Monday, July 26, 2010

It begins

As most of you know, we've been engaged for the better part of two years. Frankly, for all intents and purposes, we're married already, so what's the rush? In any case, we thought it was about time we got around to planing something. We're going to do two things: City Hall in Paris with the European families, and week or so later, Central Park with everyone else we know, ninety percent of whom live in the city anyway.
Based on the fact that it's not a destination wedding, we figure we could spread things out over a few days, but we haven't really hashed out all of that yet.

What we're more or less set on (mark your calendars!) is Saturday or Sunday, July 2nd or 3rd. The plan, at the moment, is as follows: the ceremony will be in the northern section of the conservatory garden, at 105th and 5th Avenue, with the righteous reverend Benjamin Schwartz officiating. After that, we'll wander on down to an as-yet-unspecified lawn further south in the park for an hour or two of lawn games: lawn darts, horseshoes, croquet, petanque etc. After that - decision pending - we'll have dinner either at the Churrascaria on 49th and 7th (think medieval banquet with whole animals brought around to your table so you can lop off a chunk of hide), Swing 46 (think 30s swing club atmosphere with a big band and dancing), or Calhoun (think buffet, nightclub decor and live music). Finally, when we're all semi-comatose from the food, the survivors pile into a van and head up to 110 and Lenox for karaoke, dancing, drinking and upsetting the neighbors.

That's where we are today. Big decisions are being debated in the upper reaches of the administration (read: Maris and I) as to whether we want dancing and dinner at the same venue, and the exact length of the wedding gown to allow for croquet. What to do, what to do?

More soon. Stay tuned.