Set up a secret "getaway table" for a post-ceremony private meal #Reception Advice#food#s'mores#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jan 8 2014) Stephanie Kaloi Photo by Tonhya Kae and Michael Rowley Crystal and Justin had a robot-and-s'mores wedding that was heavy on fun details — including this secret getaway table the groom set up after the ceremony. We're definitely fans of private pre-reception dinners — it looks like a sweet way to get a little alone time to bask in just-married awesomeness. Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Alexandria & Tyler's rainy day rainbow wedding on a mountain NEXT An intimate kaleidoscopic family-focused wedding from the Philippines Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] What an incredibly beautiful idea! Too often have I heard and read about how the newlyweds rarely get a chance to just … be…and to just enjoy each others company… also, to refuel! I'm absolutely in love with this little secret getaway idea! Reply I actually heard about this from a bartender who did it at his wedding, and totally love the idea! So many times the bride/groom never get to eat the food at their own wedding, let alone share a private moment together. I think this refocuses the whole rest of the reception. Reply what a great idea! I officiated a wedding this past summer where the bride and groom disappeared for 15 minutes after the ceremony just to let it all sink in. I think we'll be sure to have some noshes set aside as well because there is zero way we will have time to eat ahead of time. Reply In my book, I talk about how after the ceremony we went for a walk just the two of us … inspired by the Jewish concept of Yichud. 🙂 Reply Thanks everyone! Justin was really sweet to arrange this for us. He also used this moment to surprise me with the wedding ring I really wanted. He'd told me several days before that he couldn't afford it, but then had it tied around the stem of a special bottle of champagne waiting at this secret getaway table. What a wonderful husband I have. 🙂 Reply Awe, thanks for all the love, wonderful people. Justin really surprised me with this one. He also had my surprise wedding ring (he wasn't going to get me one) tied around a champagne bottle when we got to the little secret spot. What a lucky lady I am! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.