Thursday, August 6, 2009

show us your life Friday-wedding reception & honeymoon

I am probably a little bias :-) but I think our wedding reception was awesome. Right after the ceremony, we took some pictures. (FYI- we got married at Riverwood Mansion, an antebellum style house in Nashville. The ceremony took place outside in the garden and our reception was held under a pavilion behind the mansion.)

While we were taking pictures, our guests starting eating & the food was so good! We had different stations set up throughout the whole mansion- we had a carving station with roast beef, loaded smashed potatoes, and rolls...... a pasta station where you could choose what kind of pasta and toppings that you want, and then there were cooks who sauteed it all right in front of you!!...... a salad station....... a dip station with spinach dip & rotel dip & tortilla chips...... and a HUGE hit was the chocolate fountain with all types of fruit for dipping!!!
After we finished all of our pictures (and while our guests were still eating) we had our very own private dinner upstairs!! This was something that I absolutely loved! We were only upstairs for about 15 minutes but it was just enough time to eat and relax and breathe for a few minutes. It was perfect!!

When we came down, all the guests were done eating and we cut the cake. Our cakes were fabulous!!! One layer on my cake was vanilla with white chocolate buttercream icing..... the next layer was strawberry with white chocolate buttercream icing and real strawberry filling :-).... and so on. It was so gorgeous that I didn't even want to cut it!
Josh's cake was the coolest cake I have ever seen!! It was a Jack Daniels's chocolate chocolate chip cake!! Yes, I said chocolate twice! Doesn't get any better!! And we all know how he is a huge UT fan and the football looks SO real. Behind the cake is a poem about Tennessee football that he wrote when he was a little boy :-)

Our toasting glasses had our monogram engraved on them with our wedding date :)
After we cut the cake, Josh's brother, Adam, and my bfff, Annie did the toast. Then we did all of the special dances :-) Josh and I danced to "Once in a Lifetime Love" by Alan Jackson. My dad and I danced to "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman & Josh and his mom danced to a really sweet song...this is SO bad but I cannot remember the name of that song to save my life!
After the special dances, we were able to go around a talk to everyone!! I wish we had more time to visit with our friends & family- especially the ones who came from out of town. But our DJ was awesome!! Everyone danced.........and danced...........and danced.............and danced!!!! I loved it!

It was SO MUCH FUN! The whole day was everything I have ever dreamed of :)

We honeymooned in Treasure Island, FL. We staying in a condo right on the beach and it was just what we needed. It was so relaxing and just perfect! Then we spent 3 days at Disney World and TALK ABOUT FUNNN! We loved loved loved it! To hear more about our Disney trip and to see pics click here!

& to hear all about everyone else's wedding receptions & honeymoons, head on over to Kelly's Korner!!


  1. I love the idea that you had dinner in a separate room. Great idea for someone having a large reception.

    My husband has been in my life for 20+ years and I still feel my heart skip a beat when he walks in the door.
    I pray that all you ladies have that feel for years to come.
    What a beautiful reception ~ the cake and decorations.
    Your honeymoon looks like you had a fantastic time!
    You both look so happy!

  2. Just stopped by via Kelly's Korner. Your pics are beautiful!