Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wedding Photos: Reception

Behold, the final installment of wedding photos. The most meaningful part of our wedding day was definitely the ceremony, but the reception was the most fun, without a doubt. All of our loved ones together under one roof, with wine, laughter, good food and dancing...what could be better?

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
One of the sweetest people I'll ever meet/Matt's former employer, Carla.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Matt's dad & uncle.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Balloonhead.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Matt and our nephew/ringbearer, Gavin.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
BFF Lydia and her beautiful family.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Our friend Hannah and her boo.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Aunt Jan giving an adorable toast.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Matt's mom's toast was so precious and endearing.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
BFF/Officiant Brian.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
BFFs Tyler and Jasmine. 

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
I became really fast friends with Carrie in high school. Shortly after, she moved to Sweden to be with her main squeeze (they're now engaged!) and just happened to be back in the states during the time of our wedding. I still can't believe that she got to be there. It's definitely one of the most special memories I'll have of that day.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Matt's music soulmate, Jon.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Gus AKA Abe Lincoln.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Robbie is a sweetheart and another L.A. import.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Gavin gave the cutest toast. It involved an anecdote about how Matt and I took him to the carnival (never happened) and how we are "so cool." Heartfelt and articulate, just like his uncle.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Our BFF/ceremony reader Kevin. This photo makes my heart so happy.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
BFFs (everyone is my bff, k?) Kayla and Emily. Emily also did my (amazing, if I do say so myself) hair and makeup. Also, I owe my newfound love affair with gel eyeliner to her.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Matt, his sister Alicia, and Brian.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
L-R: Samantha, Frank, Steve.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We forgot to get a plate/utensils, so it kind of just ended up in my hand. 

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Matt's face.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
If I haven't mentioned it already, and I don't think I have, Matt is musically inclined. He's been singing and playing guitar for most of his life, and has been in several bands. There's a song I've always wanted him to sing for me (Ebb Tide by The Righteous Brothers) that he's always held out on. Well, after we cut the cake, he gathered everyone around to watch as he serenaded me with the epitome of mo-town/romance. It was perfect and beautiful, though I am biased a bit. 

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Our first dance was performed, albeit offbeat as hell (thx wine & nerves!), to this song.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Friends enjoying the view.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
L-R: Loooongtime friends Kayla, me, Dana, Daniel.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Other longtime friends Bobbie and Gretchen.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
L-R: Jonathan, Kayla, me, Matt.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Carrie and Jacob.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Kayla and Daniel being #notashamed (Exhibit A)

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Exhibit B.

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
Exhibit C (swap Kyala for Dana).

We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
We Live Upstairs blog Wedding Photos Reception
This one is getting framed for sure.

And now, as a special treat for making it through this and the other four posts (oops!), you can see Matt's song to me:



Thanks for humoring me through all of these! I loved sharing this with you all. See you around!

All photos by Peter and Kayla.
Video by our friend Andrew.

8 comments:

  1. how absolutely precious and beautiful! looks like such a special, memorable time!
    xx

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  2. Oh, so, so gorgeous. Looks like you had an amazing time and love was just bursting in that room. Plus, though it may be odd to note, but all your friends and family are SO photogenic.

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    1. Aw, thanks Kristian! Yes, it felt like love was everywhere that night.
      And I must agree- I know some good lookin' folks! ; )

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  3. what fun and beautiful pictures! it looks like such a personal and fun day!! thanks for sharing!

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  4. These are gorgeous Leah and I love how you captioned them! I always scroll through wedding posts and I'm like who are these people, but you made it so we could actually know how everyone was related to you ! And OMG Matt's song was SO good, just beautiful!

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  5. I’ve learned so much online in the past four years. The majority of my knowledge I attribute to reading great blogs like yours. Thank you!
    Labor Day

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  6. Gorgeous!!! I love all the faces and smiles. The dress is so charming, and the braid is really cute!
    I also love Carrie's hair cut :-)

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