While we were taking photos, the wedding guests were eating and able to check out the decor in the room.
Here is the Groom’s Cake- the delorean from Back to the Future!!!
And here is our wedding cake. It was 5 layers of deliciousness. I also used the lace fabric around my bouquet.
We used this book as our sign in book. This was the only LSU touch we put on the wedding. We wanted something to represent where we met and spent many years. Another cool thing, my Dad knows the authors, and is going to get the book autographed.
I love all these women, Duska, Abbey, Ms. Kim, and Mrs. Paula, but what I REALLY LOVE is Ms. Kim’s diva pose. I laughed at this photo for awhile. She is awesome!
Here is Darelle, her husband TJ, Dana and Darin. Dana, Darelle and I met in the dorms our freshmen year of college!
When we finished taking our photos, there was food set up for Andrew and I to eat. Lizzie bustled my dress, took out my veil and I think I ate 6 grapes. I was so nervous/excited to get out there! I kept rushing Andrew to finish!
Then the band announced us inside, and I was excited- as you can see!
We jumped into our first dance. Our first dance song was At Last, by Etta James. We had actually seen her live at Jazz Fest a few years ago. The song is fitting for our relationship.
Then it was time for the Mother/Son & Father/Daughter dance. We decided to dance to the same song, What a Wonderful World.
After the “formal” dances, the dance floor was open for everyone! We had asked all the wedding party to join us on the dance floor to dance the first few songs. In all the weddings I have been too and coordinated there is about 20 minutes where no one dances after the formal dances. I did not want to waste that time, and I knew if the dance floor was full others would join in. And I was right!
The dance floor was packed all night! :)
This is most of Andrew’s team from his internship with his last job. They came in from all over, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. They are all so great, and I know Andrew was so happy to have them there. Jill (the one in the blue dress) created our wedding invitations!!! Thank you, again, Jill!!
This is the Georgia crew!!!! Shout out to Abram, he is wearing the purple tie. He is such a loyal and faithful friend and blog reader. When I was taking a break from blogging, he reminded me very often that I needed to get back on it. It was him and my parents that motivated me to start it again.
Meet Andrew’s grandparents (Mrs. Liz’s parents). Grandpa Floyd danced with just about every woman at the reception. It was amazing, and I know he was having a great time. Gram-O (her name is Olive) was loving chatting and meeting new people. :)
Special story about these toasting flutes.. I spent a month traveling Ireland with my parents after college, and we went to the Waterford Factory. There was a gift store, and Mom and I picked out these toasting flutes to be used at my siblings’ weddings (if they wanted) and for all special occasions. My parents used them for their 30th Wedding Anniversary, Lizzie and Doug used them for their toast, and now Andrew and I have used them at our reception.
This is Alex Harvie! This is the gift from the wedding party I received at my shower! There was always a crowd around him and the painting turned out fabulous! We also had a photobooth (there will be a separate blog with these images!). It was a blast!
At the end of the night we were picked up! Neither of us had a clue it was going to happen, and we still laugh about that. I like looking at everyone’s reactions to it, they are as shocked about it as we were!