Monday, January 5, 2015

Our Wedding Reception

It was damn near impossible to narrow down these pictures, so this post is gonna be a big one! We left off with our wedding portraits that we took while our guests mingled and played corn-hole during cocktail hour.

We had a sparkler entrance to the reception while the DJ played Passion Pit - I'll Be Alright. Leave it to my husband to give our guests 3 FOOT sparklers. They glowed foreverrrr. But it created a pretty amazing ambiance for what came next...our first dance to Owl City - Meteor Shower.
I will never forget this moment. Being surrounded by everyone, the sparklers, the song, my new husband....I felt so much love. Couldn't hold back the tears.
Our favors were wooden buttons with our wedding logo on them. J and his groomsman wore them as boutonnieres and we wanted our guests to feel like "part of the party." Special thanks to my friend Nikki for making them for us!
We had what we referred to as a "get festive" table. It had face paint, tattoos, flower crowns, and glow necklaces to continue the theme of getting our guests getting involved and having fun. It was awesome seeing our guests completely embrace the concept. Even Granny was rocking a glow necklace!

And there may have been one line dance, in honor of my country bar days in Michigan. Always fun to reminisce on that with my girls.
A wedding selfie obviously has to happen.
The snow machine was an unexpected surprise for our guests and it was just SO FUN. The day had been about 100 degrees so seeing "snow" falling from the sky was basically magical. At one point J and I were dancing in a circle and I just remember looking up and remembering to take in this moment.
We ended the evening with a pool jump. This was another concept our guests were so happy to embrace (some with just a little extra coaxing). We headed back to our adobe hut shoe-less, dripping wet and cold, but happier than ever.

It was the best day.

I also just want to say thank you so much to all our amazing vendors! (Photography: Heather Saunders Photography, Makeup: Brie Does Makeup, Coordinator: Vanessa Noel Events, Signs + boutonnieres: Delovely Details, Dress: Grace Loves Lace, Belt: BHLD, Robe: Silkandmore, Suit: JCrew, Neckwear: Accents, Invitations: DIY)

And in case you missed them, you can check out our wedding ceremony, and our wedding portraits.

xo JA


  1. Looks like so much fun!!

  2. omg the pool photos are so amazing!! your wedding looked like so much fun...and more importantly - you look happy...

  3. Anonymous11:47 AM

    OH my word!! So amazing! I kind of felt like I was partying right along with you as I looked through all those pics! I love that you all jumped in the pool! So something I would do too :) You only live once, right?! Thanks for sharing your special day with all of us!!! xo

  4. Wow! It all looks so pretty and you guys look so happy! :) I love your flowercrown, you look gorgeous!

  5. AH I had goosies the whole time I was reading this post! What an amazing wedding party, it just looks like a blast and you guys look so happy.

  6. Ahh you two are WAY too cool. It's just not fair. ;)

    Love your dress, the snow machine, the expressions... everything looks like so much fun! And sparklers really make for the best photos. Congratulations, Julie Ann!

    <3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

  7. Seriously, it looks like you guys had the most fun reception ever!

  8. This looks like a simply amazing, happy, beautiful time, and I love how exhilarated both you and Jordan look! It's fantastic. I think that is my biggest concern for a wedding someday ... I want it to be fun. I want to have fun and, also importantly, I want all the guests to have fun, too! Thanks for sharing so many photos! Your venue rocked.

  9. That looks amazing! I totally want to relive your wedding and then relive mine, too. What a great time!

  10. Oh my goodness, you really know how to throw an awesome party. The day looked like it was completely magical. Such good memories for everyone ;)


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