The Wedding Reception

What was really incredible of this day was that after months and months of planning, I really didn’t have to do anything. Our combined vision for the day was executed without any efforts by us. Well, I suppose the one exception was that the ladies didn’t want to hang the stuff from the ceiling. I didn’t blame them! So the boys did have to do that. When I walked into the room, I was thrilled with what I saw! I highly suggest any bride to hire a day of coordinator!

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We snapped a few more photos with Evan down at the site. We were on cloud nine, so excited to get this part of the night on the way!-841 -850

Our reception began with a bang! The DJ was getting ready to announce the wedding party when the wedding party found the props from the photo booth! So we all made an entrance with funny costumes on. The wedding party walked into “We are Young” by FUN, and we walked in to “Home is wherever I’m with You” by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros. It’s moments like that that I wish we did hire a videographer. But the photos captured things pretty well!

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Once we were announced, we were invited to be the first to go through the buffet line. Wow, that was nice! I guess that wont ever happen again!! It’s not often that you are the guest of honor, we definitely enjoyed it!

-955The food really was exceptional. We missed the cocktail hour but the Cassie and Pattye saved me a deviled egg and crab cake. They tasted just as amazing as at our tasting with Brooke.

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Dinner was followed by toasts, first dances, a slide show, and cake cutting. The 4 that gave toasts: Maid of Honor (Katie); Best Man (Erin); and both fathers. They all said the most heart felt and kind words. Of course, Erin’s speech was a bit more of a roast than a toast and people thought the speech was terrible, but I guess since I know the nature of his relationship with Kris, it was just more funny and expected to me. Ha

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The next are self explanatory 🙂

-1052 -1062 -1078 -1082After the formal stuff, dancing began and everyone had fun. The photo booth was a hit as was our un-manned bar. Someone snuck in hard liquor which didn’t seem to have an impact on the drinkers so that was great.

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The Marie Callendar’s Crew is still together (below)!?-1102 -1118 -1121

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The photo below is a special one, these are all ATO brothers, including Kris’ grandpa.-1130 -1131

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I have no words to end this entry. The night was amazing but that doesn’t even sum it up! So I’ll leave it at that.