Our families and bridal party gathered at the bow of the boat immediately after the ceremony to do a champagne toast and start the family portraits. There was lots of hugging going on at this point. I gave a few to the other important men in my life -
My grandfather -
DOC's (Pink Orchid Weddings) were on top of things, (I was just too excited) - they were passing out glasses and handed me a bottle of champange. I tried to hand it off to Mr. Gloss to open, but he didn't know how to open a bottle of champagne (don't worry, we've practiced a lot since). So, anyways - I took matters into my own hands.
Here Mr. Gloss - hold my flowers -
Mr. Gloss was not-so-silently praying I didn't poke anyone's eyes out.
our fab. DOC's).
Some of my facial expressions in these photos are pretty priceless, enter 'Surprised Chapagne Toast' :
The rest of our guests were huddled around the bar downstairs *I'll let you in on a secret about this later* while we were on the front deck gathered for family photos. I know these aren't always the most exciting photos so I'll do a quick snapshot.
Mr. Gloss and I started the action -
My Parents, Brother, Grandparents and Aunt
Up Next : The 'Official' Cocktail Hour
*photos by Erica Lyn Photography and &Unlimited
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