Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Our Wedding Day: Reception Part 1

It is time for Wedding Wednesday again!

This week I will be sharing our reception with  you all.  I think I will break it up into a couple of posts just because it was full of so much fun and love.  

So let's start with the entrances, shall we?

The ladies walked in to Black Eyed Peas - My Humps
The men walked in to Billy Squier - The Stroke
We walked in to Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

The girls were calm and fun just like I expected...the boys on the other hand, good for them!  :)

girls dancing their way in to Black Eyed Peas

After the entrances we went into dinner and it was amazing!!!  I had taken my mom and Heather to the tasting with me in January and we picked out amazing things.  I am super picky, so finding foods that everyone would like, especially me, was worrying me, but Orchard Creek Lodge did not disappoint and had amazing food!  It also helps that my company is the one that they get all of their products from :)  We had Caesar Salad, a Cumin and Cabbage salad, rice, roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, chicken with BBQ sauce ::DUH:: and hand carved tri-tip.  It was sooooo delicious!  Do you want to see pictures of the food??  Why not? :)

My favorite part about the early parts of the reception was how our DJ released tables to go eat.  It wasn't in a traditional way at all.  We had previously given him some trivia questions and answers.  We knew that he would use some and then if/when the line got too long he would make some up to kill time while people guessed for an impossible answer.  I think both Ryan and I were surprised at who got answers right and who didn't.  Surprisingly, our parents' tables were not the first to get released.  LOL.  I think my mom was getting a little frustrated with that. :)  But overall, it was an amazing time and I think that everyone liked playing the little trivia while they were waiting to go get their food.

After eating Ryan and I made our rounds.  Now, before anyone gets upset with what I am about to say, please don't!  It is just my opinion and despite what it was, I still followed tradition.  I personally, do not think that me and my "newly wedded" husband should have to walk around to say "Thank You" to our guests.  I'm not saying that we are ungrateful or didn't appreciate each and every one of them for coming, but why do I have to lug around my dress and weave in and out of the table maze to thank every single person while they eat dinner??  I did it with a smile on my face, but for whoever invented that "rule" I dislike it!  :)  We thanked everyone once again after the speeches and throughout the night while dancing and mingling.  But without more ranting, here are some photos from our "Thank You" maze walk. :)

More reception to come later this week or definitely next week.  We still have first dances, cake, tosses and the party!!! :)

Linking up today with Meredith and Jordon!

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  1. looks like so much fun and such yummy food!

    1. The food was soooo good! Although both Ryan and I wanted seconds :( LOL

  2. what great memories you have in these pics! looks like a blast :)

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    1. It was sooo fun! The one that he made up was "Sara and Ryan competed in a Kissing Contest in Clear Lake. They won the competition. How long did they kiss for to win??" It was so made up and hysterical watching everyone guess while we ate.

  4. We did not do a receiving line, so walking around to talk to the other guest definitely took some time!!!! I love your entrances to the reception!!! So funny!

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Agreed. Thanks! We definitely had some characters in our party - mostly on my groom's side because they are like him and my girls are like me.. :)

  5. This is so weird, but I'm glad your photographer got photos of the food, mine didnt! We didn't do a receiving line so when we got out to the reception (we'd had our guest eat while we did photos) some people had left!!!!!

    1. I thought it was odd at first that there were pictures of the food, but now I am glad because I can remember exactly what was there.