The hotel where we had the reception - Doubletree by Hilton BWI was incredible. They were so accommodating and helpful. I stayed there 4 days and it was one of the nicest hotel stays I've ever had. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They even let us have the honeymoon suite early so Jackie and the girls could get ready for the wedding.
All those little details came of perfectly as well. I have such wonderfully talented friends. They helped make this day as special as my daughter is to me. Thank you friends.
Beth Pardoe made the cake. It was 5 flavors. And everyone raved about how good it was. It included funfetti which is Jackie's favorite. There was also Orange Chocolate for Jay. Also Almond, Lemon and Chocolate.
My friend, Jeannie O'Hare did the restoration to the gown. After 60 years the lace was a bit dry-rotted. She reinforced it with netting and where there were 2 stains from dye from a swatch of my bridesmaids fabric (which had somehow gotten into the bag with the gown) she did a wonderful job of hiding it with bridal appliques...you could not tell. It looked like the designs were supposed to be there....Jeanne is incredible.
Patricia Potze made the green silk pocket handkerchiefs. They looked perfect..Jackie wanted a touch of green. Her favorite color.
Then they were off to St. Augustine Florida for a week of relaxation but alas, they both got colds and came back sick. Of course, they shared their colds with me and her father...what are families for!