It seems like we've been anticipating this night for about four years. D and James have been planning and planning and D's mom has been doing even MORE planning. All for this night.

And after living it, I'm happy to report, it was all worth it. The night was amazing. And the food ... I'm also happy to report it was the finest wedding food I've ever had. I don't even want to classify it as wedding food. It was just good food!

After a cocktail hour that featured some amazing food (mini BLT sandwiches, sushi, beef tenderloin, pasta and tasting spoons with lovely scallop bites), we sat down to dinner right as the sun was setting over the Hudson Valley.

We started with a nice shrimp salad. Mediterranean shrimp with white beans and lemon olive oil. It also had a little tomato and mozzarella salad. Every bite was just as good as it looked.

Next we had a nice salad with ricotta, dried cranberries, mixed greens and some other stuff. And a little flatbread with some balsamic drizzle. Flaky and perfect.

For dinner, I had the miso glazed sea bass. AND IT WAS FANTASTIC. It was served with a little bok choy and some coconut rice. Awesome.

Meena had the steak. Cooked to perfection and served with potatoes and fried sweet potato. She asked for a steak knife and was told she wouldn't need one. They were right ... it was like butter.

For dessert, we had a deconstructed apple pie thing that was pretty awesome. I'm usually turned off by the whole deconstructed thing, but this one was an exception. There was an apple sorbet, a praline gelato and some apples and stuff (I'd had a couple drinks at this point so the actual ingredients are escaping me at the moment).

Anyway, everything was perfect. The couple looked beautiful. Speeches were awesome. Dancing was fun. I can't think of anything that could have made the night better.

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