The Wedding: Dinner, Toasts & the Cake

After a brief happy hour in the back yard, we moved everyone to the front patio where the dinner would be held.  My mom transformed the front patio into this – amazing, no?

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We had marinated shish-ke-babs the morning of, so the guys were put to work grilling:

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Looks delicious, doesn’t it?  We had chicken and veggie shish-ke-babs, brown rice, marinated tofu, and an Asian salad.  A perfect menu.

Boudreaux had no problem being the drink server.

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My Dad didn’t mind having a beer or two!

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I enjoyed white wine (thank goodness, since I spilled some on my dress and it didn’t show).

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Everyone helped out a little, which was really cool since we were hosting this ourselves.

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My mom was running the whole thing from behind the scenes; all the credit goes to her.

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We also got gorgeous Hawaiian special leis from our friends and windsurfing superstars Darren & Laura.

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Guest shots:

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Then it was time to eat!

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I was sooo hungry after having hardly anything for lunch.  We chowed down and enjoyed lots of laughter being surrounded by our wedding party.

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We enjoyed background music from the Gipsy Kings, Spanish Guitar, Jack Johnson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joe Strummer’s Mondo Bongo, Enrique’s I Like It (a slow version), and even Al Green.

Soon enough it was time to break out the champagne.

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Grandpa made sure we didn’t go thirsty.

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With champagne came the toasts.  We got some really heartfelt and funny toasts from Boudreaux, Elise, and our dads.

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Then David and I said some nice words to all the guests.

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Lastly, it was cake time.  Our cake was pretty awesome – Coconut cake with Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) filling.  I think everyone had their fair share.  We saved some for later, and it didn’t last with David around!

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