We chose a more casual theme for the wedding. The fiancé is wearing a nice French cuff shirt and silk tie with dressy jeans, and I will be wearing leather booties with my just-below-knee length dress. We are including both aspects of Judaism and of my fiancé’s Chinese heritage.
My bouquet is made of recycled materials, including real book pages by EcoFlower. As a bibliophile with slight hippy leanings, this bouquet immediately caught my attention. I chose the “Jane Austen” with golds, teals, and rose colors. I love the rustic look. They give you the option of having the flowers scented–I chose Japanese Cherry Blossom. The scent is light and a nice subtle touch.
My booties are a pair of Steve Madden Freebirds in a wine color. I have no idea the name of the style but chose them to tie in the autumn season. I’m breaking them in now to soften the leather soles and give them a more worn-in look. Our venue is very contemporary and modern/minimalist, which I think will make a beautiful contrast with our more rustic clothing.
We’ve limited our ceremony to just our closest friends and family: only 30 people. All of the people invited have been important to us at some point in our lives, and people who we felt very strongly about inviting to our special day. I love big, fancy weddings but they’re not for me. I prefer that we share a moment as special as this privately and intimately with people who have seen us through our worst–and best–days.
For our centerpieces, we are going to buy some vintage cameras and old books from thrift stores to reflect our hobbies. We may also include a small vase with a flower for each table.
The Honeymoon: Morocco
We’ve planned a honeymoon to one of my dream locations: Morocco. We are planning camel back rides, tagine cooking classes, shopping in the souks, and a spa day. The food has me the most excited. Moroccan food has been one of my obsessions for a long time. The fiancé is more enthusiastic for the architecture, another feature I’m excited about (though it comes second to food). Together we’re excited to learn about the history of the area.
We’re so excited for the next chapter of our life together. Sometimes it still doesn’t feel real. I never thought that I’d find someone so well-suited for me.
Now on to the recipe!
Baked Matzo-Breaded Chicken Nuggets
I don’t know about you, but we bought far too much matzo for Passover earlier this year. As a result, we are still working through the excess in the form of various dishes. One fun recipe for using up your leftover matzo are these easy, baked chicken nuggets. A great healthy option for kids (or adults like us) who crave fast food, these nuggets are not fried and don’t include eggs.
In this post, we share some details from our upcoming wedding and a recipe for healthy baked matzo-breaded chicken nuggets. Our next post is an incredibly easy and flavorful Vietnamese Chicken Pho–perfect for Fall! Please stay tuned!