I just love weddings!
Yesterday evening, our friends Josh & Erika officially tied the knot…and had one heck of a party!
The evening started off with a beautiful outdoor ceremony which, honestly, could not have been held on a more perfect night.
It’s not often that you get a nice weather day in the beginning of October in upstate NY, but it was warm, sunny, and just awesome.
Congratulations, Josh & Erika!!
Once the ceremony was over, we were invited inside for an extended cocktail hour. I mingled and chatted with some other friends of ours and snacked on some amazing hors d’oeuvres.
I also drank some wine because, I mean, it was cocktail hour.
Eventually, guess who came around…Jay! He dresses up pretty nice, doesn’t he?
Since he was in the wedding, I hadn’t really gotten a chance to talk much to him, so I was super excited when he came walking in.
I was also thrilled to see my friend Chrissy, who I didn’t realize was even going to be there…awesome surprise!
Before heading in to the main ballroom, I made sure to grab our table number card and check out some more of the scenery. I absolutely loved all of the fall-themed décor; I know Erika worked really hard on a lot of it and she did an amazing job.
As soon as I headed into the ballroom, I was on a mission to find one thing and luckily, I found it no problem…
Would you believe that I didn’t even end up having one? I was so busy bustin’ a move on the dance floor all evening that I never even thought to go grab one. But hey, I’m pretty sure I know what they taste like, and everyone else said they were great so that’s all that mattered!
Just as soon as I finished snapping cupcake photos, it was time to get the party started!
Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Shepard!
My friend Danielle and I somehow managed to get Erika’s bouquet to hold while she was dancing so we felt special.
Eventually, it was time to eat, and thank goodness it was because I was starving. And I may have been enjoying my wine…just sayin’.
The favors for the night were mini apple ciders from a local apple orchard, which came tucked into an adorable little fall-themed coozie. Such a great idea!
To start, we were served an amazing salad topped with dried cranberries, walnuts, and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
For dinner, I ordered the chicken, which came served with a delicious, sweet, cranberry stuffing. I had actually totally forgotten what I ordered (that always happens to me), so it was a nice little surprise when it showed up in front of me.
Throughout dinner, shenanigans ensued…
And then continued out onto the dance floor for the remainder of the evening.
Jay and I were bustin’ a move and could not be stopped!
Such a fun night!
Congrats again, you two!
This morning, I woke up craving some grease (‘nuff said?) so Jay and I ended up scooting out to Panera to grab some breakfast sandwiches.
I went with a bacon, egg white, and cheese on a plain bagel which was super tasty. I’d never had a breakfast sandwich from there before, but I was really impressed with seeing them actually cracking the egg whites to make my sandwich totally fresh.
I actually wasn’t craving a coffee this morning so I went with their Tropical Hibiscus(?) iced tea. Deeeeelish!
Now Jay and I are spending the afternoon laying low, catching up on some housework, and watching some football, which sounds absolutely perfect right about now.
Question for the Afternoon:
If you’re married: What season did you get married in? Did you incorporate it into the theme of your wedding?
If you’re not yet married: Do you have a season you think you’d like to get married in? Will you incorporate the theme?