- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
My previous recaps can be found here:
Now on to the post ceremony action, cocktail hour, and our amazing food!
After the wedding was over, Darling Husband, the bridal party and I headed to our transportation to the reception. The launch from the yacht club. I got all my bridesmaids pashminas for the boat ride:
Headed down the ramp to the boat. Mother-In-Law got me the shawl when she was on vacation in Turkey:
All settled in on the boat:
Guests from the reception waving at us going by:
Waving back to my guests. Darling Husband is telling me to pretend we don’t know them.
Our guests watching us arrive at the dock:
Darling Husband helping me off the boat. I LOVE this photo:
Now on to cocktail hour. Guests were greeted with champagne (well cava), fresh apple cider, wine, and water. Funny story, one of our guests decided that vodka went really well with the cider and so most of the other guests caught on. We started the evening with 4 bottles of vodka and our catering staff had to go out twice to buy MORE vodka because the cider/vodka drink was such a big hit! Keep in mind we had less than 100 guests and almost all the liquor was left over!:
Mini Lobster Tostadas were passed (also passed were crab puffs, mushroom arancini, shaved bressola with Parmesan and micro greens, and corn fritters. We also had a “wonderful things wrapped in bacon bar”… yum!):
Our delicious table of apples and local cheeses:
Cocktail table centerpieces:
And our food, all served buffet style. Who says buffet has to equal chafing dishes?
Roasted seasonal vegetables
Potato and leek gratain:
Roasted local halibut with a green sorrel sauce:
Our amazing beef tenderloin (served with an italian salsa verde):
And the plates made for Darling Husband and I, my mouth is watering just looking at these photos!
And the view everyone enjoyed during cocktail hour:
Next up, toasts, dances, cake cutting, crazy dancing reception and my DH’s surprise wedding gift to me.