Friday, March 9, 2012

Our Wedding: The Reception...Down-Home Blues and Dancin' Shoes!

Happy Friday!!

I was going to hold this post for Monday, but thought I'd start your weekend off with a look back at the GOOD-OLE TIME we had at our wedding reception. BUT you have to tell me what you think! I don't know you're here unless you say so:)

I hope you enjoy the trip with us back to our sultry, southern, summer celebration...complete with down-home blues and some dancin' shoes!

After the cake cutting and first dances were behind us, our band kicked it up...and Sean and I danced back out onto the dance floor to kick off the party.

It wasn't long before guests young and old were coming together to dance to the feel-good bluesy classics our band played.

The moves...and the temps...were steamy hot. Our lead singer kept cool with her fabulous red fan.

My poor matron of honor was so ill (not that you could ever tell from the pictures!) so she could not stay past the start of the reception. Luckily, she was able to stick it out long enough to get 2 pics with her life-long best.

I hated to say goodbye. And really hated that she had to miss this party...

I loooove how this picture highlights the ruffles.

One of my favorite pictures from the whole night...

There were so many great moments that night.
Here are just a few of my favorite highlights.

Like Meghan's daddy, Tony the Tiger, saving his best dance moves for his dance with the bride.

Meg loved it!

Trev and I hit the dance floor for 'Mustang Sally'

Beautiful little Bella shined with me in the center of the dance floor.

As is wedding tradition, Tay gave the band's drummer a breather and became our personal rock star for a song.

I made a wardrobe change...

...And revealed my dancin' shoes. White Converse Chuck Taylors to match my guys, but with peach ribbon laces.

And with those on, I was really ready to cut loose!

Here, you see Sean's sweat towel hanging from his pocket and Trevor's around his neck. Sean's dad screen printed small towels for us to give as favors.

They read:

It's like I've waited my whole life
for this one night
It's gonna be me, you, and the dance floor.

Next, we had a pop quiz.
Caleb said, Ooh! They know the answer!

Apparently, Nina said the answer was Cupid Shuffle!
And I thought...'I'm really gonna need to hike up the dress for this one.'

I rocked those ruffles like an accessory!

Logan started a "solo-dance circle" with this move...

The groom had his moment in the center.

And so did the bride.

Then we joined together to bring everyone back out.

For some reason, this picture really reminds me of the 'Dirty Dancing' late night staff party. I can just hear "Do you love me?" playing!

"Nooooowwwww...that IIIII...
Can Daaaaaaancccee...

Watch me now, HEY!

Me and Fred have been dancing together since we were 5!

So many wonderful couples had a blast.

Pam and Snake. Dylan and Melinda.

Devin and Nina

Caleb and Ashton

Trevor and Whitney

Dustin and Ashley

Logan and Ashley... :)

Logan and Mrs. Pam... :)

And finally, Logan and Sara.
Her face makes me laugh every time!

Meghan with her best friend's new husband.

With all these special people enjoying themselves, my world was happy.
I sang in my happy world.

I danced by myself.

And everywhere I looked, I saw smiles.


And more smiles.

I smiled a little.

Okay, I smiled a lot.

And I laughed a lot.

You might say Sean was content as well...

We could have danced all night, but eventually the evening wound down.

{Me and Nina}

{Me and my little brother, Steven}

We would have loved to stay wide-eyed and danced forever.

...But all good things must come to an end.

I wish I could have bottled up the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of that night to keep forever. But these pictures are pretty priceless too.

I hope you enjoyed reliving our reception with us!

See our wedding page for more.

~The Grays

Photography by: Canon Reed, Miss Bey Photography, The Wedding Belles


  1. I love this! So many amazing pictures!! You looked gorgeous!!! Dustin and I had a BLAST that night! :)

  2. Love the laughing and the one of you and your brother...priceless!I am a new follower from Before and after of your dining room- looks beautiful by the way! Please stop by and say hello! Have a great night!

  3. I just found your blog and as I was reading and looking at your pictures I found a big smile on my face. I really liked the one that was subtitled "Watch me now, HEY!"


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