Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Celebration

Instead of toasting at dinner, we had the toast as soon as the bride and groom arrived. It was a great way to kick-start the celebration and also a way of saving us from trying to pour all that champagne in the middle of dinner!

The bridal party was introduced to "It's A Beautiful Day" by U2.

The Bride and Groom's First Dance: Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli.

The cake-cutting on the deck to "Sugar-Sugar" by The Archies.

After toasting his bride, Jose played the guitar and sang "Whatever It Is" (Zac Brown Band)to Jenni. It was super sweet!

Jenni and Jose had their own sweetheart table by the garden facing all their guests, but neither of them ate a thing!

The bar beneath the deck. The cocktail hour drink was a frozen mango bellini (to match the summer wedding colors of yellow and orange) and it was quite a hit! We also offered beer, red and white wine, soda, ice tea and bottled water.

The look on Jenni's face says it all! She was not happy with Jose breaking their promise not to smush-face!

The pinata bashing was alot of fun--Jose cracked his head off at the neck in one swoop!

Jenni and I danced to Kris Allen (American Idol) singing "The Way You Look Tonight".

Everyone loved these floating candles in the bird bath!

The Sparkle Dance: Instead of having a traditional "last dance", we created this special moment near the end of the night that didn't have to end the party (since it was in our backyard). Jenni got these sparklers for all the guest at and everyone made a circle around the bride and groom while they danced to "Ever Ever After" by Carrie Underwood. A magical moment!

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