David & Joanna Part Two.
And the party continues…This shot is taken outside of the church in Squaw Valley.
A little trip to King’s Beach for some photos on the lake.
Meanwhile, at the reception…So, I have to stop here for a minute. It was a really big deal to have the tables set up in the lawn for dinner service. I was the first bride to even ask for it. Typically, the lawn at the Northstar is used for the ceremony and then the patio and tent area are for the reception. I think I stirred some feathers by asking to switch things around but the end result was worth it. And it was a life saver (literally) later in the evening.
Italian soda bottles tied with name cards (Blood Orange is the best) and pashminas that David and I bought in Chinatown, NY on the coldest day of the year. It was too freezing to barter but we got them for a few bucks each.
Waiting in line to be announced. Oh, the flowers make me so happy.
Oh yeah, so, there was a hail storm in the middle of the reception. A hail storm. Rolled in right as guests were finishing dinner. It didn’t last long but man, it was a game changer. Thankfully, the dessert table and the dance floor were set up under the tent so as the guests rushed “inside”, the party continued flawlessly. The DJ, Ty from North Shore Entertainment, jumped right into It’s Raining Men as the first song to keep the momentum up. It was amazing. He really saved the party. Lesson learned. Never underestimate the DJ. Since our first dance was rained out, Ty played it as a last song (Sam Cooke’s We’re Having a Party) and asked everyone to dance with us one last time. Genius.
The good thing about a hail storm in the middle of August is that it leaves behind an amazing orange sky. Which just happened to be one of my colors. I think it goes nicely with the rest of the wedding, don’t you?
Another great thing about a hail storm? The giant rainbow that shows up after it. It’s fitting because I used a quote from Henry Mancini’s Moon River on our programs:
Wherever you’re going I’m going your way. Two drifters off to see the world. There’s such a lot of world to see. We’re after the same rainbow’s end.
Photo credits: Ciprian Photography