While loading up our little Subaru with container after container of who knows what wasn't exactly our idea of fun, the end result was definitely worth it - we got the chance to see our reception space set up and partially decorated! I had seen it earlier in the week during a vendor meeting, but this was Mr. Snow Cone's first time laying eyes on the set-up. He had politely agreed to pretty much any detail-oriented decision I had made during the planning. As a result, I don't think he had cobbled together much of a vision of the finished product in his head. When we walked into the room, his eyes lit up and he couldn't stop commenting on how nice everything looked. Our eyes locked and we shared a "holy crap this happening, and it's happening TOMORROW" sort of moment. Don't get me wrong, running errands isn't necessarily the most fun task to take care of during your wedding weekend, but stealing away a few extra minutes with your husband-to-be definitely makes it worthwhile.
Shortly after we got back to the house, a carload of groomsmen pulled up, signaling the arrival of Team Groom. Mr. Snow Cone was eagerly awaiting their arrival; I think their presence really kicked off the wedding weekend in his eyes, as we had spent the bulk of the previous evening with my nearest and dearest. With every new face that arrived, the immediacy of the wedding became more and more defined. Team Groom also came bearing one of the most special wedding gifts we received - a personalized beer!
Photo by BM EWhen planning the rehearsal dinner, Mr. Snow Cone asked one of his groomsmen, an amateur brewmaster, to whip up a case of beer. Unwilling to let the beer arrive to the party naked, another groomsman decided to create some personalize labels for our personalized beers. He used one of our favorite engagement pictures and added our names and wedding date. Truthfully speaking, I was floored that two of our groomsmen could come through with such a thoughtful gift! We still have a bottle of this beer displayed proudly in our apartment, reminding us how awesome Team Groom was for our wedding weekend.