Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wedding Recap: After-Party at the Hotel

Wow...43 posts later, I have reached the end of our day!! This is a pretty bittersweet post.

Our wedding ended at 1:00am on Sunday, May 22nd. The SandCastle staff was really great about packing everything up for us. We took what we could that night, but left most of the stuff there to be picked up the next day.

While the shuttles took our guests back to the hotel, our transportation company provided a limo for Chris and I to take to the hotel with our parents. I have such tired, drunk eyes here!! 
When Chris and I arrived, we first checked into our Bridal Suite before meeting our friends in the hotel lobby bar. The man at the counter asked "Didn't you already check-in?" and I said, "No, this is the first time we are arriving here today!" He shrugged, gave me a key and we went on our way.

When I opened the door to our suite, there was my two cousins, passed out on the pull-out couch!!! The hotel had checked in my AUNT LAURA! She and my cousins got our SUITE!! Haha, we had a good laugh, (but I was secretly worried they were all booked up and wouldn't have a room for us), but went back down to the lobby and explained what had happened. Lucky for us, they put us up in an even BIGGER SUITE for the night, and sent us another bottle of champagne, since one had been waiting for us in the other room.

It didn't really matter much anyway because we litterally walked into our room, put our stuff down and went back down to the bar area in the main lobby.
Meeting up with Mandy!
With Kerry

With Billy
My parents bonded with my new brother in law!
Elizabeth and Eric
With my Jamesy!!

Finally, we call it a night - I think it was something like 3 or 4am at this point - we definitely look exhausted!
And that was our wedding day! Don't worry...I still have a few more posts up my sleeve!


Jessica said...

Looks like y'all had an amazing time, during and post-reception!! Crazy to have the recaps mostly done, right? Welcome to post-wedding what to I post now world! lol

Heather said...

After parties are an awesome way to close things out! We didn't have one, since we had to get up super early to go to Hawaii, but I definitely think it's a fun way to end things!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

AW! Sad to see it end. ;) It was an amazing day though! Thanks for sharing it with us here! We were absolutely exhausted by the time we went to our cabin the night of our wedding too! But that's how it should be I think! :)

Natalie said...

That is too funny about the mixup with the room! And I have so enjoyed reading all about your wedding, sad that it is done!

Mom said...

LOL! I forgot about Aunt Laura getting your suite! How awesome was that for her? Yes, it was an amazing day from start to finish!

Bride-onicles said...

Thank God they had another suite available for you! Too funny!

k... said...

Ya'll are like the energizer couple! I crashed as soon as we got to the hotel.

Karen said...

And you still had energy for the after party! I love it. And good for you for rolling with the punches upon finding out your aunt had your suite!

Anne @strawberryjampackedlife said...

Glad you laughed at the hotel mix-up. We also had a mix-up at the hotel that I had to clear up the night of the wedding. Nothing like a drunk bride talking to the desk attendant.