Oh, look, another wedding post. But this is the last one – the best one. After the legal stuff and the mountains, we had a party!
The Rocket Scientist and I had our big reception at an Air Force Base military museum, with collections specializing in Victorian life and the Cold War. If that doesn’t scream “wedding,” what does? All guests had to go through a serious background check to attend – just like going to a celebrity wedding, but with none of the perks.
But here it is – our reception. Highlights include Velociraptors, Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, lavender, Colin Firth, milkshakes, Batman, and a surprise monkey.
99.99% of the credit for EVERYTHING goes to my mum, who planned an amazingly fun reception on a very small budget. My dad also helped with everything, and Millie was a superstar for the two days before the reception. Monkey credit goes to Sarah, Chelsie, and Chelsie’s gentleman friend.
And I wish there was a better close-up of my second (!) headpiece, but my mum made it. It’s a gorgeous, rhinestone applique sewn onto white ribbon. Basically, a sparkly, sparkly tiara.
The reception was perfect. We drank milkshakes, played boardgames, got more people to read nerdy science quotes, smashed a pinata, had all the guests compete in trivia rounds for prizes of German chocolate and United States Air Force Junior Missilier Badges, took silly pictures with dress up clothing and funny props (spot Princess Beatrice’s infamous hat) ran through a shower of lavender, and hugged, kissed, and high-fived everyone we could find.
Since a few people have asked, here’s where I found my dress and accessories:
- Wedding Dress – David’s Bridal ($99!)
- Satin sash – Allyne’s Fabric & Bridal Supplies
- Lace, rhinestone applique, and ribbons for headpieces – Allyne’s Fabric & Bridal Supplies (and both headpieces made by my mum!)
- Green hemimorphite and pearl necklaces – self-made
- Green shawl and apron – fabric from JoAnn Fabrics, made by my mother-in-law
- Shoes – Naturalizer