9:30 am – Bagel, Smoothie + Coffee – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)
We should have woken up early to hit the road and head out of town, but we slept in a little. We started the morning with a nice cuppa joe.
Then, I took a tip from Kath and used my leftover silken tofu, from the cook-out appetizer dish I made on Thursday, to make a smoothie. I threw in a bunch of leftovers: the leftover silken tofu, some frozen berries that had been in the freezer for awhile, and a banana that was almost too-ripe to eat. The smoothie was nice, thick, sweet, and tasty!
I also had a honey wheat bagel with honey almond schmear – more leftovers from Friday AM.
A nice, leftover-ish breakfast, but a good one to get us ready to hit the road to see my parents.
2:30 pm – Teriyaki Chicken, Broccoli, Rice, + Fresh Strawberries – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)
We realized on the way that we were running way later than we thought and we had a wedding to make! Yikes! Luckily, we called ahead and my sweet sister was nice enough to make both of us a lunch-to-go. When hubby and I made it to my parent’s house, we ran inside, changed clothes as quickly as humanly possible, and got into the car. We enjoyed our “take-out” in the car – chicken teriyaki, steamed broccoli, and white rice…along with some fresh strawberries, which I forgot to photograph.
Sun + Sunflowers Wedding Ceremony
The weather Saturday was absolutely beautiful! We made good time in the car and got to the wedding ceremony location just in time. The last few minutes of the ride were spent meandering up some squiggly + super-steep roads because the chapel was on top of some mountains
The little chapel was sooo picturesque! Just look at it! Looks like it should be in a magazine!
The inside was really nice, too…nice and rustic, yet chic.
The bride had a gorgeous bouquet of sunflowers – they were so fun! All the bridemaids wore sunflowers in their hair, too.
The chapel looked so small, but it held a ton of people!
We made our way up the hill to our car and then back to the house to take Bailey out.
I snapped a quick photo of the favor, bubbles, on top of my dress. I accidentally matched the wedding colors – yellow and blue. haha 🙂 After the photo, it was on to the ceremony!
6:30 pm – Wedding Reception + Dinner – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)
At the reception site, there were a couple appetizers out for snacking till the reception was fully ready. I enjoyed a couple small bites and a cocktail.
Soon enough, the reception room opened and we made our way to our table – lucky #7!
They had some neat-looking candles on the tops of all the tables.
Place-settings included a butterfly fan…
…and some sunflower seeds.
Dinner started with a salad, which I drizzled lightly with some ranch dressing.
I also snagged what appeared to be the only whole-grain (or wheat) roll in the basket, which I enjoyed with some butter. I just love the combo of bread and butter…such a classic! So simple…yet so delicious.
For dinner, I had the steak – a lovely (we think it was) filet, cooked perfectly to medium – along with some mashed potatoes, asparagus, and carrots.
Another look. Dinner was delish! I only ate about 3/4 the steak and 1/2 the potatoes, but hubby happily finished the rest of my plate.
After wrapping up dinner, we were on the say hello to my parents (sitting at another table on the other side of the room), grabbed cocktails, and took some photos of the beautiful wedding cake.
The cake followed the sunflower theme with some lovely sunflower decorations.
The bride’s bouquet next to the cake.
I enjoyed a piece of vanilla cake with vanilla frosting…
…along with a nice cup of coffee. Cake is one of my favorite parts of weddings…especially with a nice cup of coffee.
After dessert, hubby and I hit the dance floor for a few songs before they did the bouquet toss. This is the first wedding I’ve been to since getting married so I wasn’t eligible for the first time for the bouquet toss!
A little later in the night, my parents were ready to leave, so we said our goodbyes and headed for home.
We had a great time at the wedding. Everything was beautiful, from the bride to those gorgeous sunflowers. The wedding was for one of our family friend’s daughters – one I’ve known since I was a kid (she’s my age). Since leaving for college and moving away, I haven’t seen her in a few years, but it was so cool to be there for her special day and to say hello to her parent’s and other family friends. I wish the happy couple the best in their new life together!