Friday, October 29, 2010

wedding recap part 4 - cocktail hour!

*disclaimer - i am so sorry to be posting these separately and sporadically, but there are so many photos that i want to focus on each aspect of the day in it's own post.  and PS - HAPPY FRIDAY!!*

so we're all caught up now, we've discussed the rehearsal, the morning-of, and the ceremony, which brings us now to cocktail hour!

after arriving at the yacht club, i was able to walk in to the venue before anyone else arrived and really see all of my details all put together.  my table numbers, my menus, the rock place"cards", the blue mason jars (love!), the guestbook, the cake, the pretty stripey straws, the puff balls!, and, and, and...  there were SO many details and i was thrilled to see them all come to life.  it was one of my favorite moments of the day.  but the cake is what really took my breath away.  i literally gave my venue a tiny little picture (see below), and their resident cake guy was able to replicate it - to a T!  it was amazing.  i could have looked at that thing all day long.

photo i gave cake guy:

photo of our cake that cake guy mastered:
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seriously - i was OBSESSED with this cake.  i only got the bite that pat gave me (and no, we didn't smash it in each other's faces), but it was a red velvet cake and it was freaking amazing.  luckily my venue guy remembered to save the top portion so it now resides in my parents freezer waiting to be eaten on september 25, 2011 :)


ok so i totally went out of order here so i'll get back to the story.  so we arrive at the yacht club, i go crazy over the details, and then it's time to take the rest of our photos.  we head out on the lawn overlooking the water and took a bunch of pictures on the docks, and i almost fell in the water about 5 times.  my heels kept getting stuck in between the wood boards on the docks and it was comical (because i didn't fall in - if i did fall in, it would not have been comical.)  my biggest regret of the day (i'll post more on this later) is that i didn't give my photographer a list of "must have" pics.  seriously - i was like, ok, ok, take the pictures, i want to go party!  our photographers did an AMAZING job, trust me, but it was my fault that i didn't make the stupid list.  i had so many little details i wanted pictures of but just never even thought to make a list, and even with the urging from my photographers "are you sure you don't want any other specific pictures?", i still missed some things.  my fault!

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(c) scobey photography
(c) scobey photography

and here's some pics to give you a feel of our cocktail hour - another favorite part of my day.  i had two friends, one who i have known for more years than i can count, we worked at the hardware store together and he's been one of my good friends forever, play acoustic guitars for our cocktail hour and sing music to the likes of dave matthews, ray lamontagne, coldplay, and all the laid back tunes you could think of.  jon and aaron (of JA2M) were outstanding.  they made the cocktail hour so perfectly laid back and relaxed, but still with an elegant feel.  i loved them!  in fact i love them so much i was talking them up to fellow bride and blogger erin from sparkle & hay, that she ended up booking them for her wedding too!  love it!


during cocktail hour we had our signature cocktail that i labored for so long about what to serve - and they were a hit (with my little handmade cards to remind of the ingredients)!  this is where the pretty stripey straws came in to play, and my photographers took an amazing shot of the straws for one of our ring pics :)

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and here's a few more pics of my little details brought to life:

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and then, before we knew it, it was already time to line up for our announcements and the beginning of the reception!

i PROMISE to finish up next week but there are so many pics i want to share that putting all in one post would be the world's longest post ever known to man.  thank you for your patience (and for continuing to read :))

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14 comments:

  1. Love all of your pictures and the details! You did a great job girlie! Thanks for the tip on giving my photographer a list.. I know I will be like you and want to get the pictures over with already! haha So it will be nice they know what pictures I want taken ahead of time.

    That's great you had your friends sing/play guitar during the cocktail hour! I'm sure that sounded amazing! I love live, acoustic type music!

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  2. p.s. How could I forget about the cake!? It was gorgeous! LOVE it! I'm obsessed with coral, starfish, and just about anything beachy and when I first saw photos of this it made me speechless! :) Your cake guy replicated it perfectly!

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  3. Everything just looks so relaxed and happy and wonderful.. I love the vibe your pictures are giving. And, can I say, I think my favorite thing so far are the straws?! So beachy :)

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  4. You had the most beautiful wedding ever. I love everything. Great job!!!!

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  5. I love all of your details! The cake came out perfectly and your cocktail hour looked like a lot of fun :)

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  6. Everything is so timeless!! I ADORE your cake -- your baker did a fabulous job giving you what you wanted. I also only got that one bit of cake during the cake cutting -- somehow it was all gone by the time I wanted some =/
    Every detail is so well thought out and put together. AND it looked like lots of fun! Can't wait to see more!

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  7. Oh everything looked fantastic. Yeah I forgot to give my photographers lists as well and I think it bit me in the foot too :(... oh well live and learn and pass that knowledge on to fellow brides to be :).

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  8. awesome! I love cakes like that--simple, tasteful, something that shows the bride's personality :) we had red velvet cake at our reception too, but we just had regular cakes...we agreed that we'd rather spend the wedding cake money elsewhere :)

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  9. AbFab as always. We had red velevet too. I do have the top layer of the cake but only because they save it & I dunno what to do with it. I'm not eating that thing in a year!! LOL We're going to order a small cake for 2 on our 1yr anniv.

    I LOVE your photos. I hated our results. I DID give the photogs a list and they didn't deliver on anything. I'm so mad. Hindsight's a beeyotch ain't it?

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  10. Your signature drink sounds SOOOO yummy. Beautiful pictures as usual! :D

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  11. Love this! Wanted to let you know we stayed at the Outrigger which was right behind the Sheraton! LOVED the Four Seasons and we posted up at the Sheraton almost every day! We just missed each other!

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  12. The cake is awesome! Wedding Cakes are def a big deal...well to some brides and grooms. And it was to me and it was amazing to see our cake turn out just as amazing as your cake did! I love it...very beachy and elegant, not too over done. Your entire wedding details are just amazing! Love that your friend sang and played during your cocktail hour and that Sparkle and Hay booked them too! :) Happy Halloween!

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  13. Your cake person did an excellent replica of the cake. Mine sure didn't!! Love the ring and straws detail pic

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  14. SO excited to see more of your gorgeous wedding and the bouquet in action! Thanks for leaving a comment on blog so it would lead me here! And yeah Giants!!! :)

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