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April & Jason Get Hitched!

by Meghann on July 4, 2010

Last night one of my oldest childhood friends got married. I think we’ve been dreaming of this day for as long as we’ve known each other and I can’t believe the time has already come and past.

Congrats to April and Jason on a beautiful wedding and one hoppin’ reception. Here’s to many years of happiness and a life time of love filled with lots of precious little ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Aren’t they gorgeous? ๐Ÿ™‚

Per usual my family was running late last night. While everyone was bustling to get ready to make it to the church on time I assembled a quicky sandwich buffet for everyone to graze while taking turns with showers and blow dryers.

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I had a turkey sandwich on an onion kaiser roll with some of m Dad’s homemade coleslaw and blue corn chips with salsa.

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I’m not a religion person by any means – truth be told I haven’t stepped foot in a church for anything besides a wedding in 10 or 15 years – but there is something about weddings in churches that just seem right.

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It’s hard to believe my Mom walked down this exact same aisle almost 28 years ago!

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The service was a full Catholic wedding, which means it was a little long, but still very lovely. There were a couple of parts where I almost shed a tear and when I looked to my right I could see mom Mom balling up as well. April was like a 3rd daughter to her. April’s Mother even made my mom an honorary aunt for the ceremony by presenting her with the same corsage al the family members were wearing. April’s family is our family, period.

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The official Mr & Mrs!

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Post ceremony pics

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The reception took place at a hotel in Cocoa Beach about 40 minutes from the ceremony. We all got rooms for the night and waited for the reception to begin with some bites of fruit salad and blue corn chips.

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After a quick cocktail reception it was time to start rolling in.

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The reception had a colorful Mexican theme to it. It fit April to a tee. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My siblings and all our dates had a table all to ourselves. We were the cool table of the evening. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dinner was quickly served once everyone was seated. I loved the fajita buffet that fit the theme for the evening. Who doesn’t love fajitas?

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My plate was half salad some beans and rice and a chicken fajita.

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Dessert anyone?

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There were a few hic-cups at the reception where the DJ was late and a mis-communication with the bridal party being told they were being served and then being told that actually they would have to go through the buffet for food. I felt really bad when I could see the tension on the bride and groom’s face, but I think in the long scheme of things those little details won’t matter.

All that matters is when they were finally introduced (after everyone had ate and the DJ finally got his act together) they were introduced as Mr. & Mrs. for the first time. There is no replacing that feeling no matter how many things go wrong. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Father/ Daughter Dance

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Most people choreograph the first dance for the couple, but I thought it was cute when April and her Dad started breaking it down to a choreographed routine during their dance.

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And with that the dance floor was officially opened! Time to PARTY!!!

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CAKE!!!!

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Mmmm…. I <3 wedding cake!

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It wasn’t just a wedding – it was a high school reunion! I saw people last night that I haven’t seen since high school!

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See the guy on the right in the blue? That was my old high school boyfriend! It was so much fun to get to talk to him again last night! It’s kind of sad how I used to see these people every day and now I have no idea what any of them are up to! I guess we’ll always have Facebook?

April’s wedding was a blast! I didn’t photograph all my drinks, but let’s just say I had more than a few and I woke up with more than a little headache this morning. Still, it was a great time. I danced my little heart out, spent quality time with my family, saw old friends I hadn’t seen in years, and most importantly I witnessed the union of two people who are truly soulmates!

Congrats April and Jason! I <3 you guys!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 britchickruns July 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

What a lovely recap and a beautiful wedding! I LOVE your dress Meghann, where’s it from?
That must’ve been so weird seeing your High School ex! My ex from high school now lives in Mexico with his gf, so no danger of that happening to me :p

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2 Meg July 4, 2010 at 9:21 am

What a beautiful wedding!! I love love LOVE your dress! I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

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3 AngelaOSG July 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

Aww the bride is gorgeous! You look great too. Perfect choice on the heels!

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4 Tami July 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

cheers to Derek for wearing his suit coat!

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5 Marina July 4, 2010 at 9:56 am

Sounds like an awesome weddings! Both you and your sister look beautiful!!

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6 Can You Stay for Dinner July 4, 2010 at 10:41 am

Looks like a wonderful wedding! You look beautiful and I’m so happy that you enjoyed yourself! Happy 4th!

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7 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 4, 2010 at 11:46 am

It looks like you all had a lovely time. I love the dance the bride did with her Dad, it looks like so much fun!!

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8 Tiffany July 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

What a beautiful wedding (and a lovely recap)! Kudos to your friends, especially for having the full Catholic wedding, with all the bells and whistles (haha, this currently a sticking point between my parents and i -even though there’s no ring on my finger!)

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE your dress! I want one just like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

How great that you were able to reconnect with old friends. I am still best friends with my ex’s brother, so it’s always a tad awkward when I see him.

Happy 4th!

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9 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm

CUTE dress you have on – and your arms are so thin… in a GOOD way =)

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10 kaztronomic July 4, 2010 at 2:55 pm

That’s beautiful. Weddings are always so lovely.

You look gorgeous in that dress, btw! ๐Ÿ˜€

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11 Emilyeatsclean July 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Happy 4th!!! What a great wedding recap!!

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12 Erin July 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm

What a beautiful (and delicious!) wedding. Always a fun party! ๐Ÿ˜€

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13 Tara July 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I LOVE your dress! Looks like a great time was had by all.

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14 cookingincambridge July 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I am in love with weddings. And cakes. And everything else.

Facebook has saved me. Since I moved away to Cambridge, a lot of my friends are left all over the world. It’s the easiest way to stay in touch!

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15 Anne @ the doctor takes a wife July 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Looks like the wedding was a blast!! And yes, something ALWAYS goes wrong!! Our cake was 5 hours late and we got lost trying to find the gardens were scheduled to take pictures in. But we had a blast and joke about it all–that day and now!!

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