Wedding: The Reception

Ready for part 4 of my wedding series?  In case you missed it, here are the others in the series:

The Details

The Wedding Party

The Ceremony


Our reception was held in a huge tent next to the pool at Stonebridge Manor.  It was the perfect setting and size!  I seriously loved every second of our reception and wish I could relive it over and over again because it was so much fun!


The wedding party was introduced to “Brine ‘Em Out” …

Chris and I danced to “Everything” by Michael Buble … it was choreographed, cheesy, and amazing.


And because photos don’t do it justice … here is the video:


My dad and I danced to Paul Simon’s “Father Daughter”.  It’s not a common dance song but it was perfect for us.  My dad also had some pretty awesome moves!


Chris and his mom shared a dance to Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish”.  It’s one of my favorite country songs so I was pretty excited that Chris chose it!

My sister Heather was my matron of honor but for her speech so had her whole family help her.  I have known her husband Mark since I was 3 years old.  He is a father figure to me and is a very important role-model in my life.  He has always treated me just like a “real” sister and he kind of hijacked Heather’s speech.  He gave Chris a bunch of advice about the “W” girls.  Some key points of wisdom?  Their dad is their hero and their mom knows everything.  Even if you think Debbie doesn’t know … she does.  Haha.


Although my family is very Irish, we have some German blood as well.  One of our family traditions involves the polka.  It was my mom’s request that there would be one polka dance and I whole-heartedly agreed.  This is my aunt Linda and I dancing to “Roll Out The Barrel”.


Our dance floor was packed all night long.  I attribute that to the fact that we have seriously awesome friends who know how to have a good time.  When you get a bunch of sorority girls, lacrosse players, and military men together it is bound to be a party.


Chris and I definitely smashed some cake …

So many of my sorority sisters were there.  I love my Alpha Phis!  When you go through recruitment and hear the actives talk about how your sisters will be your bridesmaids and will be at your wedding they speak the truth.  I am so blessed to have my sorority sisters!

Chris had a bunch of his friends from high school come to the wedding also.  Chris went to high school in Korea so getting this rowdy bunch together was an accomplishment in and among itself.


 My biggest piece of advice for any of you who are about to get married is this … take a moment and sit down with your new spouse and just look at your reception.  Take it all in.  The moment is fleeting and you will want to be able to picture every detail down the road.  Chris and I did this as we ate our cake and it is seriously one of my favorite moments from the whole day.


If you’re married, what song did you and your spouse dance to?  If you’re not … what song do you like?