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Congrat to the Newlyweds!

by Meghann on August 9, 2009

First of all I need to give a big CONGRATS to the new Mr. and Mrs. Diaz!

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Even though I had never met either of them before last night (they’re Derek’s friends) I have to be honest when I say I shed a tear or two during the ceremony. It was a beautiful service and the love between of two of them was instantly apparent and flowed freely through the church.

I wish nothing, but the best to David & Jackie in their bright, beautiful future!!

The beautiful ceremony was followed by a beautiful reception.

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I started the party with a small plate of appetizers.

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The time we went through the line the food had been picked through and as we were walking away we saw the servers bringing fresh trays of the ‘good stuff.’ I grabbed a yummy beef empanada for Derek and I to share.

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While waiting for the wedding party to arrive at the reception I slowly sipped on the signature cocktail, a mojito.

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I am not a big mixed drink fan, but the mojito was really refreshing. It had the perfect amount of sweetness without over doing it.

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The couple have Cuban roots so there was a rich Cuban cultural theme throughout the wedding and reception which included a live latin band, a cuban cigar roller and amazing Cuban food.

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This Cuban food knocked my socks off! I had a big plate of Black Beans & Rice, Cuban Pork, Plantains and Yucca.

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With a nice side salad.

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I ate about 3/4 of the plate and gave Derek 1/2 of my pork. He actually ended up going back for 2 full plates of food. That boy loves his black beans & rice!

Of course their can’t be wedding with out cake! And this cake sure was a looker!

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Unfortunately we left before the cake was cut. ๐Ÿ™ I did manage to grab two cream puffs though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love weddings and I really hope more of my friends get married in the near future. Weddings are filled with so much love and happiness, it’s hard for it not to become contagious.

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After the reception Derek and I booked it to the 10:05 showing of Julie & Julia. Have I mentioned how great this guy is yet?!?!

The movie was great. It was cute, funny and really had me thinking about this blog and the future it may hold. I know a lot of people look as Julia Childs as the pioneer in the movie, but I saw Julie Powell as my pioneer. She paved this little path in the blog world that I am sure many of us can appreciate. I really would love to read her book in the near future.

(P.S. Derek totally didn’t know who Julia Childs was until I told him after the movie… hehe)

This morning Derek joined me on a slow two mile run. He’s training for his first 5k in September, so we are slowly working our way up there. I told him his goal should be 10 minute miles and I really believe he can achieve it.

When we returned I had a nice bowl of fruit covered in some Uncle Sam’s Cereal I found in the cabinet of his parent’s house.

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The fruit portion consisted of Blueberries, Strawberries, Cantaloupe and Watermelon. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think Derek is going back to sleep and I am going to meet up with some friends at the big Health Market anniversary sale. Everything is marked 20% off. Yippee!!!!

1 Evan Thomas August 9, 2009 at 10:42 am

That wedding looks like a lot of fun! I love when the bride and groom pick a theme

2 Rosey Rebecca August 9, 2009 at 10:47 am

That cake is gorgeous!! I love weddings. I am the maid of honor in my brother’s wedding so I’m pretty psyched about that!

Derek is so sweet for going to see Julie and Julia with you. I couldn’t drag my boyfriend there if I tried!! You found a good one!! (haha I just totally made my boyfriend seem like a jerk, he’s not, I promise)

3 jocelyneatsfresh August 9, 2009 at 10:55 am

the wedding cake is beautifulllll

I haven’t seen many displays like the pig one you posted…maybe it’s just not something us Canadians do/see often? lol..interesting!

Glad you got to see Julie and Julia! <3 Love that movie

4 biz319 August 9, 2009 at 10:57 am

I cry at weddings I see on t.v., so don’t feel bad!

Too cute that he went to a late showing of that movie! I’ve read Julie’s blog – she’s a butcher now!

I am waiting to see it at our high end movie theater – complete with chef demonstration and an apron – can’t wait!

5 Melissa August 9, 2009 at 11:12 am

you guys are so cute. good luck on the 5k derek!

6 lacey August 9, 2009 at 11:22 am

I love cuban food. I think it is my all time favorite. I was born and raised in tampa where this is a huge latin feel. Being latin we ate a lot of black beans and rice when I was growing up. Love it!

7 Katrina (gluten free gidget) August 9, 2009 at 11:25 am

Cuban food is the best! You dress is gorgeous, by the way. ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Erica August 9, 2009 at 11:29 am

Love weddings- its so interesting to see what different people do with the event. That pig sort of freaks me out though!!!!! I cannot wait to see Julie and Julia, that is wonderful that Derek left the wedding to go to the movie with you- SO sweet. How is the puppers doing?

9 kristi (sweet cheeks) August 9, 2009 at 11:36 am

You’ve really got a good guy there, Meg! That is so awesome that he will go to a movie like that with you, run with you, etc, etc! Go Derek!

10 Katy August 9, 2009 at 11:47 am

Meghann,

I saw Julie & Julia on Friday night and LOVED IT. I thought there were some moments that stretched the facts, but Meryl Streep was amazing as Julia Child.

I ended up going to Pizza Fusion yesterday, and posted some pictures on my blog. I got the Farmer’s Market pizza and it was amazing!

See you in Boston soon!

11 Mandy A August 9, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Oh my gosh! That cake is beautiful!!!

Yeah, good guy there ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep him around!

12 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm

That pig scared me haha!

13 indieconquers (Run Study Eat) August 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm

aww! sounds like life is going great.

14 ksgoodeats August 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm

What a beautiful wedding! I love mojitos!! They’re the best mixed drink there is ๐Ÿ™‚

Woohoo for 20% off! Have fun!

15 Chloe August 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I just ran my first 10 minute mile yesterday and felt so great! It was a huge accomplishment for me, and I now Derek will get there too.

Looks like you guys had a blast, I absolutely love weddings.

16 Jen August 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm

It’s Julia CHILD, no s.

17 Nicole August 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

The cake looks so pretty!! I don’t want to get married, but the only thing I am sad to be missing out on is the cake!

18 Paige August 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

The wedding looks fun! That cake is gorgeous, and so is your dress ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Pam (Highway to Health) August 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm

It looks like the wedding was a blast! You guys looked great.

I really want to see that movie. I will have to add it to my must see list.

20 Haleigh August 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm

It looks like you guys had a fabulous time at the wedding! And of course, Julie & Julia! ๐Ÿ™‚

That cake is absolutely amazing!

21 Bec August 9, 2009 at 9:39 pm

aww sounds like an amazing wedding! The food looks delic too!

22 Andee (Runtolive) August 9, 2009 at 11:31 pm

I am also helping my boyfriend train for a 5K. I have no idea where to start, 1 mile? After doing marathons, it’s hard for me to realize that running 3 miles might not be as easy to some people

23 Ashley August 10, 2009 at 7:48 am

I’ve been to a million weddings in the past few years, but never a Cuban themed one! That looked really cool without being an “over the top” theme.

24 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) August 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Derek sounds like an awesome dude! I had to go see the movie with my mom (oh darn) haha.

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