Breakfast/ Dessert/ Dinner

A Reason To Celebrate

The wedding was great last night!

The setting was just gorgeous. They got married in a small church downtown and then the reception was at a yacht club (they rented out the whole club)—outside by the water. There were fireworks, good food, open bar, dancing….all the lovely things you expect from a springtime wedding! I started the night by having a cosmo when we arrived at the reception. Cosmos are my drink of choice when I need to look classy and wine isn’t appropriate (snazzy cocktail parties). While I was sipping on my cosmo though I saw that the bartender was making mojitos!!! So, after the cosmo I had one of those and it was great. That pretty much concludes my drinking night because after that I stuck to club soda. I can really only have two sweet drinks, not because it makes me get drunk, but because it will give me a headache! I feel wonderful this morning though and I attribute that to stopping while I was ahead.



Yelling at Ryan for blowing cigar smoke in my face!


Love those candid shots! The girls got chocolates as “party favors” and the guys got cigars…haha


I skipped out on the meat filled apps that were floating around the pool area and instead got a plate of fruit (pineapple and strawberries–not photoed) to have with my drink. Dinner was a buffet, which I was very pleased about because I could bypass the stuffed chicken entree and instead fill my plate with rice, steamed vegetables, bread and salad with raspberry vinegrette. It was actually very good. I think we ended up eating around 8:30 and around 10:30 I was hungry again while on the dance floor so I ate the emergency larabar in my purse. Glad I had that! We ended up getting home around midnight, opting for sleep instead of the afterparty at the bride and groom’s house down the street. Today we have another busy day ahead of us because we are headed over to St.Pete to go out on the boat for the morning, have a bbq with friends and then go to the Rays/Red Sox game (sitting in a box with our friends! fun!). I’m thinking about picking up some veggie burgers to bring to the bbq.


For breakfast I had another big bowl of steel cut oats with almond butter and banana. Ready to go be in the sun now!

ps- the bride and groom are leaving tomorrow for their honeymoon in French Polynesia!!! How jealous are we??!!

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  • Nadia
    April 27, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    You look gorgeous…loving the dress. You and Ryan look adorable together šŸ™‚

  • Alyssa
    April 27, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    You guys look great! That wedding sounds like a blast. Have fun out in the sun today! I’m definitely envious since I am sitting inside finishing a paper šŸ˜› Summer needs to come in MN!

  • mags
    April 27, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    no wedding cake?!

  • jenna
    April 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I never saw the wedding cake!

  • Alyssa
    April 27, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Oooo and that picture with the sunset…that is perfect!

  • Betsy
    April 27, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    i love weddings-i went to 7 last year so i think i’m getting a break this year. and your dress is so cute!

  • Romina
    April 27, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    You took look so cute together!!

    The dinner looks great. I love buffets… that way you don’t feel bad about wasting food. It looks like they had nice healthful foods for you to choose from. =)

  • bikergurl
    April 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    You’re right, I’m definitely jealous!

    Nice photos šŸ˜€

  • VeggieGirl
    April 27, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    One word can describe the evening that you had: magical. What a lovely event!! Love the candid photographs as well :0)

    A honeymoon in French Polynesia??? How picturesque does THAT sound?! Fabulous.

    Have fun at the game tonight, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!

  • Rebecca
    April 27, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Jenna you look so pretty! Especially with a great tan!

    You know this question was coming but where is your dressing from?

    Haha, about the candid shots- they are the funniest!

  • Kath
    April 27, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I was in tears watching our wedding DVD this morning – I love weddings!! I can’t believe you missed the cake!! You guys make such a handsome couple šŸ™‚

  • Ashley H
    April 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Ha super jealous! you looked great!! Have fun on the boat! I am sure you have said this before but it is Ryan’ boat? Have fun today!

  • ibex hk
    April 27, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    SO pretty! I love weddings, looks like a perfect night for a wedding and dancing at a yacht club šŸ™‚ Love the pictures, have a fun Sunday!

  • Becca A
    April 27, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Love the candid shots! What a great night! And today sounds fun too!

  • Hannah
    April 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    That dress is sooo pretty! The food looks really great too. Sometimes weddings have the worst selection of food…Have fun today. Go Red Sox šŸ™‚

  • babycakes
    April 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    You look gorgeous (as always!) Really though, you have such a glow about you and look so happy and healthy šŸ™‚

    The wedding sounded wonderful. I’m glad you had such a great time. And the pictures are great – thanks so much for sharing them with us.

    Sounds like it was easy to find healthy vegan options, which can often be a challenge at weddings (the last wedding I went to the only option was steak – needless to stay I went hungry until I got home after midnight!)

    Hope you have a great time today on the boat (so jealous!) and at the game!

  • raybelle
    April 27, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    that looks so fun–it makes me excited about summer weddings and going to the beach. your hair has grown out really nicely, jenna. it’s really cute. are you a 100% natural blonde? i love the color–if you do use “color enhancers” (aka highlighting/dyeing) do you DIY? im thinking about going a shade or two lighter.

    okay–enough beauty talk–time to get back to my paper.

    have a great day, all.

  • Emily
    April 27, 2008 at 6:44 pm


    I love your blog! I was just wondering if you are a vegan now?

  • Lori- the pleasantly plump vegan
    April 27, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    you guys are SO cute!
    looks like a great wedding.

  • Laura
    April 27, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Where is your dress from, I LOVE it!

  • Andrea
    April 27, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    your dress is stunning!!! sounds like you had a fun time – i just LOVE weddings

  • Alison
    April 27, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Jenna- This is really important… I posted this on the last entry too, but is there any way you can delete a comment I made earlier? When you google my name it comes up and says some things iā€™dā€™ rather not anyone just be able to find- like about my weight and history w/food? Please let me know!

  • jenna
    April 27, 2008 at 11:31 pm


    I’m not a vegan. I still enjoy honey and seafood, even though there hasn’t been much seafood lately on the blog its really because I haven’t had a chance to have really good, fresh seafood. I don’t think I would order seafood out that much, but if Ryan catches something good I would def. eat it. I know its sort of hypocritical of me to say I won’t eat any other animal products other than seafood, but to each their own, and I honestly feel differently about certain fish (that is fresh, not frozen and not farm raised) than I do about other things. I think it really comes down to eating what your body feels is right and sometimes you have to experiment a little bit before you discover “what’s right.” I’m still in the experimenting stage!


    I will do a search later if you tell me exactly what post it is under because then i can find it and delete it! If you would rather email me this info I totally understand.


    I am a natural blond but I get highlights ever 4 months or so at a salon…and spend wayyyy too much money!

    to all: the dress is from Saks and was on a super clearance sale last year at this time! It’s Ryan’s favorite dress on me šŸ™‚

  • Alison
    April 28, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Thanks Jenna, I’ll email you now. THe post i’d like deleted was on Feb 16th 2008 though. Thanks so much!

  • Tina
    April 28, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Cute photos!

  • Vegan_Noodle
    April 28, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I love springtime weddings šŸ™‚ Sounds like lots of fun!

  • happyherbivore
    April 28, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    you guys look sooooooooooooo adorable together and i love the mad-jenna photo!