Love Under the Moon: Cocktails for Everyone!

Talking about our cocktail hour really upsets me. Not because we didn’t enjoy it—we had a great time visiting with all of our friends and family who had traveled so far to be with us on our wedding day. It upsets me because there was SO MUCH delicious, amazing food and I barely got to touch any of it! While our coordinator, Dom, did make sure our glasses were always full and that we were able to try all of the passed hors d’oeuvres (which were all fantastic, by the way!), we did not sample anything from the spreads or carving station.




Sigh, just looking at these photos makes me drool. Can someone please get married at Franklin Plaza and invite me so I can actually enjoy this food?! PLEASE?! Every one of our guests raved about the cocktail hour (yeah, way to rub it in, Coyote guests). In fact, there was so much food that a few people thought we had chosen to throw a cocktail reception and that this was all the food that was going to be served for the night. Ha! Fooled ’em good, didn’t I?!

While our guests were stuffing their faces with delicious deliciousness, Mr. Coyote and I zipped around the room hugging and chatting with as many people as we could.


Love this photo of Best Man M and his brother, SIL Coyote, and MOH A

(Guest photo)


Me with Cousin A (who did our ceremony reading)

(Guest photo)


Mr. Coyote and me with our good friend from college

(Guest photo)


(Guest photo)


One of my favorite photos of us and it was taken by a guest!

(Guest photo)

Eventually, the staff (who were seriously on their A game) slowly started guiding the guests downstairs to the main reception room. They were so sneaky about it that I eventually looked up and asked, “Where did everybody go?!” Even though we had an extended cocktail hour (1.5 hours!) I couldn’t believe it was over already! Dom ushered us downstairs, and it was time for the real party to begin.

*All photos are by the fabulous Upstate Photographers unless otherwise noted.*


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Mrs. Coyote

Westchester, NY
Wedding Date:
June 2012
Far Far Away
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  1. msarmadillo Bee
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 7:00 pm

    All of that food looks delish! I’m seriously making a point to enjoy all the food we have at the reception…it kills me when I hear so many brides not getting to taste the food or have a slice of cake!

  2. mslyre Bee
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 7:51 pm

    Looks delicious – and I have the EXACT SAME FEAR. I am secretly hoping to be invited to a wedding at our venue sometime in the future, because there is no way we’ll be able to try all that will be there – I just think at your own wedding it’s impossible!

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    happyface 5777 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:29 am

    I never realized that sometimes the bride or groom doesn’t get to eat. I think that’s sad. Everyone should let them eat first. They had a stressful event and need to replenish their energy for the… uhm… night ahead! LOL

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