We woke up around nine and hoped on the subway to Penn station and bought tickets on the LIRR to take the train to Hicksville. Why Hicksville? There is an Ikea in Hicksville and I found a couch I want for the new house and Charles insisted he be able to sit on it before I order it. I know this is a reasonable request...but still. Anyway, my friend Kelli picked us up at the train station in Hicksville and the three of us headed to Ikea. We found the couch and we all sat on it. It was a unanimous decision. The couch is cute and comfy. Yay me!
We headed out of Ikea and I swear it took us thirty minutes to find the exit. That place is so big. After finding our way out, we got in the car and headed back into Manhattan. We had a show to catch!
We went to see Promises, Promises. It starred Sean Hayes (Jack from Will and Grace) and Kristin Chenoweth (she originated Glinda in Wicked). I just love Kristin Chenoweth! She is originally from Oklahoma and is just so adorable! We had heard she was out of town. I would have been so upset if that were true. Luckily she was there. It was really cute and lots of fun. Charles even said he was "pleasantly surprised". That is pretty high praise coming from him!
After the show we walked back to the hotel and made a stop for pizza at Ray's. They had an eggplant parmigiana pizza that I wish I had tried, but I had already placed my order before I saw it. Such a bummer.
We got back to the hotel and took a very quick nap, then we got ready for the big wedding. Mike and Debbie had a beautiful wedding at the Boathouse in Central Park. Unfortunately, we didn't take that many pictures.
Lobster tail from the raw bar during cocktail hour. I swear Charles ate 5 of these.
The menu for dinner...Wow!
The centerpiece at fabulous table #17
The first dance
Close up of the sugar flowers
Charles and Will
First course, appetizer, scallop ceviche
Will, Charles, and Mike
Mike and Debbie (Dress #2)
Cutting the cake
Debbie and Me
One of the desserts
The other dessert (there was still cake too!)
Table #17, the WashU group
Me and Charles at the end of the night
We had such a good time at Mike and Debbie's wedding. The band was AMAZING and we danced all night and closed the reception down! We didn't even notice when the bride and groom left =)
We love going to visit our friends in NYC, but I think a trip that totals less than 48 hours is entirely too short. We definitely need to stay longer next time.