Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Our Ibiza Wedding: Part 5 - The Reception

We really could't have asked for a more perfect day or better weather.

Or a better crowd.

While we were out taking photos against some of the island's gorgeous backdrops, our guests returned to the villa for the party.  They enjoyed mingling in the garden with cava and canopies.

Our caterer served a variety of bruschetta's with some other yummy hors d'oeuvres and pomegranate infused cava to wash it all down.

Stef and I arrived to the reception about an hour or so later...

and were announced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs.

I tried to keep the villa a secret to most of our guests so they would see it for the first time when they arrived after the ceremony.  Everyone was in awe, just as much awe as we were in the first time we visited it and knew it was the one.

After the announcement of the bride and groom, we sat down to start dinner.  We started with an assortment if Mediterranean tapas.  This was followed by delicious platters of steak and fish served along with family style veggies and potatoes.  Everything was cooked to perfection and several of my guests complemented the caterer and told me it was one of the best meals they even had!

Stef an I were so happy everyone was enjoying the beauty and magic of the island and having such a great time.

Some amazing speeches were given by our best buddies

...and dinner ended just after the beautiful sunset into the Mediterranean.

Our DJ, Brian from Beezwax Ibiza, played some relaxed tunes during dinner and pumped it up bit afterwards.

After cutting the cake I changed into my reception dress to get a bit more comfortable before our first dance as man and wife.

My dress was a beautiful 1920's style piece from Alice+Olivia.

We danced until the wee hours of the morning and at some point the guys threw the groom in the pool, suit and all.  Then almost everyone jumped in and the DJ continued to play until abut 4 a.m.  Fun fun fun!

It was truly the most magical evening and I wish we could do it again and again.  In fact my guests enjoyed themselves so much, many asked me to plan a wedding in Ibiza every year.  I wish!

If only my wallet would allow it...

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