This past week was full of fun. On Thursday evening, Lynn Miller Hicks performed a wedding in her front yard. Lynn is also a celebrity chef, among many other pursuits.
Lynn bought Lori Brown's house last year, and the garden there is the perfect setting for a wedding.
Megan Miller, whose mother, Teresa, work with Lynn at Vineyard 55, was the bride. Megan's longtime boyfriend Kevin proposed in a very cute way. He and Megan's son, Lucas, were in cahoots. They put a written proposal in an empty bottle of their favorite wine. The bottle was then tied to a boat and left in the water for several weeks to "age." Then the groom-to-be buried the bottle on the beach.
The bride-to-be was lured to the beach, so she thought, to watch the sunset then have a picnic. Lucas pretended to have found a bottle with a note in it. Kevin opened the bottle and when he fished out the note dropped on his knee and read the proposal. Megan, of course, said yes.
We witnessed a bit of the ceremony while walking the dog. It was all great. Later we all had a toast and wished the new couple much happiness.
We celebrated the opening of May River Toys in my store. Yaya Epps and Nicole Gorddard saw a need for a quality spot to buy toys, so their shop was born. They have lots of family and friends in Bluffton. It was a busy day for everyone and lots of fun.
HEAVENLY LEMONY CAKE
1 box lemon cake mix
1 3.4-ounce package instant lemon pudding
3/4 cup Wesson oil
8 ounces 7-UP
Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan. In a large bowl, put cake mix and pudding mix stir well. Stir in oil. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each one. Stir in 7-UP. Pour batter into Bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. Test to see if done. Cool..
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.