And for part two...
Our cocktail hour consisted of lots of passed appetizers, as well as a cheese display. This is just a taste of the many that were served; I positively loved the presentation.
Baseball cards served as our escort cards. This was an idea I had seen months ago from a wedding on Style Me Pretty, and knew I wanted to replicate it. It was another DIY project, and worth all the effort, they were a huge hit!
In lieu of a traditional guest book, we bought various post cards from the island and had guests write us a note. After we left, our wedding planner mailed them to us. They trickled in over a few days and we adored reading all the words of love and well wishes. Thank you to My Big Fat Italian Wedding, who was the inspiration behind the idea!
I gasped when I first laid eyes on our tables. I couldn't believe that what I had envisioned had come together so perfectly.
We used vintage style baseball cards as the table markers, and titled each table by the player on our guests escort cards.
Our first dance was to "Into the Mystic," by Van Morrison. The night was spectacular, and my dream of an open dance floor under the stars came true!
I had to always wanted to do flip flops, and they were a the saving grace to a lot of sore tootsies!
I cannot say enough great things about our caterers, The Chef's Garden. The food was phenomenal and the service impeccable. I worked closely with Jennifer to create a menu that was suited to our taste, but also gave our guests a little Southern flair. She went above and beyond with all of the set up, including creating name cards for everything, using our floral graphic.
We opted against doing a cake, and instead offered more finger food sized desserts. Another big hit!
What's a Southern wedding without cigars and after dinner drinks?!
I think this is my favorite shot of the night. I'm not sure why, but I just love it.
The wedding was amazing. The whole weekend was amazing. It is an overwhelming feeling to look around a room and see all of your friends and family, knowing the only reason they are there is in support of you. I will never forget it. And it isn't too shabby that I was lucky enough to marry a man who loves me unconditionally and unknowingly spends his days making me a better person.