After the ceremony we had lots of family photos. Kyle and I stuck around to take even more photos together while the rest of the group went next door to the restaurant. We had reserved a table in the back room for dinner and decorated it earlier that day with flowers, special menus, and little place cards.
Kyle and I chose a 4 course menu with 2 options for the first 3 courses and then cake for dessert.
I got the salad and soup while Kyle ordered the shrimp cocktail and crab cakes. That way, we both got to try all 4 of the options 🙂
Side note- I ALWAYS want a bite of whatever Kyle is eating. Often, when we are out to eat, he will order a less healthy (and generally tastier) dish than I, so I have to try a bite of his french fries/pizza/burger/whatever. For some strange reason, he never wants a bite of my salad 😉 But even at home, if I make him a grilled cheese or something, I steal one bite. I told him that when he married me he was agreeing to be short one bite in all his meals for the rest of his life. Luckily, he was okay with that. For some people that might be a deal breaker!!!
I think everyone enjoyed dinner. The table was full with conversations and love. My dad (who flew in from Florida) got a chance to meet some of Kyle’s family he had not met before. My dads girlfriend Linda was there as well and she got to meet everyone too!
At the end of dinner it was time to cut the cake and I was SO excited!! I had been waiting to try the cake for weeks!
Kyle’s mom got us a beautiful cake cutter to use and had it engraved with our names and the date.
As you can see, I got really into it.
We cut a small piece and gave each other a bite- no cake smashing in the face for us 🙂
And then the whole table got to try the cake! I think everyone liked it! Either that, or it was terrible and no one wanted to hurt my feelings!
I will post the recipe and probably 3 more blog posts about how I made it soon.
After dinner we all said our goodbyes and hugged for the night. Kyle and I rode off into the sunset on our “just married” golf cart. It was very appropriate since everyone in my small town drives golf carts around!
And that’s it! I felt like it was the most magical, special day Kyle and I have shared. We were surrounded by only our closest family and we got to spend the entire time together. I can’t imagine a bigger wedding! I think I would have been so distracted I wouldn’t have even had a minute with Kyle! Stay turned for the professional pictures!
Tell me about your wedding reception! Big or small? What kind of food? What kind of cake!?!?