Wednesday, February 13, 2013

our wedding through the focused linz: the reception.

this week i am sharing some of my favorite photos that lindsey snapped during our wedding weekend.

so, we've now made it to the reception! the reception is supposed to be the most relaxing part of a girl's wedding day, but i would be lying if i said i wasn't stressed also about the proceedings during our reception. if you learn anything through my sharing of our wedding festivities, please let it be the following: calm down. relax. enjoy your wedding. throw caution to the wind. be in the moment. don't worry about when are we supposed to be cutting the cake or is this the right song to be playing while we eat. just enjoy your day. this is the party part. so.... party!

we danced to 'heaven,' by bryan adams

laughing over how awkward it is to dance for what feels like an eternity in front of a whole bunch of people

my dad & i danced to 'my girl,' by the temptations

we even made up a little routine

justin & his mom danced to 'have i told you lately,' by rod stewart

he danced with his sister, too

justin's louisiana tech groom's cake was red velvet - & delicious. it came from ambrosia bakery.

i love justin's face here - he is probably reacting to my you-better-not-smash-cake-in-my-face look

i wore the shoes my mom wore on her wedding day

justin's cousin caught the garter

luckily, after all the logistics were taken care of, i could finally relax, cut loose, & cut a rug...

i love this one of lindsey!

justin & i have been together since this little girl was a baby - now she's officially my niece!

i'm so glad people got up & danced!

not only do i love these two, but in the background, you can see my dad chatting with a guy he has been friends with since he was five years old...

i wish i knew which song we were dancing to in this one...

justin teases me for always dancing with my arms in the air... & here is the proof that it's true.

my favorite part of the whole reception was when all the couples got up & danced to elton john's 'tiny dancer.'

i love this one of landon & jennifer


as you may have read in this post, these two are now engaged

with mom & dad before the send-off

before we knew it, it was time for us to make our grand exit, running - me, trying not to trip on my dress - through a tunnel of bubbles & loved ones. it was surreal - our wedding weekend had come to a close - but we were already anticipating the next day, when we would board our flight, bright & early, bound for boston, massachusetts.

i've said it before, but i don't think i could ever really say it enough: thank you so much to all of our family, friends, & loved ones who helped in any way to make our wedding what it was. we are forever grateful & will always hold the memory of our wedding close to our hearts.

all photos by lindsey hudson

today's post wraps up the coverage of our wedding weekend through the our wedding through the focused linz series. thank you so much, lindsey, for providing us with some amazing images from this special time in our lives.

as mentioned in previous posts, i will be sharing more images from our wedding - by our photographer, shana burke - in the coming months. i also plan to cover our honeymoon to boston, massachusetts, & portland, maine, in the near future as well.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! And my husband and his mom danced to the same song {have I told you lately} at our wedding! :D

Unknown said...

Such beautiful photos from your wedding day!!! your dress was gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing all these from your special day!

Marie said...

Gorgeous!! You looked stunning! Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing them.

Unknown said...

Wow these photos are beautiful! I love all the candid shots! You look absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing:)

siddathornton said...

thank you, ma'am! and i think it's such a sweet song!

so anthro said...

So, so beautiful-- you are absolutely stunning and you both look so happy! xox

siddathornton said...

thank you, ma'am! we were extremely happy - & the relief that the day had finally come made everything that much more enjoyable :)

siddathornton said...

it's such a sweet song - i'm glad they chose that one!

siddathornton said...

thank you so much about my dress - it was actually my 'second choice.' i had a different dress picked out & everything... but i'm happy that i held out & got this one.

siddathornton said...

you are too sweet - thank you!

siddathornton said...

candid photos are ALWAYS my favorite :)

Betsy Transatlantically said...

your hair is GORGEOUS! p.s. can you tell me about those braided pearl necklaces?

siddathornton said...

thank you about my hair - i did something completely different on my first trial, but the second time around, this is what we came up with, & i think it fit me perfectly.

emailing you now about the necklaces ;)

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