All photos by the wonderful Robert Gigliotti!
After we made our entrance and cut the cake, it was time to sit down to dinner!
Festive atmosphere = accomplished
Dream-fulfillers and wish-granters, they are.
After Ben and I were seated at our sweetheart table, my dad welcomed everyone as our host and made some very sweet comments about me and about Benjamin. It was wonderful to hear that he is proud of me, and I’m so glad he loves Ben. It would kill me if the two most important men in my life didn’t get along!
He’s not one for public speaking, but you’d never know it.
Love this one of him.
Mismatched glasses explained below*
Next, Benjamin got up and gave a short speech thanking all of our guests for celebrating with us. He also spoke in honor of his dad, who had passed away just under a year before. Benjamin used a lovely cocktail glass that belonged to his father and led us in a toast to his memory. It was a wonderful way to celebrate his dad and still keep the mood lighthearted.
As our priest was unable to join us at the reception, Ben concluded by leading a blessing over the meal, and the pasta course was served. Just like our cake experience a few moments prior, we were blown away by how delicious the meal was at our reception. Our tasting had been fine (but not great), and the food being mediocre was one of my major worries leading up to the wedding. Luckily, that was not the case the day of…so if that is a source of anxiety for anyone out there, take heart from my experience!
Visiting with the best man and his lovely wife
Ben and I had a few bites and then started our visits to the tables. We had always planned to keep this tradition, but I’ll admit I was afraid that a) this would take a very long time, b) we wouldn’t make it around to all the guests, and c) we wouldn’t get to eat our dinner. None of that happened! It was a really nice way to say hello to everyone, and I’m so glad we did it.
Love these formal-candid shots 😉
After the pasta, Caesar salads were served, and it was time for the maid of honor and the best man to say a few words…to be continued next time, on Sixpence recaps!
*I mentioned this previously, but one of my best friends gifted us some lovely engraved glasses to use for the champagne toasts. Weirdly, the one coupe was the ONLY thing misplaced during the reception (and if you recall, I had a LOT of moving parts). I figured it must have been broken at some point, but when we got the boxes home, there it was, still wrapped up. Oh well—we plan to use them on anniversaries, even if one of them didn’t get christened on the big day.