Our tasting stations were up and running for an hour and a half of our reception, which worked out wonderfully! Our DJ played “dinner friendly” music for about 45 minutes or so, and then transitioned right into our dance music! I highly recommend the tasting station route for a reception. Our guests were able to come and go from the stations as they pleased; if they were still stuffed from all of the appetizers at cocktail hour, they were able to wait a little while before delving into their main course. Guests were free to return to the stations as many times as their little hearts desired; one of our groomsmen proudly informed us that he ate 6 of the filet mignons! Hey—whatever floats your boat! It also gave guests the opportunity to mingle between tables to chat it up with friends and family members!
The following are a few shots gathered up by our lovely guests:
Once everyone was satiated, the fun really got started!!! But first, Mr. Buttons and I had to sneak off to catch the sunset…
- The girls got ready, then the guys got ready.
- I became a bride, but our first look wasn’t what I’d hoped.
- We took some photos alone and then with our bridal party.
- Everyone hopped on the trolley and then we took a few family portraits before my cake arrived.
- I gathered myself before the ceremony, our bridal party made their way down the aisle, and I followed afterward.
- Our ceremony began with some readings and ended with a handfasting ceremony.
- My ‘maids helped me adjust my bustle and we entered the cocktail hour.
- We had fun in the photo booth then took some photos on the water.
- We made our grand entrance, shared our first dance, and then danced with our parents.
- Toasts were made.