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!