We held the reception under this beautiful wide-open pavilion with chandeliers. I loved the formal look, but we softened it up with a few pom poms and white bunting banners. I think this really set the party tone and added a bit of color to the mostly white space.
We started the ceremony with our first dance. I never thought we were the "first dance" kind of couple, but I'm so glad we did it because it was really fun and romantic. We actually learned a little routine to "Dream a Little Dream" by the Mamas and the Papas. We dipped, twirled, and did the grapevine like it's hot (while messing up a few times, of course), and it was one of the loveliest moments of my life.
Mmmmmm ... and the food! It was all about comfort food and wine: chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, green bean casserole, salad, brisket sliders, and lots of good wine. And for dessert, we had a nice mix of cake and pie. We went with a simple berry chantilly cream cake from Whole Foods and various pies from Texas Pie Company.
We ended the party with a vivacious dance to "Shake Your Groove Thing." That means we danced like crazy people.