Thursday, August 19, 2010


Psst... wanna catch up real quick on the rehearsal, the preparations, and the ceremony?

I have to confess, JEGs and I didn't really get a chance to enjoy the reception. Between getting my picture taken a hundred thousand times, cake cutting and other stuff, the reception flew by! This post is going to serve more as "This Is What I Vaguely Remember About the Reception"

Right after the ceremony, we were whisked away for formal portraits around the grounds
of the venue. Since we had chosen not to see each other before the ceremony, we missed the entire cocktail hour. We had just enough time to run up to the bridal suite so I could chug dainty sip some champagne while my bridesmaids bustled my dress.

We headed straight down stairs and lined up for the introductions.

Our first dance was to Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight".

We picked this song because when JEGs and I first started dating, he would softly sing me to sleep with this song. That's right my friends- not only can he reach stuff on the top shelf and fix my carburetor, but the man can sing too! I soooo won the boyfriend lottery.

I digress. Back to the wedding.

My father and I danced to Paul Simon's "Fathers and Daughters" while JEGs and Momma G danced to "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack.

We sat down to eat, but I was so excited about everything I only ate a few bites of my Caesar salad. When dinner was served, we were pulled out for more professional pictures and by the time we returned, my steak was cold. I ate a few bites of it, but had to leave it to greet our guests at their tables. When we were finished it was time for the cake cutting.

Our cake was so perfect. I had found two pictures of cakes that I like and handed them over to the people at Normandy Farm with blind faith that they understood what I liked.

I loved the overall look of the cake on the left, but fell in love with how the swirls matched our invitations and escort cards. I asked them if they could combine these two looks, and they did!

I was madly in love with this cake!

When it was time, we started to cut the cake...
ready... aim... BAM!


But like a good hubby, he helped clean me up.

The rest of the night was spent dancing, and my sister-in-law, Bryn, got some great shots of my brother getting his groove on

JEGs and I got in a little dancing too

The flip flop basket was a huge success!

All in all it was the most amazing night ever. If I could do it all over again (and I want to) I wouldn't change a thing. Everything came out exactly the way I envisioned it! The best part is at the end of the day I was married to my very best friend in the whole world :)

Next week I will have a full vendor review with more details, so stay tuned.

Always& Forever,


Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

It looked amazing, and that cake was perfection. Again, I wish you many years of hapiness with Mr. JEGs

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Your cake was soooo pretty!

Jodie said...

Looks like you had an AMAZING time!!! I feel your pain with not really getting to enjoy everything. During ours there were so many photos and we were needed so much, we did miss out on a bit. And I agree-- I'd do it over again too!!!!

Cassie said...

the reception looks awesome - and your cake gives me faith that normandy wont eff us over with an ugly cake :)

can't wait to hear your full review on normandy farms!

Celia said...

I love you cake!! and you looked so pretty!! :)

Danielle and Clint said...

I feel the same way about our reception. I had all these visions of dancing and drinking, but when it came down to it, all I was doing was greeting and getting my pictures taken. lol. Your reception looked like a blast! And Clint and his mom danced to the same song!

*claire* said...

i love wedding dancing pictures :)
looks like it was a lot of fun - and you looked beautiful!