You’ve seen our Tea and Cupcake Hour details, now I want to share the rest of our reception details with you. My favourite comment from guests about the details?: “It’s like a treasure hunt!”
Picnic table set-up, with picnic rugs, our VIP tables, and bunting in the background
Our DIY flowers in action
Our ceremony musician, Jim Martin, played throughout the Tea and Cupcake hour, and into the beginning of the reception before we switched over to the iPod for the rest of the evening.
The gift table, complete with vintage suitcase card holder
The guestbook and favor table
Unfortunately, the two photos above are the best ones I have of the card table and favors. The “Chocolate Pudding for Two” favors were a huge hit with guests anyway, and I got many notes from them after the wedding saying how much people enjoyed making and eating their puddings.
More of our guestbook/ favor table (guest photo)
And on the subject of our Blurb guestbook that we made using our engagement photos—I’m so glad we did this! We read the notes guests wrote on our flight to Auckland from Nelson the next day and it was so much fun.
Old-fashioned sodas and punch were the beverages of choice after the tea was finished. Also in this photo is Nina- our friend who volunteered to be a sort of DOC to make sure people wouldn’t bug me with questions on the day. Thanks Nina!
After dinner, everyone indulged in cheesecake for dessert (guest photo).
Apparently right after this photo was taken, one of the cheesecakes was accidentally toppled by a guest! What was left was delicious though 🙂
Our sweetheart table (guest photo)
Mr E and I didn’t plan on having a guest table, but because of how things worked out with the seating at the other VIP tables, it was just simple (and more relaxing!) to have a table to ourselves.
Mr E hung the “Love” bunting I made in front of our table during the morning set-up. Great idea Mr E!
It isn’t so much a detail as such, but I would be remiss if I didn’t include a couple of photos of the setting of our reception. The breeze in the trees, the pond, all the flowers- they created the perfect atmosphere for an English garden picnic wedding.
*All photos thanks to Jane Sanders, unless otherwise noted
So far in our midsummer dream”¦
- We welcomed our guests with pizza on Wednesday, DIYed our flowers on Thursday, and had a nightmarish Friday
- The girls got ready, I shared some of my favourite details, and then I put on my dress!
- I posed, he posed, and then we had our first look
- We showed a London cab some love, and let you in on our garden romance
- I walked down the aisle
- Ceremony Part I, Part II, and Part III
- I showed you our Tea and Cupcake Hour details, and then we cut the cake
- We took some family portraits