Throwing speed dating event
We hope that one day they can look back at these pictures with fond memories of the day they met their mama BFFs!Thanks to everyone who came to Speed Dating, and to the behind-the-sceners who made it the fabulous time that it was, including the ladies below: Natalie Chitwood (photographer), Joanna Solotaroff (my associate producer who organized this whole darn thing and came up with the amazing pickup line contest), and Juliana Cordosa (my friend who said she was mainly coming to support me but I think wound up hitting it off with some mamas!
After dating, moms lined up for couples and group portraits in our glamorous homemade photo booth.
There was a woman in stiletto heels who would ring a gong with a butter knife every four minutes, to signal that it was time to switch partners. The speed dating company told us the next morning that of the nearly 1300 speed dating events they’ve done, ours had the highest rate of matches, and each participant was selected by at least one other person—another first for them!
(Yes, the mama on the right is Nisi Sturgis, aka June Thompson from Boardwalk Empire!
Tickets for this event can be purchased in the restaurant.
Purchasing the ticket guarantees you a spot in the Speed Dating rotation, and also two select beers between the hours of 6-7pm!