Puppy Love: Wise Words and Good Eats

As we made our way from the barn to the patio to start the reception, guests weaved their way through the historic home to choose their dinner from our buffet. Meanwhile, we were ushered around to the front of the house until our official introduction as husband and wife.


At this point, Mom and Dad Dalmatian took the mic to share a few words and welcome everyone to the party.



Next up in the speech line was Mr. Dalmatian’s brother and best man, who was a little nervous about speaking in front of our crowd of wedding guests. Despite his nerves, he did an amazing job as he presented us with an incredibly thoughtful and meaningful gift that we will always cherish. It was a framed knot that shared its name with our last name.



The last but certainly not least speech was given by my beautiful pair of MOHs, Sister A and Sister K. Their sweet words did a wonderful job of capturing both my relationship with Mr. Dalmatian and our bond as sisters, two things that truly mean the world to me.



When we made our way to the sweetheart table, our plates of delicious food were waiting for us, and I did not hesitate to dive in! The staff had asked us beforehand what we wanted on our plates, so we did not have to worry about going through the buffet line, or having a sad tale of never getting to eat (something I hear happens to lots of brides and grooms that I definitely wanted to avoid).



My heart was full after hearing the wonderful words shared by our families, and my belly was full of phenomenal food. What can I say, I was one happy bride. Next up, we put on our dancing shoes (OK, I was already in flats—but I was about to start putting them to good use)!

Who gave speeches at your reception?

Did you get to enjoy a meal during your wedding festivities?

*All photos by Lotus Blossom Photography



Mrs. Dalmatian

Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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  1. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:50 pm

    Your toasts sound so sweet, and BIL Dalmatian’s gift is so thoughtful!

  2. Member
    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:11 am

    The toasts sound so nice! I really like the look of your yummy food and that gift was super thoughtful and sweet!

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