Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: The Reception

You can catch up on all of my wedding posts here.

After the wedding, we rode the trolley out to the beach to do some pictures before heading to the reception hall (I'll be showing the beach pictures next week).  Our reception started at 6:30 p.m. and we arrived right on time.  Everything was all set and ready by the time we got there.

The Card Box I made
The little bags were our favors.  They had purple and white m&ms in them.  My mom's friend cut out all of the paper flowers for us to put on the bags.  I think they made the little favor bags looks so much cuter!

We hung pictures of Kevin and I on the wall using string/rope and clothespins that I spray painted purple.
We had a buffet for dinner.  Our caterer was Adeline Leigh and they were AMAZING!
The DJ announced the wedding party and we entered the hall.

Our Ushers: Lance and Calvin
Kyle and Lindsey
Keith and Kelli
Jared and Kristen
Drew and Lisa...I think they were the only ones who danced in :)
Chris (best man) and Ashley (maid of honor)
Kevin & Me
Then it was time for my sister to give her speech, and Kevin's brother to give his.  They both did a great job and I'm so happy they were there next to us on our big day!

 After the speeches, Pastor Cadle said a prayer and then we ate.  Our dinner was buffet style and our caterer was Adeline Leigh.  They did an amazing job!  The food was delicious and the staff was very professional and helpful.

Next up was our first dance.  We danced to "Swear It Again" by Westlife.  Early in our relationship, we decided that was "our song" and so that's what we danced to.  I like that it's not really a popular song, so not a lot of people have it as "their song."

We did our father/daughter and mother/son dance at the same time and we danced to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts.  I had to get my country music in there somewhere :)  (In case you don't know, I'm a huge country fan and Kevin is not...he's getting better though.)

Our bridal party dance was so fun and it started the night off right!  We started dancing to "All For Love" by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting.  Then half-way through we switched to "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz and invited everyone to come dance with us.

The night was full of good music and fun dancing!

Before we knew it, it was time to cut the cake!  Our wedding cake was done by a woman named Sue, who does cakes out of her home.  You can check her out here.  It was amazing!  It looked beautiful and tasted great!  The fresh flowers on the cake were from Kaleena, who did our bouquets.

The Groom's Cake was made by cousin who came up from Louisiana and surprised us with it!  It's totally Kevin (and me).  We are huge Detroit Tigers fans, so the cake was perfect!  And it tasted delicious!  If you're in Louisiana and need a cake, check her out here.

A little later we did our bouquet and garter toss and then danced the rest of the night away!

We had a photobooth for four hours at our reception and I think people had a lot of fun with it.  I was so busy during the reception, I only went in a couple times at the end.  After you go in the photobooth, it would print two copies of your strips of photos: one for you to keep, and one to put in a scrapbook and write a message next to it.  It's so fun looking back at all of the photos from that night, I'm so glad we had the photobooth!

I couldn't believe it when 12:30 a.m. rolled around and it was time to start cleaning up.  There were so many people I didn't get a chance to talk to, and I felt bad that I didn't to talk to everyone.  But I had a GREAT time and was excited to leave on our honeymoon the next day.


**Photos were taken by our photographer: McKensie anne Photography.  She did an amazing job photographing our wedding day!  If you're looking for a photographer in west Michigan, definitely check her out!**

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