|Ideas for a summer wedding|
The summer solstice arrived this weekend, which means more time outdoors in warm breezes surrounded by light, airy colors and long twilight afternoons. For some reason, being a newly wed has drawn me to photos of wedding themes more than ever before. There isn't a pretty dress, flower arrangement or cake swathed in white butter cream that gets by me these days. I'm thinking of making a petite wedding cake just to celebrate six months of marriage, which is really just an excuse to make (and eat) a cake. After all, "a party without a cake is just a meeting," according to Julia Child. I'm not sure if she really said that, but I like to think so.
One pretty image leads to the next and suddenly I'm imagining a small wedding reception in a cool leafy space by a turquoise pool. Bridesmaids in silk satin and tulle float from table to table and a small group of guests nibble cheese straws and sip cold minted pea soup. The main course includes poached salmon with cucumber sauce, lightly sauteed spring vegetables and jasmine rice. Dessert includes coconut lime sorbet and wedding cake. For a wedding favor, guests would receive small white boxes of chocolate nonpareils, tied with a pale blue ribbon.
The thoughts alone are enough to transport me from Monday morning to Saturday afternoon. Now I just need to figure out what to do on Tuesday.