Good news, everyone! I finally got my professional wedding photos back. Two weeks after my wedding I wrote a wedding recap while I had everything fresh in my mind. So with this post I thought I'd just share some more tidbits about the day of.
Satellite Beach, FL. This was the view from my hotel room. The weather reports leading up to the day of had been kind of sketchy, with it looking like the day would be at least cloudy, if not raining. As you can see the day was beautiful, and the temperature ended up topping out at 75°F. The only bad part about the weather that day was the wind. HOLY HELL was it windy. We gave up on getting any pictures on the beach that day because I just kept eating my hair.
This is the Pelican Beach Clubhouse that I spent 5 hours the night before and 6 hours the day of decorating. The reception was held here but most of the guests ended hanging out inside before the ceremony because of the aforementioned wind.
My table decorations, all hand made by me and my husband. I know it looks simple, but this stuff actually took so long. I'll probably make a post in the future about everything we did.
"Love Potion" a.k.a. some OJ, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and whole bottles of triple sec & rum. I don't know if these ingredients make an actual drink, but I basically just bought a few juices that I like and mixed it all together with the alcohol my parent's had brought down. People were OBSESSED with this. I barely got a cup because the (multiple) gallons we made were downed by the time cocktail hour was ever.
Cupcakes! My poor mom made all the cupcakes the day before, AND THEN ICED THEM THE DAY OF. She is superwoman. P.S. They were made with boxed yellow cake and flour frosting which people also loved. Of course we had to top them with little gold and pink heart sprinkles cuz LOVE.
Our cake. I admit, I totally underestimated how long it would take to do all of my DIY stuff and ended up with no time to make a cake topper. Oh well, because I made the freaking cake man. I used this recipe and it was delicious even though it came out a little sloppy (my fault, not the recipe). I chose cheesecake because it's my husband's favorite. People ended up wanting to try the cheesecake too, so I just let them have the rest instead of trying to freeze some. The great part about doing our cake this way is that I can make the same exact cake for us every year!
FIRE PIT! Ok, we kind of got in trouble for this because you need to have a permit. But luckily the fire marshall that came was chill... especially after talking to the two firefighters guests I had in attendance. We sorted everything out and were able to keep the fire going until the end of the night.
So yeah, I totally had my ceremony in a parking lot. It turned out to be a great decision on my part because, like I mentioned earlier, the wind was just too crazy on the beach. Also, I didn't want to get sand in my shoes. We bought this tent on amazon for like $190(?) and didn't even open it until the day of (oops). It actually worked out great though and I embraced the tackiness.
Sweetheart table, which was much more sparsely decorated than intended. My dad bought the "lucky bamboo" plant for us which I think is cute. Only one of the stalks has died so far... no one ask how my leftover succulents are faring.
To be continued...