After the ceremony it was time to get our party on!
All Photographs courtesy of the delectable Girl Photography!
But first Mr. CS and I shared a quick toast with our wedding party. It was great to have a couple of seconds to decompress after the ceremony and before all the hugging and visiting with guests started. On to the cocktail hour!
|Enjoying the weather on the Congress Hall patio|
|Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters; One of the many delicious passed hors d'oeuvres|
|Our signature drink sign|
While our guests were enjoying the steel drum band and passed delectables like smoked salmon pinwheels and lobster corn dogs, we took a couple of portraits. Aren't we a good looking group!?
We decided to do a first look so that we could enjoy some of the cocktail hour but I am not going to lie I think I only got to try one appetizer and somebody maybe put a drink in my hand for about 2 minutes before more pictures were taken. We ended up spending a fair amount of time corralling everyone to get family portraits. And I even put a person in charge of getting everyone together!
I think it really is true that the ceremony was for me and Mr. CS and the reception is for the family/friends. It was a lot of work saying hi to everyone and making sure all of our guests had a great time. I won't change anything about our wedding but I think the idea that I was going to enjoy the cocktail hour was a little naive (when we had 125 guests).
Time flies when you are having fun and before we knew it... grand entrance time!