Kicking off the party right.
[Please ignore the plastic cups. The caterer provided the wrong ones. However, I didn’t end up caring much since most guests really didn’t notice, especially after a drink or two or more.] … read more
As soon as I pulled up to this venue, I knew it was perfect for our wedding. The well-kept grounds, the charming courtyard, the splashes of red, all the bamboo, the Modern architecture, and the expansive outdoor areas met our aesthetic criteria.
Robert was very responsive, professional, and on top of follow-up from our intial contact. He arrived on time, decided to throw in a second shooter for the ceremony close to our wedding date when I sent him our ceremony setup in order to best capture everything, and was everywhere and very unobtrusive at the same time on our wedding day. … read more
I know most of you don’t care to see a million photos of us (again), our family, friends, and bridal party, but I wanted to show off the awesome shots our photographer got. Also, I love how our more formal portraits are posed yet still feel casual.
Mmm…time for food. I am a sucker for delicious, beautifully presented food. However, with our modest budget and guest count, I had to find a caterer who made solid (if not crazy excellent) food for a decent price. We did it! We got all of the below food, all china/drinkware/flatware/linens rentals, some disposable ware (please feel free to clutch your pearls now), a few miscellaneous rentals (bar height tables for cocktail hour, a bar, etc.), cake cutting, champagne toast service (which we didn’t use), waitstaff, and bar staff for less than $50 a head. The food wasn’t uber gourmet and presentation was good but not wow. However, the food was fresh, good for mass-produced banquet food, service was excellent, and it was a really great value. I will post my caterer’s information and a full review soon.
I know, I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. I didn’t believe people when they said I would be so over wedding stuff once it was all said and done, but it’s funny how quickly and easily I got over the whole planning thing. It helped that I had quite a few major life transitions I was putting off until after the wedding, and I tackled those projects head on as soon as we returned from our honeymoon. Anyway, enough procrastinator excuses. Onto the photos!
Again, all photos are copyright M. Norwood Photography unless otherwise noted. Oh, and warning–this is a long one.