I hope you all enjoyed Will’s recap yesterday, but I realize I probably have some explaining to do now.
So as you saw yesterday, the inside of the tent was made to look like a dinner in some sort of magical forrest. The top of the tent was clear, and draped with this beautiful fabric. Once the sun went down, the lighting magnified the moonlight outside and it really felt like you were eating and dancing under the stars.The dance floor was beautiful, stenciled with one of the images off of our invitations…I am telling you the details were out of control. All Lisa Vorce- I take little to no credit.
The band, Impulse (why do all wedding bands have such cheesy names?) was also out of control good.Pete and I walked into the tent to Johnny Cash, Ring of FireAnd our first dance was to Ray LaMontagne, You Are The Best ThingAnd we were DREADING it…Aren’t first dances always so awkward?? I feel like you just stand there and rock back and forth while everyone stares and your body breaks out into hives.But then something happened when we got out there, I mean the staring and rocking happened at first, and then we were like eff it, let’s twirl. And sing along…And just generally be us.It was awesome.After our first dance, we opened up the floor for a few songs before serving the first course. We wanted a seated dinner, but we didn’t want everyone to be in a food coma afterwards. Lisa suggested having dance sets between each course, I had never been to a wedding where this was done so I was a bit nervous about how it would work but it was fantastic! How beautiful is my bridal party in those COLORS??
Anyway, where were we? So some of the tables had beautiful low arrangements of red, orange, and pink ranunculus and wild roses.
And some had these trees growing out of them…Which were bunched at the bottom with some of the same beautiful flowers……And a wise old owl…of course. As Will mentioned in his posts yesterday, dinner was delicious.
We created a menu of our most favorite things, including a mini “grown up” grilled-cheese and tomato soup, truffle mushroom risotto, a filet with fall veggies, and an espresso pot d’creme with a donut. Donuts. Surprise surprise.
Also a huge surprise? There were two bars- I know shocking if you know me and Pete. But I do not give the free flowing wine credit for the continued amazing dancing over the weekend…I just think we have really, really fun friends…
There were a lot of really wonderful moments as well, my Dad, maid-of-honor, and Pete’s brother all gave incredible toasts and I let a ladylike tear roll down my cheek more than once. One of these days I will get all of the photographer’s photos to really properly show you everything…but I hope these fun candids will suffice for now.
After we cut the cake…OH! THE CAKE!!Pretty, love.AND THE GROOMS CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!Our babies. I mean AHHH!!!!!! I felt like Bella was real and her eyeballs were following me all night, judging me. It was awesome.After the cake cutting Pete gave a really sweet toast…That made me cry…And laugh…
And then it was time for the big surprise! After Pete’s toast we snuck off so that I could change into my afterparty dress…and if you tune in tomorrow you will get to hear all about the final chapter in the weeklong saga that was our wedding recap! You’ve made it this far, why quit now??