Show Us Your Life — Wedding Receptions and Honeymoons

When we planned our wedding, we made everything really simple by having the ceremony and reception at the same location, a historic courthouse. Since we had our ceremony inside (darn the hot temperature!), we had the food inside and tables outside for eating and mingling. It really worked out well.

first dance 2

the dip

joe and rachel dancing

electric slide

There was cake. The wedding cake was *supposed* to be an almond cake, but somehow it got messed up and we had just a plain cake with buttercream icing. It was still good, though. Joe’s groom’s cake was a cookie cake because Joe absolutely loves cookie cakes.

wedding cake

cookie cake

And, of course, we did the bouquet and garter tosses. My niece, Amber, and Joe’s cousin, Ryan, caught them respectively.

bouquet toss

garter toss

ryan kissing amber

And, there was the traditional Jewish chair dance. I was *terrified* while I was up there because it felt like my brothers were trying to tip me off my chair!

chair dance

Our guests blew bubbles at us at the end of our reception.

kissing with bubbles

We spent our honeymoon in Boston. There was one specific reason we chose that location.

us in front of green monster 3 edit 2

Yes, we’re baseball-crazed people! We also toured a *lot* of the historical sites and went on a whale watching cruise. It was so much fun. We can’t wait to go back.

me and joe on whale watching boat 1

old north church sign

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!


  1. Jess says:

    What a gorgeous reception! And Boston is such a fun idea for a honeymoon. We went to the Dominican Republic for ours. It was fabulous.

  2. Lisanne says:

    We went to Quebec City for our honeymoon.

    Wonderful pictures. What the heck is the bride doing to the groom on that cookie cake?!? 🙂

    Love your flower girl’s dress and the bubbles! I blogged about baseball just the other day! 🙂

  3. spygrrl says:

    thank you for sharing your beautiful day.

    I want to keep your blog comments positive so no comment on mine. lol

  4. Amanda says:

    I found your blog through Kelly’s korner and wanted to tell you that I recognized your wedding location in Ooltewah, TN! Mtn Oaks did my flowers, cakes, and videos! Are you from the Chattanooga area?

  5. Barbara says:

    Everything looks like it was absolutely beautiful!

  6. Stacy C says:


    We live 40 minutes outside of Boston! In fact I worked in Downtwon Boston for 8 years. I stopped when Nick was 5 months old, I felt the need to be closer to his daycare.

    We LOVE the Boston Red Sox too!

    Check out the website:
    Grab Lucy a T-shirt…

    When you headed back to Boston, give me a shout on my blog! You’ll have a private tour guide and Lucy and Nick could play together!


  7. Rona says:

    I’m from Maine so the Boston Red Sox are the winning team! Love the big cookie! Great idea.
    My husband has been in my life for 20+ years and I still feel my heart skip a beat when he walks in the door.
    I pray that all you ladies have that feel for years to come.
    What a beautiful reception ~ cake and decorations.
    You both look so happy!

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