Wedding recap part deux
The limo ride was great. The champagne kind of sucked, though. Although I'm not a champagne kind of person, anyways. Short drive to the hall.
Entered the hall to applause. Made the rounds. I managed to make it through almost everyone before lunch was served. I was so impressed with my server -- she waited on me hand and foot. It was great. There was SO MUCH food. More than I even realized. Tons of it.
And it was sooooooo good. Only weird thing was, I wasn't feeling all that hungry and my tummy was a bit off so most of my food I left untouched. :( I felt so bad about it that I apologized to the server later....so she didn't think that I hated the food.
We talked, and kissed, and kissed some more and talked. It was nice.
Then it was time to cut the cake. You wouldn't believe how many people crowded around us to get pics. I'd guess maybe half -- 20 or so? -- along with the photographer. I almost cut myself on our serving knife. Totally forgot how to cut cake and needed assistance from the photographer (on how, not the actual cutting part). So we cut our cake and fed it to each other. I got some on my face, but the hubby DID NOT smash it in my face. I think it was my threats of immediate divorce (seriously -- it's disrespectful to the bride and ruins her look -- a look that cost me hundreds, and that's not counting the dress....). So that was good.
Cake was delish.
We had a great time making the rounds (for the second time). It was wonderful to talk to everyone. We had some old friends there who were just great, and were fun. One of my dad's car club buddies kept telling me how beautiful I was. :D
SIL gave a beautiful speech that had me in tears. Then, my friend L, who was also taking pics (and was my former student) gave us a beautiful Irish blessing. It was a total surprise, and I was in tears again. It was SO cool.
Took more pics outside in the garden. Saw a bee and freaked out a bit.
SIL and my sister went for a ride in the limo. We had him for 3 hours and SIL missed the limo ride (still not sure how...) so off they went. Things were starting to wind down and people started leaving.
Kept mingling and talking and hugging and smiling. We were so very blessed to have so many wonderful people with us. I still get a bit teary when I think about that.
After everyone left, we gathered up everything we were taking home (centerpieces, left favors, gifts, etc). And then went home. Changed. Went back to my mom's to get the rest of my stuff that I left that morning.
Then MIL wants to watch us open our gifts, that night, which kind of sucked, cuz we were exhausted. But we figured it was best, as we were leaving the next day for Vegas. So we had the whole family over (except SIL...she had other plans and this was totally spur-of-the-moment).
We got alot of money -- and truly, we didn't expect that much. But hey we were happy that our family and friends were so generous. We got a few gifts: a George Foreman grill, a Oriental-style reed difuser, Oriental artwork (which we really needed and wanted), a huge, very cool picture frame, a sandwich maker, a spice rack..... I think that's it. The bulk of the actual gifts were from my parents/sister.
My in-laws gave us money. Some to gamble in Vegas, and some for a new microwave. Which was really nice.
Oh, what else? I can't really think of anything else. We had the leftover cake. We talked. Took more pictures. It was fun, but SO tiring. We ended up going to bed waaaaaaaaaay early. We were just exhausted.
So that's it for the wedding. Honeymoon recap coming.
I'm back at work and DM is on my case about some things that haven't been done. Uh, hello, I've been GONE for 2 weeks. He's crazy.
Other than that, things are good.