Mid-June and Gretchen and I are heading to pick up Katie enroute to Minneapolis for Lisa and Luca's wedding. It's an exciting time. All of Gretchen's brothers and sisters will be there as well as many of the cousins. After an easy flight, we checked into the Foshay, once the tallest building (30 floors) in Minneapolis which is now dwarfed by it's siblings. The Foshay is now a plush W Hotel, a very nice place to stay!
|Reflection of Foshay Tower|
The festivities began with the families going to a local brew pub for dinner. We got to meet Luca's family and catch up with our family members! The evening ended with a night cap in the Prohibition Sky Bar on the 27th floor of the Foshay.
Friday Gretchen and I walked to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, a very neat small exhibit space next to the Walker Art Center. The centerpiece of the Garden is the Spoonbridge and Cherry. It is a striking sculpture.
For the rehearsal dinner, the Signorelli's hosted a dinner cruise on Lake Minne-Tonka. It's a large lake about a half hour from downtown. The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful evening on the water! Thanks Tim and Kathy!
Let the celebrations begin...and they did with a two hour happy hour followed by dinner and dancing, all at the Foshay. One highlight for me was Jeff's toast to the bride and groom, very personable and well said!
Although I left the reception at 10:30 p.m., I'm told the millennials danced until the strike of twelve and then retired to the Prohibition Sky Bar for a night cap! Oh, to be young!
What a wonderful wedding weekend it was. We so enjoyed all of the festivities and catching up with all our relatives. Liz and Jeff, thanks so much for your hospitality. You planned a perfect weekend to launch Lisa and Luca into their life together!