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Wedding: Reception and Details

12 Oct

Okay I bet you thought I forgot to do the rest of the wedding posts……..

 

I sort of did. But now I remembered. I can’t believe it’s been more than two months. Every time I go on Pinterest and see wedding things I die a little inside. At least now I can pin house decorating ideas. Who am I kidding? It’s not nearly as fun. Is anyone getting married? I’ll help you plan!!!!

I left off recapping the ceremony which took place right at the reception hall. This made it really easy! Since we did the pictures before hand all we had to do after the ceremony was snap a couple family pics then we were on our way to make it through the line of our guests at the cocktail hour. This was really important to us since we didn’t have a receiving line. We wanted to make sure we talked to as many people as possible. I’ll admit it was a little overwhelming, and I worried that I wouldn’t be able to talk to everyone. But when the night was over I had at least said hello to every single guest.

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Cocktail hour on the deck

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Here are some of the details I spent hours obsessing over on Pinterest:

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Escort Cards

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The art teacher at my school made this cute sign for us!

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Centerpieces with table number chalkboards

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Our favors were shortbread key lime dipped cookies

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My  mom made this amazing ring bearer pillow

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There’s my burlap banner!

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This was a big hit!

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Yummy Cupcakes!

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Grandparent’s wedding pics

We made our way in after the cocktail hour and immediately did our first dance, parent dances, and speeches.

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The speeches were great!

Then after we ate (hardly even remember the food) we were basically free! We had to say hi to a few more people then the only thing “formal” left to do was the ice cream!!!! OMG it was SO GOOD! I want more NOWWWW

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Good thing I have these pictures because the reception went by in SUCH a blur. I seriously wish I could go back and experience it again. It’s so bizarre how you spend so much time planning and obsessing and then it’s just….over. Ah, oh well.

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Have you been obsessing over Pinterest for your wedding?

How do you feel about having a receiving line?

Wedding: Ceremony and Bridal Party

14 Sep

Basically right now I’m doing everything in my power to avoid writing my thank you notes. So I decided to meander over to the computer and blog more about the wedding.

We left off after the first look- again highly recommended for anyone who’s getting married soon!

Our ceremony was right by the shore of Lake Ontario. It had started down pouring earlier in the day but cleared up and ended up being a beautiful afternoon. Everyone was in awe of how gorgeous it was. It was perfect.

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My BFF from high school!

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Our flower girl and ring bearer:

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I was so nervous!!!!

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My parents

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We did some family pictures after the ceremony that took like 10 minutes. I was SO over doing pictures after that. I hardly even wanted to do sunset pictures! I don’t know how people do hours of it. Looking back on it I briefly wished I had more, but in retrospect the day was spent enjoying myself and not worrying about pictures. Plus when I went to print them I realized I had more than enough.

 

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Looking at these is so fun!!! Next up: Reception and details

For Guests of Our Wedding

18 May

The big day is getting closer! If you’re going to our wedding and want to know more about the area or where to stay the night of the rehearsal and reception look no further. Invitations will be out soon however some people want to start booking rooms now.

Rehearsal Dinner- Thursday August 1st at ????

Time is TBD. Rehearsal will be at Bayshore Grove in Oswego and dinner will be at Vona’s Italian Restaurant.

 

Vonas Restaurant

Things to do in the area

If you’re staying Thursday night, the wedding is not until 5 P.M the next day. Oswego is a really beautiful place, especially in the summer. There are a number of local bars and restaurants in the area. Don’t miss Rudy’s if you’re looking for a great place to have lunch!

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It’s right on the lake!

Greene’s is a great place to grab a drink or lunch if you like a bar scene.

Old City is my favorite Oswego Bar, right on the water as well.

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy the beautiful weather (because it WILL BE NICE OUT), you can check out Breitbeck Park.

Breitbeck Park

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Accommodations for Thursday and Friday:

We booked rooms in two hotels in the city of Oswego for Thursday August 1st and Friday August 2nd.

1. Quality Inn and Suites

This hotel had a lower rate. This is the one we’re staying in. They have a bar, Steamer’s, downstairs so we can come back for the after party! Rooms are pretty standard, nothing fancy.

Hotel restaurant

Taken from Hotel Website, sourced above

 

Hotel Room | Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront Oswego, NY

Taken from Hotel Website, sourced above

2. Best Western Captain’s Quarters

This hotel had a little bit higher rate. It is a little nicer and has a pool.

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Just ask for the Burgwin/Haskins wedding. These hotels are in the city of Oswego. Our actual wedding and reception is a few miles outside of Oswego, on the lake near the Nine Mile nuclear plant (romantic, I know).

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Distance between wedding and reception

Our wedding will be at 5 PM and the cocktail hour will start immediately after in the same area.

We will have a shuttle bus for guests starting about an hour before the reception and running after the reception to get you back to your hotel safely. If you drive to the reception you can leave your car there and pick it up in the morning.

Of course after the reception we plan on continuing the party in the city! So get ready!!! I am more than ready for this day to be here! Hope you are as excited as I am! If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment even if you don’t have a WordPress account.

Wedding Post: Reception Site

1 Apr

We picked our reception site almost a year ago…..right after we got engaged! Surprisingly even though we were 14 months out after getting engaged to when we wanted to get married we secured the last available weekend at our venue for the 2013 season. I looked at a couple of different venues but nothing had the feel and atmosphere of the place we ultimately decided going with. Neither of us are super religious so I knew that getting married in a church wasn’t a requirement. I originally wanted a rustic/barn sort of feel but there wasn’t a venue in my area that offered that. The second best thing was a romantic, outdoor venue and we found just that in the one we ended up going with. The ceremony and reception are at the same site!

Saturday, Austin and I met with the owner to nail down some more details and it ended up being a beautiful day to visit the place where we’ll get married in EXACTLY four months!!IMG_2250

As mentioned before  we’re getting married in Oswego, NY, where I attended college. It’s on Lake Ontario. There’s really not much more to say about it other than to gawk at the pictures of how amazing it is.

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Gondola and walk down the aisle. Hopefully the day we get married in August will be just as sunny and about 40 degrees warmer than it was that day.

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Lake Ontario Beauty

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Great spot for pictures

Here’s a picture of the banquet hall. Just your general banquet hall look but it’s huge!

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And…..possibly the thing that sold me on booking this venue was the awesome bridal suite that I have to get ready.

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This bridal suite also has a bathroom, extra room and a full bar and kitchen.

Holy Crap! Can’t wait….just four *short* months. It feels like I’ve been waiting a lifetime! We’ve been engaged since April 12th, 2012. Just get here already!!!!!

If you’re getting married in Central New York I highly recommend Bayshore Grove in Oswego. Everyone we’ve worked with there so far is awesome.

 

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