It really was an impressive meal, though, especially since everything was cooked absolutely perfectly - no mean feat when you're serving 50 people all at once. Even the shrimp was perfect.
On Saturday, the ceremony was beautiful and very nice:
To say I was proud would be an understatement. But still, I was also relieved when their babysitter picked them up, so we could enjoy the reception without worrying about anyone under five.
The reception, held at the Tremont Grand, was fantastic (especially the music, which was all hand-picked by Mary). As far as I can tell, everyone working at the venue was on top of things, friendly, and responsive. Plus, it's pretty there! And look how cool the centerpieces were: Mary was looking for something sophisticated and a little different - I think she got it.
We finished out our weekend with a trip up to Pennsylvania to visit our friend Sam and his extended family, and with a low-key cookout at our house yesterday (most of which was dedicated to recapping the wedding and eating rehearsal dinner leftovers). All in all, a good one.
Mary and Kyle are about to head off to Napa for their honeymoon, while we all stay behind and continue to recuperate. We've been looking forward to this past weekend for so long that it's a little hard to believe it's over. But now it's on to plans for the beach and the fourth of July...because it's always something!
[The pictures were taken by a combination of people - me, Alicia, and Kyle's mom's best friend, mostly, I think.]