Honour and Kyle’s Wedding

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Congrats to the happy couple!  🙂


Honour and Kyle’s wedding was a smashing success! I’ve known Honour since I was about 10 years old, and she was just 8.  It was wonderful to get together with our old family friends to celebrate.



Honour and Kyle had an outdoor wedding at a country club.  I really love outdoor weddings…


When we walked into the grand entryway, we were greeted by the wonderful, awesome CAKE!  I had been talking about the wedding cake all day.  :)  Yum!





Part of my gift to Honour and Kyle was that I videotaped the entire wedding for them!  When I got married, I decided a videographer wasn’t “worth it” and now I really regret not having a video tape of our wedding.  We have a few clips that friends posted on YouTube, but that’s all.  So, I served as Honour’s videographer! 


The ceremony was lovely.  It was a little chilly sitting outside!  We’re having a “cold front” in Florida right now.



Not going to lie, I got teary-eyed multiple times during the wedding!  The couple had a semi-traditional Christian ceremony (reading of passages from the Bible and prayer), but it was also very modern with a funny officiant who cracked jokes and talked about life in ways a 23-year old bride and groom would relate to.  I love unique ceremonies with personal spins.


The Mother of the Bride walked Honour down the aisle, too!



Exchanging rings (yes, I was videotaping WHILE taking pictures!:


The KISS!  It was a nice long one….


And lipstick was wiped off afterwards!  🙂


The couple and the wedding party went to take pictures, and it was time for cocktails for the guests.   I snagged the first vegetarian appetizer I could find (a spring roll):


And I had a gin and tonic:


Then, it was time for the reception.  I sat at a table with my mom, family friends, and Honour’s work friends.  It was a fun table.  :) 


Our favors were Jordan almonds, which I love!


Then it was time for the first dance.  I thought my first dance with the Husband was so awkward, but Honour and Kyle did very well and didn’t look embarrassed.  🙂 Kyle and his mom danced together, and then Honour and her mom danced together, which I thought was AWESOME!  I love it when people do their weddings the way THEY want to do it.


Time for FOOD!  Luckily for my vegetarian self, it was a buffet dinner.  I think buffet weddings are the way to go… it’s cheaper, you get more food options, and your guests can decide what they want.


I loaded up on the fruit and veggies:


Mashed potatoes, fruit, and salad, and green beans.


Plus, a smushy roll:


The meat options were chicken and beef.


The rest of the reception was a lot of fun. My mom danced more than I did (I’m not a good dancer)!


I did, however, drink some wine and toasted with some champagne.


And ate some of the AMAZING wedding cake!  I didn’t get pictures of the cake-cutting (because I was videotaping), but Kyle fed it sweetly to Honour, and then she smashed it in his face at the urging of the crowd.  He proceeded to kiss her with a cake-face and get it all over her, too!  It was pretty funny! 🙂


After some dancing to the Spice Girls and Shout!, we called it a night….



Well, kind of! :)  My two family friends (Steven and Katie) went to a rinky-dink Jacksonville bar to play pool for a while.  I drank a half of a Yuengling and called it a night early – I was pooped!


All in all, a fabulous wedding!  I hope you enjoyed the recap.  :)  I’m going to have brunch with my mom, and then it’s back to Orlando.  Tonight, I’m meeting with a photographer and the Husband and I are recreating OUR WEDDING.  Hopefully, we’ll get some new photos that we enjoy, too.  In 50 years, we won’t remember that it wasn’t our actual wedding day, right?  🙂


Have a fabulous Sunday!



  • Diana October 18, 2009, 9:04 am

    Aw, congrats to them. It seems like it was a fun wedding. The bride is beautiful! Also, 23 seems so young to get married.. ahah Maybe I’m just weird but I’m 23 and I can’t even imagine getting married, much less actually doing it 😛
    It’s great that your husband and you are recreating your wedding to have some good photos. I know I love it when my clients get their photos and love the result.. Just knowing that in a few years they’ll look at them and be happy.. puts a smile on my face.

    Glad you had fun and hope you have fun tonight too!

    • caitlin October 18, 2009, 9:09 am

      aw it IS young! 🙂 but they have been together since they were 16 years old, can you believe it?? true love!

  • Stacey October 18, 2009, 9:11 am

    Sounds so awesome and lovely 🙂 I love looking at wedding stuff! Oh and have fun recreating your own, and trust me, it won’t matter in 50 years 🙂 Enjoy reliving the experience!!

  • Island Girl Eats October 18, 2009, 9:16 am

    What a beautiful wedding. You and your Mom looked so pretty! I love that dress you wore.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 18, 2009, 9:18 am

    I love unique touches for the couple to even a traditional service.

    I’m so happy you are getting pictures you will like. The memories are important. I wish Hunni and I could do that since my back was in pain the entire day and he was tired. Maybe someday.

  • Matt October 18, 2009, 9:20 am

    Sounds like a fun night 🙂

  • Brittany October 18, 2009, 9:24 am

    Weddings are fun and I agree, I like when people do weddings the way they want to do with even if it’s not the traditional way!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 18, 2009, 9:39 am

    The bride is GORGEOUS!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite October 18, 2009, 10:00 am

    What a lovely wedding! I love weddings!!! So much fun!

  • Melissa S. October 18, 2009, 10:00 am

    what a beautiful wedding!! sounds like a great night, and i’m glad you were able to do the video taping for them!!!

    and i hear you about the cold front; we’re getting one here in TX…it’s in the low 50’s today. Brr!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove October 18, 2009, 10:13 am

    My mom, sister, and I danced at my sister’s wedding. It was so special, so it brought a tear to my eye to see your friend dancing with her mom!

  • Tay October 18, 2009, 10:24 am

    Awww what a beautiful and fun wedding 🙂 This definitely makes me want a buffet wedding and serve lots of veggie options 🙂

  • Erica October 18, 2009, 10:45 am

    Have so much fun with the photo session tonight! The wedding looks like a great time. The bride looks gorgeous (love what she did with her hair). Veggie options are always tough at weddings- glad you could find some yummy things to eat

  • Evan Thomas October 18, 2009, 10:50 am

    That’s all so pretty. Haha, I love it when the bride and groom smash cake in each others faces. And that cake-yum!

  • Lindsay October 18, 2009, 10:52 am

    Everything looks so beautiful! I love your dress too! I hope you are able to get some fantastic pictures!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 18, 2009, 10:59 am

    Hey Caitlin you look H . . . O . . . T! as does the bride. Don’t worry, I cried so much at the last wedding I was at, which was kind of embarrassing since the bride didn’t cry once the whole day.

  • Tina October 18, 2009, 11:15 am

    Love your outfit! And that’s so cute that she danced with her mom. I love it!

  • Jenna October 18, 2009, 11:29 am

    glad you had a fun time at the wedding!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 18, 2009, 11:55 am

    what a beautiful day! It’s always great to see your friends so blissfully happy!

  • Ania @ DoubleScooped October 18, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Beautiful wedding!!! The cake looks amazing!

    Love the Spice girls dance music too! lol

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 18, 2009, 12:11 pm

    Beautiful wedding 🙂 23 does seem young to get married, but many of my friends of the same age already are married. I love personal touches at ceremonies and doing things your way instead of or in addition to the “prescribed way,” it makes the wedding more personal to you!

  • Caroline October 18, 2009, 12:35 pm

    I seriously regret not hiring a videographer for my wedding as well. What I great idea to help out your friends! I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.

  • Sara October 18, 2009, 12:46 pm

    Awesome recap of the wedding. I went to Jacksonville in June and LOVED it! Little did I know it’d be like a health food mecca — next time you go, check out Grassroots (thegrassrootsmarket.com) and Native Sun (www.nativesunjax.com). Great smoothies, prepared foods, etc.!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal October 18, 2009, 2:08 pm

    What a fun wedding:) The bride looks gorgeous – as do you!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 18, 2009, 2:15 pm

    What a lovely wedding and beautiful bride! I did the buffet at my wedding too and it really is the best (and cheapest) way to accommodate everyone. I can’t wait to hear how the photography session goes tonight. I need to set one up myself 🙂 I weigh about 80 lbs less now than I did when I got married!

  • Sara October 18, 2009, 2:26 pm

    What a beautiful wedding!!! Looks like you had a great time!

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, On a mission to run a marathon to fundraise for The Breast Cancer Foundation October 18, 2009, 2:43 pm

    Awwwwww 🙂 I can hardly get over how BEAUTIFUL their wedding looks! The bride looked incredible too.
    You look totally gorgeous as well in your awesome dress and shoes.
    I really look forward to getting married. I love the vibes you get from weddings. Just so much love and happiness in one place at one time…
    And loving someone and having them love you THAT MUCH that you commit to spending the rest of your life with them..
    I can’t wait to find someone to share that with 🙂

  • Lee October 18, 2009, 3:28 pm

    Very nice wedding, everyone looks gorgeous.

    Your mom and my mom sort of look alike. I’ll have to show you a picture some time.

  • M October 18, 2009, 3:39 pm

    You are gorgeous, per usual, and Honour is simply breathtaking. (And what a pretty name, too!)

  • Adrienne October 18, 2009, 5:01 pm

    Hot shoes!!!!
    And love the idea of re-living your wedding, I want to do that too – as long as we get to party at the reception again!

  • maria October 18, 2009, 8:08 pm

    In 50 years you’ll be glad to have the photos and won’t care when they were taken. Plus, if/when you have kids they will be glad you did this too to share with them.

  • kirsten October 18, 2009, 10:05 pm

    what a beautiful bride!!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 18, 2009, 10:49 pm

    She is beautiful! Sounds like a lovely wedding!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 19, 2009, 12:42 pm

    what a gorgeous wedding!! do you know where she got her dress & what the name of her venue was? i live in orlando & am in the beginning stages of wedding planning!

    • caitlin October 19, 2009, 6:20 pm

      Julie – you MUST get married at MetroWest golf club (its in Orlando and its where I got married). It was an awesome location and the food and drink prices were right.

      She got married at Queen’s Harbor Country Club in Jax. I don’t know where she got her dress though…. check out David’s Bridal! It’s where I got mine and it was a good price!

  • natalie December 4, 2009, 8:50 am

    Okay I have a realllllly weird connection to you!! My brother was the best man in Honour and Kyle’s wedding!! I am just a little reader of your blog and I stumbled upon this post. What a small world!!!!!

    BTW – I really enjoy reading everything you say. I aspire to run like you 🙂

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