Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fête du Cuvée

All dolled up for the night
Whew!  Yes, I'm alive.  And still hanging in there pregnant...very pregnant.  My life for the past year and a half was a little consumed by chairing a brand new fundraiser for the Junior League of San Antonio, Fête du Cuvée Fine Wine Auction.  The black-tie event took place on Saturday night and, if I do say so myself, it was FAB!  I had an AMAZING group of women on my committee that I loved working with.  And the night (and two pre-parties for the event) went almost flawlessly.  Not to mention we raised over $80,000 to go back to the community!

With 300 people, 90 Silent Auction lots, 14 Live Auction Lots, 6 chefs, 4 wine bars, 30+ wines being poured and this being a first time event, I kept calling this event the first of my two babies to be born in the month of March.  And let me tell you, after a full day of set up on Friday and Saturday and then the event on Saturday night, my body felt like I had given birth.  I was just about crawling on Sunday morning.

I do not recommend chairing an event, much less a wine auction with incredible wine being poured, when 9 1/2 months pregnant.  Nothing is worse than being in heels when toting around 30 extra pounds and then not being able to drink a glass of champagne to celebrate at the end of the night and numb the pain of your feet.  I did make the committee promise to a rockin' post-baby, post-party.  None the less, we really enjoyed ourselves and this has been the reason you've heard next to nothing from me over the last month!

Here's a few pics - okay, maybe its just me bragging but I'm pretty stinkin' proud!
Amazing committee - minus Mitzi, Michele and Katie

Our award winning line up of San Antonio Chefs

Giving my speech - I hate public speaking!

Just after my speech - do I look relieved?  I was!

Pictures courtesy of Photography by Marie

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