In two hours, at 6 p.m. Saturday, I will stand before 120 guests at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to officiate the wedding of my pals Jeffrey and Simona. Oh, please, let me pronounce author Louis de Bernieres' name without tripping all over its French pronunciation... Bare-nee-air... got it... I hope.
This will be the third ceremony I've commandeered since 2009, and each has gotten exponentially larger. Next: St. Patrick's Cathedral? Is it too late to put in a bid for Kim Kardashian's nuptials?
Photos here are from Friday evening's rehearsal dinner at Benchmark Restaurant in Brookyn's Park Slope neighborhood—just blocks away from where the happy couple met four years ago.