Sunday, June 15, 2008

All of the Wedding, None of the the Groom.

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.


R J said...


I was forced to miss the BIG Hair, AH-Hah, Culture Club laden affair because of bachelor party in my honor.

Everything I have heard makes me wish I had traded the decadence and debauchery of my evening, with the decadence and debauchery of ultra-sexy Lucia's soiree!

My birthday wishes are with you Lucia...You make a beautiful Bride!

XXOO from the Wang Chung-less,

Anonymous said...

15 squared is NOT 30, it's 225, which makes her look really good for her age. You meant she had it doubled. Is this a testament to schools in Florida?