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Wedding Wednesday :: Number Ten

November 2, 2011

10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!

Our venue had menu options and we chose the “Dinner in the Garden” option.

Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres:
– Mini quiche with swiss cheese and sautéed spinach topped with a cherry tomato wheel
– Flatbread pinwheels with fresh deli meats and cheese rolled in a flatbread

Buffet:
– Garden salad with summer vegetables paired with a buttermilk ranch dressing
– French demi rolls with sweet butter
– Honey roasted herb chicken breast
– Creamy scalloped potatoes with a blend of shredded cheeses
– Brown sugar glazed baby carrots

It was a painless decision since it was delicious! Our dinner was served to us so we didn’t have to go get our own dinner like everyone else did. I actually don’t really remember eating because we were so distracted with everyone congratulating us and talking with us. We were pretty much on our feet all night long anyways!

I wanted our cake to be black and white of course with polka dots! The lady from the bakery suggested that we mix it up with polka dots and stripes. The cake was included in the package and all we needed to do was pay a little more for the fondant.

I really liked how they did our cake because they did a wonderful job and offered to re-create an anniversary cake for free instead of having us take home the top cake to freeze. All we had to do was call in and tell them our name and what flavor we wanted.

By the way, I can’t believe our 3rd year anniversary is coming up later this month!

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Wedding Wednesday :: Number Nine

October 26, 2011

9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?

We got married on November 24th, 2008 which was on Monday the week of Thanksgiving. We thought it was a perfect day so family and friends could come and stay longer. Most of my friends were still in college at the time so it made sense to do it during Thanksgiving break. Also a lot of my family relatives wanted to stay for Thanksgiving. It was much cheaper to do the wedding on Monday anyways. It was nice since we had more than enough time to have our bachelorette/bachelor parties before Monday.

We got married at Stonebridge Manor, a grand old estate that was turned into a wedding venue. We got married in the backyard and the reception was also in the backyard too in a 6,000 square foot tented pavilion.

{Thanks to my gorgeous parents for an amazingly beautiful wedding!}

I’m so glad I had a lot of girls who wanted to catch the bouquet.
I’ve seen some pictures where no one is really trying at all.

Same with the guys!

Hahaha, that is Tyler’s youngest brother.
{Everyone tells him that he looks like James Durbin}

It was the best day ever and we all had so much fun!

I’m glad we had the ceremony and reception at the same venue. Everything about the estate was gorgeous! Now I’d love to go back and re-live the day again.

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Wedding Wednesday :: Number Eight

October 19, 2011

8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?

What accessories? I didn’t want to wear a veil and my mom convinced me to try it on when we were dress shopping. I hated how it looked and never imagined myself wearing a veil. So that was out of the picture.

I bought my shoes at Payless, haha! I’m cheap like that when it comes to shoes and I found the perfect gold flats there. I didn’t want to wear heels because if I did, I would be taller than Tyler. Also I always wear flats so it made sense.

As for jewelry, I didn’t really want to wear a necklace since my strapless dress already had enough glam going on in my bust area.

You can say I really focused on the big things and didn’t really focus on the small things because I forgot about earrings. So luckily for me, one of my bridesmaids let me borrow her pearls and I’m glad that happened because the pearls were beautiful!

My bridesmaids were great and made everything easy for me. I really liked Bill Levkoff’s dresses and brought in some of the girls to take a look at the dress and they all liked it! I didn’t want them to spend more money than they had to so I told them to wear any black shoes that they had. It all worked out well.

I think our hair is more important! A friend of ours who does hair did all of the bridesmaids’ hair at the hotel while I had mine done at the salon.

I guess I was a simple bride after all.