Walking on Sunshine: Cocktail Hour

As soon as our ceremony ended cocktail hour on the lawn started. Mr. Gazelle and I got to the end of the aisle, we kissed, and the amazing staff at the Brock House were ready to hand us a glass of wine. Our bridal party joined us for a toast.


Hive, this is the part where I have to eat my words. Way early on in the wedding in the wedding planning I said my motto was “just say no to bubbles.” My aunt brought bubbles…


If she hadn’t brought those bubbles we wouldn’t have gotten amazing photos like this one:


Cocktail hour went by in a blur. I remember lots of hugs (and seriously, check out those bubbles in the background)…


I remember lots of smiles…


Lots more hugs…


And plenty of cheers…


We have photographic evidence that there were appetizers (and I heard that they were amazing) but I was so busy trying to say hello to all of our friends and family that I barely had time to eat any of them.


We also took some time during cocktail hour to take some family photos…which my niece was a total ham for!


The ribbon wands were a huge hit with the little ones at our wedding during the cocktail hour. My niece and her second cousin met the week of our wedding for the first time and they got on like a house on fire.



Before I knew it our guests were being ushered inside the Brock House for dinner. My Gazelle and I found each other and had time for a quick smooch.


While we waited for our guests to make their way inside we took the opportunity to see just how much fun it was to play around with those ribbon wands.


Soon we were told it was time for us to head inside for dinner. Good thing…I was hungry!


Did you have a cocktail hour right after your ceremony? Did that cocktail hour just zoom by for you like it did for me?

*All photos courtesy of the amazing Sakura Photography*

Get caught up with the Gazelle recaps!

Walking on Sunshine: the Gazelles Get Married

Walking on Sunshine: Posing Party

Walking on Sunshine: Our First Look

Walking on Sunshine: Guys Get Ready

Walking on Sunshine: Becoming a Bride

Walking on Sunshine: My Somethings

Walking on Sunshine: Getting Glam

Walking on Sunshine: to the Salon!

Walking on Sunshine: Step by Step

Walking on Sunshine: Last Night as a Single Gal

Walking on Sunshine: Our Rehearsal Lunch

Walking on Sunshine: We Rehearse

Walking on Sunshine: Let’s Hike Up a Mountain

Walking on Sunshine: We Arrive in Vancouver

Walking on Sunshine: Pre-Wedding Vacation


Ms. Gazelle

Wedding Date:
July 2011
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    Mrs. Wizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 11:19 am

    Aww this looks like so much fun, and what beautiful weather! And those bubble photos are to die for. Makes me wonder if we should get bubbles now too, haha.

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    Bridget, Guest @ 12:09 pm

    I love the ribbon wands! How did you make them? :)

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    Mrs. Trail Mix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:16 pm

    I love the light in these photos, so dreamy!

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    Mrs. Petit Four 695 posts, Busy bee @ 1:04 pm

    Those ribbon wands are awesome!

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    Walking on Sunshine: Cocktail Hour | Wedding Photographer Ft Myers, Guest @ 2:04 pm

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    Mrs. Dragon 2891 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:38 pm

    The little girls look like they’re having such an awesome time, especially with the bubbles in the air!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:49 am

    Love the bubbles in these photos; adds some magic to the day :)

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:03 am

    Beautiful photos.

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    Mrs. Coyote 1480 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:31 am

    These photos are so beautiful. I was never a fan of bubbles either, but wow… what amazing photos! I may just change my mind. ;)

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    salmonette 54 posts, Worker bee @ 4:41 pm

    Love the photos of Cocktails on the Lawn! We are doing the same thing at our wedding in August and this helped me visualize how it will all fit together! Can you give me a general timeline you used as I can’t figure how to fit in the photos plus get to enjoy the time?!

    We’re planning on a ceremony 5:30-6pm. Then cocktails on the lawn from 6-7pm and dinner at 7:15. Were you able to get all your photos in with the wedding party, your new hubby and others as well? I’m trying to figure out how to make it all work! Your photos are beautiful!!

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    Mrs. Honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:45 am

    Bubbles never looked so cool :) The sunlight in these pictures are just beautiful!

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    Mrs. Thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 9:15 am

    Ooh those bubbles were a blessing in that light =) I feel you on your anti-bubbles stance, it’s so lovely to have impromptu bubbles versus a forced bubble moment.

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    Mrs. Ladyfingers 1256 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:49 am

    Ooh, the bubbles are so pretty! And those photos of the little girls are stunning!

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    Mrs. Crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 1:39 pm

    so magical. and i love love love that photo of you with the purple bouquet in the foreground and twinkly lights in the background, SO lovely and you look so happy!!!

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