On November 30th, our good friend
Matt got married! In my earlier post, I mentioned that we had a
glorious November, weatherwise. Our Thanksgiving was warm and
spectacular. Well, the next day on Black Friday, we had pouring
rain! Can you imagine being the bride-to-be on the rainy day
right before your big day?? Well, the following day, on Saturday,
they were rewarded with one of the most beautiful days in November!
The skies were blue and the temperature was warm!! It was
as if someone decided to wash the air for their wedding because it was
so clear that we can see the Hollywood sign all the from the church in
Palos Verdes. The wedding was beautiful and since I haven't seen
his family for almost ten years, it was so nice to see them all again.
By the way, Matt's father has Toby's daughter, Abby
reception was at the Cheesecake Factory overlooking the Redondo Beach
marina. The reception room had a beautiful view of the sailboats!
The best man's speech had me in tears, it was given by Matt's
older brother. His speech was very heartfelt and reminded me of
my two kids. Hopefully, they will develop a close relationship
growing up as siblings as well.
Besides the touching
moments throughout the wedding, my favorite part of the reception was a
cupcake appetizer! The bride is a big time cook and baker so she
ordered two types of mini-cupcakes as appetizers for the guests, both
are Food Network award winner! My favorite is the Breakfast
Cupcake from My Delight Cup Cakery
in Onterio California. Oh my goodness, it is the best cupcake I
have ever had, EVER! It's not too sweet and it has bacon crunch
on top with bacon sprinkled throughout. I know it sounds weird
but the bacon really balances out the maple syrup flavor and the entire
thing just works! I ate about 5 of them in one sitting! Too
bad the bakery is so far away. But I'm sure we'll have to make a
trip out there sometime. Days after I'm still thinking about that
cupcake! Oh, and yes, they did serve us cheesecake as well. :-)