As we take a little breather from all that dancing, I thought I would take this chance to show you a few of our reception details.
Our guestbook—you may recognize this from our table numbers—I scanned each number and compiled them into a book with white space for guests to sign, and so that everyone would have a chance to see all of them. It was cute—some people signed by the age when they met us!
I may have showed these to you already, and you have definitely seen them in tons of pictures, but these turned out to be one of my most favorite details from the whole day—our kippot, or yarmulkes, traditional Jewish headcovering. This is one thing that Mr. HC picked out all on his own, and I happened to love it, and our guests really enjoyed them!
Mr. HC’s special kippah, hand embroidered by his friend’s mom. It says our names in Hebrew.
Tall centerpieces – and you can see the wooden table number in the front
A photo of the tall centerpiece that my cousin took. I thought you might get a better idea of the colors, and you can see the table number that I worked so hard on!
A shot of the room. The flash makes it look a little washed out, but I absolutely LOVED how everything came together. The centerpieces really exceeded my expectations and took my breath away! The room was magical.
Although unfortunately I did not get pictures of the (delicious, so I’m told) food, we got this shot of the granddaddy of desserts:our chocolate fountain. It was awesome!
Hermit Crab wedding tip #22:
Make sure you have a list of all the details that you want photos of. There are many things that I feel we don’t have photos of because there was so much going on! If I had just written a list, this probably would not be the case.
Hermit Crab wedding tip #22.5: If you have a chocolate fountain, make sure it gets put out at the END of the wedding. It’s a messy (read: absolutely delicious) affair!
Did you miss any of the Hermit Crab recaps? Catch up here!
- L’Chaim is for Lovers: What’s with the recap title?
- We kick off the wedding weekend on Friday night with an intimate family dinner
- I spend Saturday buzzing with some Bees, and we greet our out of town guests
- I get pampered and beautified
- I arrive at the scene
- I get dressed and have a different kind of first look(s)
- My somethings: Something Borrowed, Something Bee
- All the small things – up close and personal with my bridal deets
- I strike a pose and Mr. HC arrives just in time
- We have our first look
- We take some photos together – just the two of us
- Our families join us for some family fun photo ops!
- Mr. Hermit Crab’s Tish officially kicks off the festivities as our guests arrive
- I make my big entrance and join the party!
- We signed and signed again – our marriage license and ketubah
- Bedekin – I was veiled and he was kippah-ed!
- We walked down the aisle
- The ceremony began: Part 1
- The Ceremony concludes: Part 2
- The Party starts!
- and we HORAH!
- Up in chairs as we horah some more
(Unless otherwise noted, all photos in the Hermit Crab recaps are by Joel Greenberg of Joel Greenberg and Wendy Stewart Photography)
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