Lauren and Wil couldn’t have asked for a prettier day for their wedding. Wow! It must have been 70 degrees on Saturday! After the ceremony at St. Mary’s Chapel, the guests made their way to the incredible Angus Barn Pavilion for the cocktail hour. It was so nice, that the tent over the patio wasn’t needed. Who would have thought that in February they would get weather like that? Awesome!
After about an hour, I asked the guests to come inside for the introductions. They chose “Footloose” and danced their way into the reception. Everyone went nuts when Lauren and Wil finally entered. They then went right into their first dance Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You”. What a great start to the night. Lauren’s father then came up to briefly welcome everyone and introduce Wil’s Aunt Barbara that gave a lovely blessing. As soon as the blessing ended, it was dinner time! I did get a few minutes to eat and, as usual, it was fantastic. They even had a fajita bar! Soooo good! I could have put myself in a food coma, but I reeled it in at the last minute, after all I had a party to rock!
As soon as dinner ended, Lauren and her dad did an amazing dance. At first, it started out with “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra and after about a minute, I cut into “Do You Love Me” by The Contours. The place went bananas and they had everyone clapping along. Wil’s dance with his mom was much more mellow, but what a beautiful song “Freeze Frame Time” by Brandon Rhyder. Check it out if you haven’t! After the parent dances, several members of the bridal party gave very heartfelt toasts before I sent Wil and Lauren over to cut their cake. As soon as the cake was cut, it was time to DANCE! From the very first song, I could tell this was going to be a good one. For over two hours, the dance floor stayed full. The night finally ended with the Texas Tech fight song (where Wil and a lot of the guests went to school) and a George Harrison song that Lauren picked at the last minute (gotta love wifi!). The guests filed out at the end of the night to send them off under a shower of sparklers! What a great night! I love these photos from Julie Livingston.