18 May 2007

the high life

daniel works for the horticultural society of new york. usually that means he spends his time creating & maintaining gardens & public green space in low income neighborhoods around the city. last month however, it meant that we attended the horticultural society's annual gala event.
we were out of our element...
we enjoyed mingling while different waiters approached us with hors d'oeuvres to try... we drank champagne from fluted glasses... we ate a multi-course meal that involved goat cheese
, lamb & chocolate covered strawberries. ..several tables sold for $25,000 a piece....so you can imagine how decked out everyone was.
we tried our best, but we didn't even dress up for our own wedding.

anyway, the coolest part was that several well-renowned flower design artists made flower arrangements for the centers of the tables. they were huge & beautiful & way more creative than i would have guessed flower arrangements could be....my favorite were the watermelons carved like pumpkins.



8 comments:

Joel + Sarah said...

Love the pictures! You guys are a class act.

Havilah said...

Those are some cool flower arrangements, I can't believe you guys got to go to one of "those" dinners. That is so cool. Glad you enjoyed it too. I would love to be a gardener. Cheers all around :)

sister christina said...

very nice picture. dan, where did you scrounge up a suit? did you hob-nob with any celebrities? and who came up with the word hob-nob?

leah said...

amanda, how is the jimmy carter book?! I'm intrigued.

Thabo said...

lamb covered strawberries!!?
-Thabo

Wish I had been at YOUR table!
Melissa

elle & josh said...

i think you two look pretty snazzy... *elle

amber said...

i love the colours in the photos. . . and we got the cat book in the mail yesterday! so good.

Hannah said...

woah, I forgot to check your blog for a few days- you guys look really great in the fancy picture!! a really joyful couple! the centerpieces are cool; was it all awkward to take pictures at this event? or totally normal? you'll have to let me know.