Friday, June 19, 2015

Welcome to the Club... RE & JM Tie the Knot

Last weekend Mark and I had the opportunity to watch two of our favorite people get married.  We have had the pleasure of knowing RE and JM for the entirety of their relationship and I can truly say that when I heard that J had finally popped the question I was absolutely thrilled because I know these two were made for each other.

R & J couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to tie the knot.  Granted it was a bit hot and humid, but the sign was shining and they were getting married in an air conditioned church, so they had nothing to worry about.  One thing is for certain, R is definitely a tax accountant because this wedding had the most on time start of any wedding I have ever been to (and for those of you who know me, that is a lot).  When the church clock said 4pm, the mothers were just getting ready to be escorted down the aisle so that they could light the candles... seriously, in all the weddings we have been to, I think this is the first time this has ever happened.

Mother of the Bride being escorted by her two fabulous sons
Lighting the candles
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful.  R and J had a vocalist who sang the most amazing songs and the ceremony overall was precious.  The way R and J looked at each other... well you can absolutely see the love in their eyes.  I think J even got a little teary eyed when he saw R for the first time!!

Seeing his beautiful bride for the first time

Excuse the blurryness because it is from my cell phone, but I love how you can tell how much these two love each other just by how they look at each other
You May Kiss the Bride


After the ceremony we headed over to the Mendenhall Inn where we attended one of the most fun wedding receptions ever.  The had a FABULOUS band and I honestly don't think I have ever spent so much time on the dance floor at a wedding (except for maybe at my own).  The band was so interactive and really knew how to get us all up on our feet.

Beautiful Table Set Up

First Dance


Obviously between all the great food, great drinks and dancing we had to take some time to take group pictures!! We had such a fabulous time with so many amazing friends!!

Bridesmaid, Adopted Sister, One of the most amazing ladies I know!
Couldn't ask for better friends than these two!
We clean up nice
I think the hubby was annoyed we had made him take so many pictures!
My Glittle makes the most beautiful bride!!
Chi Omega Love <3 nbsp="" td="">
We seriously have some of the best friends in the entire world 


One of the highlights of the reception probably had to be that ML (he was best man in our wedding) brought a date to the wedding.  We get to the reception and he can't find the placecard for his date... he can only find one for himself.  We ask him if he had been given a plus one and he said something to the effect of "I think so, it was so long ago though, I don't remember." followed shortly thereafter by "But I know I said I wanted two of the beef dinners on my reply card."  His date, SP (one of my bridesmaids), was not too pleased with him, but we decided to figure it out once we got into the reception room.  Sure enough, when we get inside there are only nine chairs at our table instead of the ten people we had.... and we had our answer... ML did not have a plus one, which meant SP was a wedding crasher.  For the first time in my life I attended a wedding where I knew an actual wedding crasher.  Thankfully the bride and groom were able to see the humor in it, but that doesn't mean that we haven't been giving ML a hard time about it or that we won't give him a hard time about it for years to come.  It was also great because R and J had a photo booth and of course we found a party crasher sign which we proceeded to make SP carry around for the rest of the night with her.



Yup, our real life wedding crasher
R & J seriously put together such a fabulous wedding... wish we could experience it all over again this weekend!! R & J, hope you have enjoyed your first week of being married and welcome to the club!! We love you!!

Have you ever been to a wedding that has kept you out of your seat and on the dance floor the entire time?

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!! This looks like such a beautiful ceremony and celebration! I feel the love.

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    1. It really was absolutely beautiful!! I love it when you can truly see how in love a couple is... and you can definitely see it with these two!!

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  2. Oh no I can't believe he brought a date and didn't get a plus one! That's so funny! Glad everyone was able to laugh about it! :)

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  3. It was truly a wonderful wedding party. All these decorations are just stunning. I have also been looking for such wonderful event space NYC for my reception party. I would like to book an outdoor venue. I wonder if anyone could help me in this.

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