Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wedding Reception: part 1

I'm here today with part one of our wedding reception recap! Every time I type up a wedding  recap post it makes me smile ear to ear to look back on this day! These pictures are priceless to me.  Our wedding reception was in two words: sweet and fun. I truly believe we had one of the most enjoyable (aka, not boring in the least) receptions I've ever been to. I know I'm biased but I'm allowed to think that! (; Seriously though, it was a time to celebrate with our nearest and dearest and that is exactly what we did! 

The reception was held at St Thomas Preservation Hall where the ceremony was also held. Their staff flipped the room after the ceremony during our cocktail hour. We entered the room with an upbeat "sports theme" type announcement which really set the tone in a positive way for the night. We went straight into our first dance and father daughter, mother son dances. Our first dance was to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. Justin sang to me the whole time we were dancing and the bridesmaid and groomsmen started singing along too which made it so special! After the dances were over it was time for dinner which was seriously AMAZING. If you are in need of a caterer in the Wilmington area I highly recommend Middle of the Island catering! Some of my favorites on the menu included: marinated chicken, honey baked ham, strawberry spinach salad, squash casserole and collard greens. All of our guest raved about the food as well as Justin and I so I would call that a win! 

After dinner we started the dancing and some other things our DJ had in mind. When I say we danced, I mean it. We danced/our guest danced a lot, like a wholeeee lot. It was absolutely perfect and exactly what we had hoped for! I don't think the dance floor was ever empty. Our DJ had us play the bride/ groom question game. I've seen it several times before so maybe you have too.. I won't take the time to explain. It was fun though! I'm going t let the pictures do the rest of the talking. I'll be back next time with part two to include the cake cutting and more!

Fun fact: Jessica, one of my bridesmaid's caught the bouquet and Daniel which was her boyfriend caught the garter. A few weeks ago they got engaged! Just 4 months after our wedding! I'd say the bouquet/garter toss tradition rang true for them!! 

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  1. These pictures are priceless. Love the black and white one of y'all dancing, so sweet!

    How fun that they caught the bouquet and garter and then got engaged! Precious!! :)

  2. Y'alls reception looks amazing and like a ton of fun!! So neat that Jessica and Daniel got engaged after catching the garter and flowers!

  3. Oh my goodness, I love how much fun your reception was! All those dancing pictures (especially your groom and his mama) really got me all in my feelings-so sweet!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  4. These photos are gorgeous - you guys look like you're having so much fun!

  5. What a gorgeous reception! You look absolutely stunning! And that dress!!

  6. You were a beautiful bride!! It looks like such a fun reception...excited to read the rest of your wedding posts now!


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