All of our photos were taken by Sarah Cramer Shields of Cramer Photo. Follow her online and on Instagram!
After dinner we had cake! The Clifton Inn’s pastry chef made our cake and designed the textured frosting look, and our florist decorated it with the flowers. I had hoped to use the wood slice I bought as the base, but when it arrived I knew it would be too small, so it held the servers instead!
There were two flavors: vanilla with passionfruit curd and vanilla custard and chocolate with ganache. I tried both and they were both fab!
We went right into our first dance to You Are The Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne. The lyrics fit us so perfectly.
We did the father + daughter and mother + son dance to Kokomo by the Beach Boys! Thomas and his mom stole the show with their dolphin impressions!
And finally, Mazen and I had a special dance to One Direction’s Infinity, which we love to dance to at home.
Thomas LOVES to dance at weddings, and so having a good DJ was very important to him. We used John Garland of Garland Studios, and I honestly thought he was the best DJ I’ve ever danced to! That’s probably because he played so many of our favorite requests – every single song was a hit.
I told him he rocks.
A highlights for me was dancing to Can’t Stop The Feeling and Despacito!
Gaby and Brandon know how to dance as well!
I also loved when Thomas did his Justin Timberlake impression and hiked up his pants to match the cropped black pants JT wore during the Cville concert. LOL!
I promise you I was not doing the Y M C A!
Sweet Mazen was so tired by the end of the night that he just wanted his mama’s arms. I love this picture.
When the dancing was over, we ended the night with a sparkler exit.
Guess who rallied for the sparklers?!
I said to Thomas the week after: I am so sad it’s over.
His response: It has just begun.
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Really liking all your wedding posts! The cake looks delicious and everyone looks so satisfied 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Love your first dance song choice! My husband actually played it with our wedding band (he plays guitar) for me as a surprise during our reception. It was such a sweet touch!
Such gorgeous photos!
Lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing them, you all look so happy! Every Mazen picture makes me smile, I love the ones with him dancing with you <3
Thank you for sharing your special day with us! Your wedding photos are both beautiful and sweet… Congratulations!!
Erin Hack says
These photos radiate love & joy and I am so happy for you all.
i’m so happy for you kath! i love thomas’s response…i wish you many happy years together!
Lisa S. says
Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us! As a long time reader, I am excited for this next chapter in your life. Also, the grass stains on Mazen’s pants just scream good times!
Oh that was such a wonderful reply from Thomas. Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and you all look so happy. Thrilled for you and the beginning of your life together!
I’ve been enjoying the updates, but out of all the posts, this is the one that made me a little teary-eyed at the end. That Thomas is a romantic!!! Happy Honeymoon.
The response Thomas had at the very end seriously made me cry! What a wonderful recap of your beautiful wedding and thank you so much for sharing it with us. I am incredibly happy for you, Kath. 🙂
Right?! He’s got GAME!
YES, he does! I have really enjoyed seeing all of your wedding pictures. You both look so happy!
Such joy! Congratulations and best wishes to you all
So much happiness and joy!! <3
I love that you had a special dance with M. So sweet!
Just beautiful. So happy for you and Thomas! and Mazen of course – all the photos with him instantly made me tear up (my older son is 5). All the <3 <3 <3
Your Mom face and her whole being while watching you and Mazen dance! Such love and pride!
Thank you so much for sharing these pics this week. It has added a nice little spark to my online time, cutting through all the crappy news. Every single Mazen related pic/story has made me tear up. Your reception looked like tons of fun. Thomas seems to be such a fun guy! And you, dear Kath, look so darn happy! I love all of your clowning around and dancing pics!
Wow! I’ve been reading for a long time, and just shed my first tear. That was quite a response from your Thomas. Many happy returns!
Yes! What an amazing response from Thomas. Every single photo is gorgeous. Much happiness to you and your family.
Kath— I couldn’t be happier for you. How lovely to see you so happy. xo
Erin m. says
Your cake was gorgeous!!
These have been the best posts this week!! I’ve had a smile on my face each day reading. Sarah captured the happiness of the day. I especially love all the sweet pictures of Mazen!! What a treasure! 🙂
Linda @ the Fitty says
Your wedding looks like a dream Kath ^^ I don’t want this wedding series to end.
I think Mazen had the time of his life. Well, except for thinking your dad was going to give you away.
You’ve had this single mom sobbing all week at your wedding posts (in the best possible way)!
Jennifer Valdes says
lovely, lovely thanks for sharing your special day – wishing you thomas and mazen much happiness
You look so genuinely happy. The picture of tired Mazen should be framed, it’s perfectio as was Thomas’ reply. <3.
Nicole @ Bento Momentos says
You’re getting my excited for my own wedding in 2019! 😀
Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says
I think these wedding posts are my favourite posts of yours EVER! Love them!
Thomas should do a guest post! Hehe!
Yes to what everyone else said…..and your hair looks like it held up perfectly all night too!
That last line of your post! <3!!!
The look on your mom’s face watching you and Mazen dance is just the best.
Congratulations! I really enjoyed seeing all your photos leading up to and during the wedding. Gorgeous!
What a sweet last line! That’s how you know you have a keeper 🙂
I love this recap <3 What a lovely story — wish you both a lifetime of joy 🙂
Christy Cormons says
John Garland IS THE BEST!!! So happy you found him. He makes the wedding a party!!!!
The last photo is just PERFECT!
Congrats Kath! Your day looked beautiful! You Are The Best Thing was my wedding song as well. It is so beautiful!!
I’m so happy you’re happy! <3