We always knew we wanted a casual, un-traditional wedding, more like a big fun party than anything else. We didn't want to make our guests sit through a long ceremony, and than wait even longer to eat boring finger foods. This way our guests could start partying and pigging out as soon as they got there on all kinds of stuff, including hot wings, stroganoff and all the cheesey treats you can imagine!
We choose my Mom's lovely house and yard as the location and invited everyone we knew. We had the ceremony in the morning with just a few family members around, then had a delicious brunch and got ready for the big party later in the day.
To make me laugh in this photo he said "I just imagined Cloud in a bikini... :/"
(Any guesses as to what my favorite color is??)
My mom spent months preparing her house and yard for the big day and everything turned out so well, way better than I could have imagined! You should check out some of the other events she has put together here.
One whole room was dedicated to desserts and treats and another was dedicated to the food! (See more photos of the dessert room here, I didn't want to overwhelm everybody with too many pictures!)
My only regret is that I didn't get to stand right here the entire night and pig out on all this CHEESE.
The backyard was transformed into a magical land! My out of town family members arrived the day before and we worked into the evening to create this lovely scene.
It was a lot of fun, I'm so glad we decided to have a laid back wedding that was (almost!) stress free. It was a pretty exhausting day so we were relieved when it was all done and an entire week at the beach lay ahead of us. Although I do wish I could go back and enjoy the party as if I were a guest, the whole day flew by so fast!