He and Christina got married about 3 weeks ago and had a smaller reception; this party was for all of the other people that they couldn't invite.
I make plans to attend the party with my other ex-co-worker and very good friend, Shanika.
It was in Boca Raton at Christina's parents house.
Signature London Style orange dress, a 100% cotton, made in Sri Lanka and a few sizes larger.
Purchased about 4 years ago.
Mossimo bolero style jacket, thrifted two months ago for $2.00. Olando, made in Italy sandals from Marshalls purchased about 6 years ago.
Louis Vuitton bracelets from a thrift store in Boca and rose bracelet from youngest daughter.
The larger bracelet is a Bijoux Terner, thrifted 2 months ago.
This collar is from Thriftarella's, purchased back in February.
My youngest daughter wore it for her play dinner but this was the first time I was wearing it.
A Camille La Vie small beaded clutch that I got for my oldest daughter prom back in 2009
at a local bridal shop.
The wedding photograper took this photo for me. This is the house entrance and I couldn't resist being so smiling and utterly happy with all the yellow.
This is the area where Shanika and I sat down before moving to the back yard grassy area.
I choose this location because of the proximity to the bar, the kitchen and the dance floor.
Hey, I know my priorities.
The bar was right next to this spiral staircase. And the pool was dangerously close, especially if you have too much to drink. Fortunately no one fell into the pool even though many of us had more than 2 drinks.
One of the extremely courteous waitressess. They were all so very nice to me and when I asked for more lamb, I got it!
This was my favorite food of the night, the lamb was perfectly done and so juicy.
I ate about 6 of them, lots of steamed dumplings and few small sausages.
The backyard with yellow and green lanterns and a beautiful sunset.
The groom, Donald.
Shanika and I meet Donald through our work. I moved to another position and location but I had kept in touch with most of the people from this team. Donald has many of the good qualities that my brother has (and he also as tall as him).
The beautiful bride, Christina.
She is tall and beautiful and has a great sense of style and humor as well as some fabulous tattoos.
The bar drink collection, they were more to the side but I couldn't capture all of them.
My favorite drinks of the night were the Malibu and Jack Daniels. I also got two sips of red wine before going dancing; by the time I got back it was already taken by the cleaning crew.
Shanika's drinks and my Cuba Libre with Jack Daniels instead of rum.
I haven't drank Jack in about 10 years; I can tell that I really enjoyed it.
Me by the pool, trying to look like: "No, I'm not petrified of falling into the pool and make of fool of myself like I did many years ago". Sorry the photo is a bit blurry.
The pool and attached jacuzzi and those fantastic blue lights.
The party people from the other side of the backyard. We sat here for about 45 and got to talk to the groom's dad and sister and ate dumplings.
Well I ate the dumplings, my friend Shanika didn't like them.
My dress is so wrinkled; I guess its showing what a good time I was having!
Here I'm sitting among all the grass, stars and of course our South Florida summery bugs.
Shanika shaking it up in the dance floor. I was right to the side of the lady in black, shaking it as well.
The girl in the middle with the black dress was giving dancing lessons. She was teaching salsa and some 70's dances. I knew both so I concentrate on dancing my style and just go with the music without following steps.
This is the the entrance to the bathroom closest to the dance floor area. Of course I had to take photos of these yellow flowers.
Me waiting to go into the bathroom. Women and their bathroom lines...
A closer look at the beautiful yellow flowers.
Ahhh, the dessert table.
So much sweet and plenty of time to eat a lot of it. And I did!
The display was sweet and colorful and they have an attendance filling up bags of all of the candy or
whatever ones were your favorites.
whatever ones were your favorites.
For me M&M's are a sure winner.
Here is my bag of goodies. You could choose from a yellow or a lime green bag in continuation with the color scheme.
Shanika and I all sweatty from dancing, eating, drinking and minggling too much...
As you can see, it seems like I was one of the shorter people in the party.
The stairscase to the second floor and right before the front doors were inviting us to stand or sit and pose before exiting.