Yesterday, The BCPF and I helped celebrate two good friends as we witnessed them get married in the tiny, but beautifully quaint Mt. Pleasant church in Tanglewood Park in Clemmons followed by the reception at the park’s clubhouse ballroom next door.
The service itself was accompanied by a string duo of Corine Brouwer on violin and J. Alexandra Johnson on cello. I dig me some Alex. She’s always awesome to watch, no matter what style she’s playing. My favorite was “Rondeau” from Mouret. I think the duo of pastors spent more time praying that administering vows, but hey, it wasn’t my wedding. I was just glad to be there.
Beth & Neal Goode (Photo© Jennifer Chapman)
We then moved to the clubhouse and had fantastic hors d’oeuvres and munchies along with some good Barefoot wine. There was beer but I didn’t have any. The Arancini di Riso, bacon-wrapped scallops, cheeses, caprese salad and the Shrimp Napoleon were delightful. I mean, truly, delightful. Seeing Tamara Sykes-Davis and Chef Janis Karathanas and Janis’ daughter Tina Faughnan, who were making sure all the glasses were filled and oversaw the event, was a great addition. The main meal was served in the ballroom with fish and roast beef with salad and veggies from Providence Catering (that’s where the hors d’oeuvres came from, too). Chef Jeff Bacon has his people doing righteous work, for sure.
Music was provided via Beth & Neal and basically everyone’s favorite local band, Mediocre Bad Guys (who’ve been played on The Less Desirables more than any other artists). I got up and did some back up with them for a few songs. All in all, it was a fantastic evening celebrating friends, food and music. A great evening indeed. Cheers to you Beth & Neal Goode!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“There’s a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.” – Dave Grohl