My friend's wedding last weekend wedding in Cape Cod was a smashing success, and a prime example of weddings suited to the culture of the times. He's an architect, she an aspiring artist. They're saving their money for a down payment on a home.
The dresses for the bride and bridesmaids were from J. Crew. The wedding cake were cakes, plural, actually sponge cakes from Trader Joes, spruced up with fresh fruit. A buffet dinner for well over a hundred guests meant fewer waitstaff. The bar sported only beer and wine, no hard liquor.
And instead of a band, the music was assembled on the groom's ipod, and the dancing went on for hours.
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