As promised, a few more details from the reception!
We had croquet, ladder golf, and cornhole set out for guests to play with, and play with them guests did! My family is pretty much obsessed with croquet, so this did not surprise me.
Guests also took advantage of the “photo swing,” a last-minute project I wrote about here.
The lawn blankets were used, too — in fact, I’m 99% sure at least one guest took a short nap during the reception.
The favor/guest book combo was all Kate’s idea. She cut circles out of navy blue cardstock and handstamped each one with a guest’s name. We set up a table at the reception, laid out all the cards, then placed a pot on each. The pots were the favor — they were filled with seedlings and little bags of dirt. Once a guest removed his or her favor, he or she used the pre-name-stamped circle to write a note for the guest book. Brilliant!
Let’s see… next I think I’ll talk about general decor, and then it’s on to toasts, cake, and the sunset cruise!
We raise the tent
We rehearse and play wiffle ball
We jump off the wharf
We eat lobster
We wake up very early, and the gents get dressed
The girls get ready
They make their vows
Lemonade and cookies