Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wedding Rewind - The Reception!

Our reception was held at the beautiful McDavid home in Aledo, TX.  They are parents of one of my best friends Elizabeth (& bridesmaid).  Liza, her mom & home owner helped us out SO much with pretty much everything for our reception + so much other stuff!  Liza is such a blessing in our lives & we are forever grateful to her & her husband for opening their home to Matthew & I and all of our family & friends!

This was pre-wedding day so, no decorations

There was so much blood, sweat & tears that went into making this entire day possible.  I remember driving from the church to the reception with Matthew & thinking, "Soak up sister!  This is really happening!"  It was the absolute best day & we had SO much fun celebrating with all of our family & friends!!

Let's get this party started!!

Fore warning... be ready for picture overload!  But, in the best way possible!!

First Dance as Mr. & Mrs. Yancey

Father/Daughter Dance

Mother/Son Dance

Maid of Honor & Best Man Speeches
 Hiedi, my Maid of Honor... we have been best friends since the 1st grade!  We've been through it all together & there's nothing I wouldn't do for her.  She was the sweetest & brought up old memories of us playing house & MASH... How we planned to marry our perfect guys, live in these amazing mansions (duh!) & live happily ever after... She agreed that Matt is most definitely my prince charming!

 Malcolm, Matt's brother & Best Man... I don't remember much of the speech other than him pulling out what looked to be at least 10 sheets of printer paper with his speech typed out.  He made a couple jokes... one being that Matt had told him if Malcolm did a good job He could be his Best Man at his next wedding... hahahaha!!!  He made another joke about Matt being asthmatic & how He would most likely need his inhaler later that night!!  & Then Malcolm proceeded to pull an old inhaler out from his pocket for just in case purposes.  The picture below is our reactions after the 2nd best man joke... We were all so surprised with Malcolm's funny speech because he's such a reserved guy.  5+ months later, He is still very proud of it himself!

Cutting the cake...  I loved our cake so much & it was absolutely delicious!!

After dinner it was time to visit with our family & friends & dance the night away!

We had a photo booth set up where friends & family could leave us a message & we would see them when we got our wedding pictures back... these are just some but, we have enjoyed seeing them all so much!!

Bouquet & Garter Toss

Funny story... I ended up not wearing my original garter because it was too bulky for my dress & to be honest, it bugged the heck out of me.  So, we took it with us to the reception with plans to slip it on just before we did the tosses.  When it came time to put my garter on, it was no where to be found.  Long story short, it was right behind our cake table & somehow got thrown away!!  Liza being the craft saint she is, ran in the house & MADE ME a garter!!  (Hence, the picture below).  Matt tossed this one & all worked out great!  When stopping back by the house the next day, Liza had found both of my garters (keep & toss) in the trash!!!  Crazy thing but, she said she just couldn't stand the thought of my beautiful garters being thrown away!

Our last dance & exit

This is one of my favorite pictures... all of our closest family & friends sending us off with love & happiness!

It was truly the best day of my life & more than I could have ever dreamed of!  I am truly blessed to have married my best friend & soul mate this day!

*Unless otherwise stated, all pictures are the property of The Fancy Yancey & Crazy Love Photography.  Permission must first be asked for any use of these pictures*

Cake - Krystal's Cake Company, Weatherford, TX
Cake Topper - Inscribed Monograms
Sparklers - Sparklers US



  1. Love love LOVE the sparklers :) And the photobooth is so much fun!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, I couldn't stop smiling in this post. YOu look so happy and everything looks so wonderful!

    How funny about the garter, I'm glad that you found em!


  3. I love the cowboy hats. My dad always told me I was lucky to be born in Houston and a native Texan. When we lived there, he used to alway wear hats too.

    You are so lucky to have friends with a house you could have your reception at! What a pretty lake view!

  4. Love the cowboy hats!!!! I think my sister is about to incorporate them into her engagement pics :)


  5. The photobooth so fun! What great pictures.

  6. Love the MASH part I was cracking up. OMG I love your wedding everything about it girl. love the bridesmaid dresses and how different they were. And lets talk about how beautiful you are love that dress

  7. Everything was so beautiful! Glad you finally got around to posting some of the pictures-I've been over here waiting very impatiently! hahaha


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