Hannah & David

Hannah and David had wisely planned a few hours gap between the ceremony and the bigger reception, so they’d have time to take more pictures at Hannah’s beach and then some actual downtime to relax and perhaps catch a quick nap in the middle of the big day. I was pretty much sunned out at that point, so decided to cut straight to the downtime, and went back to Willa’s to enjoy a couple hours of couch and sci-fi tv shows and beloved air conditioning! So, unfortunately, I missed such glorious pictures as this:

But I’m glad someone did!
And I got to rest and help Willa with the centerpieces for the reception, so it all worked out. πŸ™‚

A Fantastically Frolicsome Reception πŸ™‚

Β Kathy and Mike! (and KathieMell’s back)

They started out singing “Lucky (I’m in love with my best friend)”, and then Ben and Jess took over…

and they danced for the first time as Husband and Wife πŸ™‚ (flashmobs don’t count!)

David’s paternal Grandpa (who is too cool for school – check him out with his flip flops! πŸ™‚ ) offered up a blessing, a prayer, and some scripture.

There were more toasts, some tears, and lots of hugs and laughter.

Then David danced with his Mom, Cheryl, and Hannah danced with Papa Bill

And then everybody danced!

And some people just kept on being adorable πŸ™‚

Of course, there was cake!

And then the Draper brothers became the Blues Brothers!

And a whole lot more dancing and ridiculousness!

Altogether a lovely, lovely evening!

This is a really long post! Go to Page 4 to keep reading!


  • Lauren, I thoroughly enjoyed this story!! Thank you so much for sharing it, and for taking all these lovely photos!! You are a fantastic photographer!! I’ve seen you many times shooting, but I think this is the first time I have seen your work. Wow!!
    God bless all your future endeavors!! Much love, Kathie
    PS so amazing that your folks got married at the same church as Jo & Dennis F!!

  • This was EPIC!!!!! Thank you sooooo much for your beautiful blogging, beloved Lauren. Can’t wait for your Wichivisit!

    • ^_^ Yaaay! You are so very welcome! Feel free to grab any of the photos from Flickr, and let me know if there are any you want prints of! (Could also dump the whole heap of them onto a disc for you if you like.)

      I can’t wait either! I’ll email you some possible dates sooooon. πŸ˜€

  • Loved this Seels! Wow. HOnestly, I spent until the last picture wondering who’s blog this was πŸ™‚ So much fun to read and I loved every single picture. Thanks for posting!

    • Thanks! Haha oh man, you’re right, there’s absolutely no indication it’s me in the blog itself unless you look at the About page! Whoops! Guess I better do something about that! πŸ˜› Thanks for pointing that out Beth!!

  • Pamela Fitzsimmons

    WOW!! I am great friends with Natasha’s mom, Kathie’s sister, and saw this post on FB…soooo thoroughly enjoyed the wedding pics…Kathie, it looked like one of the funnest weddings I have ever seen….your daughter is beautiful, her dress was simply exquisite, and they look so happily in love!!!!!


  • I just read this again and felt like I was reading it for the first time. Then I saw I already commented. Har har! Being forgetful is such a boon when it comes to entertainment. πŸ˜‰

    Love you, girl. Methinks you’re due for another trip to MA…

    • Haha awesome! Glad you enjoyed – twice!

      Yes, I certainly am! Hopefully it’ll work out this spring sometime, or at least by fall! We’ll plot when you come next month!

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