After the short but sweet ceremony, our guests helped themselves to reception drinks while we mingled outside, listened to the string quartet and took 7,103,479 pictures. OK, that might be an exaggeration, but it felt like that many photos.
|For one of our group shots we had guests release purple balloons|
After the photo marathon and going all bridezilla on my Mum, it was time to eat! We didn't have time to do the receiving line like planned (I told you we took too many photos!) so the guests were seating and then we made our 'entrance'. I don't really see the point of this big entrance, I mean we were hanging out with you guys like 2 minutes ago? But whatever, the Mr wanted to do it.
|I wanted to keep the tables simple and have low center pieces. Ignore ugly carpet...|
|The AMAZING dessert Kiddies Menu Cake Topper Reception Drinks|
After dinner we took MORE photos in the last of the sun.
In the evening the band started playing and people started hitting the bar. We had a BBQ which I literally ate NO food from. I don't think the Mr had any either? I'm sure my Dad and brothers managed to get our moneys worth though.
We released Chinese lanterns, with special red heart shaped ones for me and the hubby. I could gloss over the reality and pretend that it ended "Happily Ever After", but I'm too much of a realist. The truth is, the Mr got drunk. Very drunk. Lots of people (mostly my friends) had been buying him shots and drinks to celebrate. Although trashy, it was in fact hilarious. Although I would like to know why my friends didn't by ME drinks? Hummm...
And that was it, the wedding was over. One engagement ring, 20 months of planning, a LOT of money, five suits, four little white dresses, three purple dresses, one big white dress.. and it was all done and dusted.