Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wild Weekend...

...Saturday night, we went to a wedding at the zoo!!! We were a little nervous because we really only knew the bride and one other couple, who had called to tell me they wouldn't be attending at the last minute. I was bummed about that and bummed that I couldn't wear my new dress I'd bought last weekend. Well...I could but I would have FROZE!!! So we get there and it was the most awesome time EVER!!! The couple wrote their own vows and the groom's brother did the ceremony. We found out that the groom had donated his kidney to his father! I guess that's one of those things that doesn't come in casual conversation! It just made us realize that this couple really is amazing (but we already knew that). A peacock walked down the stairs where the bridal party was coming from before the wedding then a goose during the wedding. In the middle of the wedding, two geese flew maybe 5 ft about everyone's head. It was hilarious!

In between the ceremony and the reception, we were walking around and got to see the seals! I've never been to a wedding with seals! They were cold and all laying on the rocks in the middle...no getting in the water for them!

When we got to the reception, we were seated the Jaguar Table with the most fun people!!! We exchanged numbers with them to possible hook up with at the State Fair! Back while we were planning our wedding, I was reading an etiquette book. It stated that the appropriate time to leave a wedding was after the cake had been cut. This is the second weekend in a row that the couple has been introduced into the reception and cut the cake immediately before dinner. When they did it last night, I looked at Matt and said, "Alright, we can go!" We laughed but ended up staying almost the entire time! When we left, the party favor were little bags of animal crackers with their name and a thanks for coming. Overall, it was an awesome time! Good luck to J & C and have fun on your honeymoon!

The seals napping and trying to stay warm.



Here are our new friends at the Jaguar table displaying the tower of champagne glasses we made and trying to turn it into a fountain.



Lastly, Matt displaying the Jaguars!!!

3 comments :

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

How fun! Glad it was a good time, what a neat place to get married!

Angie said...

That sounds like a really fun wedding. I love the favor idea, so cute!

Tattooed Dorothy said...

What an awesome place for a wedding! And the animal crackers sound like such a cute idea!

(I totally feel like I just repeated what Randall and Angie have already said...but I guess great minds think alike!)