Final Installment – The Reception
Weddings have been around for centuries, so I doubt there is anything groundbreaking at today’s weddings. But this reception had a couple of surprises that were new to me.
First of all, my husband played his guitar and sang the song Sweet Pea as the bride and groom had their first dance together. He even wrote an extra verse about hiking to make it personal.
The Father/Daughter dance was to a German children’s song, Ohne Dich, that he and Lori used to listen to when she was little, first on tape and later on CD. In fact we are still big fans of Rolf Zuckowski. I can’t count how many times she fell asleep to his music.
There is a trend moving away from traditional wedding cakes. Let’s face, they weren’t that great. This wedding offered a variety of cheesecakes from Cheesecakes by Alex which were mouth watering yummy. On my brother’s recommendation I went for the Bananas Foster and the Peanut Butter – both excellent choices.
When it came time to throw the bridal bouquet and garter – these two had decided to pass on these symbolic items to Doug’s cousin (who will be getting married next summer).
This was a pleasant surprise. Taking off and putting on the garter turned out to be quite a crowd pleaser, as both gentlemen executed an endearing performance.
So many family members and friends came from all over to join in this celebration and we are grateful to them all.
We have one child, our daughter, and this wedding was a perfect send off to her new life. Another milestone has passed and we could not be happier! Thanks for reading about our special day.