Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Date

Imagine, a candlelit walk way leading into a room decorated very tastefully for Valentine's Day. Tables set for two glimmering with candlelight. There are three balloons on the end of the table, a bag of hersheys valentine chocolates on the other. White table linens with red napkins accentuate the red all along the tables. Soft music plays in the background. We are seated and a waiter in white dress shirt and black dress pants approaches us quietly and offers us drinks. A beautiful appetizer of homemade bruschetta is already prepared and waiting for us. We are served gourmet style salads, a main course of hand rolled chicken cordon blue, sauted vegetables and some very smooth sweet potato souffle with a heart shaped pat of compound butter on the top. Sparkling red grape juice is filled in our champaigne flutes all throughout the evening. We are then led to stand up, join hands and a song is played so we might share a slow dance. We are reseated and served a gorgeous trifle of heart shaped chocolate sponge cakes layered with chocolate mouse, chopped strawberries and topped with almonds. Chocolate and strawberry sauces create a flower pattern under the petite dessert and a single chocolate dipped strawberry garnishes the plate. We then hear a very brief word on marriage and are served very decadent chocolate truffles. There is a second slow dance. The night is peaceful, filled with love. Our server, prays over us and says a prayer of blessing over our marriage. The evening comes to a close and as we exit, we are presented a frame with our picture, taken before we entered the room. This was a truly beautiful, elegant evening. We were so blessed to attend. Time alone is very rare in our life. It was great to sit across from each other in such a romantic setting and relive some of those moments in life we shared as a young couple just starting out. The church we are currently attending invited us to their Valentine's banquet and for $15.00, we shared a night that was priceless. Happy Valentine's Day, Matt, to 18 years of Valentine's days together, I love you more today than ever.

1 comment:

The VW's said...

WOW! They went all out! So glad you and your hubby were able to attend such a wonderful evening! :)