From beginning to end, Sarah and Jeff’s wedding was absolutely amazing.
The day started off with a beautiful outdoor ceremony that went off without a hitch. Any threats of rain or storms were nowhere to be found, and the sun began to shine just as things got underway.
Sarah looked absolutely stunning as she walked down the aisle (not that I was surprised).
The ceremony was short and intimate, and could not have gone better…well, as long as you don’t count the motor boat with the kids tubing attached to the back at the beginning of the ceremony. Yikes.
But luckily, the rude boaters’ attendance was short-lived, everything went on smoothly,
and before we knew it, Sarah & Jeff were officially husband and wife!
Once the ceremony was over, everyone was invited to enjoy the al fresco cocktail hour.
Fun Fact: The flower in Sarah’s hair was her something borrowed…and it was actually the same flower that I wore in my hair at my wedding.
I was so honored to have her wearing it on her special day.
Jay and I spent the hour mingling with friends and family, snacking on some hors d’oeuvres, and enjoying a little vino.
No pictures of my plate were taken, but there were some snacks, including an amazing baked brie, that were thoroughly enjoyed by this gal.
Some Party Rock moves were also practiced…
Not only did she create this tree for the bride and groom, but she also helped out with the programs, place cards, and a few other beautiful details throughout the evening.
Once the cocktail was over, everyone was invited inside to get the rest of the party started.
The ceremony and reception were both held at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake. It was not only an absolutely beautiful location, but the food was delicious as well.
We started out with some family-style Caesar salad and fresh rolls. I’m not usually one to choose Caesar salads, but this one was great and I was totally loving the croutons.
For my entrée, I ordered the eggplant parmesan (I think…I couldn’t remember for the life of me!) which was amazing.
In place of a traditional wedding cake, Sarah and Jeff had an assortment of cupcakes on display. I ended up having half of a carrot cake and half of a vanilla, and both of them were equally scrumptious.
The evening continued on with more dancing, and as the evening went on, the dance floor went from looking like this…
Before we knew it, it was time for the wedding to come to a close.
Luckily, that didn’t mean the evening had to end, and many of the guests continued celebrating into the after party, which included an assortment of sliders, chips and salsa, chicken wings, and mini sandwiches.
I, however, did not take any pictures after that one you see above, so I am sad to say that I have no after party pictures. Super bummer.
BUT…I do have something you might enjoy.
That right there would be a small video of our Party Rock Anthem moves. It’s a little blurry (sorry), but I am proud to say that there were at least 10 of us that I know, who spent at least two evenings practicing, dripping in sweat, and working our butts off. Judging by our performance, you probably wouldn’t realize it, but we still had a blast doing it just the same. You’re allowed to laugh at us.
Overall, Sarah and Jeff’s wedding was just perfect. I am so happy for them and still can’t believe that they are actually married.
Congratulations you two! We love you!!