In Part 3 of my wedding post series, we finished up at the cocktail hour after the ceremony and group photos.
Next was the dinner/reception in the gorgeous homestead! But first, Caron whipped Matt and I away for 15 minutes for a few more photos behind the barn now that the rain had subsided.
Such a glorious collection of photos… The light was so perfect! It was nice for Matt and I to have some one-on-one time too.
Once we had finished up, we headed back for another cocktail and at about 6pm everyone went in for dinner.
We had it set up so that there were 4 banquet tables for guests. It was a buffet style dinner but all served on big plates in the middle of the table for guest to share.
I love the flower arrangements by The Floral Stylist- They also did our bouquets and the flowers in the church.
The meal was absolutely delicious (although I didn’t each much as there was such a lot going on!) and the staff were very attentive. I loved the tall glasses, but there were a few casualties from guests knocking them over!
We had a few speeches before dinner- my father Peter and Matt’s father Colin and also a traditional Indian dance by one of Matts young cousins Simran. She was so cute and really really good! My little 1 year old cousin Sadie was absolutely entranced by Simran and tried to dance along!
We had another round of speeches after everyone had eaten- Matt spoke as well as my Maid of Honour Alex and the Best Man Mario.
I kept it together the whole day and then Alex made me cry during her speech! She’s a very special friend along with Elissa, Sylvanna and Ashleigh, my other bridesmaids. I’m a very lucky girl to have such wonderful friends!
There sure was a lot of laughter!
After all the speeches were done, it was time to cut the cake! This fabulous creation was by Trudy of SugarCake. A true genius of cake making, Trudy is passionate, a little OCD and so creative.
We had 4 flavours- Chocolate/Mint, Banana/Caramel, Coconut/Raspberry and Vanilla/Peanut Butter M&Ms!
We wanted a elegant, opulent cake that wasn’t the traditional all-white cake. Matt made the cake stands to give it some extra pizazz and of course I had to have something Disney hence the Cinderella/Prince Charming silhouettes and the pumpkin coach!
Each flavour was so yummy as I knew they would be! That’s what I love about Trudy’s cakes, they look good and most importantly TASTE INCREDIBLE!
We served the cake along with the rest of desert in the barn where the remainder of the nights celebrations was carried out. Everyone moved in there while I got change into my second wedding dress and Matt and I had a very nervous run through of our swing dance routine!
More on that in the final part of my wedding post series!
x Miss Victory Violet
All photography by Caron Nicole Photography