our wedding: party time

after a whirlwind of an afternoon getting ready, getting married (!) and taking all sorts of pictures, we ran into the tent and got the whole thing started. it was seriously the most fun evening I've ever had.
announced as Mr. and Mrs. Ben & Jackie Quigley for the second time everrrr.
my Dad said a sweet prayer before dinner. 
then it was chow time. and yes, that is my brother wearing a cowboy hat. 
we had barbeque food from our favorite restaurant and it was so.dang.good.
 after we shoved our faces and made the rounds to say hey to everyone, it was speech time! the best man, Luke, killed it with his speech. hilarious.
 and my sister/MOH's speech was so sweet. love that girl.
 then it was first dance time. we danced to "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne and decided to be done with it about 2 minutes in. it was so weird just swaying around with everyone staring at us!
 Ben's sweet momma wanted to practice their dancing, so they got all fancy with some twirls. they danced to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story.
 Dad and I danced to "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw and both bawled like little babies.
we had ice cream instead of cake and that was probably the best decision of the day. besides the actual getting married part, obviously.
 a little bit into dancing, it started POURING outside. so we went and danced in it, cause why not?
one of my favorite memories of the night.
 some of the girls came out to dance with us too.
 Ben didn't really know what to make of it.
once Ben got sick of being in the rain, we changed locations and kept going.
 my Dad brought cigars to smoke with anyone who wanted one, so the boys entertained themselves with those.
and Dad gave line dancing lessons.
 our college friends are some of my favorite people in the world.
 my hair was a hot mess after getting soaked in the rain, but it didn't even matter. this is what mattered.
 towards the end of the night, this was the dancing crew.
I love this picture [of my brother, sister, and I] so much
 dance skillz run in the family, obviously.
love this picture too.
our friends took it upon themselves to trash decorate the truck.
 it was adorably disgusting.
 but they obviously enjoyed themselves.
and were damn proud of themselves.
 when it came time to head out, everyone lined up for a sparkler send off.
 I'm a yelling fool in all of these pictures, but I love how they turned out with the sparklers.
this was the last picture of us of the night, taken right after we quickly signed the marriage license that we'd forgotten to do before.
and the last one, on our way out for the honeymoon, snuggling up in the truck as Mr. and Mrs.

and that's it! I love having these pictures as a way to remember the best day of my life. I'm the luckiest girl alive, getting to marry my Ben, and that day was everything I hoped it would be and even more. I LOVED OUR WEDDING!!!! 

also, thank you all so much for your sweet comments this past week! I've loved sharing it with you.

happy 2 months of being married, Benjamin. I love being your wife :)


Mrs.B said...

Your reception looks like it was an absolute blast and you looked beautiful!

Janna Lynn said...

Giiiirl...you even had the same food that I want to have! Haha Barbecue!!! Nom nom nom. LOVED seeing the rest of the pics. Looks like you had a perfect wedding, reception, and all that goes with it. Congrats, again! :-) Oh, and in your "hot mess hair" picture...I think your hair was beautiful! Just sayin'...

Jill Turner said...

We're thinking of doing BBQ for our reception next fall, because let's face it, everyone loves BBQ!

Xo Jill


haley said...

your reception looks so amazing! i love the idea of ice cream instead of cake...great choice!

y'all look so happy :)

Rhiannon said...

You guys look so happy, great pictures! I love your curls!

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! Looks like you all had a blast at your reception. Congrats :)

p.s. my hubs name is ben too :)

stefanie hurtado said...

oh my goodness, i LOVE that you guys danced in the rain. so adorable. you were a beautiful bride.

Sal {Daniel and I} said...

Your wedding looks wonderful! I can tell everyone had lots of fun based on the pictures alone - exactly what every bride wants of her wedding! Gorgeous!
Sal x

Ariel Tyler Henley said...

These are beautiful! You look so happy!! And your reception looks like it was amazing and FUN! I love that you guys danced in the rain!!

Jessica said...

happy 2 months! such fun pictures & great keepsakes. you are a beautiful bride!

Sophie @TheForge said...

beautiful! Such a great reception. Congratulations on getting maried :)

Rhiannon said...

Yay! So much love in all of these photos! And our recessional song was You Are The Best Thing. Good choice, sister :)

Kelli Mueller said...

Aaah! :) You and your dad really looked happy on the picture. Lovely!! Looking at those photos, you guys really enjoyed dancing throughout the celebration. One thing that I liked was the sparkler send off-moment. I know that was a great moment for the both of you before you get to your honeymoon. :)

Kelli Mueller

Isabel Cabrera said...

I so loved the ‘sparkler send off’ photo! Everyone was happy lighting up the way for you, and telling you that they will always be there to guide and help you in your married life. Of course, I also loved how the two of you got out of the tent and just dance in the rain. Your wedding reception had a really cool party! I adore your photos!

~Isabel Cabrera