Katie & Jesse’s Wedding, Part II

After Katie got her dress on, and we were all set to go, it was professional picture time! Which means I had to put my phone away and my personal photos came to a stand still until after the ceremony.

photo(112)But this is when Nick arrived (yay!) and snapped a couple for me during the ceremony.

photo(111)Oh did I mention it was POURING?! Yes raining cats and dogs. And it made for the most memorable and special little wedding I have ever been to. The couple shared that large umbrella in the center. And that’s me with the awkward hot pink one!

With the entire wedding party standing under our umbrellas, I can only imagine the fun professional photos that will come from this rainy ceremony!

photo(114)It was so magical because everyone in the crowd was standing around the quaint little garden under their own umbrellas. And what a great story! “Yes, it was raining, but we braved the weather with our umbrellas and recited our vows on top of the little waterfall in the garden with our family and friends by our sides…”   So romantic! And yes, I started crying when Katie was reciting her vows. It happens every time!

The ceremony was over within 10 minutes flat, we took a few photos (since the rain was letting up a bit!), and then headed inside to the reception to dry out and warm up!

IMG_2071_2Happy to be inside! And also happy that my beautiful bouquet made it through the rain. Nick liked my bouquet too…

IMG_2075_2HA! Weirdo.. And her centerpieces turned out really cute! Except they wouldn’t let us light the candles. Boo. So we got little battery operated ones in silent protest…

IMG_2070_2Anyways, we were lucky and got seats right next to the buffet line and the cake table!

IMG_2054 IMG_2056_2It was beautiful and tasted amazing. The cake was white and buttery with real strawberries between each layer. Yes, I ate LOTS of cake. And their custom toppers were so cute!

IMG_2055_2It’s hard to see in my pic, but it has Mr. & Mrs. Jones in a pretty script. And the grooms cake had fun toppers as well!

IMG_2058 IMG_2059_2This cake was chocolate, which complimented all the vanilla/strawberry cake I ate very well. 🙂

The buffet consisted of heavy appetizers, like veggies, meatballs, and some yummy orangey chicken stuff. I filled up my plate twice but scarfed it down too quickly to photograph. I was cold, wet, and hungry – no judgment.

We definitely filled up the space to capacity! It was so cozy and fun to have so many guests stay for Katie & Jesse’s special day.

IMG_2061_2 IMG_2065_2So let’s back up… the bride and groom were announced!

IMG_2063_2And then they cut into the beautiful cakes… aka, my favorite part.

IMG_2084_2 IMG_2085_2 IMG_2086_2 IMG_2087_2No smeared frosting on the face here!  Just the way I would want it too. 🙂

And then I ate TONS of gummy bears from the candy station. They had cute bags made to fill up with your candy!

IMG_2067_2 IMG_2068_2And lastly, they danced…

IMG_2078_2 IMG_2080_2It was just an all-around precious and memorable day. I’m so happy for my best friend and her new hubby! They arrived in Mexico today for their honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort. Yes, I’m jealous. But more than anything, I’m happy for her…promise! 🙂

Soooo that’s Katie & Jesse’s wedding in a nutshell. I can’t wait to see the professional photos! Congrats you two!

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