People started making their way to their seats, where they found their crossword puzzles and I Spys. The kids’ seats had coloring pages, games, and crayons.
All pictures by Niki Marie Photography
I’ve been saving our detail pictures, but here’s a shot of what the tables looked like. Simple, yes, but I loved them. I felt like they were the perfect blend of casual and fun for us. This table had several kids—you can see their crayon boxes at the seats on the left. The adults had the more grownup pencils.
The kids concentrating as they color is pretty much the cutest.thing.ever. I just love them all.
We didn’t want to leave our guests without food for too long—it was almost noon at this point, after all. The caterers needed approximately 20 minutes to get set up at the far end of the room, since they waited until after the ceremony was over to bring in the food. (A downside of having the ceremony and the reception in the same room, I guess, but it wasn’t that big of a deal.)
My dad pointed everyone to the buffet tables, and it was time to eat!
The wedding day began at 5:30 AM and continued as we got ready at the venue. We had our perfect first look and then took couples pictures in the road. After bridal party pictures and family pictures, it was time to begin the ceremony! I walked down the aisle and began the ceremony, then we said I do and were husband and wife.