Julia and Brad were super duper smart about making sure they had time to eat at their reception: they ate BEFORE it! Here's what they did (and their surprise gift from the caterers!):
We asked our caterers to put a couple of plates for us on the kitchen counter so we could eat quickly before greeting our guests. But they went way above and beyond and dressed this elegant table for us, with a candle and our preferred beverages, and we got to enjoy a really lovely, private meal immediately after the ceremony. It was unexpectedly one of the sweetest parts of the night, and I got all giddy about it for several minutes, as seen here.
Ooh, and Tricia and Barrett did this, too:
After the ceremony, we ate dinner by ourselves for 20 minutes to soak up everything that happened in the ceremony. It was very private and romantic, and we loved just being able to reflect.