Another saying by Julia Child that gives me courage to attempt French cuisine is, "The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken." Now there is a woman who knows how to handle a situation with courage and conviction. And, to think I was concerned about my Boeuf Bourguignon.
I wonder how she would handle a small intimate wedding? Probably with the same cool aplomb. I can hear her now, in that unique voice she had, "Well, first get a bottle of wine. A good red wine, but don't get the best one you have. You will need that one later."*
The heck with Martha Stewart whom I personally think raises anxiety by simply walking in the room. And, that is the only thing she does simply. But I digress.
Maybe I could channel Mrs. Child's 6' 2'' imposing personality to come and handle all the wedding details. Somehow I feel like she would be efficient, make everyone - including the vendors - feel special, save all us angst, and produce a lovely wedding (most likely under budget). After all, how can one go wrong having someone in charge who advises, "Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!"
*(Not that Julia Child ever said that - but it sounds like her.)