Post # 1
We had a tented reception. The plan was to have our first dance, eat, have speeches, and then stay under the tent until 11pm when we had to move inside the main building because of noise bylaws. At 11 we’d make the move, the sweet and savory late night buffet would open, and we’d dance until we shut down at 1am. That was the plan….
Unfortunately about halfway through dinner it started to POUR rain and got really cold. We rented heaters that should have more than compensated for the space but it was still really cold (the rental company didn’t set them up in the right locations) and there were no rain gutters between the main tent and the bar tent (another mistake by our rental company). So. It was wet. Our dance floor was pretty much toast, so after dinner we all went inside a bit earlier than we had anticipated to dance and eat some more. Our wait staff were SUCH troopers literally running back and forth in the rain with each course of our meal, never complaining, always smiling. I can’t believe how hard they worked. Anyways, it worked out fine and the pashminas I had bought for our guests got snapped up so fast I didn’t even get one! LOL! So now, photos!
Our first dance
Let’s talk food for a moment since it was so important and personal to us. (PS that’s our chef in the first shot, he’s freaking cute as heck!! LOL!)
On to speeches. Sorry the photos look a little grainy, I shrunk down the file size and I think it affected the quality a lot. Anywho, they’re still nice photos 😉
Post # 3
These are great! Love the reception site!!
Post # 5
Very Very nice! Thanks for sharing!!!
Post # 6
so pretty! i loooove your shoulder shrug!
Absolutely beautiful! thanks for posting!
Post # 7
Did you instruct your photographer to take pictures of the food as it iwas being set-up? Such a great idea! I think I’m going to add that to my photographer to-do list.
Post # 8
Awww Nice pictures!! Too bad it rained but I’m glad you still had fun
Post # 9
Your wedding is amazing! Totally stylemepretty worthy. Are you in the wedding biz or just awesome? 😉
Post # 10
@baldor1: Our photographer knew how important the food aspect of our wedding was. We spent a lot of time talking with him about who we were as a couple and what our priorities were for the wedding. I think he got a good vibe for what we wanted. It’s really cool to me to see all the behind the scenes stuff because clearly I never got over to the “kitchen” area. I should also say, we didn’t have a proper kitchen. All the food was done with bbqs, portable ovens and stovetops, and tables set up in an empty storage room. Insane!!
@ktbrady: Not the wedding biz, I’m just awesome 😉 LOL! Thanks hon!
Post # 11
I love the 4th and 2nd pics( from the bottom up)! Everything was beautiful!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
So, so lovely! I love your banquet tables, and your red bolero!
Post # 13
Loved the pics! I also love your long banquet tables. What kind of flowers are thosew? Do you have any close ups? I am also doing the long banquet tables and trying to keep the cost of flowers down. I like that you have some tall and low pieces. Great job!
Post # 14
Wonderful photos! Your shrug is adorable, too. Congratulations!
Post # 15
@Sheelz: Sorry I didn’t see your response earlier! The flowers were wax flowers, roses, freesia, a bit of dusty miller, and I think some ranunculus. They were $60 each I believe and I provided the teapots to put them in. The little silver cream and sugar pots I DIYed 2 days before the wedding. I don’t have tons of photos of the flowers (grrrrr!!!!!!!!!!), but here’s what I have:
Post # 16
Beautiful pictures…the food looks yummy!! If you don’t mind me asking, what size was your tent and how many chinese lanterns did you end up using?