Country-western. Hawaiian. 50′s. Garden Party. You name it. . .I love it!
I’ve had a fascination with themed parties for as long as I can remember. When my oldest daughter announced her engagement in 2003, I couldn’t wait to see what theme she would come up with for her wedding. (Yep! Like mother, like daughter!)
La vita è bella! Life is Beautiful!
Randi and Zach set their date for Valentine’s weekend, 2004, and settled on an Italian theme. Yum! I catered the feast, myself, cooking up all sorts of delectable Italian goodies, everything from Chicken Cacciatori to Fettuccini Alfredo.
And the decorations! Wowza! Everything was trimmed out in elegant shades of deep red and gold. We purchased all sorts of serving items and decor with our Italian theme in mind. Perfecto!
Life Imitates Art. . .
I happened to be writing A CHORUS OF ONE (from the TEXAS WEDDING series) at about that same time. The story’s heroine, (Jessica Chapman), is an opera singer. (Did I mention that my daughter is a fabulous singer, one with plenty of on-stage experience?) At the end of A CHORUS OF ONE, Jessica marries her beau in an elaborate Italian-themed wedding, one that takes place on the stage at the Grand Opera in Dallas! What fun I had, “decorating the set” for the big day. And since I happened to be catering a very real Italian-themed wedding in real life, I knew just what to serve the guests at the reception.
Yep. Life imitates art. (Or should I say art imitates life?)
Either way, it’s a yummy way to go!