After the ceremony was over, everyone was seated for dinner. We had six tables and assigned seating, so I made simple escort cards and laid them on square trays filled with more black river rocks.
Each table had a trivia card with questions like, "What did Rachel give Stefan in fifth grade, which meant that they would be secretly dating?" (Answer: a woven bracelet.) Some people read it to themselves, and other tables turned it into a group activity.
Our flowers were bought in bulk from Marigold & Mint and arranged the evening before the wedding with the help of a few friends & relatives. It was simultaneously fun and stressful. (Rufus, who destroys my house plants, was banned from the kitchen that day.)
Remember a long time ago when I blogged about our favors? They doubled as place cards, and were put in the middle of each place setting. A menu was also tucked into each napkin. On the back of the menu was an illustrated timeline of our relationship.
Ahh. The food. Below: spring greens salad, forest mushroom risotto, watermelon gazpacho, and filet mignon.
When dinner was over, there were toasts, and then Stefan and I snuck away for a few minutes...
...for a mini photo shoot, which I'll share in the final wedding post. (Also coming up tomorrow: dessert!)