Chris and I were so excited to get to NJ at the end of January for Chip and Gisela’s wedding. These celebrations with the Jersey gang are always a blast… most of them have known each other forever (so much so that they make fun of Chip because he didn’t go to the same elementary school as the rest of them), and we have a grand ol’ time when we get together.
We drove up in light snow (terrifying for me, absolutely no problem for Chris) on Friday to the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ. The venue was fantastic… beautiful and all in one place. We arrived for the Rehearsal Dinner on Friday and didn’t have to leave until after the brunch on Sunday. The whole weekend was very fun. They had a live band at the reception, and I’ve never seen so much food at a wedding: hors d’oeuvres at the cocktail hour included the usual cheese/veggie munchies plus passed trays of lamb shank, bacon-wrapped scallops, and the like, and a pasta bar with tortellini, eggplant parm, and mussels. At the reception we were served a delicious crab cake appetizer and then had a choice of chicken, chateaubriand, or Chilean sea bass with vegetables and mashed potatoes. The we had a dessert tray. Then wedding cake. And then late night sliders, chicken fingers, and popcorn shrimp. It was unbelievable And, of course, full open bar the entire night. Chip and Gisela definitely know how to throw a party!