Monday, March 19, 2012

His best friend's wedding


This weekend Jon's best friend got married and it was beautiful.


Jon's best friend's name is Jon so it gets kind of confusing. And they are both Jonathans too. So the groom will be referred to as Jon N in this post. My Jon and Jon N actually grew up together in Medina, OH and have known each other almost 20 years. Jon H. escaped Ohio and went to school in Baylor and brought Jon N down here to work at Dell with him upon graduation. These guys have been through so much together. I don't know many friends who've stayed close for 20 years, I really admire their friendship. Jon N was the best man in our wedding and my Jon held the title of best man this past weekend.

This is the only picture I managed to get of the two Jons and it was at the rehearsal dinner on Friday night. 

Jon's groomsmen gift was a flask engraved with "Jon, best man & big ass calves" hysterical!

I was so excited to see my hubby in a tux and couldn't wait to snap a few pics of us together at the venue. Well I kept putting it off and completely forgot, bummer. I did somehow get a picture of my dress. Not of me, haha, just the dress
(from Francesas)

The ceremony and reception were at a beautiful outdoor venue just north of Austin in a small town called Georgetown. I love outdoor ceremonies and the weather was perfect.





The groomy and adorable pastor (who I got to sit with at dinner)

I spot my hubby

Swooning over the tux...

The gorgeous bride, her dress was insanely beautiful


Mr. & Mrs N!



The reception was so beautiful...chandaliers, greenery, mason jars...it looked very Pinterest-esque :-)




The bridal party danced their way into the reception to different themed songs, it was so funny. Here is a video clip of my husband...
video

And Jon N is a hysterical dancer!


The food was probably the most delicious meal I had ever put into my mouth. What's better than Texas BBQ and mac N cheese. Seriously. I sat with some of the Jon's highschool friends and loved catching up with them (oh and of course the pastor and his wife!). Now I am just gonna start this by saying I am not biased because he is my husband but Jon gave the absolute best speech I've ever heard at the wedding. I am so proud of him! He didn't write anything down and did an amazing job. I was tearing up the way he was talking about his best friend and his wonderful outlook on life. Jon and the crowd laughing and smiling and dabbing the corners of their eyes. He claims he hates public speaking but he was a natural and so genuine (and I have seen a lot of speeches in my life!). 



Cake cutting

& dancing the night away

The dance floor was packed the whole night (probably because the bar was open haha) and it was so much fun. Dancing is my favorite part of all weddings. Jon and I usually never miss a song! At one point the bride and groom were both wearing sunglasses and we were chanting their names. Jon N got on the ground to do push ups and his wife, Stephanie joined him!!!! So funny. Then my Jon totally surprised me and attempted to do the Chinese splits (yes this was on the dance floor...in a tux...). 

We did a sparkler send off and they drove away in the car that my husband decorated. He was proud of his sign (that I did help a little bit on)


The wedding party didn't want the night to end so we made a game plan. With it being the end of SXSW and St. Pattys Day, we knew downtown would be a nightmare so we ended up at Graham's Central Station which if you are from Austin, you know is quite the interesting place haha. It is 5 clubs in one and is the perfect place for people watching. Jon wore his sunglasses the whole time and sweat through his entire tux from dancing...it was pretty darn epic. We didn't get home until after 2am which made for a hard church wakeup call the next morning. 

Our only picture together that night (drunk mode sunglasses Jonny boy & I have total dance club hair)

We couldn't stop talking about what a fun, perfect weekend it was. We are so thankful for friends, family, and weekends like this. Once again, it was such a fun weekend that Mr. Ernie didn't want to get up this morning...


Smiling...

Hope you had a great weekend too!

 

25 comments:

Amira said...

I love how many pictures you took at the wedding because I love seeing all the little details. I swear after planning my own wedding, I'm obssessed. Your chevron dress was ADORABLE, so sad you didn't get a full picture!

Mo (New on U) said...
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Mo (New on U) said...

I looks like it was a wonderful wedding!

I didn't know that your hubby is from Medina! That's my "hometown" too! I didn't grow up there, but my parents have lived there for 12 years, so it's where I spend all my holidays!

Carolyn said...

Looks like an absolutely amazing wedding! :) I love the late night continuations of the reception!!

CMae said...

I think your husband is really lucky to have such a close friend he has known so long. I wish I could say I had friends I've known that far back, but sadly when you move away as far and as quickly as I did, and being the last to get married and have kids and all of that jazz, I find myself losing touch.
The pictures are great I really like all the outside decor!! :)

Michelle P said...

Such a pretty wedding!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Ernie is too cute, your hubs is hilarious! Gorgeous wedding/gorgeous pictures! Glad y'all had a wonderful weekend!

Katherine Krieg said...

looks like so much fun and so gorgeous!! love that you took so many photos!!

Jenna E said...

Looks like sooo much fun. Everything looked so beautiful. Your Jon cleans up nice!!

Ashley said...

What a beautiful wedding! I love the pictures of the two of them and the way he is looking at her...so precious!

Ketrin Jones said...

Such a lovely wedding! I am added that venue to my list of possible places! :) I love it! oh my gosh ernie is so cute!!

KRISTIN said...

Her dress IS gorgeous! Looks like a fabulous wedding and so amazing that the boys have been friends for that long!

Chelsea said...

That sounds like so much fun, and such a lovely wedding! and love those puppies photos- too cute!

Jes said...

SUCH beautiful pictures!! and i loved that you ended them with puppies. seriously, a perfect post.
xx jes

www.twosmuppies.com

Amanda said...

I can't believe you didn't get any pictures of you and Jon! Fail! Looks like it was a fantastic time though!

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

that is seriously one of the, if not THE, most beautiful outdoor ceremonies I have ever seen. I am dying over toss covered "J" and "S" and that amazing gazebo type thing too!
Love that you said "club hair" haha, we always end up going out after a late wedding it so much fun.

Leah {Sweet and Sour Showers} said...

Was that churning the butter I saw? Looks so pretty. I was actually thinking on Saturday that it was perfect wedding weather. Glad y'all had fun!

Heather said...

Sounds like a great weekend! How fun! And what a gorgeous wedding! You're right-- very Pinterest-eque! :) Love ya, girl!

Jenn @ PSP said...

Aww I LOVE wedding pictures and this one looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Jenn

passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

Shannon Marie said...

I love your dress! Often times Mike and I get too wrapped up in celebrating to take cute pictures together. But you got wonderful photos of their wedding! :)

miki said...

Ernie kills me! He is so cute! Also your hubs looks great in a tux! I love the whole dressed up man look. I was so in love with my husbands suit at our wedding. I never wanted him to take it off. Something about a well dressed man. The wedding looks whimsical and beautiful!

Alana said...

Love your dress! We need more Jon-Ruthie pics next time. Y'all are just too cute. :)

Krista said...

Can I just say that venue is so dreamy, absolutely beautiful! Love the pic of Ernie at the end, he seriously makes me smile when I see pics of him, you lucky mama!

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