M+D: After Party

As guests were leaving (or heading to the After Party), they took home their choice of favors: Girl Scout Cookies!  While I know that some brides feel that no one takes home their favors, it wasn’t a problem with us.  We only had 8 boxes leftover.

 I prefer having favors on the escort card table.  By the end of the evening, the table is empty of escort cards except for the centerpiece.  Most guests forget to go back to their table to pick up the favor but everyone passes the escort table on the way out.

As soon as the reception ended, I headed upstairs with my bridesmaids.  While we were in the elevator, they all started working on the real satin buttons.  I emerged from the connected suite only a few minutes into the party.

I was famished.  After a 36 hour adrenaline rush, I finally could eat.  We brought in mini burgers and mini-sandwiches along with pomme frittes from Minnie’s.

I adored my second dress with it’s “something blue” train.  

Besides eating and drinking, there was also a pool table.

On the flatscreen in the back of the room, we played our favorite Chicago movies on mute.  The iPod had a eight hour play list.

The life of the party!  Susan brings in the leftover beer from when the guys were getting ready.

David served as our bartender.