February 8, 2012

Our Wedding: The Reception

We had our wedding reception in the back of the church right after the ceremony, and we just had hors d'oeuvres and cupcakes with coffee, tea, and champagne.  There were toasts, a bit of dancing, lots of pictures, and then Matthew surprised me with a horse-drawn carriage to pick us up before guests headed home to watch the Super Bowl—yep our wedding was on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon!  A little detail we overlooked when signing our contracts.  Oops. Good thing the groom isn’t too into sports! ;)

And as soon as that carriage pulled away from the church, I started bawling.  It was like the release of so much pressure of the last days and weeks, and poor Matthew didn’t know what to do with me for a while there. 

But anyway, I thought our reception was beautiful, and I love looking back on these pictures. Again, all photos by Bend the Light, and our venue was the Spire at Sunset Station. Enjoy!

Matthew and Jenni-1228Matthew and Jenni-1188 Matthew and Jenni-1223 cupcakes by Cupcake Couture in San Antonio

Matthew and Jenni-1417 Matthew and Jenni-1419 Matthew and Jenni-1462 my grandpa had been following me around asking when we could have the cupcakes, so finally I just went and got one for him… haha! He’s so cute.

Matthew and Jenni-1463 Matthew and Jenni-1471 Matthew and Jenni-1474 Matthew and Jenni-1487 best man Jared.

Matthew and Jenni-1501Matthew and Jenni-1497  My dad.

Matthew and Jenni-1500Mom Lynne

Matthew and Jenni-1515-2 First dance.

Matthew and Jenni-1517 Matthew and Jenni-1521 Matthew and Jenni-1525

Matthew and Jenni-1559the BFF and her man—bridesmaids dresses from Alfred Angelo

Matthew and Jenni-1536   Matthew and Jenni-1546 Mom and Edd.

Matthew and Jenni-1552 My grandparents. <3

Matthew and Jenni-1564Matthew and Jenni-1570 Matthew and Jenni-1575

Matthew and Jenni-1579

More photos to come tomorrow, so check back then! And happy Wednesday! :)

61 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love how sweet and simple it is. The venue looked like a really neat place too. AND I love the bridesmaid dresses!

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  2. you were a stunning bride!!

    and i totally feel you on the days of pinterest, etc... not being around when I was planning my wedding either. I discovered wedding blogs (like it was an underground thing or something because I hadn't heard of them before)... but I was in the same boat. last semester of grad school classes and we planned it all in 5 months. I think that's why I love being involved in my best friends and clients weddings so much - i live vicariously through them!!

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  3. oh and PS: love the florals around the carriage and the photo of you and matthew dancing. so so sweet!

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  4. Gorgeous, Jenni! What a simple/stunning/beautiful reception!

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE! You are so stunning and the B&W photo of you guys dancing is seriously one of my favorite wedding photos of all time (this coming from a former wedding planner - you know I've seen my fair share of wedding photos and that one is pretty incredible!)

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  6. Love these pictures - we also walked out to bubbles & rode away in a carriage! :)

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  7. Love that pic of your grandpa-- haha, so cute!!! :) You and your hubby are stunning!!

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  8. you are glowing! absolutely stunning!

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  9. gosh, i love all these wedding recaps! absolutely gorg! everything! and, those cupcakes look amazing! yumo! :)

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  10. SO CUTE! I love that he rented the carriage for you!!!!! SO SWEET! :)

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  11. such a gorgeous wedding! and i absolutely love that colour green! =) xo

    pebbz | www.pebbzblog.blogspot.com

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  12. OH my goodness your Grandpa is so sweet! I love that you rode off in a carriage too!

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  13. it just keeps getting better and better!!! I love it!

    seriously, how gorgeous were you!? and your husband...no words!

    I thought your wedding was beautiful, and the colors were perfect!!!

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  14. This is beautiful! I love that you had a simple reception. xoxo, eliza

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  15. These are absolutely stunning photos, Jenni. What a special day.

    I love the elegant simplicity of it:) And those cupcakes looked delicious!

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  16. Ok, how cute is your grandpa eating that cupcake?!?! Love the first dance pictures, beautiful!! Love everything!

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  17. Beautiful! My favorite: the bouquet toss photo. You look so happy.

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  18. My word. Could you be any more gorgeous? And cupcakes? Of course, we are talking about Jenni. That was adorable. Way better than traditional cake!

    I want to redo my wedding! With a new photog (pleeeeeze). I still fit in my dress! (That I wouldn't change. I think. Loved my dress.)

    P.S. My little girl is home sick today and is looking at these pics, too. She likes your dress. Just thought you should know you look like a princess to her. :)

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  19. so very lovely :). We are doing cupcakes instead of wedding cake at our wedding!

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  20. LOVELY. Those cupcakes... look delicious. hehe... and that horse drawn carriage... LOVE.
    You both are so gorgeous and happy. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Beautiful photos! You made the most gorgeous bride! Looks like such a fairytale wedding :)

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  22. oh my gosh, adorable. the carriage was a nice touch at the end. and that picture of your grandpa is so cute :)

    i'm not sure i would like having a day wedding/no meal reception, but yours looks like a lot of fun. plus you probs saved a TON of money. i love it.

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  23. You are seriously one of the most gorgeous brides I've ever seen! From your dress, to your hair, to your make-up! All perfection! I'm loving all of the pictures! Thanks for sharing!!

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  24. Beautiful beautiful day! Thank you so much for sharing your special day - I love the deep green that you had for bridesmaids and on your dress. Happy aniversary!

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  25. beautiful! Loving your dress! you were such a stunning bride! love all the pictures!

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  26. Love all the photos today but the one with your Mom and Edd is beautiful...the expresssion on Edd's face says it all...
    Hugs~

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  27. Beautiful pictures!

    Isn't it great being with someone who isn't hugely into sports?? I've dated sports fanatics in the past, and I truly appreciate not having to watch/hear about them 27/7.

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  28. The black & white pic of you two dancing with your head on his chest... magical. Your photographer did an amazing job.

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  29. Awww you have no idea how happy it makes me looking at wedding pictures! Haha I just love weddings so much. When my cousin asked me to be one of her bridesmaids I seriously thought I was going to cry! Lol

    Your wedding day sounds absolutely perfect and totally fits with your and Matthew's personalities. You both looked stunning! Love the cupcakes, too. How fun!!!

    And I think the picture of you two in the carriage with that big, red blanket is my favorite. Soo cute!

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  30. Great pictures! Your hair looks amazing and you both look beautfiul! You're making me rethink my hair for my wedding :)

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  31. the photos of you guys dancing are seriously perfect.. looks like a great time and hey, i'd come to your wedding if i could still make it to the superbowl (hubby and i are big football freaks!) hehe your hair is TOO GORGEOUS for words..

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  32. Absolutely beautiful!

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  33. You're so beautiful!!

    How sweet he surprised you with the horse and carriage. What a nice ending to the whole day, I have no doubt.

    I'm pretty sure G-man would have put his foot down if we ever considered wedding on SuperBowl Sunday...it just wouldn't happen, being the football fanatic he is and all. haha
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  34. oh Jenni, these look backs at your wedding prep, ceremony and reception are amazing to see! a day right out of a fairy tale is what. you're stunning and Matthew is incredibly handsome. i love seeing your family and the tight knit troop you all are. happy belated anniversary to you both, may many more years of bliss continue to sooth your soul with an abundance of love. many blessings!!!! xoox ♥

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  35. Aw, the carriage is absolutely adorable! The pink and white roses are gorgeous around the edge. You and Matthew look so happy!! :)

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  36. Gorgeous pictures! I remember relief-crying a lot right after my sister was married a few summers ago- the pressure leading up to the wedding was enough to make ANYONE cry! That's just how weddings go.

    Love the first dance photos. Breathtaking!

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  37. Love the bubbles! And your hair!!! So beautiful :)

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  38. Love the horse drawn carriage! It's great to see that you can still have a beautiful wedding without it being over the top expensive. My bf and I are definitely not the "extravagant wedding" type, so having a simple, yet elegant wedding like yours is right up my alley!

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  39. Your adorable Gpa & his cupcake!
    Lovin his priorities!

    And the way you look at your man, Girlie...so precious.

    God bless you & yours...

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  40. The black and white photo's of the two of you dancing are the best :)

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  41. I'd be like your grandpa, and would want to dive into those cupcakes!
    Love the picture of you throwing the flowers! That's a good candid moment.
    Aww, Edd. How is he doing Jenni?

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  42. You looked STUNNING! Your wedding was so beautiful. I love the table setting in the first photo.

    Hope you're having a great week!

    xo,
    ashlee

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  43. I love how simple your reception was, and your cute grandfather and the cupcakes! :)

    I'm also wondering how Edd has been doing lately.

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  44. Beautiful, Jenni! Cupcakes were a great choice...and so was the horse and carriage. That's my dream hehe :)

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  45. love the color scheme and the open floor for dancing :). sooooo precious.

    ♥CheChe

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  46. Your husband and I share a birthday and you and I are dress twins! I wore the same gown on my wedding day back in 2008. :)

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  47. The bridesmaid dresses...so pretty! The cupcakes looks delicious!

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  48. Everything looks so gorgeous! I love the colour of the bridesmaid dresses, good choice :D

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  49. Everything looks so preety! Love the first dance! & how beautiful is the carriage! Xo

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  50. Oh my, you looked gorgeous in your wedding dress. And your hairstyle is so lovely! I'm definitely including those in my list of possible hairstyles for my wedding. Those pictures all look so sharp and clear, and they will certainly serve as beautiful memorabilia of that momentous occasion. BTW, those cupcakes are so tempting! No wonder your grandpa couldn't wait to have them. :)

    Monica Bremer

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  51. It looks like it was such a fun, amazing time with family and friends. I love that he got a carriage!

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  52. The lovely cupcakes are all calling me to taste their yumminess! It's a pretty clever idea to turn them into your wedding cake. The cheese and the grapes look delicious too. I'm impressed. Your grandpa clearly enjoyed the cupcakes. The carriage us also so fairy-tale like!


    Sue Mattson

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