- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
All my previous recaps can be found here:
Hopefully you aren’t tired of these already (I know I’m not!), but this is the last one. Our lovely reception started with the toasts.
First a welcome from my wonderful father:
Can’t remember what was so funny, but based on the look on his face I think it was at DH’s expense:
Then came the toasts from the best man (DH’s brother) and the maid of honor (my sister). From what I remember the Best Man’s speech started with “My brother has made a lot of mistakes in his life”, which definitely got the crowd involved:
And my beautiful sister, who also had everyone in stitches:
My parent’s enjoying my sister’s toast:
Then we went inside for the first dance. Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You”:
Then came our joint mother/son and father/daughter dance to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”:
After which the DJ broke into ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” and the party REALLY got started!
My dad getting into the party spirit:
Then, just as the dancing was *really* getting started, Darling Husband took the mic from the DJ and asked everyone to come outside for a special surprise for me. We all gathered out by the water, and then suddenly *BOOM* and fireworks! The best wedding present ever:
I absolutely LOVE fireworks and Darling Husband knows that. I could not believe he actually got fireworks for me. It was the most romantic and thoughtful thing, and needless to say our guests loved it too.
Once the fireworks were over, we went back inside to continue dancing and then it was time to cut the cake:
It was DELICIOUS!
We thanked our guests:
And a few more dancing pictures to “play you out”. For our last dance they replayed “Wonderful World”. It was supposed to be Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, but Wonderful World ended up being just perfect.
One of DH’s groomsmen doing one of his “infamous” dances:
Dancing with my Mother-In-Law:
Last Dance. My godparents (my godfather was our officiant):
I was barefoot by this point. And actually walked back to our hotel (about 2 blocks away) barefoot.
Wow… that was a lot of photos. But it still doesn’t even begin to show all the fun, funny, poignant, and wonderful moments that were a part of our wedding.
Hope you enjoyed!