Our room service meal when we finally got to the Hyatt Incheon at the airport, after searching around the Seoul version of Marrickville looking for it.
This is where Husband, the Sprogs and I lived in New York, Butler Hall!
Reminiscing on the steps of Columbia University, where Husband spent 10 months studying.
Grand Central Station lives up to its name. No oysters for us in the Oyster Bar this trip, but worth a visit!
Dinner at Pastis in the Meatpacking District, before they banned our camera.
Walking the High Line at night was magical. It’s an old freight train line built up high that has been turned into a walkway with gardens and cafes.
There are heaps of timber loungers along the High Line where you can relax and enjoy the view. (Including pervy, bonus peeks into people’s apartments.)
One of the new World Trade Centre buildings reaches for the sky
Our first meal in Charleston, yummy jambalaya at Virginia’s.
The scene of the wedding rehearsal dinner, a fisherman’s wharf called Crosby’s Dock.
Drinks afterwards at The Royal American, which was more raucous than royal.
First delight of the wedding, a refreshments table with alcohol lemonade and potato chips.
Ah, Bourbonade and crawtators … heaven!
Donnie and Kyle walk to the ceremony. Donnie looks very relaxed about popping his marriage celebrant cherry.
The father of the bride walks his daughter to the ceremony.
The ceremony, under a gorgeous old tree.
A jazz band serenaded the couple after the ceremony as they walked to the reception.
The “photo booth” at the wedding was an old gilt frame hung from a tree.
An old-fashioned typewriter was set up so guests could type notes to the happy couple.
Appetizers included pimento cheese dip with pork scratchings, okra and spicy sausage on bikkies and smoked chicken on scones.
The spicy sausage nibbles.
There was a wine bar …
And a bourbon bar!
Kyle and Abi do the bridal waltz.
My dinner: rubbed chicken, collard greens and macaroni cheese.
Photographs of the bride and groom’s parents on their wedding days adorned the dessert table.
Nom, nom, dessert … banana cream pie not pictured.
Red velvet cake!
These are the “Badgers” – Husband’s buddies from Columbia University. They all did The Knight Badgehot Fellowship together.
The Southern tradition is to light an avenue of sparklers for the bride and groom to walk down at the end of the night.
Boone Hall Plantation house. OK, so it was built in the 1930s but that didn’t stop North & South filming there, or Blake Lively choosing it as her wedding venue.
This handsome fellow was lying beside the road during our tour of Boone Hall Plantation. Makes bitching about bush turkeys invading the backyard a bit superfluous.
The driveway to Boone Hall, lined with trees that were up to 800 years old.
Husband came through with the goods – downloading the pics from our camera involves inserting a disc into the printer or something, kinda like changing a tyre, I’m resolving not to learn how to do it – so here are some highlights from our trip. Click on one image and it will become a full-sized gallery for you to see. Hope you like ’em. I have to go and retrieve my car now – went for a drink last night and was smashed by jetlag AGAIN, so I left it behind and caught a cab home. Hurrah!