My "TV producer extraordinaire" friend Lucia has missed a few milestones in life, so she spent this weekend making up for it.
Saturday night, she threw an enormous bash at Gargi's Lakeside in downtown Orlando for her Wedding/Prom/Quinceanera.
Typically, the Quinceanera is the mac-daddy-Spanish "Sweet 15" party, but since Lucia is 30, this was more like a Quinceanera squared.
And it wasn't truly a wedding, since there was no groom. But she did have the dress. Lucia made a lovely bride, in her Scarlett O'Hara antebellum gown, complete with a tiara and wand.
Every truly fabulous wedding needs a theme, and this one certainly rose to the occasion - "80's". I'm assuming that selection was based on a prom she never got to go to, but I didn't get the full scoop. Guests were asked to dress accordingly in tafetta, shoulder pads and bangle bracelets. Fortunately for me, I always travel with 80's hair, even when it's not part of the dress code.
There was a DJ, so everybody Wang Chunged. There was also a videographer, toasts, a garter toss, but no clinking of the glasses with silverware for a first kiss during dinner. That would have just made the whole thing really weird.