Friday, November 14, 2014

wedding week: ceremony + reception

and here we are, the big event! strange enough, i didn't feel nervous or jittery at all. i just felt very ready to see my soon-to-be husband at the ceremony. in all the wedding planning, T early on requested we not do a first look. and while at first i didn't love the idea (mostly because i wanted to see him first just us two), the closer we got, the more excited i was that we weren't going to see each other until it was time. it felt really great to share that moment of seeing each other the first time with all of our loved ones. and, it made me really happy to give that moment to T. 

living in the age of our smartphones, T and i made the conscious decision with our ceremony that we wanted it to be unplugged. now when i say unplugged, i mean that we didn't want our guests to experience this moment through the lens of their camera. we wanted them to be connected in this moment in time with us in a very real, intimate way. as we wrote our own vows, we wanted to share them with our family and friends without the hindrance of phone distraction. amazingly, our guests were more than happy to acknowledge the request and it meant the world to us. and while, i love my cell phone and snapping photos like the rest of my generation, i also know it separates you from experiencing raw moments at times. so this meant a lot to us :)

[happiest girl in the world to walk with my dad]

[his and her vows]

[lots of tears shed by us and the guests]


[our first moments alone]

[first pose struck before all the family photos]

[introducing mr. and mrs. webb]

for our reception, we wanted to stick with older music (nothing above the 80's) as to not isolate any age groups and keep it light a fun for everyone. our amazing dj was very happy to keep to the theme and kept everyone boogieing the whole night.  

[i love this one]

[amazing toasts]

for our dance, T and i took a few dance lessons so we wouldn't look too stiff dancing to our song. and, it made it so fun for us to show off our moves to our friends! for any who are contemplating it, i would highly recommend it. T and i really got into it and may be going back to learn more soon!

[father-daughter dance aka i turn into a pile of mush]

[T's hilarious song he practiced with the guys to sing to me]

[dancing with my nephew]

hope y'all have enjoyed these peeks into our big day as much as i have enjoyed sharing them. if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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