Behind The Butter


Hi guys!

Well, I’m glad I’m typing because I have completely, totally, 100% lost my voice. Gone. No more. I can’t even whisper. Something happened at the wedding and it’s just gone. I felt awful because there were so many people I wanted to have a conversation with but nothing came out except a scratchy faint roar. Blehhhhh

We did have a good time though, regardless that I was a mute, sick girl. I just adore any and all weddings!!!!!!!!! The bride was Catholic and the groom was Episcopalian and both of their pastors were there doing the ceremony together. It was beautiful. It was also cute because it was the bride’s parents wedding anniversary today as well. What a sweet idea!  Ryan picked me up from my parent’s house and we just had to snap some Christmas pictures together first—-



I wasn’t very hungry before the ceremony but did have an apple on the way to the reception


The reception at the Vinoy was breathtakingly gorgeous. They had put snowflakes everywhere and it made me really want to get married in December (but not on the same day as a Gator game or Ryan would kill me). I just loved it. I had a glass of red wine and picked at some stone crab claws that were laid out for appetizers


I had another glass of wine as I watched the game, which we found on a tv at the reception…everyone was huddled over it of course!

It was hilarious because of all the people at the wedding, we randomly were assigned to sit with 10 bama fans at dinner! I was in heaven and Ryan was not speaking until it was clear that the gators were going to win (blahhhhhhhh). The guy next to me had a cellphone that got live tv on it so we all watched the game while we had dinner. Speaking of dinner, here was the cute menu—


And the salad


Dinner was filet, prosciutto wrapped shrimp, veggies and basil whipped potatoes. Honestly, it did not taste good to me at all. I probably ate about half (and it wasn’t a large portion). I did eat a roll that was unpictured though.


And then there was cake. They went with the whole snowflake theme and the cake was blue and covered with snowflakes! One of the other wives at the table and I were lamenting on how the other tables had received cake and we hadn’t yet and so her husband (who was HILARIOUS) actually went over and grabbed the tray with the cake slices and served us himself. It was soooooo funny….at least we got our cake!

GTMy throat was hurting so badly and I couldn’t speak at all so I switched to hot tea



The cake wasn’t my favorite but I ate it all because I was pretty hungry from not eating much dinner (and drinking two glasses of wine).

We ended up leaving around 9:00 because I just couldn’t go on any longer. I needed some niquil and my bed—asap! We did snap a picture before we left though:


Ryan just spoon fed me some tylonel cold pm so I’m about to be out for the count. Tomorrow should be a pretty relaxing day and I’m hoping we can go to the movies at some point because I really want to see Four Christmases! I hope you all had a fantastic Saturday night and I will see you tomorrow! Hopefully I will be able to speak again soon!!!

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  • sam
    December 6, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Jenna, you look gorgous and I absolutley love you dress! I’m glad you got to go to the wedding even though you aren’t feeling too well. Hope you feel better tomorrow!

  • linds
    December 6, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    What a pretty dress! Hope you get a good night’s sleep and feel better soon 🙂

  • Oh She Glows
    December 6, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Awww sorry to hear about your voice Jenna! That is no fun. You still managed to look gorgeous at the wedding though 🙂 I love your new dress, it’s too cute and perfect for a fall/winter wedding.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.


  • Julz
    December 6, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Your dress is divine, Jen! Where’s it from??
    I hope you feel better tomorrow AND SLEEP SWEETLY tonight!! That’s so adorable that the guy at your table grabbed the cake tray! Love that! You and Ryan are so my fave (obvi.). XOXO lovebug! And you looked BEAUTIFUL!

  • Sharon
    December 6, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I want to see four Christmases too! It looks hilariously funny!

  • Victoria
    December 6, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Bummer about your throat. Hopefully you’re feeling better tomorrow. Sounds like a very beautiful wedding. Your dress looks great!

  • Julie
    December 6, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    You look fab for being sick! I don’t even look that good when I’m well! Love the dress, it’s very pretty.
    I hope you get a good night sleep and feel better soon!

  • polly
    December 6, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Jenna, girl you are the cutest sick person ever! 🙂 You and Ryan are going to make a beautiful bride and groom someday soon. 😉 I love the idea of snowflakes on the cake. Pretty dress!

    Feel better sweetie and enjoy a relaxing Sunday. We were at hubby’s company Christmas party tonight and the food wasn’t nearly as yummy looking as yours was!

  • carolinebee
    December 6, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    you look GORG! Completely not sick at all…I love Ryan’s die-hard fb fan-ness 😀 That’s how all my guy friends are, it is NO joking matter.

  • Christina
    December 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    De-lurking to say…
    Love your dress – soooo elegant and chic! Hope you feel better though…I lost my voice the day after Thanksgiving with a houseful of company, it was pretty funny but I was glad to get it back! Thanks for the blog, it’s really fun and informative…I tried a honeycrisp apple the other day thanks to you and it was DELISH!! 🙂

  • Sandy
    December 6, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Love your dress..and you looked fabulous!! You and Ryan looked really nice together!!
    Sorry you’re feeling so bad..hope a good night’s rest will help..and you’re speaking better in the morning!!
    take care…

  • Shelby
    December 6, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve only lost my voice once but I know how much it sucks! I hope you feel better tomorrow girl! Rest up!

  • Katie
    December 6, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Sorry you’re sick! It’s nice you have your family and boy to take care of you 🙂

    LOVE your dress. I have one from the 60s just like it!

  • Emily W.
    December 6, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I JUST saw that movie….sooo funny!!!

  • Bridget
    December 6, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Cute dress! Hope you’re feeling better tomorrow.

  • Amy
    December 6, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about your voice! I hope it comes back real soon & you start feelin better girl 🙂

    LOVE THE DRESS. must buy! where frommm?!

  • Andrea
    December 7, 2008 at 12:01 am

    LOVE THAT DRESS!!!!!!! awesome lbd. looks great on you!!

  • Moran
    December 7, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Great dress Jenna! Hope some sleep will make you feel better!

  • claire
    December 7, 2008 at 2:33 am

    Ah, I hope you get better soon, Jenna. A FL winter wedding sounds wonderful–all the beauty of a winter wedding and not much cold!

  • K
    December 7, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Get well soon!! You and Ryan look cute!

  • Meghan
    December 7, 2008 at 6:28 am

    gah – I HATE losing my voice! I lost mine during finals this year and it ssuucckkeedd. Being sick always messes with appetite and taste buds. I usually like anything I’m served and it’s so weird to me when I just don’t care for something! But hey, at least you got to eat cake instead of dinner, right?? I hope you feel better! Thang in there!

  • HangryPants
    December 7, 2008 at 6:35 am

    I love the zara dress! Wedding food can be so hit or miss, but I do like the snowflake theme. Hope you feel better, Jenna.

  • Kath
    December 7, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Wedding cakkkkkkkkkkke!! YUM!!

    You guys are cute 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    December 7, 2008 at 6:47 am

    I’m soooo glad that you guys had a lovely time!! But boo to losing your voice!! 🙁 Sip lots of tea!!

  • Emily
    December 7, 2008 at 7:35 am

    I love your dress! you are toooo pretty!

  • Megan
    December 7, 2008 at 7:36 am

    What a cute couple! You look gorgeous and I love your dress! Hope you get some good rest and your voice comes back.

    My husband and I shared a wedding date with my grandparents. We got married on their 60th. Our anniversary was actually just this past Friday.

  • jenna
    December 7, 2008 at 7:39 am

    Julz and Amy,

    Thank you! The dress is from Zara.

  • Meghann
    December 7, 2008 at 8:34 am

    When ever I get married I always pictured it would be in January so I could have the whole Snowflake theme as well! I thought I was the only one who envisioned snowflakes on my future wedding cake. 🙂

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    December 7, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Love that dress! Very Reese Witherspoon. Ryan’s lookin’ good too.

    Out of curiosity, do you have any idea what type of food (or a must-have item at least) you’d want at your own wedding? I’m just interested in a chef’s perspective! 🙂

  • Joy
    December 7, 2008 at 9:37 am

    like you said- your dress is beautiful!! hope you’re feeling a little better today

  • Courtney
    December 7, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Yay for the gators…and definitely try to see Four Christmases. I thought it was HILARIOUS.

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    December 7, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Sorry your still feeling icky. But your dress is really cute!