ceremony was at the Immanuel Community Church, and the reception was at The Grand, both in Long Beach. Candis and Anthony both had 10 attendants on each side, so the whole wedding party took up the entire front of the church! But you couldn't have asked for more supportive friends and family. The highlight of the reception was the candy bar, something I'd heard of, but hadn't seen in action (Marcia Cross had one at her wedding - for details check out this month's issue of InStyle magazine), basically a table set up with bowls and jars of different chocolates and candies. As you can imagine, it was VERY popular. I felt very lucky to be able to grab a couple of red vines and a mini butterfinger!

One hilarious moment was Anthony's garter toss. Anthony tossed the garter...and no one reached out to grab it before it fell to the ground. Not quite ready for the big commitment yet, huh, guys? But they were definitely ready to dance - Candis, Anthony and their friends kept the dance floor jumping until the very end of the night. Anthony had requested that everyone bring their "very best electric slide" to the party, and their A-game was definitely in effect.

I was also really impressed with the service at The Grand. Everyone was very attentive, and the food (chicken piccata) was delicious. Good bread, too. Hey, it's important!

This wedding's tip: Make sure that your DJ keeps the music going smoothly all night, no matter what - or what isn't - going on on the dance floor. You never know how much you need even background music...until you don't have it.
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