Wedding Photos Part X: The Reception

Today I would like to share the last set of wedding photos with you all. My reception was short and sweet like the ceremony, okay it was longer than the ceremony, but it was so much fun and we of course continued to laugh for the entire night! The order of events of the reception was as follows: first couple dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, cake cutting, and then we danced the night away! For food we opted for a simple (and cheaper) dessert bar with an espresso bar from my workplace,

Prince Street Cafe

, beside the desserts. It was lovely and I recommend that all late evening weddings skip the heavy (and usually gross) sit down meals and opt for the cheaper alternative of a delicious dessert bar. Let me know if you have any questions about how we pulled this evening off.

These dances were so awkward. I am so glad that I don't have to deal with these again. I was literally laughing the entire time out of pure awkwardness. 

Wooo. All that awkardness is now over. Thank goodness.

This was how the yard was laid out for the reception. Around the corner ot the right is where the ceremony was located.

How lovely was my cake?! It ordered this loveliness from

The Baker's Table

and we chose a lovely chocolate cake with peanut butter filling (that's the layer we cut and it was beyond amazing) and also there was a chocolate layer with some sort of mocha filling (I can't remember off the top of my head). If you're in the Lancaster area, get your wedding cake from them because the flavors are amazing!

We were both nervous for the cake "feeding" part. We both knew that we were gonna smash cake in each other's faces so we got a little nervous....

We smothered each other with cake. But it was fine, the cake was the most amazing thing I have ever tasted in my life! And oops, I got cake on Seth's shirt. Oh well, it was totally worth it!

Since we opted for a simple dessert bar we obviously needed a multitude of little tiny, adorable desserts. Everything came from just a few places including

Prince Street Cafe

(biscotti),

La Dolce Vita

(mini Italian desserts and cookies),

The Cupboard

(fruit tarts), and

Rice N Noodles

(French Macarons, and if you click on the restaurant link, yes it is a Vietnamese Restaurant that all of Lancaster county gets their macarons from).

Here you see my dear friend Janessa rocking the espresso bar at the reception. Prince Street has a mini espresso bar that we take to caterings so I of course had it as one of the main attractions at the reception. People seemed to really love it and it's a great alternative if you don't have an alcohol bar. My friends Janessa, Jess, and Jesse (aka The "J Team") from work ran the espresso bar for me.

Now here comes the dancing...

Remember Eric, the pastor who married us? Yeah, he was able to get the dancing started for us with his one man dance to "Beat It" by Michael Jackson. If you put anything Michael Jackson on, literally at any time and any place, Eric is known for dancing to it. And yes, he is a real pastor. I can't wait until I finish the wedding video so you can all of this ridiculousness in it's entirety.  

Now let's toss the bouquet...

Ha, my Aunt Marcie caught the bouquet!

Well..................that's all my wedding photos! It only took us a month to get through them! I hope you found them to be inspiring and if you have any questions about any of the decor or food or would be interested in a decor tutorial, just let me know via comment or email! Love you all!