The Wedding: Part 4 – The Reception

Finally, all the planning and the photos and the ceremony were over and it was time to hang out with everyone.

The venue did a great job setting up the reception space in purple, teal, and tangerine.





The Candy Bar

The Candy Bar


Entering the reception as husband and wife.

Entering the reception as husband and wife.



It was great to grab a seat and catch up with everyone.

The dinner options included fresh, wild salmon, and pork tenderloin in a grilled guava barbecue sauce. FritzPhoto-Vilorio-524

Next up, the toasts.

Christy and Jason

Christy and Jason



Signing the marriage license and making it all legal.


Cutting the cake.FritzPhoto-Vilorio-500



More mingling!

As the reception came to a close, the sun began to set over the ocean. What perfect timing for our last dance. Everyone headed back down to the platform.


Drew, Danny, Shawn, Corey, Anish

When our song, Ingrid Michaelson’s The Way I Am began playing, Dennis and I shared our first dance as a married couple. IMG_3407_zpsf5824991IMG_3575_zps501cd807SAM_4281_zps55c8c51cFritzPhoto-Vilorio-627When the song ended we all gathered around to watch the sun sneak away.

Some of our Peace Corps friends: Patrick, Whitney, CoCo, Franco, Deb, Captain, and Shawn

Some of our Peace Corps friends: Patrick, Whitney, CoCo, Franco, Deb, Captain, and Shawn


This last photo, before we all left for the evening, is courtesy of our incredible photographer, Kyle Carnes, of Fritz PhotoFritzPhoto-Vilorio-633

It was a magical, perfect day. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate.

Here’s to many, many more years of family, friends, good food, dancing, and watching the sun set.


6 Responses to “The Wedding: Part 4 – The Reception”

  1. Ruth Tierney October 19, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    wow, so perfect!

    • Emily July 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

      Thank you, Ruth. And thank you so much for joining us. You were so beautiful at the wedding!

  2. Kelly October 19, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    The colors all look great. Beautiful!!!! Deb is too cute.

    • Emily July 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

      Thanks, Kelly! I wish you could have been there! And you’re right. Deb was adorable. The photographer nabbed quite a few shots of her, lol!

  3. Deborah July 16, 2014 at 12:08 am #

    I cannot tell you enough how much I love the 4 wedding posts! I’m so happy to to get to take such a thoughtfully narrated and beautifully photographed tour of behind the scenes of your wedding weekend. You put together such an amazing, intimate, fun, unforgettable wedding. My favorite picture is Dennis seeing his gorgeous bride for the 1st time. So happy for you two!

    • Emily July 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      Thank you, Deb. 🙂 We are so thrilled you could be there. It wouldn’t have been the same without you!

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