Ten years ago at Jack's wedding.
Noah and I got married well before Pinterest and all that jazz, so clearly there are a few things I wish we'd done differently (no clinking of the glasses, no weird photographer, NO clinking of the frigging GLASSES I will kiss my husband of my own volition thank you very much). I wish I'd put more thought into our special day, but hindsight is 20/20 and I've had glasses for 30 years. Jeff and Kelsey had some nice touches that really knocked the ball out of the park (see, I made that joke because Jack works for the Twins! Geddit?)
Jack, geddin' it from Steve.
1. Open bar. I totally get why you wouldn't want to have one. It's spendy, people might get stupid, and in certain counties you might have to keep a cop handy to make sure nobody goes over the next farm over to start mud wrestling with pigs. I wish we'd had one to thank the folks who drove in from everywhere and bought us nice gifts. And didn't go up to north Ham Lake to go cow tipping (none of our guests would have done that) (...I might have).
We had a cash bar.
2. Appetizers. Reportedly there was a meat and cheese tray at our reception but I never saw it, likely because our batshit crazy photographer had never been on a golf course and didn't know where to take good pictures. Last night I ate my weight in cheese empanadas. Don't judge. Appetizers are the poo, so take a big whiff.
Copyright some drunkard with a disposable camera. Remember those? Of course not.
All in all, last night was an emotional and amazing night. It was the first Goin wedding in 10 years where I hadn't been a bride or a maid, and it was so tremendous to be able to celebrate the introduction of another Goin girl into the family in such a swanky but yet chill environment. To the newest Goin, I say welcome with open arms, and enjoy a lifetime of "Kelsey Groin" jokes. We love you!