David and I had the honor of attending one of the most delightful weddings. The son of one of my dear friends married his sweetheart Saturday night in Oklahoma City. We had a few things to do on the way up so we left around 11:30 Saturday morning. First stop was Jason’s Deli in Norman for lunch. I love this place. They eliminated trans fats from their breads and offer a number of organic ingredients. David and I each had the 1/2 sandwich and salad option. David had the Reuben and I had the turkey. Yum. 🙂
He then dropped me off at Hobby Lobby so I could get my new painting framed (more about that, and pictures at a later date). Unfortunately, the canvas isn’t a standard size so it will need to be custom framed. Their custom framing goes on sale half price Monday so I’ll just need to make another trip one day this week. Meanwhile, David was getting the car serviced so I had ample time to just browse around. That turned out to be a good thing, at least to my way of thinking. I’ve been wanting to do something with the downstairs bathroom. It needs a total remodeling but we have just a few more pressing jobs to finish first. So when I saw this:
I knew I had my inspiration. I already have nice, all-white rugs, towels and shower curtain so adding some French and New Orleans-themed items in black and white will be easy. I may paint the walls, if I get that ambitious but they are white now so it will still work if I don’t.
So now I’m actually happy to have an excuse to make another trip to Norman this week. I’ll share the before and after photos when I get done.
Errands completed, we then continued on to Oklahoma City and our hotel. Most of the time when we go to OKC we stay at the lovely Skirvin Hotel. And in fact, David has already booked two nights next month for my birthday. For this occasion, however, we just wanted something fairly close to the wedding location and not terribly expensive. We have stayed at a Crowne Plaza hotel before in another city and it was quite nice so when David got a good rate for the one in OKC, that’s where he booked us to stay.
Well, the first thing we noticed upon entering the room was that it was quite warm. It was close to 80 degrees despite the fact the air conditioner was on. But we just figured that perhaps the room hadn’t been booked the previous night so they had just turned on the A/C shortly before we arrived. The bed did look quite comfortable and I thought this was a nice touch:
I took a bit of a nap while David watched t.v. and then it was time to get ready for the wedding. Unfortunately the room still wasn’t much cooler and I discovered that the iron and ironing board were missing. David called the front desk and they rushed these up to us…about half an hour later, delivered by a young woman who apparently never learned to use her inside voice.
The wedding was held at the chapel on the campus of Oklahoma City University. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to churches and in general, am not fond of the more modern styles of church architecture. They just feel like auditoriums rather than sanctuaries to me. This one, however, while somewhat modern in design, was just beautiful and truly felt like a sacred place. This picture doesn’t do it justice but I just love this purple stained glass cross. It was approximately 30-40 feet high and simply glorious.
The tables were covered in black and white cloths and in the center of each was a very tall, thin black vase with white feathers (even though they look pink in this photo) and crystal droplets.