Friday, August 7, 2009

Show Us Your Life...Wedding Reception and Honeymoon

This week's Show us Your Life is featuring wedding receptions and honeymoons! When we left the ceremony we went to the TN River and took a few pictures that turned out to be my very most favorite. Here are two of them (again, sorry for the poor quality, but I've been married almost 5 years and have mostly film pictures that were scanned way back then).

After we took about 10 pictures, we got back in the limo and went to the Read House for our reception! Since our wedding was at 6:00, we had a heavy buffet by candlelight. I wish I had a picture of our centerpieces, but they were candelabras with white candles on mirrored tiles and white votive candles and roses around the edges.

I found this cake in a Martha Stewart magazine and then added a square tier on the bottom since we needed about 350 slices. (yes, we fed 325!!!!!) It was white on white with raspberry filling. I also had them add crystal snowflakes all over it and our monogram in the center.

This was my favorite picture of us by the cake.

Michael picked out his cake. He loves the outdoors and camping, so we found a picture of a tree stump and had our initials put on it. It was chocolate/chocolate with silk holly leaves around it.
I wish I had my very most favorite reception picture scanned, but it is a closeup of his hand around my waist and it is an awesome shot, but instead, here is one of our first dance.

My dad and I danced to "My Girl" and it was a lot of fun and people still talk about how fun it was to watch! My dad had some skills no one knew about! Ha!

Some of the ADPi sisters that came to the wedding.

We did another leaving scene leaving the hotel (to just drive around the block and come back for the night! Ha!). Yes, I am holding my train because my bustle broke about an hour before. :-(
For our honeymoon we stayed at Sandals Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It was the best trip we've been on. It was absolutely beautiful!!!!

We got there on Monday afternoon and stayed until Saturday. It was so relaxing and fun!
We ate, ate, and ate some more while we were there. This was the third night when we ate at the restaurant on the beach. FUN!

The last night we were there we ate at an Italian restaurant and I love this picture because it shows how much fun we had that week. We signed up for the frequent guest club, but sadly haven't been back. Depending on what is going on in our life in January, we may go to another Sandals resort for our fifth anniversary.


Jennifer said...

Your pictures are so pretty!
I had to have a huge cake as well. We had almost 500 guest RSVP for the reception. We ended up having sheet cakes in the back so that they could just carry out cake on plates!
Your honeymoon sounds nice. I hope that you can go in January and that it will be a babymoon this time! :)

Beth said...

Your pictures at Coolidge Park are just beautiful!

Anna said...

The coincidences continue.......for our honeymoon we seriously considered the Sandals in Ocho Rios. We had picked out the room we wanted and everything but backed out at the last minute because we couldn't find anyone who would talk to us about my dietary restrictions. We didn't wanna be stuck somewhere that I might not be able to eat at. So we went to Cape Coral, FL instead and rented a riverfront house. :)

Justin and Jessica said...

Beautiful pictures! :) My dad and I danced to My Girl too!

Don't you just love Jamaica and Sandals Resorts? We've been to three of them in the last three years. Love it there!!!

Todd and Courtney said...

Beautiful pictures! My dad and I danced to My Girl too! I'm glad you posted about your vacation at a Sandals resort. I've always wanted to go to one!

Michelle said...

Love the pictures. I have been reading your blog just have not had much time to comment. Your cake was so pretty. Glad you shared all the wedding pictures.

Hope to see ya soon.

Lauren said...

Those pictures are so beautiful and so sweet :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

The pictures are beautiful....looks like a wonderful wedding...So glad that I stopped by..
I have a giveaway going through Sunday night...$100Surprise Gift....with a little Christmas to go along with it.

Cady said...

I love your pictures by the river! Your honeymoon looked so nice and relaxing. :)

Anonymous said...

I love all your pictures! We honeymooned at the Sandals in St. Lucia. I would highly recommend it for your 5 year anniversary.

Unknown said...

Your wedding cake is gorgeous. I love Martha Stewart Weddings magazine and website.
That's a great photo of the two of you near the river.
My husband has been in my life for 20+ years and I still feel my heart skip a beat when he walks in the door.
I pray that all you ladies have that feel for years to come.
What a beautiful reception ~ cake and decorations.
Your honeymoon looks like you had a fantastic time!
You both look so happy!