July 17, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: The Reception

9. The Reception
{to read numbers 1 - 8, click here.}

Our wedding reception was fun. Like, super fun. You'll be able to tell from all the crazy pictures I'm about to post. Don't worry, I'll only be posting the rated PG ones... maybe a few questionable-maybe-PG-13 ones.

We had rented out a whole bungalow for everyone that came to the wedding so that we could all be together the night before & day of the wedding. There was a larger patio area and that's where the reception was held. We had about 50 people there, so we didn't need tons of space.

We had our first dance, ate amazing comida tipica (typical Costa Rican food), listened to speeches from the best man, MOH & others, the garter and bouquet toss, father-daughter dance... you know, typical wedding reception stuff. When that was all done, it was party time! Since we basically had the whole place to ourselves, we could be as loud as we wanted for as long as we wanted. I don't even remember what time we went to bed...

But it was so fun and I really wished the night could have never ended.

Here are some pictures-- some 'normal', but mostly crazy. And yes-- we were hot & sweaty & most people were half naked by the end of the night. Gotta love Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

It was surprisingly easy to plan a destination wedding-- especially in Costa Rica in the little town we had fallen in love with 5 years before (Puerto Viejo). We got in contact with some great people there who were a major help and really worked with us and our very tight budget. Everything turned out so well, despite some minor problems here and there (like, the water running out the DAY OF the wedding... that was pretty terrible) but you know, everything worked itself out and we got through it.

Our close friends and family who were able to make it really enjoyed themselves. They still talk about it to this day. I don't mean to brag, but it's definitely a wedding to go down in the books & people will talk about for a long, long time. =)

Wedding Wednesday is a series I've been participating in for a while now. To read numbers 1 through 8, you can click here. You'll also find the prompts there, so feel free to participate, too!

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  1. That looks like a great time! That is so awesome you did a destination wedding. I bet being on a tropical island with all your family and friends made everything so special:)

    1. It was a great time-- definitely something special! Haha... thanks, Kari!


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