- 7 years ago
Yay, i am onto recap #5! After this i plan to a “details” one, then my TTD! If you missed my first four, here they are:
So my reception consisted of a dinner in an open air, covered terrace and a bonfire beach party. The area we had dinner was a HUGE bonus for me. All i cared about was that it was private – as in not in the buffet or a noisy a la carte restaurant. It ended up being a bonus because it was simply gorgeous! I am not sure if my pics capture how beautiful the area was, but i was just like “wow”! It was by far the nicest part of the resort and i was like “i get to have my dinner reception HERE, yay!”
this first pic is an overview of the area from far.
Here we are doing the cake cutting. I had no idea what was going to happen, but basically the wedding coordinator had us cut the cake together. Then apparently the number of crumbs on the plate indicated how many children we were going to have. So you see a pic of her showing the plate and explaining this to everyone, and then us laughing after which made for a nice black and white pic. After that, you see me with cake popping out of my mouth (lovely, I know) – I had to feed it to Darling Husband directly from my mouth to his. I don’t know too much about cake cuttings, but I was just happy we did not smash cake on each other’s faces!!
Now onto one of my absolute FAVE parts of the day. Let me tell you, I decided on our first dance song about one year into our relationship!! (and we dated four years before we got engaged!). The song we had our first dance to was Bryan Adams, Everything I do it for You. It became “our song” before we officially started dating – long story short, Darling Husband (then stats classmate) was flirting with me after hours, put this song on his computer and gave me a nice massage! So, I was just abnormally excited for our first dance! I had another one of those moments where I felt like it was only me and him in the whole universe as everything else evaporated and I totally enjoyed it and took it all in!! Here we are:
Here is some twirling – nothing planned or choreographed, just having fun on the spot! I would have loved to have taken dance lessons beforehand, but Darling Husband hates dancing! It was our compromise that he dances the slows songs at our wedding with me, but thats all he was obliged/commited to!
AND…of course I was enjoying this so much and having another one of my “OMG moments” of the day, that I started to cry! Yup, i cried during our First Dance as husband and wife. I am that cheesy. I am that sappy. And as you can see by the pic that immediately follows, Darling Husband finds this hilarious!
Immediately following the cake and dance, we went into speeches where my sister made me cry with hers. Here I am listening and then hugging her after. My best firend (MOH#2) also did a surprise speech for me which i was totally thrilled about, but it was not caught on camera.
Now we are move onto the FUN and DANCING portion of the night!! I had been stoked about the bonfire beach party for so long! And here it finally was! Only blip was that we thought the bonfire would be in the center of the party…nope, it was far out on the rocks that go into the water. We could walk there, but the party was not actually near it!! ….Tad bit waste of money, yes, but we went and got some pics, so it was all good, right?! The dancing you see right in front of the bonfire was actually staged by my photographer!
These next bunch of photos are just my fave from the night. Funny thing to note – you will notice me dancing with Darling Husband and he is wearing his bathing suit shorts!!! That was part of the deal of him wearing a nice suit and tie for ceremony and dinner – that he got to change into shorts after!! He originally wanted to wear shorts for the entire wedding!!! Its all about compromise, right? 😉
Also, the last photo is my DJ and my photographer’s husband!!! How cute is it that they met working at a wedding and now travel together for destination weddings!! They totally get each other business too. I was just going to go with the resort DJ, but he offered to DJ my wedding for the same cost!
ok, so here is me, my sis and my mom.
here i am, (possibly tipsy at this point?!) trying to dance like Beyonce to Crazy in Love while wearing my wedding dress! (eek, you can see how dirty it is getting at the bottom now!)
Darling Husband in his shorts…
Bouquet toss – for all FOUR single ladies at my wedding! Love how determined my BMs look to catch it! (the Bridesmaid or Best Man on the left claims she does not want to get married….ahem, i think pictures speak louder than words!)
and the winner is……Bridesmaid or Best Man who is already engaged!
Now a couple of bar shots, including our awesome Jamaican bartender!
More dancing! Actually this was a slow song my Darling Husband was missed (he was changing into shorts I think!). So i grabbed my Usher. I said i was NOT going to be standing around for one second during any of the slow songs – i hand picked them all!
That’s all folks!!!! I had the most fun ever! I did not stop dancing for three hours straight! All my stress was gone at this point and I just wanted/needed to let loose! I got my voice back too and was screaming it out at the bonfire 🙂