lots of pop, juices, and drinks, coffee and tea, we had a bartender.
The dessert table is the wedding cake(s), There were 5 heart
all different with different fillings, they were decorated
butter icing with real mauve roses and white things.
daughter is a baker and she is making her cake and decorating
We will also have platters of fresh fruit by the cake.
Pineapple dip for the fruit
MAJOR TIP: Marlene
made use of freezers for
keeping the things that needed REFRIGERATION,
cool. She unplugged the freezers a day or two ahead of time, had
buckets of ice frozen, a sheet of plywood, cut to fit on top of the ice
filled buckets and then the salads, or whatever on top of the board.
She did this at home and at the reception hall.
And here is how it went!
lets read the follow up e-mail
It was a beautiful success. Everything went off almost without
hitch. I did manage to pull the Velcro headpiece off and
we had to glue
that back on minutes before the ceremony.
My garden looked beautiful. The sweet peas managed to stay
and I must have a least 500 sunflowers that are over 6' tall
blooming, and all my asters and zinnia's in purple
I tried to do most purple and pink and white but have a variety
of everything. We have almost 2 acres and
quite a bit was in garden. I made an arbor and garden in
the middle of the lawn for the ceremony.
The ceremony was at 4 pm, I was still at the hall at 3:20
managed to get dressed and be in my seat by 3:55. LOL.
My friend and cousin took pix in the yard, all over the place,
beautiful. My friend and here husband race a jeep on weekends
and had just been competing in our area.
Anyway, they were in our back, back yard in a motor
home with this great big purple race jeep on a trailer ,
some interesting photo shots with a bridal party all over
I set up the appetizer's and the punch. It was announced
ceremony to go to the hall for appetizer's and cocktails.
(tip) We should have been more
specific. People thought that was
their dinner so everything was devoured in minutes. Like
balls, people were taking platefuls instead of 2 or 3.
When I got to the hall after pictures, the waitress told
me this, so I
thought I wouldn't have enough food, but I did.
(tip) I forgot to decorate the
food platter's. I had all the cherry toms.
and kale and parsley etc. ready to put on and totally slipped
I did scatter my garden flowers through out the food table.
cakes looked gorgeous, and after they cut the cake, we moved
the dessert table and let everyone choose their own cake,
platters of fruit.
(funny glitch!) I made a pineapple
fruit cream to dip the fruit in,
and I forgot to label it. It was in a beautiful scotch thistle
the waitress thought it was whipped butter and put it on
table, so many people put pineapple dip on their buns LOL.
found out and moved it over to the dessert table.
My daughter looked beautiful, and her now husband was very
MY son looked great in his tux. Everything went smoothly.
The hit of
the party was the 7 year old ring bearer, who had never been
wedding and performed his duties perfectly and danced up
a storm. He
was so cute.
We finally got everyone home or at our place by 2 am. Got
bed somewhere in the house and yard by 5 am. My husband and
up a bit in the house went to sleep from 6-7 am, went and
hall, came home and had coffee, cakes and brunch goodies
or so people, who came at 11 am for the gift opening. I forgot
up my mini quiche. They must still be in the freezer. We
muffins, choc. zucchini cake, wedding cake, sticky buns etc.
decorated with the white table cloths and the wedding flowers.
was outside. The weather was perfect!
All in all, it was very nice.
It was a fun wedding, but was over so quickly.
The only thing I would have changed is that I would have
liked to have
had the reception in my yard, not at the hall.
Congratulations Marlene, what a wonderful wedding weekend!