Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wedding at Glencairn Golf Club

Last weekend, I attended my friends S & L's wedding at Glencairn Golf Club. Glenclair Golf Club is part of Club Link, a group of 37 golf courses across Ontario. A small membership fee (probably in the range of $25,000...!) allows you to play at any of them! We had a beautiful day, with the sun shining, perfect for an outside ceremony. Unfortunately, I am rather vertically challenged and couldn't see much of the ceremony. However, I could hear the very entertaining pastor who amused everyone by quoting the very deep lyricist Akon:

Smack that, all on the floor
Smack that, give me some more
Smack that, 'til you get sore
Smack that, oh ooh

(You had to be there!).

My view of the ceremony - I barely saw the groom!

The ceremony was followed by cocktail hour. Hors d'oeuvres were served for all to enjoy. I am always amazed by pretty little bite-sized food. I think it would be fun making them. Everyone hovered around the bar near 5 pm to get our drinks!

I tried at least 3 kinds out of the 5 hors d'oeuvres.

I've been to SO many weddings that I have a good idea how it goes. Most weddings often offer a lot of food so it's important to pace yourself. It's even more important when you're wearing a dress that is not stretcheable. We started by a spinach salad that I quite enjoyed. Next came 2 beef cannelloni's - I only had one, knowing full well that more food come. This is also when the curtain was closed because the sunlight was bothering some guests and removing my source of lighting (and my apologies for poor pictures).

Our Table, aka the Dateless Table.

Spinach Salad.

Beef Cannelloni's.

We were then served a raspberry sorbet as a palate cleanser. I actually really enjoyed the sorbet as it tasted creamy somehow. Next we were served two proteins: beef and chicken! I never understand why there is never a sufficient amount of vegetables! I could have eaten much more asparagus! I ate half of each of the chicken and beef, and thought I was done for the night. Then came a little innocent cheesecake that was my favourite dish of the meal. It tasted so light and was not too sweet. I think I could have easily eaten another two... That's what I believe anyway.

Beef and chicken.

My favourite course: cheesecake!

A wedding has to end with some serious dancing and this wedding delivered! Congratulations to S & L! It may be one of the last weddings for this group of friends (the gang in Hamilton). However, I'm not done. My friend AM from university is getting married in August and The Gastronomer will also be getting married in the near future!

Cutting a rug!

The last dance. How sweet!


Gastronomer said...

Smack that?! Akon is short for "a convict." You Canadians are crazy! The pastor should've quoted Alanis. She has a lot of gems. And is not a convict!

Can't wait to see you on my big big day! I think it will be May 2010 ;-)

Miss.Adventure said...

I can't wait for your big day either. Hopefully, I still won't be unemployed by then!!

sylviad said...

Hi! I found your blog post through an attempt at searching for information about Glencairn (where I'm actually having my reception this fall). Out of curiosity, how was the food? You made some comments, but I'm particularly interested in what you thought of the entree (with the chicken and beef). And, out of curiosity, what's under that piece of chicken? More beef?

Miss.Adventure said...

Hi Sylvia,
The food at Glencairn was good, very filling! I honestly don't remember what's under the chicken. My guess is potatoes or mushroom?

Enjoy your special day!