The decorations. Another family friend was my wedding planner. She is a meeting planner now and didn’t usually do weddings but we convinced her to do it! She was my babysitter when I was younger and my piano teacher as I got older, so we knew each other pretty well. She told me to create a Pinterest board of all the things I wanted when it came to decorations. And she incorporated it all perfectly! There was a light dinner that was served at stations around the air conditioned tent, including sushi! The gift was a the yellow and white candy bar near the door. I loved the lanterns that were hung throughout the property, they added the perfect touch. When it got dark, the entire place was illuminated with string lights and tea candles.
I opted for cupcakes instead of a giant wedding cake. My wheat allergy is the worst, but I don’t feel the need to inflect in upon other people. A very dear friend (who made my parent’s wedding cake, my uncle’s wedding cake and my brother’s wedding cake) made the giant cupcake that we cut (which was gluten free) but the rest of the cupcakes were regular cupcakes from a bakery. This reduced the amount of cake cutting and people could grab a cupcake on their way out if they wanted!