the weekend after our wedding, the boy and i flew down to texas to celebrate with friends of the wright family in his hometown. my amazing angel mother-in-law put together such a pretty party in the backyard, and it was a really beautiful evening. my mom and dad came from utah, and it was really fun for the three of us to meet people that knew the boy when he was a little, childhood friends and teachers and youth leaders, and many folks whose lives were greatly impacted by his parents.
^^ my mother-in-law asked me my colors soon after we got engaged and then gathered and made all these decorations.she was so so so kind and amazing to put on this event (we just showed up!) ^^
i’m so sad we don’t have a picture of the boy’s dad!
these cute girls took polaroids of all the guests to add to our guestbook^^
^^ we showed our wedding video and guests loved getting a peek into the big day
^^ my bridesmaid jane drove from houston with her husband trace! it was so great to have them there! ^^
after the party, we stayed up real late cleaning up and then unwrapping presents, the boy and i sitting on the ground and a set of parents on each couch. we were all very chatty and glad and relaxed and very happy.
we are pretty lucky to have been able to celebrate - and wear our wedding clothes! :) – on multiple days in multiple places. our texas and california receptions were much smaller and simpler (and much less work!) than the events in utah, but so much fun (in a very different way!). we are sooooo blessed.