Sunday, July 19, 2009
What A Week-End...Friday, Reese and I had to go to a friends pole-barn and hump a bunch of tables and chairs down a steep flight of stairs and load them in my truck.
While I was gone, the tent guys came and set up a 20x30 big top.
The rest of the day was spent setting stuff up and preparing food.
Saturday, me and the boy picked up a full keg of ice cold Labatt Blue, and came back and started to set the tables and finish the garage.
People started to filter in about 2:30 or so, and I had Reese tap the keg.
Appetizers and chips were getting devoured and the crowd was getting hungry...Finally the Roast Pig arrived in grand style, and the crowd roared with approval!! This was the ONLY functions ever held at the House of Haynes whereas I didn't cook one thing...I mingled, hosted, and was the father of the bride all day!
Let me tell you something, Mandy has been a vegetarian since she was 10. She saw this program on the travel channel where Anthony Bourdain was in Thailand at a pig roast and raved about how awesome the skin tasted. She decided that at her wedding reception, she and Sean (also a veg-head), would partake of some plump, porcine, pleasure. Anyway, these people knew what the hell they was doing, the pig was roasted for 16 hours, and it literally melted in your mouth....WOW!
That was money very well spent, and EVERYONE raved about how spectacular it tasted.
All in all, the day and reception was a huge success. My cousin spoke to me with great admiration about how I pulled off a great wedding party, at relatively little cost. Our other cousin's daughter is getting married soon, and the wedding dinner alone is costing them 10 Grand.
10 GRAND?...Thats great if your last name is Rockefeller, but mine ain't!
How lucky am I to have such a frugal and practical daughter?
The table flowers were all picked from our own yard, the only booze I provided was the keg( and I got that at cost..80 Bucks )!! And there was no hall or DJ!!
In fact, Mandy and Sean Mixed 6 hours of their favorite music, and that is what was played...
And there is a great story behind that as well, but that will be tomorrows post...
The last pic is what my driveway looks like now...Quiet, with empty tables and chairs waiting to be loaded and folded and humped once again..Grrrrrrr.