Monday, June 11, 2012

wedding day [part 5]

Read Part 4 here.

Looking back on the reception now, it all seems such a blur.  But a very, very happy blur.

I loved all the beautiful decorations.  [You can see most of them in Part 4.]

I loved that we served Italian food and Italian sodas.

I loved that there was a chocolate fountain.

I loved the slideshow that Tim put together of the two of us growing up.

I loved that my very first sunday school teacher made our amazing cake:

...which happens to have misplaced its top layer in this picture.

More than all the little details, however, I loved seeing all of the people.  People we know and love.  Part of me wants to go back and relive every single interaction with every single person, because it all meant so much to me.  And it still does.

I also loved that the receiving line was so important to my mom, and then she never actually came and stood in it with us because she was so busy coordinating everything else.

And in her place, I loved that my beloved bridesmaids came and stood with us in the line even though I'm sure they would have rather been doing something else.

I loved that my dad danced with me to "I Loved Her First" by Heartland even though he hates being the center of attention.  [Perks of being a daddy's girl.]

I loved dancing with Tim to "Then" by Brad Paisley and laughing with him about how everyone was staring at us.

I loved cutting the cake with my lover [and his oldest brother - who was our MC - telling him that he was "weak" for not smashing the cake into my face]:

I loved dancing with Tim and with anybody else who would [which mainly consisted of Tim's nieces and nephews] to all kinds of fun songs [including the YMCA, which our MC claimed was Tim's favorite song].

I loved running through the tunnel at the end to our amazingly decorated car.

And I loved driving to In-N-Out directly after our reception.


Yes, we definitely did that.  We didn't get that much to eat or drink at the reception itself, so we decided to go through the drive-thru at In-N-Out.  The girl saw our wedding attire through the window and screamed, "Did you guys just get married?!"  After which a bunch of employees started screaming excitedly for us.

That was pretty funny.

And most of all, I loved celebrating the fact that I had just married my best friend.

Because now, our love story won't ever end.


Fran said...

Love all the lights!

Our Little Fam said...

So sweet!! You look gorgeous, great pictures. Love that you went to IN-N-OUT Burger haha

Annmarie Pipa said...

congrats again and are a beautiful radiant bride.

Kylie said...

Beautiful reception! And what a unique cake...I love it!