This Grounds for Sculpture Wedding was truly a magical one!!
Someone one said that earth without art is just ‘eh’ and you forget how the tongue needs to fall flat to articulate that word ‘coz all it will be doing is shouting “Wow” repeatedly, at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton township, a few miles from where we stay in Princeton. The usually parsimonious Washington Post called the grounds “a world where art and nature collude and sometimes collide and that is perhaps the best description I have ever heard about this magical grounds. The Grounds For Sculpture is exquisite in every season and showcases several hundreds of amazing contemporary sculptures, housed on 42 acres of horticultural wonder.
Located at the 80 Sculptor’s way, Hamilton township, I remember the first time, Leena and I drove by the Grounds. Our jaws dropped wide at the sight of the humungous sculptures that dotted the grounds from afar and so I was prepared to be blown away, all over again as the date approached when Mariel and Drew were to tie the knot.
Mariel was a shy bride and Drew quite the extrovert groom and the contemporary sculptures dotting the landscape provided just the right cue to Drew to sweep his shy bride for an embrace that Seward Johnson would have been proud off. It was life, imitating art! Not life-imitating art!
The party kicked off late into the evening at Rats restaurant, an enchanting, picture perfect culinary get-away combining art, landscape and exquisite cuisine all rolled into one. From the rustic ambience, pumpkin colored lights, smoke-arising-from-the-water outdoor setting, the Cinderella like ambience was spectacular. It was the prince finding his glass sandal wearing princess coming o life, although in this case, the princess wore a blue sparkly sneaker!