After a busy morning on the beach and some splashing in the pool in the afternoon, it was time to get the party started...I love little boys in matching outfits...I love it even more when they magically sit down next to each other and you just happen to have a camera in your hand :-)
Friday night was the 'welcome dinner' to kick off Dan & Lisa's wedding festivities, and it was a great start...everything about the food, music, and atmosphere made for a great time. Weather was a little threatening, but they had planned ahead with huge tents and hundreds (thousands?) of lights everyone could enjoy the outdoor party. I think the favorite part (for all the parents) was the section devoted to kid's activities--decorating crafts, a magic show, balloon animals, having caricatures drawn. They even had their own menu (although some adults enjoyed that as much as the grown-up food).
Evan & Margaret, showing off their new hats
Ben with his octopus (the coolest balloon animal I've ever seen). Ben is also Evan's hero of the evening, for generously sharing his 'watermelon pop' with Evan,
Plenty of fun for the adults too, mostly in the form of tasty drinks, good company, and a live band (they even gave lessons on the 'Electric Slide' for the groom-t0-be!)
Some pictures of the older 'kids'...
And the grown-ups (well, they're older than the kids, at least)...
Hats off to the host and hostess...I'm especially impressed how relaxed they look with everything going on this weekend!