Wedding – Reception and Desserts

Happy Friday, everybody! This is my final wedding Β post and I have really appreciated every kind comment, email and message from you all. I know that quite a few readers are engaged and/or just planning for the future, so don’t hesitate to email or tweet me if you have any questions about wedding planning. Am always happy to help!

Guests milling around before we had our first dance – to the right were all the dinner tables, from here they had a 180 view of San Francisco including the bridge to the very left.

Coming up are photos of our dessert table – apparently this was one of our guest’s favorite aspects about the wedding and my advice to other brides and grooms would be to provide as much food and dessert as possible. People just seem to like looking at huge spreads of food.

Macarons – they are one of Mr. Feather’s favorite desserts in the world!

Some fresh fruit and dried fruits – I personally love fruit and sometimes don’t like having too many super sweet items for dessert.

Our giant Funfetti cupcake and tiers of cupcakes below πŸ™‚

Some various hard candies..

Also as I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE See’s Candies so we had our favorite flavors displayed as well as these little cards showing what was in each of them. The next morning when we woke up, one of the first things Mr. Feather and I said to each other was, “Hey, do you think there are any See’s left from the wedding??” There were a few that we discovered our planner sent to the hotel with us and we gobbled them down!

Again…thank you all so so much for all your beautiful words about our wedding. We poured our hearts and souls into this event, and in the end wanted it to be a nice and memorable experience for our family and friends. It’s wonderful to be able to share it with you all.

For some earlier wedding posts:

Dinner details and decor
Ceremony and cocktail hour
Getting ready..

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  • Sarah
    October 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Katherine… you make SUCH a stunning bride. that dress is gorgeous and all of the details are amazing. everything looks absolutely lovely πŸ™‚


  • Lindsay K
    October 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Love this! Thank you for sharing. I love all the details. Just wondering how long was your engagement?

  • Audrey
    October 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm


  • Katherine
    October 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    @Lindsay KHi Lindsay! It was a little under a year πŸ™‚

  • Style Journey
    October 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos from your memorable day! It was a joy to see all of them πŸ™‚

  • amy b.s.
    October 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    again, nothing but beautiful. your dessert table looks amazing!

  • Eve
    October 21, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Oh my, what a beautiful wedding!! The wedding venue is so so sooo beautiful! And you dress is beautiful! OMG i can only imagine how beautiful the wedding was!!!:D

  • skippysays
    October 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Your dessert table looks amazing! We had a wonderful cake, but that's it. I loved the venue where we got married, but they really charged up the wazoo for even a little extra food (aka I wouldn't be surprised if lemon drops adding a couple hundred to the bill…grr!) I guess that's a lot of places in SF generally though….
    If you don't mind me asking, where did you get married? That view of SF looks pretty amazing πŸ™‚

  • DSK Steph
    October 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    So many treats! Your lucky guests! πŸ˜€ Macaroons are so delicious! My goal is to learn how to make them next year! πŸ˜€ I just need some Kitchen Aid devices!

  • HiLLjO
    October 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    You both (from what I can see of Mr Feather, too) look AMAZING and so happy! Lovely wedding and photos, lady. I'm so happy for you both! I am inspired by your funfettish and I plan to make a batch of funfetti ice cream this weekend and name it "Feather Flavor." I'll post that and let you know how it turns out!

  • newpetite
    October 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    The dessert table made me feel like Alice in wonderland πŸ™‚

  • tiffyama
    October 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, Katherine! You looked stunning. Your dress is beautiful. :]

  • janettaylor
    October 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing it. Just beautiful!


  • Jennipher
    October 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing photos of your beautiful wedding! I love the dessert buffet and all of the personal touches you incorporated. Just lovely!

  • My 2 Pesos
    October 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Beautiful photographies! πŸ˜€

  • Glitterista
    October 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    OMG–I have always wanted to do this song as well since The O.C. I also have a special spot in my heart for Wonderwall and the "Dice" song that played on NYE. πŸ˜‰

    Another gorgeous post. Your wedding was so classically chic. What timeless pictures.

  • fashion and frank
    October 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Looks like the most perfect day – your dress was so beautiful x

  • alicia
    October 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Katherine, I just found your blog and really loved peeking through your wedding photos! You did an amazing job and you're one of the most beautiful brides! Absolutely love your dress and all of the little details of your wedding day.

  • Becky
    October 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I've really enjoyed seeing your wedding photos, every detail was perfect!

  • Adele
    October 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Hey Katherine! Thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚ Wow! You look stunning in such a gorgeous dress – congrats on your wedding, the photos are beautiful. Would love for you to follow me & of course I'll follow you back. Happy weekend xoxo

  • kat @ paper doll theory
    October 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    love every single picture. looks like a fabulous wedding you have great taste!!
    love kat

  • annalisa
    October 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    that song is beautiful (so are youuu)! and i agree about oc only first few seasons were woth watching! haha πŸ™‚

    October 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Wow beautiful wedding and gorgeous bride! I love your wedding dress! xx Joice

  • Michelle
    October 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Your dress looks amazing Katherine and ooh yumo i could eat all those yummy desserts! Love that song and PS So wish the OC was back!

  • mai
    October 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Aah, gorgeous desserts, just like the rest of your wedding. I have a thing for macaroons . . . first time I ever tried one was in Paris! I just think they're so delicate and adorable.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    October 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    You've done an amazing job! Absolutely everything looked so tasteful and simply beautiful. You're such a beautiful bride.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    October 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    You've done an amazing job! Absolutely everything looked so tasteful and simply beautiful. You're such a beautiful bride.

  • KDot
    October 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I love that you used Jem's version of Maybe I'm amazed for your dance.

    We used it for the last dance of the night at our wedding. I, too, discovered it on the OC.
    Our DJ was quite a bit of a flake and he got the actual version from the show. So while the song was playing, we got to hear the whole conversation the characters have at the end.
    Sigh, there's always something you want to change from the "big day" (like your light cover).

    Beautiful pictures. Congratulations!

  • makeupandpearls
    October 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    just gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing!

  • Rubiiee
    October 21, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    This is so lovely! You everything right down to the food is gorgeous!

  • Kay
    October 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding! You look amazing in your beautiful wedding dress. By the way, the macaroons looks super delicious!! The presentation of all the desserts are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  • mwan
    October 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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  • Yellow Brick Blog
    October 21, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful! All your desserts looks so beautiful and tasty! And your dress is gorgeous. And I also love the photo of you and your best friend! Congrats!

  • chicology
    October 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Beautiful wedding…. πŸ™‚

  • Mimi
    October 22, 2011 at 12:54 am

    just from these photos, i can tell that you had a really beautiful and memorable wedding! i love all those desserts! when i get married in the distant future, food and desserts are definitely at the top of my list. πŸ˜‰

    <3, Mimi
    Stages of Beauty Giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Bianca
    October 22, 2011 at 1:12 am

    So lovely, these pictures take my breath away. Im so happy for you.

  • SassyUptownChic
    October 22, 2011 at 1:59 am

    What a DELIGHT Katherine! Those sweets look so scrumptious! Love the little cards too. Thanks for sharing and have an awesome weekend. ((HUG))

  • Anonymous
    October 22, 2011 at 3:02 am

    thank you for sharing us your wedding story and pictures. how lovely and touching!

  • Bravoe Runway
    October 22, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Thank you for sharing the photos of your wedding! I actually showed your last wedding post to my Mom, and she absolutely loved your Moms' Oscar dress! The wedding was beautiful!

  • carlinha
    October 22, 2011 at 3:38 am

    such a gorgeous wedding!!! love the details. have you considered submitting your photos to i think you really have a good chance of being accepted!

  • Cindy
    October 22, 2011 at 4:34 am

    another beautiful wedding post πŸ™‚ thank you so much for sharing your special day with all of us! the desserts look delightful and yum at the wedding leftovers haha

  • Sheri
    October 22, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Wow gorgeous wedding and gorgeous bride! Congratulations!

  • La Professionnelle
    October 22, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Wow wow wow!! Simply amazing!! Your dress is perfection and I love the story your first dance pic seems to capture! Definitely 1000+ words.

    And the dessert table?! Fabulous! Congrats again.

  • Adele
    October 22, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for following πŸ™‚ I'm now your 669th follower xoxo

  • Sammie
    October 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

    awwwww so so so pretty :)fabulous pictures


  • ftashion
    October 22, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Hello Katherine! I just love reading about weddings and looking at the photos. Everything about your wedding is beautiful! And you look absolutely stunning your lace gown! Thanx for checking out our blog, we hope you drop by again! And congrats to you!

    Fang Ting

  • Haus and Home
    October 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    So beautiful! The view was amazing! I wish I had people join the first dance too, cute idea! I love macarons too, great idea. I am sure they were swiped up fast.

  • homestilo
    October 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I love that second to last picture- so editorial! And the dessert display was fun and beautiful. Katherine I hope your marriage is as always as lovely as wedding day!

  • vanda
    October 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I told you before…perfection is the word.
    Have a nice weekend Katherine!

  • annechovie
    October 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Katherine, I absolutely loved seeing more of your photos. Your wedding and all the details were the picture of classic elegance. Have a great wknd!

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    October 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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  • Supal
    October 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I would not have left your dessert bar. Seriously. This is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Clara Turbay
    October 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    love it. Congratulations!
    please come to see mine.

  • Lisa
    October 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    lovely photos. beautiful wedding. congratulations! (I also loved the OC — for the first few seasons.)

  • Marisa Noelle
    October 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Congrats!! This looks like one amazing day and one completely breathtaking wedding:) The venue and all the little details in your desserts are stunning. Wishing you the very best…those macaroons look delicious:) and you are gorgeous!!

  • Chic in Vancity
    October 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos! So happy for you on your fabulous day, very inspirational πŸ™‚
    Bella xo

  • Mademoiselle Frou-Frou
    October 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    An absolutely stunning wedding. The dress could not be more beautiful and the spread of food looks delightful.


  • Veronica of Best of Palm Beach Consignment
    October 23, 2011 at 12:06 am

    That dessert table looked amazing and so did the venue. Loved all the pictures again thank you for sharing such a special day with us.

  • Anna
    October 23, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I certainly couldn't get tired of your wedding posts. It looks like one of the weddings in bridal/wedding planner magazines – the ones everyone strives to emulate. I love living vicariously through you and am a bit sad these posts are over πŸ™

  • Ria
    October 23, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Wow! Looks like a fairytale! Congratulations!

  • Anonymous
    October 23, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Beautiful wedding pictures. I find it strange that your new hubby would not proudly show his face next to his new wife. Weird. Private or not, he's now part of your world unless he's hiding this fact from certain people. Just saying. Like another wife?

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    October 23, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Awe I love this last set of photos – the dessert, the tattoo, and that lovely view. I didn't even try planning my wedding during grad school but lick started it when I graduated. Isn't being married better than wedding planning?
    Hi from India!

  • couturecoco
    October 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I love every little detail – thank you so much for sharing! You both look wonderful! Is Mr Feather's suit navy with a pale yellow tie – we had the same combination and he still fits into it after a decade…can't say the same about my wedding dress lol!

  • Vix
    October 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    What a beautiful post! I adore your dress, the black sash is so dramatic and classy.
    I can't believe you are horrible dancers. x

  • audrinajulia
    October 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I love all your photos Katherine and again thank you for sharing.

    Your so beautiful in your wedding day and the sparkle in your eyes can say so. The dessert are all lovely to see and mouth watering as well..oh and before I forgot I super love your wedding dress. I hope and pray that my daughters will have a beautiful wedding photos as this one.:)

  • Wida
    October 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    And this is why I want my wedding to be in SF!

    This wedding looked so amazing, I bet your man is the luckiest man alive right now! He's married to you πŸ™‚ Everything about this wedding looked magical, and you looked so stunning. Congratulations! Thanks for giving inspiration to us non-married gals!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  • Wida
    October 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Oh and where was this at? What building in SF?

    Missing Amsie Blog

  • Anonymous
    October 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Katherine – Your dress is stunning! Did you get it from the Vera flagship store or from a smaller boutique? How was your alteration experience? I am about to purchase a Vera myself. Since I am also short, I will have to get a bunch chopped off.

  • natasha {schue love}
    October 24, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Love all the delectable sweets, candies, fruit, and chocolate! Sooo fun! πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    October 24, 2011 at 5:29 am

    @Anonymous I got it from a smaller boutique during a Vera Wang trunk show – it was an older style so I didn't see it at the VM boutique. I had to have LOTS chopped off – so certain trumpet styles didnt' work on me cause of that – just my piece of advice πŸ™‚

  • Ana
    October 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I'm so so in love!<3

  • frifri63
    October 24, 2011 at 9:20 am

    lovely magical moments shared with us! I am so amazed how things looked so well thought and organized. I got married 11 years ago in a little French village and I just remembered how stressful it all was, even for just 50 guests (kids included)…but looking at these pics make me want to take my wedding pics out and enjoy the beauty of it all. Best wishes to you lovely Kat and your DH

  • Mindyβ™₯
    October 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    OMG! More gorgeous photos! You looked sooooo beautiful! Seriously, the prettiest bride ever!

  • Fashion Meets Food
    October 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    How gorgeous was your dress! What beautiful pictures – looks just like a fairy tale wedding!


  • signature mix
    October 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    The OC did have some great music! This is all so gorgeous. And what an amazing dessert bar: cupcakes, macaroons AND lemon drops!

  • Carla McCarthy
    October 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks for your sweet comment! If i wassn't marry i would hire you! Love the way you set up the desserts! The pictures are amazing!

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    October 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

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  • Lydia
    October 26, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Beautiful photo shots! Love the last one of you & Mr. Feather from the back in front of the church. My fave! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    October 26, 2011 at 3:07 am

    What a gorgeous bride you were – I love your dress! And the photos are amazing….major kudos to your photographer! I just might have to email you for some wedding planning tips πŸ˜‰


  • Stephanie
    October 26, 2011 at 5:42 am

    your wedding looks gorgeous and you of course were a beautiful bride =) looking at all those desserts…dah the pictures are amazing, congrats!!

  • Tiffany
    October 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    thank you so much for sharing your wedding with us, it looked absolutely amazing! I LOVE your dessert table, I would have gone nuts! πŸ™‚

  • Amelia @ Ugly Duckling
    October 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Wow! Such a beautiful wedding. My dessert table will look just like that, all my favorite things!

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    Stop by mine if you get time.


  • Isabel
    October 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Congratulations! The photos are simply stunning, I wish you both the best for the future πŸ™‚

  • The Beauty-Addict
    October 28, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Congratulations! πŸ˜€ such lovely photos! you look so beautiful!

  • beccles suffolk
    November 15, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Congratulations on getting married. You look so stunning in your dress. The food looks wonderful too.

  • Tang
    December 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Gorgeous wedding! The dessert table is amazing. I love See's Candies too, but they're hard to find in Canada.

  • Allie
    February 10, 2012 at 2:22 am

    I've attended some Long Island weddings that had dessert tables, but nothing as splendid as this spread! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

  • Sandra Marasco
    February 13, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Your wedding dessert is unique and healthy because of the Fresh and dried fruits in the table.

    gluten free desserts

  • a
    March 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

    What a beautiful wedding. So romantic.

    I actually went to high school there.

    • Katherine
      March 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Wow very cool! Lucky you to go to hs somewhere so beautiful πŸ™‚