Saturday, March 6, 2010

sue and leo's wedding

saturday night, we attended sue and leo's wedding at 6:00pm at Lakeside Baptist Church. karla maria and i were asked to be her program attendants so we arrived an hour early in order to greet her company, pass out programs, and direct them to the guestbook. it was a tough job, but someone had to do it. :o) also, we got a chance to see sue-sue before she walked down the aisle, and she was absolutely gorgeous. the ceremony was short, sweet, and beautiful.after the wedding ceremony, we drove over to the Matt Jones Gallery where the reception took place. this was my first time to ever attend an event there, and i fell in love with the character it possessed. there was a live band playing while we ate dinner and drank endless free beer and wine. did i mention that i love weddings...but i love the reception more? it's true. also, her wedding cake was beautiful and i really thought the "wishes tree" was a super cute touch as well.after everyone finished eating dinner, a "pi up" was called where all the AOIIs got together for our traditional rose ceremony. this is where we all form a circle around the bride while holding a single long-stemmed red rose (our sorority's flower). as we sing the chapter's songs, we all take turns in giving a rose to the bride as well as a hug and well wishes. needless to say, it's been a couple of years and our singing ability really sucks. seriously. once everyone is done handing off a rose, we round up together for the AOII chant and a group pic. i really heart this tradition. here are some the reception is well under way, and everyone is having a blast. jay and i couldn't help but get goofy with some of the art work that was being displayed on the walls. shortly after, others followed suit along with lots of laughter. who knew going horseback riding at a wedding reception could be so much fun? here are some i had to save the best for last...what was their party favor you might ask? how abouts the BEST.THING.EVER. and before i reveal it, i can't help but wonder where the hell was this when i got married because it is pure awesomesauce. **drumroll please** they had a photo booth there. you were given the opportunity to take as many random pictures that you wanted, and then 2 strips were printed off (one for you to paste and sign into a scrapbook for them, and the other you got to keep). ummm, hello? awesome. i think every party should have one of these. seriously. it was SO.MUCH.FUN. congrats, sue and leo!!


*Yankee Belle* said...

For my reception....DEF doing a photo booth. OMG!!!!!! There may be no food, but there will be a photo booth.