So to end, I spent quite awhile choosing some of my favorite moments and photos to share.
First up: The Toasts -Â A few reactions to Ryan and I taking some light-hearted abuse from my dad and the best man, and some sweet toasting after my sister shared that she had always felt that Ryan was part of the family.
Next up: The Dancing – Mother-Son Dance, Father-Daughter Dance, Sorority Dance to ‘Fins’, Last Dance to ‘Wonderful Tonight’, and Fraternity Dance to ‘Livin on a Prayer’
Next: Reception Moments – ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, a groomsman’s reaction to the dollar dance, me showing off Ryan’s new jewelry, and me gifting the garter to the best man.
(Side note: We decided not to do the cake cutting, bouquet toss or garter toss. Â The cake was cut in the kitchen, the bouquet stayed on a table somewhere, and the garter was given to the best man privately with our best wishes to find the right girl! Â Leaving out these traditions is not for everyone, but I was absolutely thrilled with my choices and would not change a thing. Â We were able to get the party started and keep it going with no interruptions!)
Almost Done: The Bridal Party – Our photographers somehow got us to do serious and hysterical! Â I was uncertain about having such a big bridal party, but the day of I could not have been more thankful to have our friends with us all day long.
Last: Some Final Favorites – A stolen moment alone outside the reception, posing in front of the cathedral before the ceremony, walking outside the cathedral, another shot from the last dance.
All photography by Blue World Studios.