Sunday, July 18, 2010

Our Pawfect Wedding: Enjoying Buca

We walked into Buca di Beppo and were bombarded with photos! Woot!

My friendor Laura was there:

I swooned over her creations for forever. I still talk about those cupcakes (today, it was with my mom, discussing the cute M&M's on top.)

We settled into our table... I LOVE this pic.

Smoochies were had...

MIL and her sister

BILS A & S (and A's then GF)

Mr P's BFF and Co-Best Man A and his GF, and our friend H (a former Colts cheerleader!)


Mr P's childhood friend and groomsman Z...

Z's sister Lyd and her boyfriend A... again, two of my FAVE people in this world.

Best Man Dan and L. L recently got married (you can see the wedding deets here) to the other best man (A)'s brother E, who was an usher. (Good luck with that association.)

P (H's boyfriend), bridesmaid H, and bridesmaid A.

Bridesmaid L lovin on the booze.

L and AP

Fit and my sister/MOH R

Sis/MOH M and her boyfriend!

B's cousin T and his girlfriend, C. They're holding T's brother's baby L!

The other cousin-baby, A, with her momma!

A with her parents, momma K and Brian's cousin daddy K! They have two pugs, so we clearly approve of them.

The third brother, P, with wife S and daughter L. LOVE!

My cousin M and my Aunt J!

Love the bokeh in this. The server was pourin' us DRANKS!

K with a very tired A.

Me and my cutie MOMMERS!

My girls drinking some wine!

The whole table... basically these are all "my" guests. And I am so endlessly happy that each and every one of them made it. They made my wedding.


Erin did her stuff and got some great ring pics. Mine and Mr P's together...

Wow... it doesn't look that sparkly right now...

The cake toppers (with plenty of cake residue!)

Ring hats!

Then... dinners arrived. I nearly died. It was perfect. Our food was amazing. MEATBALLS bigger than my pugs...

Manicotti (that we didn't eat since by the time it came we said PLEASE GOD NO we are full!)

And lemon chicken!

Everything was WONDERFUL. Someone came up with the great idea for us to do the Lady & The Tramp spaghetti scene.

Romantic AND tasty!

Up next? TOASTS! They were wonderful and I can't wait to share them!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Our Pawfect Wedding: Buca-Bound!

Ok yes, I suck. But the draw of the easy Wordpress photo upload makes me loath the amount of time it takes me to do a wedding recap, heavy with photos. It's so time-intensive and hands-on! Booo blogger photo upload.

We left off with the completion of our formal portraits. At this point, my new hubby and I left for Buca with Best Man Dan. We parked in a garage downtown, and as you already know, hopped in a photobooth. Best moment of the whole wedding weekend... bliss at being married, happy to be goofy and just let go.

Meanwhile, Erin was at Buca getting ready and taking pictures!

This was our room: (I die. LOVED it.)

Laura, my friendor, was setting up the cake display.

She made us some pug wedding cookies...

And she added our cake toppers that I made...

Our wait staff for the night prepared for the evening. I love this pic!

And of course, I also loved the Italian/Jersey-ness of the room.

Cake topper close up:

Buca wine:

Here are the cupcakes Laura made for us! I seriously was in awe of the awesomeness.

I asked her to do a black m&m on the white frosting to emulate the anemone flowers I had in my bouquet.

Love the little pug tongue!

Buca's wine are actually really good.

At last, we approached!

If you can, make these pictures bigger by clicking on them (sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. So just try.) Below, Dan strikes a pose...

B and I posed in front of the restaurant for a while, using the great natural light.

I love these next few!

We were hungry, but happy to pose for pictures before eating!


The Happy Newlyweds!

And what's a wedding without more fisheye?

We were going for the Jersey gangsta look.

Foot pop!

And of course, a little smooch!

Honestly, I wish my dress was more bridal- people were looking at me like they were confused. But I couldn't find a white short dress! (Now, of course, they're everywhere!) But I still had a blast and FELT special.

Next up... our dinner guests arrive and enjoy!