Hawkily Ever After: Bread Ends and Cocktails

After finishing up the photography, Mr. H and I hopped into our chariot friend’s Tahoe.



Although we had originally planned on arranging group transfer from the ceremony to the reception, time and money got away from us. Instead we regrouped at the hotel and carpooled with the wedding party. Glamorous? Notsomuch, but it worked out just fine!

While I took a moment to breathe at the hotel (and shoved a Cheese Shop bread end or two in my mouth to keep from passing out), our guests were enjoying cocktail hour.


On the menu? Bruschetta, international and domestic cheeses with assorted crackers, fresh fruit, and vegetables with a variety of sauces.


The waitstaff also passed jumbo shrimp cocktail, pinwheels of boursin cheese, asparagus, and roasted red pepper, along with Mr. Hawk’s barbecue sliders.


Although we arrived at the reception before the cocktail hour was over, we chose to relax in the entryway for a few minutes before our grand entrances. Thankfully, our caterer stashed some hors d’ourves for us, so we were able to sample everything. I must admit, I think Mr. Hawk was right about the sliders. They were delicious!

Will you having a cocktail hour?

All photos by Valerie Demo Photography


Miss a Hawk recap? Don’t fret! Catch up here:

We review our planning journey

We rehearse and welcome our guests

The girls get pretty

I share my bridal details

Mr. Hawk becomes a groom

Our first look

We take photos at Crim Dell Bridge

We explore campus for more photography

The groomsmen ham it up

The bridal party channels their inner model

The entire wedding party regroups

My last moments as a Miss

Welcome to our wedding ceremony

The bridal party procession

Miss Hawk’s walk down the aisle

We’re married!

We were surrounded by love during our impromptu receiving line

We take our family formals

All our reception details


Mrs. Hawk

Richmond, VA
Wedding Date:
May 2012
Venue Locations: The Initial List
Let the Sparks Fly!---Our First Dance
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  1. Member
    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:49 pm

    Looks like the perfect cocktail hour spread!

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    mz2handgrip 119 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:50 am

    I’m planning on having a cocktail hour during our photos. Now I just have to decide if we would join in the last 15-20 minutes or just wait for the grand entrance.

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