Hawkily Ever After: Let’s Eat!

Remember how I grabbed some bread ends at the hotel prior to the reception because I was so starving? Well, needless to say, sitting down to dinner was such a welcome treat. It was the first time I was able to sit back after the hectic schedule of the day and the first time I was able to get a good look at the reception hall. I could not have been more pleased.







Bucking tradition, Mr. Hawk and I chose to sit with our families at the head table, and I’m so glad we made that decision. It’s not that I don’t love my bridesmaids and groomsmen, but with my family traveling from California, I was so thankful to have those extra moments with my parents.


I vividly remember the conversations I had with Momma Hawk about the day, and our wedding party was able to mingle with their other friends. Plus I actually had the opportunity to eat.



Have you given though to your head table setup? Will it be family or your wedding party? Are you planning on a having sweetheart table?

All photos by Valerie Demo Photography, Catering by The Catering Company


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Mrs. Hawk

Richmond, VA
Wedding Date:
May 2012
Persian Wedding Traditions
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  1. buffalo Bee
    buffalo 178 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:11 pm

    I love the idea of sitting with your families! It would never have worked for us since both of our parents are divorced and re-married, BUT I LOVE that’s what you did!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 12:25 pm

    We had a little sweetheart table, which was a good choice — except Mr. D kept running away to do things so I had a rotating group of people who came to keep me company, haha!

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    clumsylawyer 1351 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:48 pm

    It’s more usual in the UK to have family at the top table than the wedding party. The traditional set-up goes Chief Bridesmaid – Groom’s Dad – Bride’s Mum – Groom – Bride – Bride’s Dad – Groom’s Mum – Best Man. We’re probably going to have our parents and brothers at the head table, but there’s a massive sticking point with Mr CL’s dad’s new wife…

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:02 pm

    Yum your food looks good!!! I had never thought about sitting with our families, but that’s such a nice idea. Our venue sets up a sweetheart table for us, so we’ll probably do that to keep things simple.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:26 pm

    I love that you sat with your families! We did a sweetheart table, even though we only ate for about ten minutes so we could visit with everyone!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:43 pm

    Your food looks so yum! Comfort food for the win.

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 6:36 am

    @Miss Buffalo: +1.

    If our parents were still together, it would have been lovely to sit with them. Since both couples are divorced, however, we’re doing a sweetheart table.

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 6:50 am

    We didn’t sit with our full bridal party, but we did have my MOH and his BM sitting with us- so it was just the 4 of us. and it was the perfect decision!

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