Wedding, Part 11: Reception

Before we had dinner, we had a hilarious marriage certificate signing. I don’t know why, everything about it was funny: starting with the fact that when someone grabbed a book to sign on, someone selected something by Glen Beck. As it got passed around everyone was careful to hide the spine. And then Stacia had to hold Jason’s hand:

hahaha (Amanda Summerlin)
hahaha (Amanda Summerlin)

Among the things that were important to me when planning our wedding was having everyone sit down to eat. We knew our wedding would be pretty small and I really hoped to have everyone sit down to one long table. It just reminded me of our Thanksgivings growing up when my mom would insist on seating 27 somehow in our house.

(Amanda Summerlin)
(Amanda Summerlin)

At dinner, some of our family and friends toasted us and the atmosphere was wonderfully relaxed. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and the evening was absolutely glorious.

(Amanda Summerlin)
(Amanda Summerlin)
(Amanda Summerlin)
(Amanda Summerlin)

As dinner wrapped up there was pie cutting and then F and I stood to do our first dance.

So we live out in our old van
Travel all across this land
Me and you

Free, Zac Brown Band

(Amanda Summerlin)
(Amanda Summerlin)

There was a little dancing afterwards but mostly? This wasn’t much of a dancing wedding. The morning had been full of running, riding, and sightseeing followed by furious wedding preparation so it was more of the chat-about-this-awesome-trip-we’re-all-on sort of night. Which was just perfect for us.

3Up Family Dance Party (Amanda Summerlin)
3Up Family Dance Party (Amanda Summerlin)

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