UPDATED: I will do another post on the great wedding event. One of the highlights of the event was the boyfriend' unintended fashion statement: he forgot to pack his tux pants and had to wear kacki shorts at the ceremony. Later he borrowed pants and had a more relaxed time at the reception.
So far the weekend has been busy - last night the boyfriend and I hosted the rehearsal dinner for the wedding of a friend's daughter who is like family to the boyfriend. The bride and groom are remarkable people and met in Liberia, Africa where both are involved in peace keeping work - she as a civilian contractor and he as career military. We had 50 guests at our house from all over the country and some from overseas. The wedding is this evening in the formal garden of the Founders Inn in Virginia Beach next door to Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network. The Inn (pictured above) was originally developed by Robertson but is now under different management that allows alcohol - the lack of alcohol was killing the restaurants at the Inn financially. Moreover, the bride insisted that the Inn write into her contract that the numerous gay and lesbian couples who will be attending the wedding/reception can dance together. :)
The gardens behind the Inn are beautiful and have a gorgeous fountain that will be the backdrop for the couple as they take their vows. Naturally, the boyfriend is doing the entire wedding party's hair and we will be attending the reception and spending the night after the festivities. I must admit that the Inn is beautiful, but seeing the CBN broadcast towers next door, one does almost expect to hear some Twighlight Zone like music wafting through the air. It should be an interesting evening as the gays invade the Inn. I will report tomorrow on the experience.