Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our Wedding Reception

The day after returning to the U.S. from Jamaica (where we were married), we had a wonderful reception party. The party was hosted by my husband's aunt and uncle and our closest friends and family attended. Here are a few photos of the occasion... Our photographer did a fantastic job! I wish I could share more photos but I also want to honor the privacy of our guests, not everyone is an open blog like myself! ;)

We waited in an upstairs room until our guests arrived and Chris's uncle introduced the new Mr. and Mrs.... Yes, I pulled the dress right out of my luggage the morning of. It had traveled a total of 6,600 miles, been married in, even got a little ocean water on it.. but it survived for yet another appearance.
Here is the sand castle cake I was so excited to see! The cake lady made my dream come true!
And some other beautiful beach theme touches...Oh how I LOVE orchids!
The food was catered by our favorite BBQ restaurant. You can't be from Kansas and not appreciate BBQ!

Here are the pinapple trees I really wanted, and my awesome friends helped me make them (they did all the work)!
A wonderful friend of mine hired a magician to help entertain our guests, isn't that sweet? He was a hoot, and everyone loved him!
And now we live... happily ever after!


Allison Shops said...

You got IN the ocean!? I don't know if I could have done that in my wedding dress, and not because we married in December! lol Love the cake and the group photo. Thanks for sharing. Dropping by from BNOTP, link #1.


Nancy said...

Hi there Kansas Amy...I love that blog name! Ok, your cake is just the neatest, cutest ever! I bet it was hard to cut into that cake as it looks like a piece of art! What a wonderful memory for you and what a fun day with a magician for both you and your guests. Congratulations on your marriage! You are so pretty!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and the nice comment on the dishes.

Many congrats on your wedding and blessings to you and your hubby for a richly filled, happy life of love.


Susan said...

Wonderful post, Amy, and wonderful photos! That wedding cake was the BEST!!!! Never ever EVER saw one like that. Take care and keep living HAPPY! Sincerely,Susan

Katsui Jewelry said...

These are wonderful...they make me a little teary! I love your dress and everything about your wedding. Your new husband is sooo cute (as are you!).

I forgot to tell you that I have two bothers in KC (used to have three) and they have lived in Olathe before. Right now one is in Shawnee and one at Lake Quivera (fancy!). We always have wonderful barbeque when we visit and once I brought some home on the airplane for Jud's birthday.

So someday we will likely meet in person!


Christy said...

I love all the details, the orchids, the cakes, the colors. I'm impressed at how quickly you guys were able to turn around and celebrate again. :O)

Mimi said...

Wow, that cake was beautiful...wishing you and your hubby a lifetime of love and happiness.

Mary said...

Love the sand castle cake & the pineapple trees!

Thanks for visiting & Best Wishes :-)

Rettabug said...

This is just so can tell how much in love you are!! Wonderful post with beautiful photos. I feel like I was almost invited to the wedding! LOL :-)


Shugee said...

Gorgeous!!! This is stunning. It's one I'll never forget. I love the stairs, the sandcastle cake is awesom! I will never forget that! The chalkboard was such an adorable touch and the whole theme. The stone building is beautiful. I love stone structures. Also, the couple looked so in love and this post is unforgetable. So much I loved about it!

Shugee said...

Amy, I forget to write congratulations and wishing you all the happiness ahead for the two of you!
Blue Heron Cottage

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the photos of you and your Prince Charming! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Andrea said...

I am so glad that you were able to have the best of both worlds...a private ceremony AND a big party with the ones who love you and your husband. P.S. The cake is so fun!!

Bit of Butter said...

What a lovely cake!

Miss Merry said...

Thank you for sharing your day. Your cake is delightful. What a wonderful day of memories!

Beth said...

The cake is just awesome! What a lovely wedding and reception!
Blessings, Beth

True :) said...

OMG Amy,
EVERTHING is so beautiful! You,the dress, the pictures, the cake, I could go on and on!
True :D

Jeni said...

Congratulations!!! Your dress was stunning!!! I wish you all the happiness.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congratulations! This is just so lovely! What a beautiful bride and a handsome groom and pretty party. Loved your dress, too!


Sheila :-)

Karen said...

How awesome is this? You had a lovely day - how many of us get our weddings spread out into two days!!!
This green grass and rolling hills - this is Kansas? It's beautiful there! I have never been. And what a beautiful home! Is that your Aunt's or is it yours?
Very fun ~ I am so glad you shared all your wonderful pictures!
:) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

justfineinflipflops said...

Congratulations!! Wow, everything is so beautiful. I love it all! You did an awesome job. Glad the trees turned out great ;)