After the cocktail hour, everyone took their seats.
Jerram and Elizabeth had a sweetheart table to themselves from which they could take a breather between all the day’s activities.
Elizabeth and Jerram relax after the ceremony and buzz of the cocktail hour.
Elizabeth and Jerram share a few quiet words.
Everyone settles into their salads as dinner begins.
Guests sit down at their tables.
Elizabeth adjusts Jerram’s tie. You’ll find out more on that later.
Elizabeth stares deeply into Jerram’s eyes. Because that is what newly-weds do.
Father of the Bride’s Speech
Glen, the father of the bride, kicks off the speeches with a rousing tale of the rambunctious Elizabeth growing up and gushing about his exciting new son in law.
Elizabeth’s father, Glen, kicks of the speeches with awkward tales of Elizabeth’s childhood.
I’m sure he is saying something embarrassing.
Elizabeth and Jerram cheer on Glen.
Glen’s glasses are out. Things are getting serious now.
Now the glasses come off. It’s even more sincere!
Elizabeth and Jerram are still smiling away.
Glen hasn’t said anything to dampen Elizabeth’s smile.
Lazlo sporting some styling shades.
Glen gives everyone even more reasons to smile.
To conclude, anyone who missed this lost out on hearing some childhood shenanigans. So that makes a few people to whom Elizabeth doesn’t have to pay hush money.
All smiles. One speech down. Three to go.
The Bride’s Maids Speech
Elizabeth’s sisters, Christine and Kathryn, tag team their way through their speech welcoming Jerram into the family and wishing the couple all the best.
Elizabeth’s sisters, Christine and Kathryn, take this opportunity to air their grievances against their oldest sister. I mean, wish the happy couple well.
Jerram and Elizabeth enjoy Christine’s witty narrative.
It’s Kathryn’s turn to lay it out.
Kathryn matches wits with Christine as she gives her part of the speech.
Jerram is touched as Christine and Kathryn welcome him into the family.
Christine wraps up the speech, ready to hand it off to the next great orator.
Best Man’s Speech
James, the best man, shares college tales of when he and Jerram first met, vouches for what a catch Jerram truly is, and wishes the couple a happy marriage.
James gives the best man’s speech.
Jerram listens, wrapped, as James talks about how they met in college&emdash;as discretely as one can talk about college.
Of course, it was a delightful speech. Jerram and Elizabeth couldn’t help but laugh.
Jerram and Elizabeth thank James for the lovely speech.
James and Jerram hug it out.
The Bride and Groom’s Speech
Jerram and Elizabeth continue their departure from tradition with a shared speech. Along with thanking their guests and family, Elizabeth and Jerram perform a dramatic reading of their online exchanges from when they first met.
Jerram starts off to explain that he and Elizabeth will be giving a speech together.
Jerram thanks everyone for coming, his family for getting him there, and Elizabeth’s family for being so welcoming.
Elizabeth takes the mic to also thank the guests, her family, and Jerram’s family.
Jacob rests on Charles while adults drone on…
Jerram and Elizabeth talk about how they first met and their early, awkward interactions.
A final toast to end dinner!
Glen comes up to comment on Elizabeth and Jerram’s speech.
And so ends the speeches.