The Reception

For a creative twist on the traditional guestbook we asked all of our guests to "leaf" their names on our family tree. 

I instantly fell in love with these textured table clothes while going through a slew of samples. In lieu of a traditional table runner we opted for a mirror runner down the center, which reflected the candlelight beautifully.

Our bridal party got very creative with their grand entrances to the reception, even I couldn't believe the mad dance skills taking place. 

Maid of Honor and Best Man speeches. Abby's shining moment "When I was little I used to tell all my friends that Justin was my brother, but then when he started dating my sister, it got a little awkward... Glad I can finally call you my brother again!" Ryan's best moment... dropping his notes halfway in. Winging it is always more entertaining!

My dad is such a good sport. Case in point, I asked him if he would ever do a crazy choreographed father/daughter dance with me and his response was, "I'll do whatever makes you happy." So of course I jumped at the opportunity and our guests were shocked when we broke into dance from our "Isn't She Lovely" decoy song! 

The tear jerker of the night was when Justin surprised his mom with "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" for their mother/son dance, which was his grandmother's favorite song.

You may remember me sharing some of the hilarious photos from our photo booth here. We had a table with scrapbooking supplies where our guests could leave us their crazy pictures and sweet messages. The final product is a hilariously special scrapbook that we will cherish forever. 

The Garter Switch: The girl who catches the bouquet sits down, while the guy who caught the garter gets blindfolded. Then you secretly switch the girl for a grown man. When the other guy goes to place the garter on, the fun begins. Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" made for the perfect soundtrack.

After our mock leave, I was whisked away for a costume change. A little white mini with a dramatic shoulder paired with diamond covered Giuseppe Zanotti's created the perfect ensemble to dance the night away.

Justin and I had a blast dreaming up and designing these Do Not Disturb signs and custom t-shirts for our guests to take home at the end of the night. 

I can't thank you all enough for your amazingly sweet e-mails, tweets and comments. It's been a blast sharing all of the special details with you. I'll be sharing more images on my Facebook page later today so be sure to follow here.