I'm sorry - you're not allowed into the reception unless you attended the wedding. Luckily, the wedding is perpetually attendable by going HERE for Part One and THERE for Part Two.
Alrighty, then. Come on in! Have a seat at your assigned table.
What's that you say? You can't find your place card? Oh, that's OK... just choose a table.
(If you want a closer look at anything, move your mouse onto it and click. For printed materials, click again. I hope.)
Perhaps you'd like to sit at the Fenway Park table. Be careful of the green monster in left field!
The Boston Center For Adult Education table is popular with some. Yes, that is a pair of tap shoes to the right.
Perhaps you'd like to do some travelling. If so, the T table is for you! Turn on the cassette deck and hear 20 minutes of actual train sounds, recorded by the future bride while riding Park Street to Ashmont on the Red Line! Please step into the car. Watch the closing doors.
The Lyric Stage table comes with a disguise for our guests who wish to remain incognito.
The groom assures us that the Celtics will be contenders again soon, so perhaps you'd like to get in on the ground floor?
The Boston Public Library table comes with its very own librarian. Shhhhh!
Of course, the Museum Of Fine Arts table is always popular, especially with dancers from Bougival.
Or perhaps the Pitbulls table, where you'll sit with Jim's friends and former band members, as well as his MVP trophy and an old cleat.
Of course, you received your program at the church. Now would be a good time to look it over, so you don't miss any of the fun.
Oh, wait! It's time for The Scavenger Hunt! When you fill out your sheet, bring it to our Scavenger Hunt Co-Ordinator, Valerie, and you might win a fabulous prize!
Oh! Oh! Here come the newlyweds! Give them a warm welcome (you can go back to the open bar and the sumptuous buffet later. You'll even have a chance to make-your-own-sundae!)
(Yes, we had a make-your-own-sundae station - don't you wish you were there? We had caviar, too - or, at least, so we heard. That was gone even by the time we arrived.)
Why, here are the newlyweds now! Hurray! Remember - no tinkling! They're both packing water pistols!
But... But... The last time we saw them was at the wedding and this is how they looked:
Why, those jolly jokers! They went home and changed clothes! That's why they gave us all these things to do, like anacrostics, while we were waiting for them to show up!
And isn't this thing below copyrighted by King Features Syndicate? I think that's a copyrighted character from Warner Brothers, too. Oh, well - they can try to get blood from a stone if they really want to ruin our wedding 20 years after the fact! We're so happy to be married, we'll just apologize upfront! Love and kisses, big businesses!
And here's where Jim and HIS NEW WIFE, rather than feed each other cake, gave the first slices to the oldest person in attendance (Jim's grandmother, lurking in the weeds here) and the youngest person (Spooky Alyssa, the first person to know about them getting married, even though they hadn't told anyone yet - which you'd know about if you read Part One, of course.)
And here is what is probably Jim's favorite picture from the reception. The little person with hands on hips, looking at Jim's NEW WIFE, is Spooky Alyssa. Father Vinny is immediately to the right. Scavenger Hunt Co-Ordinator, Valerie Smith-Sheehy, has her hand on Father Vinny's shoulder. The amazing Peggy Lavoie - artistic director of the tables - is wearing the red dress. Jim's Mom (who has learned far more about Jim by reading this blog than she ever thought she would or wanted to) has her hands on Jim's shoulders. Everyone else in the picture is swell, too!
But, for heaven's sakes, why isn't anyone looking at the camera? What the heck are they looking at? Your guess is as good as mine and I was there!
Soon, with more better stuff.