I had the best time at our reception! I did everything they say brides don’t get to do…I ate, drank, danced, spent time with my new husband and had a blast!
Let me back up…when we arrived to the reception, this was the first time I was able to see how all my planning had paid off. I was so excited to see the room…and when I did I just had to take a second to take it all in. It was exactly as I pictured it. Everything looked beautiful and I was ecstatic! Then I was rushed to the balcony for some appetizers. My DOC, J, had asked our caterer to set up a table with some apps so Mr. P and I could eat. Who knows if we would have another chance! It was so sweet and delicious! The gave us each one of every app we were having served. I was starving so this definitely helped tie me over until dinner!!
Then we headed outside to the loggia where we were having cocktail hour. The view was absolutely beautiful…I mean, look at this?!
The bar was outside and the line was long…the line for the bar was longer than the line to greet Mr. P and I! And everything was going by so fast! I couldn’t believe we were there already. I ordered my martini, a lemon drop so just in case I spilled or someone bumped into me my dress would be safe! It was good to see everyone…I love weddings because everyone looks so happy and excited. It looked like all our guests were really enjoying themselves.
After cocktail hour, there were the announcements. Some of our attendants were a little out-of-order, but that’s OK. I didn’t really notice since I wasn’t in the room waiting…I was at the back of the line chatting to Mr. P and a few of our attendants.
After our entrance, we had our cake cutting and first dance right away. I am still in love with my cake. It’s exactly what I thought it was going to look like…here’s a picture of what I gave them.
and here’s a picture of our cake!
Pretty good if you ask me! And they didn’t use fondant…that’s buttercream frosting! (cake provided by Bittersweet)
Our cake toppers were a huge hit too…I still have people asking me where I got them and my sister-in-law asked me to buy them for her when she gets married!!
Then it was on to dinner. Everything was as delicious as it was when we had our tasting. And our caterer made sure we were able to eat a plate from every station…we actually had our own server!! It was great!
It seems like this post is going over everything so fast, but that’s actually what it felt like that day. I blinked and the day was over!!
Then it was on to speeches…and right before the speeches, my bustle had ripped!! Luckily I didn’t have that long of a train so it wasn’t a huge deal, but it was a little difficult to dance and not trip over my dress or slip on it. Again, not a huge deal though. The speeches were great…there were tears, laughs and everything in-between. Two of them stand out to me and it was my mom’s speech. She called Mr. P “hot”! Hahaha!! She said “I told Yvette ‘what are you thinking…he’s hot!’” Got to love my mom though…she’s a nut and always makes me laugh!! The best man’s speech was awesome too. I think that was the one that made me laugh the most. And Mr. P’s mom, dad and my sister had me all almost in tears! Our father daughter dance and mother son dance was in there somewhere. Mr. P’s mom was in tears the whole time!! She was so sweet, and my dad told me not to say anything because he didn’t want to lose it either!!
And finally it was on to the bouquet toss, garter toss, then dancing!! Desserts were also served, but we didn’t announce them…and I didn’t get to eat any at the reception. I was too busy having fun dancing with all my friends and family. I had one of the best nights of my life…it was an amazing night and everything ran so smooth! I couldn’t believe it was over!!