The Best Day Ever...The Reception {Part 1}

Monday, October 3, 2011

The best part, right? To me, the ceremony was the most important part of our wedding celebration, but I think all brides can agree that the part they look forward to the most after months and months of planning is the reception...the perfect time to see all your hard work pay off, and the time where you can cut loose with your friends and family, and have the time of your life! Up first, the beginning elements of the reception--transportation to the venue, entrances and first dances, cake cutting, and then time for dancing! {Forgive me ahead of time, we're going to have a few reception posts...just so many fun pictures to share!
The spiffy bridal party ride
let the fun begin
BFF picture time!
William...seriously, can he get any cuter?
He was dancing up a storm with Boom Boom Pow
yes, there was a pole ;)
some of the bridal party introductions...
we walked in to Black and Yellow, and it was perfect!

Ready for our first dance...Meaning by Gavin Degraw

Looking kinda spiffy out there--haha

 Now it's Daddy's turn...My Girl by The Temptations
 and Jeff and his Mom...Stand By Me by Ben King
 Oh, and there's Jeff...probably giving financial advice to Maddie and William...haha
 The parents' they not look awesome?
{notice that monogram in the back, too!}
 Our pinky promise game...forever and always
Time to cut the cakes!! They were just too pretty
 My cake was a 4 tier vanilla almond cake with buttercream cream
cheese icing topped with ivory fondant and sugar peonies
He played nicely ;)

Jeff's grooms cake was a Jack Daniel's bottle--a kahlua chocolate cake with
chocolate cream cheese rich!
 Dancing with my Papa
Scat Springs Band... amazing! {P.S. Check out everyone in their sunglasses...
one of the fun favors we had for the guests}

 The Grays on the dance floor
 Meg helping me change shoes...the platforms had to go
in exchange for flat sparkly sandals!
 Dance party!!

 Loving this one Leslie!!
 And yes, Mom is clearly having a great time...and so happy it was finally time to party!
Stay tuned for another reception recap...more friends and family getting down with the band, outtakes, the ceremonial bouquet/garter toss, late night treats, and the sendoff!


  1. what a fun time! and congrats!

  2. what a blast!!!! everyone looks like they are having the time of their lives :) i love it!!!
    you are gorgeous. your hubs is so handsome. great photos!! :)

  3. These pictures capture so many wonderful, fun-filled, candid moments and it sure does look as though your wedding was the party to be at!!! Love it and you looked gorgeous...your hair is just beautiful! Your happiness just shines through!

    Liesl :)

  4. I love the photo of your mom, she's rockin' out!!

    What's the pinky promise game?

  5. Looks like such a fun time! Your dress is gorgeous!

  6. Love all of the pictures! Can't wait to see more. You are seriously BEAMING in It is so cute! :)

  7. omg i love love love all the pitures:) PUT MORE UP! ha! You look so pretty and so happy in every single one! hurray for married life!

  8. loooooooooove all of these!!!! My dad and I are going to dance to My Girl too at my upcoming wedding! :)

  9. that looks like the most fun ever.

    And if you need my address, just email me.

    You know.. to send me a piece of that cake..

  10. I love that you guys walked in with sunglasses on. And my goodness you were a tiny bride!

  11. so basically the funnest wedding ever??!!

  12. your wedding looks like it was such a blast!!! i wish i was there, even as a guest haha! love the sunglasses, that's a fun touch.

  13. Your reception looked like so much fun! I'm impressed by your moves on the dance floor and love the sunglasses as favors idea. Everyone wearing them makes the night seem even more fun :)

  14. So glad I found your blog! I love these pics! Your wedding dress is gorgeous and you looked beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  15. ahhh so many beautiful pictures! Your hair is just gorgeous!

  16. Love the one of your parents! Too funny!

  17. Looks like so much fun! You guys definitely did an awesome job everyone looks like they are having fun! Esp your parents! Too cute!

  18. That looks like a great party!!!
    Love that pic of your mom. She's probably going to kill you LOL :)

  19. loved seeing all these pictures!

  20. I LOVE these pics!!! Where did you find the sunglasses that you bought as favors??

  21. LOVE all these pictures!!! Where are the sunglasses from that you had as favors?? Would like to get some for our wedding :)