Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Erin & Ryan's Wedding - Part 4 (Reception!)

Now we get to the par-tay!  And with the two freakin' nutso Catholic families that came together for the night it was sure to be a little crazy.  Bob and I gave toasts as did my dad and Mike.  We also sang "Happy Birthday" to my dad's best friend, Jimmy, who celebrated his 60th birthday that day.
 I'm trying to imagine the thoughts going through Jimmy's head having to listen to my mom singing

Erin surprised Ryan with his own groom's cake decked out with pirate logos.  He has a thing about pirates and I don't know why.  Erin of course had to incorporate the Cubs somehow and chose to do it with her cake.  Both cakes were done by an amateur cake artist out of her home and they were both delicious!  If anyone needs a great cake at a great price in Austin get the lady's contact info from Erin.  She delivers!

Erin and Ryan danced to a song by Jimmy Buffett (I have asked Erin about 5 times what the name of the song is and for the life of me I can NEVER remember when she tells me) and then she and my dad danced to The Way You Look Tonight (also what my dad and I danced to but a different version).  My parents and Ryan's parents apparently planned a choreographed dance that they performed but that I missed.  It sounds like it was awesome.
Sorry they are so dark!

The rest of the night was awesome.  Lots of eating, dancing and drinking.  It was unfortunate that it had rained all day so they had to move the dining room and dance floor under cover but it was still a wonderful setting.  Check out Nature's Point for more information and pictures of the place.  I tell everyone that this was the perfect place for Erin and Ryan to get married since they couldn't do it on a beach somewhere.  And, yes, my mother did do a headstand.
Erin and I put together the centerpieces and their favors were coozies with their names and the date.  We also had an insert that thanked everyone for coming and said "To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold!" (Andi, thanks for letting us plagiarize you!).

We finished the night off and sent the newlyweds on their way with sparklers.


Unknown said...

The song is called 'Blue Heaven Rendesvous'for the millionth time :) You did such a great job with these posts, thanks!! And thanks for being the best matron of honor EVER!! Love you :)

Kelley said...

HA! I love that your mom did a headstand. Reminds me of driving by your house in Kindergarten and me pointing saying, "That's where Becky lives." Your mom was walking on her hands across the yard and there were kids running around all over the place, and my mom looked at me like, "Okaaaaaayyyy...." Who would've thought we'd all still be friends all these years later!! :-)

J, B, O, J & Z said...

Kell - She did one at mine too. And I think about that story of yours all the time. We also made it through your mom with the carrot nose-picking and fart spray.

Erin - I've forgotten again - at least I know where I can go to get the answer. I think I need to listen to the song and then I'll remember it.

Kelley said...

Oh god - the fart spray. How did I turn out so normal? (well, at least I ASSUME I'm normal!)

Cindy said...

OMG! the fart spray was NASTY! I would rather smell a Kelley flatulence than that SPRAY! That was TOXIC ( not that Kelley isn't!!)
And Kelley you are about as normal and I am or Patti! :-)