The Reception

All photos are courtesy of Andrea Tunbridge Photography.

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After the we tied up loose ends with our wedding coordinator, we headed up to the reception site. A dozen of Jodus’ friends were right at the elevator when we got off… there goes our big entrance! We shoed them back in so we could do our grand entrance to “Beautiful Day” – U2.

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Jodi, our DJ, introduced us and we headed straight for the bar!

After some cocktails and mingling, dinner was about to be served, buffet style, so we started some toasts.

My dad kicked it off.

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He said he had this big thing prepared but couldn’t get through it or forgot it or something. Poor guy!

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Then Jodus’ sister said a few kind words.

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My kid sister brother was next, Ryan, and introduced himself as my sister which got a bunch of laughs and he got made fun of for the rest of the evening. But I love that he got up there! He’s turning 16 next month!

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Jodus’ dad:

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Eric, Jodus’ friend from college. I think his toast was my favorite.

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My girlfriend, Claudia – she was married in Vegas last year! She’s near and dear to my heart.

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My not-dad, Lonnie:

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(My mom said she wanted to make a toast but was far too choked up to do so.)

And Jodus’ mom, Trish. Love her!

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Cheers!

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Then we started off the buffet line.

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I hardly touched my plate but everyone said it was good! I just didn’t have an appetite!

This is one of my favorite pictures of my nephew:

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After dinner, Jodus and I had our first dance – The Fray – Look After You.

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Then we did Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance at the same time to Nickleback – Never Gonna Be Alone.

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Then the dance floor opened up and us girls pretty much dominated it for the rest of the evening!

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After some dancing, we took a break to do the cake.

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While we were standing up there, I was saying, “No smooshing. Be nice.”

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I’m going to preface this by saying: “HE STARTED IT!”

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He thought it would be cute to do a little smear on my cheek.

Oh hell no.

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Payback’s a bitch.

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But at least he had a cute wife to help him clean up!

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The cake itself was super sweet and I actually didn’t care for it. Oh well.

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More dancing ensued!

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And Jodus and his fraternity brothers all decided to take shots apparently!

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We kept our bartender very busy!

And then it was over.

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2 Responses

  1. Hahaha, I had no doubt there’d be some cake smooshing at your wedding 😉 The last pic is my favourite, although, you look SO happy in all the photos!!!

  2. I get a bit sad when there is no cake smooshing at a reception. 🙂 Great pictures!

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