I was on my way back from Washington DC in the last days of August when I got a call from Nicole. “Hi, we’re having a wedding on September 9, and I was wondering if you were available?”
“Let me just check my 2010 calendar,” I said, “September dates sometimes book pretty early…”
“No,” she said. “September 9, 2009.”
As you may have been able to tell, I’ve had a pretty full schedule this year, so I was prepared to break bad news when it hit me — this was a Wednesday.
Indeed, the power of 9/9/09 was so great that this fabulous, multi-stage wedding was put together in an extremely short period of time, Wednesday or not. And fabulous it was — with the bride in unaltered 109-year-old dress and the groom with cravat. The ceremony and first reception was at the gorgeous (but 30 years younger than the gown) Riverside Church in Morningside Heights with a second reception and eventual after-party at Kittichai. I enjoyed every moment.