I can’t believe I’m sharing the FINAL post from our wedding–the actual WEDDING! (And the reception and exit.) I wish I could include pictures of every single family member and friend, especially those that were in the wedding, but for this post I’ve decided to just select a few highlights from the end of our special day.
Now that we’ve been married 5 months today, it is so special to relive these memories through pictures. There were so many friends I didn’t get to talk to as long as I wanted and so many things that we worked on to make beautiful that I only had a moment to appreciate on the day of the wedding. Pictures are a priceless way to relive all those moments and memories that slipped by way too fast!
Since our wedding was in the evening, I wanted lots of candlelight.
My cousin Andrew arranged a special version of Come Christians Join To Sing for me to walk down the aisle to. It was such a special touch to me since we always been close friends.
Nathan held a sign that said “Last Chance To Run.” It debuted at the rehearsal to much laughter.
This moment was honestly so surreal. I wondered if I would cry–but I couldn’t. The moment was so much and so big that I just kept walking and all the sudden we were at the end of the aisle.
I really wanted a hymn at our wedding, so the congregation sang the same song I walked down the aisle to…an anthem I’ve always loved.
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Reed!
As soon as we stepped off the platform, mild chaos ensued. Unbeknownst to me, my Dad had a confetti cannon, and Dad Reed had an air horn. It was such a fun, lighthearted moment!
I bought a bunch of bistro lights for our reception to hang from the ceiling. I love the feel it gave!
We made a big mistake and cut into the top layer of the cake instead of the second layer. (You’re supposed to cut into the second layer and save the first layer.) Apparently, our volunteer cake staff had a good laugh about it. Something didn’t feel quite right while we were cutting it but we were already too far into the process to stop. haha!
Drew’s Aunt Cindy surprised us with these hilarious posters of our heads during the best man speech. It was so funny that when we got back from our honeymoon, my parents had scattered them all over their yard to greet us when we came back to open gifts. One of my favorite memories!
Candids with friends.
I bought enough sparklers for a small town’s July 4th celebrations, and I still have a bunch left over. So worth it for pictures though, and I love how they looked! Drew said it was his favorite part of the wedding reception.
Off to our happily ever after!
April 3, 2019