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Celebrate a Wedding with Cookies and Punch

For the past few months I have been sharing little glimpses into our daughter’s wedding.  
The wedding was on 5/15/15 and it turned out beautifully.  
Right from the very beginning we knew we wanted to keep everything
simple because Olivia and Tyler are not “complicated” people.
 And life is so much easier when things are done simpler, right?  
We also knew that there would be people coming to the church ceremony
that would be unable to attend the reception.
AND I knew people would be needing a little refreshment before
the reception was scheduled to begin.
I decided to do something a little “untraditional” here in our corner of the world
and had cookies and punch served right after the wedding for everyone.  
We set up a table directly in front of the church and as guests finished the
receiving line, they were invited to enjoy cookies and punch while mingling with each other.
 I asked my mother, cousin, sister and sister-in-law to bake cookies
and then I asked a good friend of mine, Jani, if she would be
the hostess at the table and help with setting up and overseeing everything. 
I made the sign and we placed the bubbles in a glass cookie jar for 
people to grab on their way out of the church…
 My hubby made a few gallons of punch the night before.  
The punch was made in gallon water jugs so all Jani had 
to do was just refill the glass container as needed…
My friend Jani was a great hostess for everyone. 
She set everything up right before the wedding started and did a beautiful job!  
The stairs behind her lead up to another building on the church property…
My mother, cousin Traciene, my sister, Liz and my sister-in-law, Susan 
all made the homemade cookies…
They made everything easy and used trays from the Dollar Store that could
just be thrown away so no extra cleanup was needed as we hurried to the reception. 
They did use paper doilies to make things pretty…
Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Dipped Hearts and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies…


A few of the guests helping themselves to a little treat…
 The bride and groom mingling with the guests after the ceremony…
My nephew Davie making sure he had some bubbles to use…
Another sign I made that was on the table with the cookies.
Unfortunately, the wind was strong the day of the wedding and blew the sign
and the napkins around.  Just a little damage to the sign…
 Such a happy day…
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Originally from Queens, NY, Lois now calls northeastern PA home. You can find her blogging over at Walking on Sunshine where she shares a little of her life, but more importantly what’s for dinner at her house tonight. www.walkingonsunshinerecipes.com

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