We Did it Our Way!

16 Jul

Dr. B with a big drink in his hand!

DIY card box and wishing tree table

Our wedding reception took place two weeks after our *fabulous* Las Vegas wedding(check out our wedding video Dr. B produced)!  Early on in the wedding planning process we decided we wanted our reception to have an informal, party-like atmosphere, with a fun theme.  We decided to go with a Caribbean theme so our guests could feast on the flavors of the Caribbean, and we could hire a steel drum player(I’m a big fan of island music).  To add to the Caribbean vibe we held the reception in our back yeard in a big white tent. In addition we used small pop-up tents for the food, wedding favors, and gift table, and the kids area (which we named Kid’s Caribe Cafe).

Great friends!

It started to rain so we partied harder!

Afterwards, we had so many comments from friends and family alluding to the fact that we probably “saved lots of money”…wow ..if that were only true!  Yes, we had a very small destination wedding in Las Vegas. Yes, the reception was in our back yard, but, no!  It was not “cheaper” by any means.  We hired tons of help: three photographers, invitations, hair dresser, makeup artist, reception coordinator, 2 bartenders, 3 servers, caterer, and steel drum player (who charged more than the cost of the tent), and if you have ever gone to Vegas you know that it’s not a cheap trip by any means.  But, what I can say is we did it our way, and we paid cash for every. single. thing. *pumps fist in the air*  We had the wedding of our dreams and a reception of a life time, and to top it off we were surrounded by friends and family that support, love, and care for us.

Hugs, hugs, and more hugs 🙂

The reception seemed to fly by…I felt like I was floating.  It was such a wonderful feeling to let go, and enjoy the day that we worked so hard to plan.  All I can remember was tons of hugging, great music, fabulous food, and awesome drinks (yep, I in every picture I have a drink in my hand).

Without further ado…here’s are our reception pictures on Flickr…enjoy!

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3 Responses to “We Did it Our Way!”

  1. Happy Nappy Bride July 17, 2010 at 12:32 am #

    I’m with you on paying everything off…no debt here either! A very depleted savings account…but no debt.

    • natashawilliams July 17, 2010 at 10:58 am #

      Our savings is close to nil too, which is scary, but no debt 🙂

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