We all survived our crazy weekend wedding. Everything turned out beautifully and exactly as the bride and groom wanted. It was a lot of hard work but so worth it.
Our family hosted a grooms dinner the night before the wedding. My dad was thrilled to prepare a dinner for 150 guests. He really likes to cook and entertain. Despite all of us kids begging him to let it be catered, he insisted that he be able to cook for everyone. Between the beautiful location and menu it was an amazing night.
We started off with appetizers.
We had BBQ wings,
and an assortment of crackers, ships, cheeses and dips.
After that was a BBQ buffet.
Pulled Pork sandwiches
Pork and Beef Ribs
Corn on the Cob
Macaroni and Cheese
and assorted breads
I think it was enjoyed by all. There was something for everyone.
My contribution to the night was making pear tarts and mint brownies to add to the dessert buffet.
At the end of the night, my brother presented his bride with a cedar chest he made for her. It was very sweet and touching.
My dad is amazing, I don't know how he pulled it off.
I'll be gone for a while on vacation, but when I come back I want to share more of the wedding.