Carolyne Roehm sends her thoughts and prayers, as do I, to all who continue to struggle in the wake of the horrid storm… As an antidote to the destruction, Carolyne posted “Something Positive After the Hurricane,” which was about guess what. Our wedding. Aww. Here’s an abbreviated preview below, and you can see more photos and read Carolyne’s full post here. Treat yourself to time on her beautiful (as if it could be anything else) website CarolyneRoehme.com.
My good thoughts go out to all of the families that suffered losses during Hurricane Sandy …
We in northwestern Connecticut were fortunate… As we go about the repairs and cleanup, I thought it might be a small distraction to share a lovely moment… not to minimize what has happened but to look at a moment shared by a couple in love.
Just before this awful storm I attended a wedding in California of two terrific people …
Friday night… Frances worked with the talented Mindy Rice and Lisa Vorce of Santa Barbara to transform their barn into a version of El Morocco, the legendary Manhattan nightclub… Most special to me was the abundance of garden roses, including one of my all-time favorites: Yves Piaget, whose fragrance and form are unforgettable.
In addition to the beauty of the “nightclub,” music set the mood. The Michael Carney Orchestra play Frank Sinatra tunes, and I floated down memory lane …
Friday night guests: Handsome John Loeffler, the beautiful and very talented comic Debbie Loeffler, and my beau — darling Simon.
The heyday of El Morocco was the 40′s , 50′s and 60′s. It still existed when I first came to New York, and I was thrilled to experience some of last moments of the club’s legendary glamor… but back to the wedding! … held in a lovely olive grove at the ranch.
Frances and the ol’ sweetie Tom at the ceremony.
Mindy’s lovely altar arrangement
The Jersey Boys of California certainly got yours truly up and dancing. I love their music! Dating myself? Let’s agree that it’s timeless!
CR having a twirl with the bride!
Thank you, Frances and Tom, for sharing such a happy moment with your friends! It will make for beautiful memories for all of us.
And thank you, sweet Carolyne… For more photos and Carolyne’s full post, go to CarolyneRoehm.com.
Also be on the lookout for Carolyne’s new book: