Shake Shack burger
It all started over a discussion about the utter crapness of wedding reception food. No matter where you have it, no matter who caters, it always leaves a lot to be desired. Unless you have a kick ass Chinese banquet, which is always good.

I made a passing comment years ago that if I got married, I would totally have Shake Shack and Luke’s Lobster cater my wedding because those two are things I possibly adore as much as I would adore my betrothed, so you know, it makes sense.

Well, as it turns out, I didn’t have a big wedding per se, but I did celebrate matrimony with all of my favourite things!

Luke's lobster roll
Yesterday, in New York City’s Office of the City Clerk, Panu and I said our vows, exchanged rings and got married. Yes, yes we did. It was a quiet affair with three people present, totally low key and exactly how we wanted our wedding to be.

We pre-celebrated our wedding with Shake Shack, and as soon as we got hitched, we headed over to Luke’s Lobster for a couple of lobster rolls. I know this might sound rather too casual for some people, but we couldn’t have pictured our wedding being any different and I am beyond happy. I’m also having a great time saying “my husband”! I wonder when I’ll get used to that?!

Last night, we celebrated again with dinner at Momofuku Ma Peche, which I’ll blog about later. But here’s a happy snap for you guys in the meantime!
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21 Thoughts on “saying I do… with Shake Shack and Luke’s Lobster

  1. Congratulations!!! What a wonderful way to start marital bliss! :)

    Bea

  2. Big big big BIG BIIIIGGGGGG CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you both. That lobster roll looks Amazing! Lots of hugs and kisses. Linh and Tom. x

  3. Congratulations! What the day is really about-you love. So very sweet, so very you, so full of love. A lifetime of happiness to you and yours.

  4. Weeeeeeee! So happy for the both of you. Congrats once again. Wishing you both all the happiness in the world for the rest of your lives together

  5. Sounds like the PERFECT wedding feast to me. I’m all for no-fuss weddings. I would’ve eloped by Dave wanted his family at his wedding *rolls eyes*! LOL. Congrats.

  6. Congratulations! Wonderful that you got married just the way you wanted! :)

  7. congratulations peilin!! you and panu, I mean your husband(!) look sooo in love :) in the photo! which is what a marriage should be all about, not the big fat wedding thing!

  8. Congratulations again! Friends of mine married on holidays in New York a couple of years ago and had their wedding lunch at Katz’s. Love, love, love the casualness of it all <3

  9. Lou Jackson on December 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm said:

    Biggest congrats to you both Cat! Happy holidays and all the very best to you both for the future. What a perfect way to start your married lives together :-)

  10. That is brilliantly low key – you guys rock. Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations again to both of you! Looking forward to celebrating when you get back :-) x

  12. Aaaah! Congratulations! Such a fab wedding, and so perfect to do it your way!! Love it! :)

  13. No better way to celebrate than being in NYC! Congratulations!!!! Have a happy and safe new year xox

  14. OMG! Congratulations on tying the knot!!

  15. Hsiu Pin on January 1, 2013 at 5:41 am said:

    Congratulations!!! Low-key wedding is the best… Especially when you have good food throughout the day! Hope to meet up with you and your husband one day!

  16. Yaaayyyyyy :D congrats guys! That’s the best idea ever!

  17. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG :) I don’t think I can say OMG enough!!! CONGRATULATIONS :) I am so happy for you and Panu!!! That is definitely a low-key but amazing way to get married!!!! And you got married in NYC!!! YAY that’s like one of the best cities in the world!!!

  18. Oh congratulations to you two! That’s a wonderful way to celebrate your special day :)

  19. Big congrats babe. I love it everything! Sounds like a great way to say your vows :)

  20. Lorraine Not Quite Nigella on January 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm said:

    Oooh congratulations!!! Love that photo and hehe love your wedding catering idea! Hehe it took me ages to say fiancee but not so long to say husband! :P

  21. Awe congratulations!! I didn’t get to try Shake Shack when in NYC last time, will definitely go this year! Found your blog while searching for burgers in Sydney :)
    Heidi xo

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