So, it’s October. Jimmy and I were married in June. I’m kind of behind on sharing wedding pictures, haha! I posted about the first half of our reception about a month ago, and I finally found some time to post about the second half. Woo hoo!
I left off with the father-daughter dance. After mine and my dad’s dance, Jimmy danced with his mom to “My Wish” by Rascal Flats.
It was so sweet to watch, especially since Jimmy is the oldest and the first of his siblings to get married. After their dance, we ate dinner while watching a video that Jimmy surprised me with. He made a video of pictures of me for my birthday. It was set to “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars. Some of the pictures were goofy and embarrassing, while others brought back special memories.
Jimmy’s dad was recently over our house to help us paint our railing and had a radio playing. “Just The Way You Are” came on and he was like “Allie! It’s Jimmy’s song for you!” haha. He told us that he cried when he watched that video. Awwww. After the video ended with a message wishing me a happy birthday, a guy from our church loudly started singing happy birthday to me, and then everyone joined in. It was so, so amazing to see everyone I love in one room celebrating mine and Jimmy’s marriage on my birthday. It was definitely the best birthday I have ever had. Ever!
After dinner, it was time to boogie, eat cupcakes, and play in the photo booth!
We decided to go with cupcakes instead of wedding cake because we wanted a variety of flavors. We went with hot fudge sundae, almond-raspberry, red velvet, Oreo cream, chocolate fudge, vanilla, and carrot cake cupcakes. Thank you Spinola’s Bake Shop!
I had a blast dancing in between visiting with our guests. Before the wedding, I was fixated on having a pinata (I don’t know why!!) and doing the limbo at the reception. The venue didn’t allow us to have a pinata, but we were definitely allowed to do the limbo! I actually bought a dowel rod from Home Depot about a week before the wedding and decorated it with silver ribbon and blue craft flowers.
I was soo excited to do the limbo. When the song came on, the DJ actually came and got me (I was talking to a guest) and was like “I’m playing the limbo and I know you really want to do it!” ha. So I went to do it and it was a total struggle with my dress LOL. It was fun anyways!
I’m so glad we had a photo booth at our reception, too. I’m pretty sure everyone had fun with it–young and old! Here are a few jems…
My blog and real life friend Kim and her husband with some photo booth props 🙂
Some guests got into a little bit of trouble at the reception for throwing pieces of our centerpieces, haha. You can faintly see the centerpiece in the picture below. It’s basically a vase with little gel balls and a candle in it.
Well, some kids and adults were throwing the little balls at each other and things got out of hand at one point. The manager of the venue asked the DJ to tell everyone to stop. Yikes! Last week, I was talking to a lady from my church who was at the wedding and she was like “You know it was a fun wedding when everyone got in trouble and those gel balls are probably banned from the venue now!” ha. Also, Jimmy designed and created all of our centerpieces! He’s awesome.
After our reception wound down, we packed up a to-go box of cupcakes and cookies and left straight for our honeymoon. Our wedding was definitely the best day of my life thus far. I’m so glad I blogged about it so I can look back and remember everything that happened and how I felt. That’s one of the reasons I really love blogging.
I may have more wedding pictures to share soon because one of our groomsmen took a ton of pictures during the wedding. I can’t wait to see them! It will be like reliving the day all over again 🙂