At one point during our reception, I remember Jason and I were sitting down for a half a second, and I looked out across the lawn at all of our friends and family drinking and dancing and celebrating. I said “Can you believe we made this happen? All these people in one place?” Even though the planning was stressful, in that moment we knew that having a wedding was the right choice. The wedding wasn’t wasn’t for us. Not really. It was for all of our friends and family, and seeing them all together was worth every penny.
And the day itself? The weather was beautiful and sunny, though a little windy. I spent the morning with my girlfriends, getting our hair done, having lunch, and just catching up. Jason and the boys went out on a boat, and if he looks a tad sunburned in the pictures, well, that’s why. The room where I got ready overlooked the ceremony and reception site, so I could see our family and friends down there setting up. Seeing all the details come together from my window was so neat!
We had written our own vows, and we both forgot to bring the papers they were written on, but luckily our officiant had back-up copies! I cried through both sets of vows, of course. And even though I was so over getting my picture taken — I just wanted to hang out and enjoy the reception!– I am so glad now that we have these beautiful photos.
So without further ado, here are some of my favorites:
If you would like to see more (or if you were there and want to order some!) visit our online gallery and enter code e2627.
I would like to thank my parents for their support, my in-laws, especially my mother-in-law Sonya, for putting together so many beautiful details, our friends Carrie and Nick and their families for helping set up and all the prep work before, and all our friends and family for traveling to Cape Coral to celebrate with us!
PS: If you’re getting married in Southwest Florida, these vendors were absolutely amazing: New Ground Photography, The Westin Cape Coral (ask for Tosha), Rev. Russ Winn, the band Stolen Fruit, and Bonez Brothers BBQ.