I went to my first wedding of the summer this afternoon. I've got another one coming up in mid July and a third during Labor Day weekend. It was all very nice but two things stood out for me: 1) The bride wore a white straw picture hat trimmed with white tulle roses in lieu of a veil. I hadn't seen a bride wear a hat since the 1980s. Does anyone know if this is a new trend? 2) The food was unusual for a wedding reception but very good. My cousin hired an Italian deli to cater it. They served pressed sandwiches, pasta salad, roasted veggie salad, tossed green salad, a yummy fruit salad, soft drinks, and an alcoholic punch they called an Italian spritzer. I never would have thought of having a tiramasu wedding cake but it was delicious. My cousin's mother was a bit worried about not serving a hot meal or champagne. But given that the temperature reached 91F today, I think everyone was fine with a cold buffet dinner. The Italian spritzer was certainly more refreshing than champagne would have been in this heat. I'm not sure what was all in it but I had two cups of it since I wasn't driving.