Just after we ate dinner while some guests were still eating, I surprised J with a little slide show that I made for us. You can view it here if you'd like- use password "laudacious" if it prompts you for one.
Here we are watching it:
Just after the slideshow while we had our guests attention, our DJ played us a song that was part smooth, a little sassy, and definitely old school. To set the mood, click here and let it play in the background.
Our cake was inspired by one I had seen on the Knot awhile back and the oh-so-glam Martha damask cake. We tracked down those stencils and the on-site baker said he'd try his best. Turned out pretty well I think. I had a cake topper custom made. Aren't these little guys so cute? Bottom tier was white chiffon cake with vanilla bean and fresh strawberries. Other than the one bite that J served me, I'll have to let you know how it tastes after we nosh on the top tier next month for our first anniversary. (We'll be sampling the white chiffon with coffee and hazelnut filling).
We took the classy route and served each other a sweet little bite- we're not the smashing-of-wedding-cake-in-the-face type.
Next it was time for a spin around the dance floor. Choosing the song for our first dance was the one decision we found toughest to make together. We have a lot of songs that are special to us, but none that we labeled "our song." It was hard for each of us to narrow it down, but we both found that one song fit "us" and it was "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds. We did take some dance lessons but this song didn't lend itself to the moves we learned so we did the ole' junior high sway. Still I was lost in the moment...
My dad and I danced to "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw. We sang to each other the whole time (even though my dad didn't know all of the words which made me laugh).
J and his mom danced to Elvis's version of "Always on My Mind."
He got a little teared up in the end- so sweet.
More reception and lots of details to come!