Wedding Week: The Reception

WHOA.  Travis and I got a really late start this morning! Today is the last post for my wedding recap week.  I think after this, I may do a once a week post to show all of the rest before  I admit to myself that my perfect wedding is actually over. Sad smile

Today’s recap is of our reception, which we had at the DoubleTree Monroeville’s banquet room.

We started with our awesome entrances.  We didn’t tell the bridal parties their entrance songs until the day of, but they all worked to choreograph entrances, and they were awesome!

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Then, it was our first dance to No Man Is An Island by Jack’s Mannequin. 

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Cake cutting!

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Speeches and toasts by our siblings.

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Father/daughter dance.

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Mother/son dance.

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Trav’s cousins surprised us with a choreographed dance.  It was so fun to see some of my new cousins come out of their shells a bit and let loose!

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Then, it was DANCE TIME! Brady totally stole the show on this one!

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Swimming girls from elementary to high school..

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Shippensburg buddies!

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My awful bouquet toss..

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Garter toss…

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And then there was more dancing, and it was over Sad smile

Best. Day. Ever.

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Wedding Week: The Ceremony

The whole wedding ceremony was such a blur for me.  I remember sitting downstairs in a room with the bridesmaids, and I remember crying while kneeling at the altar.  I don’t remember who was in the pews, what was really said, or much else for that matter.  I was really nervous going into it and became just much more relieved by the end. 

Our ceremony took place at St. John Fisher Church, which is where my parents were married over 30 years ago.  It started with our mothers lighting the candles…

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…and then we all made our entrances!

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The church was absolutely gorgeous!

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Look how serious we were to light the unity candle!

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Praying to the Blessed Mother…

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Husband and wife!

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MY BUBBLES!

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Ahhh perfect!  You have no idea how hard it is to narrow down these pictures! We have way over 1000! Amazing!

The reception coming up tomorrow!

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Wedding Week: Getting Ready

Moving right along with the wedding posts! If you missed the other posts this week, head to read about wedding preparations and the rehearsal dinner! Today’s post is about our time getting ready for the big day. 

We started off with a Starbucks run and came back to Panera bagels and fruit to munch on while we got ready.

The amazing crew from Synergy Salon came to the hotel to help us out with hair and makeup. They made the whole experience so amazing.  I wanted stylists that would make it easy on us and allow us to get ready without having to go anywhere, and Synergy definitely did not disappoint. 

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While we all got ready, we hung out in the robes that I got the girls as gifts.  They turned out amazing!

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Once hair and makeup was complete, it was time to get down to business.  Since I was on schedule for last to get dressed, I helped others get ready while we munched on some Olive Garden lunch.

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And then, it was my time to get ready.  This is about the time I started getting nervous.  I couldn’t stay still no matter the amount of times my sister yelled at me to do so.  Too many buttons!

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I also made Makenna my right-hand lady and bossed her around.  She fetched me my shoes, helped me move around in my dress, and she got me things when I asked. She’s the best.

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My mom helped me with most of my jewelry and put my garter on for me.

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While all of us ladies were getting ready, the guys did the same. They got their tuxes on in the hotel before heading to the church to get their flowers.

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While the guys got their flowers, the grandmothers and mothers did, too. 

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How cute is my grandma?!

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And then it was time for me to head to the church and get the show on the road! Stay tuned for that tomorrow! Smile

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