Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cocktail Hour {Wedding Recaps}

While we were outside taking pictures, James, our awesome matire'd, brought us some of the cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres outside.

They were so delicious, and only made us want to get to the party quicker!

Fortunately, our photographers were awesome, and captured all of the pictures we wanted very quickly so we didn't miss too much of our cocktail hour!

When we finally got inside, the very first thing we did was sneak a peak at the reception room (but I'll save that for a little later)...

And then we headed straight to the bar!

Even though we had a full open bar, we decided to each highlight one of our favorite drinks. And I couldn't pass up an opportunity to make a chalkboard ;)

Photo Credit: Ruby Star Photography
We thought the pumpkin pie martini, with its fall theme would be a big hit, and it was. But we weren't expecting so many people to drink an old fashioned!

One of the things I loved about Stewart Manor Country Club was the cocktail hour room. There is a very pretty foyer, which opens right onto the cocktail hour room - it kind of makes you feel like you are in someone's house!

And then there was AJ's favorite thing - the bar was set up like an actual bar. It was in its own room that was open onto the cocktail hour room and the reception room (although that door remained shut during cocktail hour!) and surrounded by tall tables with pub stools.

And everyone definitely enjoyed the bar :)

Photo Credit: Ruby Star Photography
Of course, there was a ton of food too! I didn't have time to eat much, aside from the treats that James brought us during our pictures!

Everyone else ate though! And I am still jealous that I wasn't able to grab a quesadilla from the quesadilla bar - I was so excited about that!

Photo Credit: Ruby Star Photography
I think cocktail hour is my favorite part of most weddings that I've been to. Cocktail hour always has the best food, and its such a fun time to catch up with everyone. I can't wait for the next wedding AJ and I are attending so I can actually go to the whole cocktail hour - and eat!

What is your favorite part about weddings?

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Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That's my favorite part of a wedding too. I'm glad you got a few treats and got to spend a little time in the cocktail hour with everyone. It sounds like it was held in a gorgeous room!! That's so cool about your His and Hers signature cocktails. I've never even had an Old Fashioned! I could go for a pumpkin martini right now!

Tracy said...

Great photos, I love the unstaged photos :)
A quesadilla cool is that!!!
I am not a drinker so I could pass on the bar, but love the food at weddings :)

Becky said...

How fun!! I love the chalkboard too, highlighting each of your favorite drinks :) so many personal details in your wedding, I love that!! My favorite part of a wedding has to be when the bride walks down the aisle :)

Jules said...

Sounds like the cocktail hour was a big hit. It is crazy how much time the bride and groom to be plan to have just the right food and then they rarely end up getting to sample any of it themselves! Have a great weekend!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love the chalkboard! I think weddings are so much fun. It's hard to pick a favorite part. But I loved our first dance together :)

Gita said...

Pumpkin Pie Martini? Never hear o fit. Sounds yummy, but sweet.

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