Friday, May 23, 2008

Live on Location: St. Louis

Well, I'm in a city where I have had exactly zero fond memories. So what would bring me back to the godforsaken city of St. Louis, MO? My good friend, Justin (whom I worked with and spoke to nearly every day for more than three years at Iowa State in graduate school, and who slaughtered me on a regular basis on the racquetball court) and his beautiful fiancee, Cathy, had invited me to attend their wedding ceremony. How could I refuse?

Here's my quick review of the night - The wedding ceremony itself was very well done (and thankfully, not the full service including mass despite the setting in a Catholic church - it's not that I dislike the traditional Catholic service, I find it be exclusionary to non-Catholics and that defeats the purpose of gathering friends and family that may have differing viewpoints on religion). The reception blended a rare mix of surprisingly good food (I have been extremely disappointed with many, many weddings in the past so I tend to not expect much) entertaining conversation with old friends (Nate, Andrew, Mandy and Desi) and, of course, the open bar.

All in all it was a very nice night and I am glad that I made the trip. Congratulations Justin and Cathy and I wish you the best of luck in beginning your life together!

4 comments:

kilax said...

Sometimes I go to weddings and think, "Man the ceremony was too long." And "Man, we had to wait too long to eat." And "Man, why did I even come out here?!"

That doesn't happen a lot, but IT does happen...

I am happy you had a good time... all the way in the ghetto, I mean, St. Louis.

Andrew Skaff said...

The less you expect, the better the odds of being pleasantly surprised. It's not that I didn't have faith in Justin and Cathy's taste or anything... I just didn't know if there would be enough people that I would be comfortable chatting with for the entire reception. So anyway... now I have one fond memory that involves St. Louis.

Anonymous said...

Hey,
Thanks for the shout out. It is cool to read an online review of my event. Cathy appreciated it too as I read this post to her. Glad you enjoyed it too. I have to get back to catching up on your blog (the only blog in the world that I read).
-Justin

Andrew Skaff said...

Justin - I thought you and Cathy might get a kick out of having your event reviewed... which was actually the reason I wrote that post. I had a great time. It seemed like you guys did, and that's the most important thing.
Are you implying that there are otherworldly blogs that you read?
Keep in touch!