Monday, February 16, 2009

Our Wedding Day - Part Three: The Reception

Hope that you all enjoyed "Part Two" of the Newlyweds Next Door wedding series. I bet you can guess what "Part Three" is...


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This collage really sums up our wedding reception. It was such an awesome whirlwind time.

We had a fabulous Dance Band, The Ultratones!


We did our grand entrance into the ballroom to the USC Fight Song! Go Trojans!


We danced our first dance to Crazy Love by Van Morrison. We had taken dance lessons and we were still so nervous! Ha!


The Mr. gave me giant kiss when it was over!


Then we danced, danced, danced the night away.


I did some really fun DIY details for our reception...

Our escort cards were pencil starfish and the ribbon color that tied on the tag indicated meal choice.


I created several photo collages of us as kids and of us as a couple over the years for people to look at as they entered the ballroom.


Instead of favors we did donations to Alzheimer's Association and gave people a Sand dollar to signify that donation at their place setting.The text read:"A dollar for them, a dollar for you For each of our wedding guests we've donated a dollar to Alzheimer's Association."
We chose Alzheimer's Association in memory of my Grandpa Jack and in support of Mr's Fraternity Philanthropy.


I had toasting flutes made up for us and they sat our our sweetheart table.


Our reception centerpieces were giant glass cylinders centerpieces filled with turquoise beads and orange roses with floating candles on top surrounded by small tea lights and rose petals. We decorated each place setting with starfish and sand dollars. Each table was named after a beach that had significance to us.

This table was Dockweiler Beach, where I was baptized!

The ballroom featured aqua and tangerine uplighting. Loved it!


I designed our wedding cake with the baker. I wanted it to be beachy without being too cheesy. So I opted for just starfish and sand dollars and turquoise line running down it like water. On the table around it were pencil starfish and votive candles.


What I really loved out our reception is that we got to celebrate with friends from various parts of our lives -- childhood, high school, college, sorority/fraternity, work, church, and beyond. I think that's one of the coolest parts of a wedding, having almost everyone you're close with in one place.

20 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Gorgeous pictures!! Happy anniversary!

Rachel said...

Beautiful pics!

Lindsey said...

Awww love the pics!! Happy 6 months!! Time sure does fly!

littlesack said...

oh, how sweet! congratulations.

Tara Gibson said...

so pretty! happy anniversary!

Lucky in Love said...

Your cake is beautiful!! Super neat!

Happy 6 months!

Brittany Ann said...

Congrats!

Taryn said...

Congratulations on 6 months. The time truly does fly. I wish you the best in the coming 6 months and following years to come.

Sarah said...

Happy six months

Emily said...

ahhh! I love all your pictures and I love your wedding cake.. sooo adorable! happy six months and thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Happy 6 month anniversary! Your wedding looks beautiful!

The New Mrs said...

happy 6 monthaversary! we're only a month behind you. and yes time definitely flies!

La Bella Weddings and Events said...

WOW! I can't believe it's already been 6 months...congrats to such a fun loving and beautiful couple!!!

pocket full of pink said...

I stumbled on your other blog, and want to say I am SO impressed and in awe of how well you handled everything. Every girl dreams of her wedding day! Yours turned out BEAUTIFULLY regardless of the chaos you endured! Happy 6 months!

skinnyrunner said...

what cute pictures! i love your dress. congrats on 6 months too. it flies by

Courtney said...

What a cool wedding cake!

--Amie-- said...

Beautiful pictures!!! I just thought I would tell you we were married on the same day!! Neato!! Congrats on one year!! Looks like y'all had a grand time!

Tara G. said...

Very pretty! And you're right- having the people you love together to celebrate such a great occasion is one of the best parts of the day!

Rona's Home Page said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the collage idea.
Great photos ~ looks like everyone had a terrific time dancing, eating and enjoying the event.
Your cakes was gorgeous and so were the decorations.

Amber said...

just stumbled upon your blog....your wedding pictures are gorgeous! love them!!

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