Thursday, June 17, 2010

wedding recaps~part 3


our priorities for the reception~good food, good music and for me,amazing decor. we had an amazing dinner with some southern flair. shrimp and grits appetizer, bourbon bbq chicken, kentucky honey ham, chocolate chip pecan cookies served with a shot of milk...yum and our specialty cocktail-lovers lemonade(vodka,lemonade and strawberries)! the dj was not happy that i gave him a detailed playlist but he stuck to it(mostly, still annoyed he claimed to have no lady!). i danced, i managed to get my non dancing groom on the floor, my son was the hit of night, i had a dance off with one of the flower girls and one of ring bearers, and my in-laws took to the soul train line with gusto! it flew by quickly but we enjoyed every single moment!

some of the details~i made burlap table runners for all of the tables, a photo collage of pictures of the two of us growing up(he's still getting shit from co-workers about the picture of him rocking a sweet 1980's mullet!), our card box was a mailbox my girlfriend painted our names on it and i attached gingham ribbon to it, "eat, drink and be married " coasters for the bar.

we're about to be introduced as "mr and mrs!"

the first dance. we could never agree on a song. in the end i let him pick. we danced to nora jones "come away with me"

i love all of the black and white photos. the first dance is odd thing. it's this private moment but you're kind of aware that a room full of people are watching you.

a quiet moment watching our families celebrate..amazing!

one of my best friends and a good shot of some of the table decor. there was lots of anthro there:)

our cake was sooo freaking good! the bottom was french vanilla cake with cookies and cream filling, the middle was lemon with raspberry filling and the top was carrot cake. i had a slice of each! you can also see the eyelet sleeves i made for some of the hurricanes.
you check out our slideshow at
i think we're the second one down:)
all photos courtesy of ashley steele browyer~shoes in the window photography


  1. That quiet moment picture is so sweet! I love all your pictures and that cake looks amazing. It's so important to have a good tasting cake at a wedding isn't it?

  2. courtnee, i am in love with the photos.

    your children are so beautiful! i love love love the one of them all just laughing standing together. the one in the video shows their body language and it is precious how they enjoy each other. you are blessed!
    that photo of you coming around the corner with your bouquet is so beautiful! it's like the perfect moment on film!
    you look absolutely stunning. what a dream dress!

  3. aww courtnee, they look so beautiful and your special day looked magical!! I'm so glad everything came together so well and you look nothing short of gorgeous!

  4. What gorgeous photos! You look so lovely Courtnee and your dress is amazing. I spy an Anthro bracelet - nice touch :-)

  5. your dress is gorgeous and those photos are perfect! btw that cake looks sooo delicious!