Monday, October 19, 2009

Snider Wedding Photos Part 4; The Party!

Before the wedding, whenever anyone asked us what our idea of a good wedding was, Silas and I would say "A huge party with lots of food, drink, and friends." Seeing as how the party aspect of the wedding was most important to us, it makes sense that this will probably be the longest post of this wedding series. But I trust you will all enjoy it, nonetheless.

As soon as the ceremony was over we had about five minutes to rally ourselves for the receiving line.
Relishing our first few moments after we took our vows.
The receiving line/squiggle. Can you see the little creek? There were footbridges that led to the other side, where the food was set up.
Asking Silas a question about one of his friends I had just been introduced to.
After the receiving line guests milled over to the food...
We had meat and cheese trays - Omnomnomnom!
Guests eating.
Enjoying ourselves with feasting and friends.
Flowers were provided by various friends and family who had gardens they shared with us.
Silas and I making fun of someone. (Why yes, we ARE two peas in a pod, it turns out.) Note that Margaret and Ellie are also evaluating someone...
I kind of wish that hour had lasted forever. Next to the kiss, this is my most treasured part of the day.

But on to toasts!
The best man, Ian, gave his toast in which he basically said "Silas, I would toast to you and Elisabeth not having any fights, but knowing you both I know that's not going to happen. So here's to getting over it."
The maid of honor, Ellie, gave a toast in which she toasted to us now being sisters.
Silas's brother, Paul, gave a toast. I don't remember much of it honestly - but I got warm fuzzies.
Margaret toasted to many bearded children.
And my brother gave the classic "Live long and prosper."
I'll drink to that; so say we all!

Except Maggie, who is exhausted from having to be a good girl all day. But she better wake up because we're about to cut the cake!
I made three cakes, this was the largest and it was white cake with raspberry filling.
I'm not sure what is going on in this picture, but I like it.
The two smaller cakes I made looked like this. And they were chocolate.
Cutting the cake. There was no cake feeding or smashing as neither Silas or I felt it was required. We prefer to laugh at people, not be laughed at. Besides, dancing is next!
Our first dance was "I will follow you into the dark".
We both knew all the words and sang it to each other. "If there's no one beside you when your soul departs, then I'll follow you into the dark."
The kiss after the first dance.
Preparing for the bridal party dance/waiting for Ryan to cue up the music.
Ryan, our DJ for the night. (His brother is Ian, the best man, and his sister is Margaret, my bridesmaid.)
Goofing off while we waited for music. You'll notice that the two on the end are not part of the bridal party. We needed one more couple to perform the dance, so we asked my brother, Rainor, and Silas's sister Autumn to dance with us.
We danced "Hole in the Wall".
I love dancing.
And after the bridal party dance there were dances for everyone.
I love the two little kids (J. and S.) dancing!

As we prepared to leave, Silas's brother, Paul, sidled up next to me and whispered "Stay away from Silas for a few." "What?" I responded. I totally was not getting the picture. "Look" he whispered, just don't..." Silas gave Paul a suspicious look. "I don't know what you're..." but before I could finish my sentence Paul, Nathan, Luke, and some of their friends suddenly mobbed Silas and lifted him up on their shoulders and carried him to our get away vehicle. We all laughed hysterically and then my brother, Rainor, came up behind me and carried me as well. He handed he over to Silas, who was on his own two feet once more, and exclaimed "And we're not taking her back!" I'm only sad that there appear to be no pictures of this stunt.

Then Silas and I drove into the sunset...
... in our budget truck.
The party continued into the night with more English Country Dancing and later with more modern dancing, I am told. I wouldn't know, as Silas and I were long gone by then.

Ah, this day was so perfect.
I didn't plan for it to be. I stated several times in the wedding planning that weddings were over-rated. They cost too much and are too bride focused and tend to be boring and lacking in good food. What's more there is too much emphasis on the whole day being "perfect". It's ridiculous. But you know what, our wedding day was perfect.

P.S. I may also be posting pictures from our photobooth at the wedding at a later point in time.

Pictures in this post courtesy of Natalie Poindexter, Jenny Bunch, Mrs. Rumry, Jessica Swan, Kari Nelson, and Britt Harvey.


  1. It looks like it was a fabulous wedding! I love all of the photos, and the decorations, and...all of it!

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  2. OHHH! I LOVE it! :) Such a fantastic day and just so gorgeous! I love that pick of you asking Silas about one of his friends and the look he has on his face to you... its just too awesome!

    your brother is hilarious! I can do the Klingon sign too! :D But seriously... that is a great toast. ;)

    I don't think there is a best wedding post... I LOVE them all!

  3. Looks like a beautiful day! You two look so good together.


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