One of the absolute BEST decisions we made concerning the wedding was having the receiving line before the ceremony. Oh my goodness you guys, seeing everyone beforehand and seeing how happy they were and excited for us....talk about a warm and fuzzy feeling all over! We definitely felt the love.
So many people made the 2 hour trip, and we were so glad that they did.
We got lots of hugs...
...and a chance to visit with pretty much everyone.
I got to meet some of Ryan's friends I hadn't gotten to meet yet...it's so nice to put faces to names!
There were fist bumps...
After the wedding, I realized that my Grandma and I hadn't ever taken a picture together. I had this awful sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach over it, and I had just about decided that I was going to bust out the dress again and have Ryan dress up in his suit (he was 100% game) and use my Dad's nice camera to get a picture with Grandma. Then we got our pictures...and I saw this candid shot from our photographer. And I was blown away, because it's better than any posed picture we could've taken. I LOVE this picture.
Ryan and I got to hang out, which was really nice.
There were meaningful moments...
And before we knew it, it was time to cool down and get ready to make it official!
All photos are courtesy of the talented Gail Fleming.