As the portraits were being snapped upstairs, the guests headed to the second floor to enjoy cocktails and pick up their escort cards.
Some details from the cocktail area like paper straws and our non-traditional photo display
Once everyone had a drink in hand, it was time for folks to settle into their seats so we could get the show on the road!
After folks were settled in, we made our grand entrance alone without the wedding party. By the Baconator’s request, we entered to a favorite from the ’80s, (I’ve Had) the Time of My Life, then segued right into Billy Idol’s White Wedding for the cake cutting.
Did anyone else feel like they were world champions of the Olympics when they entered? All that cheering? That pumping music? Oh…just me? Moving on…
As a major fanboy of Star Wars, I was going to surprise the Baconator with our Han Solo and Leia cake topper, but I couldn’t wait so he got a peek before the big day.
Mama Bacon admitted to me later that she had my dad do all the talking because she was afraid she’d start to cry if she got the mic. (That’s the same reason I had the Baconator do all the talking when we thanked the guests!)
Then finally, after a word from us and a word from my parents, we were able to get down to the food and wine!
In true Chinese tradition, we swung by my family’s table to toast, but since we had so many tables, we stopped with just the one.
Since we were having the meal served family style, we opted to leave a bottle of red and white wine at each end of the long feasting tables and the guests loved it! The guests didn’t even notice that the bar was closed during dinner to relocate upstairs.
With salads in front of us, MOH Bacon got up to give her speech…that she admitted to writing earlier that week after a thorough Google search of “Maid of Honor Speeches.” Thankfully, she didn’t expose too many juicy bits from our 12 year friendship, but she did uncover for the whole group that she rear-ended me outside our high school going five miles an hour and that I had covered for her more than once when she’d been too drunk to make it home.
The best man had a completely different strategy that started with notes on his iPhone, downing his drink before standing up and being stood up by Celine Dion. Sadly, he “got a text” midway through his speech letting him know that she wouldn’t be able to make it. Everyone was in stitches.
We tried to make the rounds during dinner, but since most of the food was served at one time, we didn’t get that far. So after salad, speeches, and three family-style courses, we headed upstairs for first dances and cutting up the dance floor.
**All Photos Courtesy of JordanQuinn Photography unless otherwise noted**
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