Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Under the Harvest Moon: Reception Part 2

The Food!

I'm not going to lie, I didn't put much thought into the food.  For apps we had standard veggie, fruit and cheese trays that were gone before Mr. MB and I even got there, whoops.  And for dinner I knew my budget, my location and the limits of catered food and went for the old Texas standby: BBQ.

Momma MB is from the south side of San Antonio and remembered going to Snoga's when she was younger.  Since our wedding was just outside of southern San Antonio, she knew that was where we'd be getting our food.  Lucky for us, it was unbelievably reasonable, downright cheap.  I think it came out to about $5.50/person for brisket & sausage topped with lovely bbq sauce, potato salad, pinto beans, cole slaw, white bread and iced tea.  Side notes for non-Texans, the cole slaw was vinegar based (immensely preferable to mayo based) and white bread is an absolute must with BBQ.

Photo taken by London 'maid and edited by me

Usually BBQ goes hand in hand with a not-so-great thing: styrofoam.  I didn't want dinner to be served on styrofoam plates, so we ordered compostable plates for dinner, and small little compostable trays for apps and dessert.  Unfortunately, I forgot about the styrofoam cups the tea was being served in.  Well, I tried.  I bought the plates and trays from WorldCentric, an online biocompostables retailer.  They were sturdy, I liked the unbleached color and I thought they were well priced.

Photo taken by John and Whitney Canales and edited by me

Now, we often hear brides talk about not getting a second to eat, but that was never going to be me.  No one wants to see me hungry in my everyday life, so hunger, plus lack of sleep, plus stress of being 'on' all day meant that eating was necessary if a meltdown was to be avoided.

I personally love how much space my dress takes up. Ladies, keep in mind the fact that you often have to make room for your garment.
Photo taken by John and Whitney Canales and edited by me

Photo taken by Aunt Annie and edited by me

Oh, and sorry for the short hiatus, I was in the Philippines!

Personal photo

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Under the Harvest Moon: Reception Part 1

We didn't really do an entrance, there wasn't an announcement or anything.  We just waited until everyone was there and settled (and we'd taken some pictures) and then walked into our reception, hand in hand as
a team.

Photo taken by London 'maid

 We waved 'hello', got some applause and started mingling.

 We ditched our bouquets.

 Checked out our jazz band

 Then I had a mini portrait session when our photographer caught me up by the photobooth. (edited by me)

 What am I supposed to do here? (edited by me)

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 And what would a Texas reception hall be without some antlers? (Taken by Uncle Chris)

Up next in reception posts: cake, dancing and speeches.

All photos taken and edited by John and Whitney Canales unless otherwise noted.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Under the Harvest Moon: Pictures of a Couple in Love

Next, we headed over to an area near the reception hall and took a few shots of just Mr. Moonbeam and I.

 We stole a kiss

 Grabbed a seat

 Checked out our new hardware

 Took a moment to reflect

Kissing is much less awkward without your siblings watching 

This is pretty typical of us: Mr. Moonbeam kissing my nose, me scrunching up my face in mild protest

Just being close and happy about our recent declarations in front of friends and family.

All photos taken by John and Whitney Canales and edited by me

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Under the Harvest Moon: Bridal Party Photos

After the ceremony I grabbed my ladies, Mr. Moonbeam grabbed his guys and we walked around the church grounds and took some pictures.

 Sista MB helped me with my dress

 edited by me

 We showed off the flowers

We played it cool

 Then we struck a silly pose, I have no connection to Charlie's Angels, I don't know why we did this, I should've thought some things out.

 We got ready for a jump (edited by me)

 We caught some air (edited by me)

 We smooched (I'm not gonna lie, this felt totally awkward)

For some reason I thought a game of Red Rover was a good idea 

 Don't ask me why, again should have come up with ideas beforehand

I guess Red Rover had it's moments


 Loved this picture so much, you get it twice

 Color edit by me

So suave

 Now for 'the poses'.

All photos taken and edited by John and Whitney Canales unless otherwise noted.

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