Our families and bridal party gathered at the bow of the boat immediately after the ceremony to do a champagne toast and start the family portraits. There was lots of hugging going on at this point. I gave a few to the other important men in my life:
And my daddy
If you remember, I was very concerned about why my glass had no champagne.
Our DOCs (Pink Orchid Weddings) were on top of things, (I was just too excited) – they were passing out glasses and handed me a bottle of champagne. I tried to hand it off to Mr. Gloss to open, but he didn’t know how to open a bottle of champagne (don’t worry, we’ve practiced a lot since). So, anyways – I took matters into my own hands.
Here Mr. Gloss – hold my flowers –
Mr. Gloss was not-so-silently praying I didn’t poke anyone’s eyes out.
But I’m a total pro –
Magically everyone else had full glasses of champagne at this point (and by magically I mean our fabulous DOCs gave them to them).
Some of my facial expressions in these photos are pretty priceless. Enter ‘Surprised Champagne Toast’ :
And “I Find that Hilarious Champagne Toast”
The rest of our guests were huddled around the bar downstairs *I’ll let you in on a secret about this later* while we were on the front deck gathered for family photos. I know these aren’t always the most exciting photos, so I’ll do a quick snapshot.
Mr. Gloss and me
My parents, brother, grandparents and aunt
Mr. Gloss’ father, stepmother and grandparents
Mr. Gloss’ mother, stepfather and stepsister
Mr. Gloss’ brothers, sisters and their spouses & kids (he has a big family, and that’s not even all of them!)
Me & my mom
Up Next : The ‘Official’ Cocktail Hour
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Nearly Nautical Nuptials : The Glossy Gift Exchange
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : The First Look
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : Wedding Party Photos
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : A Few Moments Alone
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : Anchors Away!
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