We had a nice weekend, one filled with joy and fun.
On Saturday, we attended a beautiful wedding reception at Iolani Palace in Honolulu. There was a large, white rectangular canopy over the grass, and 400 guests sat around circular tables. It didn’t rain. The weather was lovely.
On our table, there was this gorgeous centerpiece, surrounded by votive candles:
Here we are, David and I, eating Asian appetizers during the cocktail hour. He drank a beer and I drank water. I don’t drink alcohol anymore, as it does not agree with my stomach. That’s the Iolani Palace in the background:
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A dinner buffet followed an hour later, and there were so many delicious items to choose from. I especially enjoyed the fish; David liked the prime rib.
I learned that the rental fee for the Iolani Palace grounds could be considered a tax deductible donation. The food was catered by the YWCA’s Café Julia, which is located opposite the Palace on Richards Street. David and I enjoyed the food so much, we might dine at Café Julia some day.
Everything was very well planned, and the reception was simply wonderful.
Congratulations to the happy bride and groom! Best wishes and good luck!
(I have not posted any additional photos or personal information about the couple, because I don’t have permission to do so.)
On Sunday, we attended a Hawaii Symphony Orchestra concert, featuring Sumi Jo, a coloratura soprano from South Korea. She sang arias from various operas. Excellent!
Sumi Jo, who had long, wavy hair, changed her evening gowns four times throughout the concert. They were stunning! The first gown was silver and gold; the second was deep red, followed by pale blue, and then off-white — all hugging her slim, svelte figure beautifully.
Her voice was very supple and agile, reaching the top notes with ease. The audience laughed when she injected humor into her performance. There were two encores: a Korean song and a German one.
Overall, we had a splendid time and left the concert hall smiling.