Free Cruise!

August 7, 2012

For our guests who are staying at the hotel over Saturday or Sunday night, the Royal Sonesta has an array of free summer activities for its guests.  One of the freebies they offer is a free Charles River cruise.  So, if you are looking for something to do during the day while you are here, […]

Good things really do come in threes

June 28, 2012

When I first met Jessica she introduced me to a kind of superstition that I was not really familiar with — that things come in threes.  Good things, bad things, you name it. If there are two, you can bet a third is around the corner.  And we have certainly had our shares of threes: […]

Service, Wedding Gown Fitting, Invitations, Shall We Dance, and The Band

May 25, 2012

Last Friday, my parents hosted an Oneg (dessert) at the temple where I grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. Before the sweets were eaten, there was a Friday night service where Adam and I were called to the bimah (stage), and were told to open the Ark (where the torah’s are kept) and the Rabbi gave […]

Service, Wedding Gown Fitting, Dancing Lesson, Band, Hotel Organizer, and Caterer, Oh, my!

May 14, 2012

This Friday is one of many special events that are related to the wedding. This Friday, my family is inviting my relatives, Adam’s family, and friends to our temple for a special event. My parents are hosting an Oneg (dessert) in honor of Adam and my wedding. But, before the dessert can be eaten/devoured (depending […]

Dates and Numbers

April 27, 2012

April 26, 2009. A date. Our first date. Three years ago yesterday. April 14, 2011. Another important date. One year and two weeks ago. In April, Jessica and I celebrate two anniversaries. One is the anniversary of the day we met and the other is the anniversary of the day we get engaged. It is […]

The Sound and the Fury

June 3, 2011

Two weeks ago, we picked our wedding band.  Last night, we picked our photographer! We had narrowed our list to three photographers, who we interviewed a couple of weeks ago. After a little time to mull it over, we decided to go with Benoit & McCarthy, for their experience in shooting weddings, intriguing use of […]

The Wedding Singers

May 20, 2011

Last night, Jessica, Cynthia, Sheldon and I went to Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge, MA where the Bill & Bo Winiker Band kicked off their “Last Thursdays” summer dinner dance series.  In addition to delicious “Zebra Cakes” we had for dessert, Upstairs on the Square was a terrific, intimate setting in which we could […]

The Short List

May 8, 2011

As Jessica said, now that the date is set we can begin to focus on finding our vendors, that is, the other aspects of the wedding that play other important roles.  For the past couple weeks, Jessica and I have been assembling a list of photographers and bands that we would like to have at […]