Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I know it’s Monday and we’re all back at work, but you came to the right place for an extra boost because today I have my FAVORITE part of Joanna and Miguel’s UVa wedding to share with you! After the ceremony ended and their guests and bridal party headed off to the reception, Miguel, Joanna and I continued to walk around Grounds and completely soaked ourselves in the beauty of the architecture and fall colors!
Not your everyday stroll…
Love their matching Sperry Topsiders!
Miguel is such a gentleman.
The gorgeous Joanna…
Off to the reception!
Joanna and Miguel held their reception at Darden, UVa’s business school. The architecture is super fabulous, so we had to stop for a few more photos.
I love this series in this little garden area that we found.
Here’s a quick sneak peek of the reception area. I love the travel theme and all the DIY details!
One of the highlights of the cocktail hour was a surprise performance by one of UVa’s a capella groups, The Hullabahoos.
I just can’t seem to get enough of all these cute details!!
I love the idea of using luggage tags as name cards!
Thanks to Baker’s Palette for this awesome cake!
I was not the only one obsessed with the tags!
Here they come!!
Typically couples will go into their first dance after being announced, but Miguel, Joanna and the whole bridal party had another surprise for us. The music changed and they all broke into a choreographed dance. It was like Step Up wedding style!
Best bridal party dance ever!
Then it was time for the newlyweds first official dance together.
Followed by Joanna dancing with her little brother and Miguel with his mother.
Joanna’s mother (who spoke on behalf of her father) and Miguel’s father were the first to kick off the toasts.
Miguel’s best man was next to take the stage. He, of course, had us all in stitches.
Joanna’s maid of honor and long time best friend came prepared for the tears…
Miguel and Joanna didn’t skip out on a single tradition….it was time for the dollar dance!
Love Miguel’s dollar tail.
Can you guess what song they’re dancing to in this photo?
I work with DJ Dennis Payne a lot, and he always does a great job mixing it up!
This was one incredibly fun dance party!
Joanna and Miguel: You both have hearts of gold! I can’t tell you what a gift it was to be able to document the beginning of your lives to together as husband and wife. I have no doubt that you both will take good care of one another and that together you guys will bless so many others!
Un abrazo fuerte,