Thursday, October 25, 2012

Another wedding post - why I loved my reception

When we got engaged I knew I wanted to have an outdoor reception under a big tent.  I had been to several outdoor receptions as a kid and have been dreaming of my outdoor reception for years.  Andrew's parents have a beautiful farm which we knew right away would be the perfect location and we would be the third generation to have a wedding reception on the property.  Done and done!
We spent all summer keeping the area mowed, trimming trees (and cutting a huge one down after it got struck by lightening) and making sure we had the perfect spot picked for the tent.  We rented the tent, tables and chairs from one company for much less than it would have cost to rent a reception hall (about $4,000 less) but had trouble finding a dance floor.  Thankfully my brother built one for us and it worked out perfect.  My cousin's husband is a DJ as well so we were able to have our music for FREE as a wedding gift, nothing better than a free wedding vendor!  So why did I love my reception so much, well here is some photographic proof as to how awesome that night was.

And in case I didn't mention this in my last post, all photos are courtsey of the AMAZING Loveletter Photography which can be found here oh and here too!  If you're looking for a photographer in Columbus, OH and love the romantic, vintage feel of these photos please give her a call.  I could not have been happier with my photos and what an amazing job she did!
Our tent

 Our grand entrance on the hay wagon, it was awesome and hilarious.
Andrew's dad is driving, he had all these huge pipes draging behind the tractor,
along with tools and a boat prop for Andrew.
Our first dance

 My amazing maid of honor.

My brother and I get a little crazy when beer is involved.
We were singing to our significant others and they were obviously making fun of us.

 We did a karaokee duet to Jackson by Johnny Cash and June Carter.
This was towards the end of the night.

Of course there was lots of line dancing bc I'm cheesy like that :)

The Ray-bans were totally necessary!

Hold up, gotta bust a move.

I danced so much that I thought my feet were going to fall off, sang so loud that my voice was horse, drank a few beers, you know nothing too extreme and had the time of my life.  At one point while we were dancing Andrew said to me, "You love this don't you, getting to be the center of attention for a whole day and a party just for you and me."  Boy, he called that one!


K said...

Love it! I wish we had ours outdoors, but there was no place to do it! Looks like you had a blast!

Nikki said...

Looks like you had an awesome time!

Unknown said...

Wedding receptions are the BEST PARTIES EVER! P.S. I laughed really hard at those pictures of you with the sunglasses on. Will looked at me like I was crazy because I suddenly busted out laughing. It made me miss you!