Wednesday, November 19, 2014

| Our Wedding | The Reception Begins

After the official photos were done, it was finally time for the celebration to begin with our family and friends!
Our bridal party was introduced first, and then finally our official introduction as husband and wife. We knew we wanted to kick off our reception right away with our first dance. We had been to so many weddings where that first dance was put off and the special moment wasn't recognized the way it should have been by the guests. So first dance was at the top of our reception list!
As soon as we got engaged, Cody knew right away what he wanted our first dance song to be and I completely trusted him in that. It was perfect and beautiful, and fit our relationship perfectly - "Look at Me" by Alan Jackson. One of my favorite moments from the whole day.


After our first dance, we knew our guests' tummies would be rumbling!
So after Cody said a beautiful prayer, it was time to eat.
The food was just as delicious as we remembered from our tasting, but my dress was waaaay too tight for me to sit and actually eat! We enjoyed it the best we could before we started mingling with our loved ones. :)
And then it was time for cake... :)
Wedding Coordinator/Florist: Terri @ Everything and More
Wedding Photographer: Katie Rivers Photography
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair/Makeup: Shannon @ Formal Faces
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff @ Affordable Bridal
Bridesmaid Tanks: Baileywicks
Bridesmaid Glasses: Alisha's Designs
Bridesmaid Shoes: DSW


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  1. I love reliving this day through these pictures. Your wedding was so beautiful, I can't even count how many times I cried. (and we are going to pretend it wasn't because I was 9 months pregnant and hormonal)

  2. What a GORGEOUS reception!! I love all of the details, the colors, the outdoorsy-ness, GORGEOUS! I love how much your pink colors pop against the green - swoon!

  3. Your reception venue looks amazing!!! I love all the stone and that big monogram. We did our first dance first, as well, and it definitely made it special.

  4. Your reception and all that food just looked absolutely amazing! And I love that you did your first dance first . . . what a nice way to make sure that moment is super special and recognized by all the guests!

  5. Every time I see more pics from your wedding it just keeps getting more and more beautiful!! Such a special day for you and it truly does look fabulous!!

  6. I love your wedding posts! Keep them going! Also, I would love to know if marriage changed your relationship and how it changed it if it did!