11.24.2010

Wedding Wednesday: The Reception

We've arrived!  Let's get this party started

My little do it yourself centerpieces turned out OK
[July 10, 2010] The reception was truly the funnest part of the whole day.  By the time we were standing outside the doors waiting for our "grand entrance" I was so ready.  We danced into the room after our bridal party to the tunes of "I Gotta Feeling" and it just got better and better as the night went on.
Greeting our guests
We both sat down and ate dinner.   I wouldn't have it any other way as we did in fact pay for it!  I loved sitting there at the front and watching everyone eating and chatting and enjoying themselves.  Then we went around the room to every single table and greeted our guests while everyone was finishing up dinner which was really fun.  I am not normally a social butterfly so I can't believe I did this!  On your wedding night you kinda have to be social and I actually found that it came naturally and I enjoyed it.
Cheers to US
After dinner we went right into open mic for toasts. Often times only designated people make speeches during the reception and for some reason it didn't really cross my mind to do that.  I just told the DJ to open it up to anyone who wanted to speak which could go really badly....but in our case it worked out fine.  It went on longer then we expected but it was really special to hear what people had to say.  And the tears just kept on flowing. I absolutely did not realize just how emotional this would be.  Having people you know and love stand up there and share there well wishes on your wedding day is awesome.  You know people care about you but how often do those words actually come out? Not very often, so it was just awesome to give everyone that chance here.
Toast time was emotional.  I was sobbing!
After that we went straight into the cake cutting.  I simply had to ignore the fact that my cake was the wrong color or else I would have been mad and I did not want that emotion to invade my wonderful time.  No cake shoving allowed but we did have fun feeding each other.

That's not my cake!

Nice and easy
One of my favorite moments of the entire reception was our dance. I felt like we were in our own little world even though everyone was watching. We whispered, laughed, kissed and hugged through most of it and enjoyed it to the very last note.  The words from "I Turn To You" (Whitney Houston) were PERFECT!!




 Savoring The Moment

After that I danced with my dad to "Can You Feel The Love Tonight."  Mj and his mom joined in about 1/3 of the way through the song.  Then, we opened the dance floor up to everyone and boogied the night away.  It was the most magical night of my life and I didn't want it to ever end.

12 comments :

jacin said...

i love love love the last photo :)

Adorably Distracted... said...

awww it looks like you guys had a blast!!! we went around to all our tables too! I didn't realize how much guests appreciate that until recently. One of the weddings I was in, the bride didn't do that and she had people that had flown in just for her wedding. People have called her spoiled, a brat and self centered because of it. A little hi and thank you go a long way...

Lil' Woman said...

What a beautiful reception...love the pics!

mr. nichols said...

good times! beautiful pics. much love to you both. keep sharing your story.

happynappybride said...

Our first dance felt the same way...like we were on an island and everyone else was there, but across the ocean.

fittingbackin said...

You look absolutely stunning - great looking couple! And you both look so happy - beautiful!

Ameena said...

Beautiful photos as always - I always loved the fish bowl centerpieces...I am going to do that. One of these days!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy said...

You guys are my hope for humanity! Keep on loving please:) I wish you the absolute best in your marriage my dear. What wonderful memories you have here. So glad it all worked out!!!

Faith said...

that last pictures is absolutely beautiful! i love everything about it. you had such a beautiful day (even the cake was pretty!). congrats again!

Amy said...

Whitney Houston has such a beautiful voice! Looks like you two love birds had a perfect first dance.

Frugalista said...

It was a perfect first dance and everything else was perfect in every way. Thanks so much for all of your comments. I really enjoyed sharing our wedding story with you all!

Mrs. W said...

SO beautiful! You both look so in love!

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