Our first dance song faded out and our DJ announced to our guests that the Lady & Sons-catered Southern buffet was now open.
Once again, I wish we had more photos of the nom-worthy food.
Mr. Lab and I had already eaten, so we took that time to move around the room and socialize with our guests.
Bottom right photo by guest.
I also used that time to grab photos with my sisters since they left the square before formals.
Wait a second…what’s that buzzing sound? Is that a bee?!?
Mrs. Crab Cake and Mini! (photo courtesy of Mrs. CC!)
Mrs. CC drove all the way from the other side of the state to share our wedding day with us! 😀
Pretty soon, it was time to do a standard at almost every wedding: cut the cake! Our DOC made sure to move our ceremony wreath to our reception for added decor. Before the wedding, I scoured the internet for a pretty vintage oval cake stand but had no luck. But I still loved the simple cake display, even though it bugs me that the table was off-center.
What I wasn’t impressed with was that they messed up my order and made it a completely white cake on the inside instead of one tier of red velvet and the other vanilla with raspberry filling! ARGH!
Mr. Lab and I went into the cake cutting with a firm understanding that there would be no cake smashing. I paid way too much for my makeup to have it ruined!
Little did I know that he had just chatted with the videographer who encouraged him to do it.
And honestly, I didn’t care at all! But I did go after him to even up the score!
Next was the Sanford Stadium groom’s cake that was my surprise to Mr. Lab. It was soooo hard finding the right baker to create this sweet masterpiece…and even harder to keep it a secret from Mr. Lab!
The score on the JumboTron was our wedding date. And of course, I was winning! Mr. Lab married a highly competitive person. 🙂 BTW, the real score from that day’s game was a 38-0 shutout against [admittedly cupcake opponent] Tennessee Tech.
Photos of us at Georgia games surrounded the groom’s cake.
Mr. Lab loved his cake!
And the cake was a huge hit with our wedding guests. Especially the Bulldog fans!
And my semi-DIY cake topper project wasn’t lost on guests either!
Someone wanted a piece of that cake and cut into it before we could! But we still did a formal cutting and this time, there wasn’t any smashing. Glad Mr. Lab got it out of his system because bourbon chocolate cake with a Kahlua filling would not have gone well with my wedding dress!
Will you have a special cake for your groom? And are you implementing any cake smashing policies? 😉
Previously on Southern Sweethearts:
- Southern Belles Do Tea
- A Rude Vendor Interrupts Our Rehearsal
- We Have Dinner on the Savannah River
- A Spooky Ghost Tour and My Last Fling
- Our Wedding Trailer
- Becoming a Blushing Bride
- I Slip Into My eBay Wedding Dress
- The Fellas Get “Sessay”
- He Got Boudoir, I Got Bling
- An Unplanned First Look
- Our Wedding Party”¦and Paparazzi
- Details Tell the Story
- Years of Waiting for This Moment (Ceremony Part: 1)
- We Tie the Knot with Faith, Hope, & Love (Ceremony Part: 2)
- My Wedding Party Poses for Mug Shots While We Take Formals
- We Shared a Private Dinner for Two During Cocktail Hour
- Our Wedding Party Lines Up for Introductions
Next Up: We Dance with our Moms!
*All professional photos by Lindsi Jones Photography. Some images may have been slightly altered by moi.