Friday, February 5, 2010

Married Bliss, Part 3: Party Time!

Okay, so let me first apologize ... The reception pictures really should have been split up into two separate posts, but I didn't realize that until I was about halfway through, and really didn't want to start over. Because it took forever...

So ... here is our reception! It's long - but there were too many pictures to choose from ... over 200 of just the reception itself... We like to party :)

Andy, the best man, announces our entrance :)

Mrs. And Mrs. Mark Skinner!

Our first dance - "Better Together" by Jack Johnson

I love dancing with him :)

our large audience

Then I got to dance with Daddy

And then it was time to cut the cakes! They came all the way from Birmingham, from the bakery that I worked at senior year. Best. Cake. On. Earth.

Feeding hubby the wedding cake...


And the Groom's cake! Wedding cake was layered almond and strawberry cake, with vanilla buttercream icing (I don't like fondant, even though it's pretty), and the groom's cake was caramel cake with caramel icing. There was NONE of that one left. At ALL.


Love :)

So then it was time to eat and be merry! (No alcohol at my reception...)

Thomas and the friend he brought to keep him company

My Uncle Marty and cousin Brett in the background ... Marty played the piano during the ceremony

Love these - Mark's mom and one of her sisters dancing to Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Sister Love!

Mommy and Daddy join in the fun :)

And Dad dances with Nanny

Lissa and her Matthew

teaching Thomas how to foxtrot

and dancing with him!

Andrea and Beau, good friends from college

The Fowlers - Amy and Jimmy. Jimmy performed our wedding ceremony :) And that's Eli, their son, and his girlfriend Carrie in the background

Dancing with Rod

Bouquet toss ... who will catch it?


And now the garter toss...

Andy's ready...

And you know what? Andy was the next one to get married!

The groom and his men :)

I really love to dance with him :)

Love this shot

One of my favorite pictures - the Cha-Cha Slide! I LOVE Andy and Kimberly's expressions :)

I also love this one! I miss these girls...

Our Mommies

Last Dance: "Come Fly with Me" by Frank Sinatra

foxtrotting with my husband!


Hugs before we leave - Mark and his dad

Outside, Mark takes off my shoes for me :) He's so sweet

Walking to the car...

We're married! Yay! Off to the honeymoon...

The End!


  1. Hi!
    I'm Chloe. I've just found your blog and it's great!! I LOVE it!! Really!
    I was watching your wedding pictures: they are amazing!! I'm so glad you were so happy!! It's so beautiful the way you talk about your husband and family...!

    This post makes me feel so nervous...I'll be married in November!! I'm so excited!!! Any advice??

    Stop by my blog anytime!

  2. Thanks for the advice!
    I think it's going to be difficult not to stress out... but I'll try :)
    I'm from Seville, Spain. And I'm getting married in a little church, in Seville, though my sweetheart and I don't live there any more: we moved to a small village in December. It's all happening too fast!! Graduation, engagement, buying our first house, our emancipation, studying a master's degree, planning our wedding... It's scary!!! But I like it at the same time!! Does it make sense? haha


  3. I love your pictures.. your dress is gorgeous! Thanks for following me on my blog.. I am a new follower of yours too!!

  4. Congratulations!! Great re-cap and wonderful pictures!