Monday, September 29, 2008

{The Wedding Dinner}

As a lot of you know my little brother got married this past Thursday, so of course I'm going to blog about it. I have a ton of pictures though that I want to show so I'm going to have to break this up into 2 or 3 post. So first off, I'll show the wedding dinner.

Usually here in Utah we have a nice wedding dinner the day of the wedding, but since we really didn't know my brother's sweet wife's family we thought it would be nice to do the dinner the night before so we could get to know each other a little. My mom decided to do a BBQ in her back yard.

Here are the guests......................


A view from the deck.....................
The food was so good. We had pulled pork sandwiches, baked potato with all the fixings, salad, baked beans, and lemon water. My brother (the groom) is the one on the right.


And for dessert.................cheesecake!


These were the centerpieces. We got the candle holders and ribbon from Tai Pan for 2 bucks a piece, the candle from the dollar store and the vinyl lettering I had a friend do for 25 cents a piece. I think they really turned out pretty and elegant.


I wish you could see the candles in this picture better. Each ribbon hanging from the tree is holding a votive candle holder and candle at the end. When the sun started to go down it was really pretty.

My mom has grape vines in the back of yard that she put Christmas lights in, it looked gorgeous.

This is where the kids hung out most of the time. In their little car under the deck!

Tomorrow, I promise to show pictures from the wedding day!!!

17 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Looks like a wonderful time and I love the candles:) I be checking back to see pics of the wedding.
Rondell

joelandbecca said...

Darling! I love those centerpieces! What a cute idea. Can't wait to see the rest!

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

I love the centerpieces!!!

beth at aunties said...

Welcome back! The dinner sounds yummy and the candle centerpieces were so pretty! With TWO weddings now we can't wait to maybe sneaking a few more wonderful ideas!:)
beth

V and Co. said...

hey nicole i just wanted to answer your question about my counters...they are your standart lamenate counters you can get at home depot, i thought about going really nice but then i figured why spend so much so these turned out just fine looking in my eyes! and thank you for the award! btw love your blog!

Shannon said...

It all looks so pretty!! I can't wait to see the rest of the pics!

Carrie said...

Everything is so pretty! And cheesecake my favorite.

Kristi said...

Love the candles with the inscriptions...

LeAnn said...

This is kind of embarrassing, but I didn't remember that you had a brother. Remember the time I went home with you on President's Day weekend and met your family? I had so much fun but I only remember that you had two sisters. He was probably a baby back then. tee hee hee

Mimi Sue said...

Love the candle holders. A couple of years ago I made a stitchery that said something similar for a wedding present. Looks like everyone had a great time and thank goodness the weather was so warm. Mimi

The Hulsey Family said...

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M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Everything looks so lovely in the pix. Looks like it was a total success. I know your mom had a lot of help from you...what a blessing.
LOVED the centerpieces! : )
M.L.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Oh what fun...my kind of party..makes me want to get married again..the food, the cake the presents!!

onlymehere said...

What a wonderful idea! The informal gathering allowed much more time to talk and get to know each other I'm sure. I love the decorating ideas. My son is getting married in the spring and I may have to steal some of the ideas!!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Just from this little bit, I can tell it was beautiful.

Erika said...

That cheesecake seriousl looks so good!

mommy2gabby said...

Hi Nicole,

I am so glad that it was nice weather for you all! The candle holders are really sweet! Cute idea. I like the ones hanging from the tree. I bet it was really beautiful.

Jody